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List of Columbo Writers

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List of every famous television writer who has written for Columbo, listed alphabetically with photos when available. List includes anyone who was or is on the writing staff for at least one episode of Columbo. Staff writers as well as guest writers for Columbo are included when available, along with more information about each Columbo writer. If you're an aspiring writer and a fan of Columbo, then this writing staff from Columbo should be studied closely.

This list has everyone from Patrick McGoohan to Stephen J. Cannell.

This list helps answer the question, “Who wrote for Columbo?”

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Anthony Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Columbo Writers
age 91
Anthony Lawrence is a screenwriter, television producer and actor.
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Booker Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Columbo Writers
Dec. at 63 (1940-2003)
Booker T. Bradshaw (May 21, 1940– April 1, 2003), born in Richmond, Virginia, was an American record producer, film and TV actor, and Motown executive.
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Charles Kipps is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Columbo Writers
Charles Kipps is a film and television producer and screenwriter.
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Dean Hargrove is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Columbo Writers
age 81
Dean Hargrove (born July 27, 1938 in Iola, Kansas) is an American television producer, writer, and director. His background includes graduating the St. John's Military School and attending the ...more
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Evan Hunter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Columbo Writers
Dec. at 79 (1926-2005)
Ed McBain (October 15, 1926 – July 6, 2005) was an American author and screenwriter. Born Salvatore Albert Lombino, he legally adopted the name Evan Hunter in 1952. While successful and well ...more
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Michael Sloan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Columbo Writers
age 73
Michael Sloan is a screenwriter and a film and television producer.
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Patrick McGoohan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Columbo Writers
Dec. at 81 (1928-2009)
Patrick Joseph McGoohan (19 March 1928 – 13 January 2009) was an Irish-American actor, screenwriter and director. He began his career in the United Kingdom in the 1950s, relocating to the United ...more

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Peter Allan Fields is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Columbo Writers
Peter Allan Fields (May 12, 1935 – June 19, 2019) was a writer and producer, who was best known for many episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: The Next Generation. He also wrote ...more
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Peter S. Fischer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Columbo Writers
Peter Steven Fischer is an American television writer and television producer, most notable for his work on Murder, She Wrote, which he co-created with Richard Levinson and William Link. He was ...more
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Richard Levinson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Columbo Writers
Dec. at 53 (1934-1987)
Richard Levinson (August 7, 1934 – March 12, 1987) was an American screenwriter and producer who often worked in collaboration with William Link.
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Robert Specht is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Columbo Writers
Robert Specht is a screenwriter.
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Robert Van Scoyk is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Columbo Writers
Dec. at 74 (1928-2002)
Robert van Scoyk was a television writer, producer and story editor active during the "Golden Age of Television" from the late 1940s until the late 1990s. Beginning in New York and ...more
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Stanley Ralph Ross is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Columbo Writers
Dec. at 65 (1935-2000)
Stanley Ralph Ross (July 22, 1935 – March 16, 2000) was an American writer and actor. He was raised in Brooklyn New York, starting his career in advertising With Chudacoff and Margulis ...more
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Stephen J. Cannell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Columbo Writers
Dec. at 69 (1941-2010)
Stephen Joseph Cannell (; February 5, 1941 – September 30, 2010) was an American television producer, writer, novelist, and occasional actor, and the founder of Cannell Entertainment (formerly ...more
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Steven Bochco is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Columbo Writers
age 76
Steven Ronald Bochco (December 16, 1943 – April 1, 2018) was a television producer and writer. He developed a number of television series, including Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law, Doogie Howser, ...more
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William Kelley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Columbo Writers
Dec. at 74 (1929-2003)
William Kelley is an Edgar award winning author.
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William Link is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Columbo Writers
age 86
William Theodore Link (born December 15, 1933) is an American film and television screenwriter and producer who often worked in collaboration with Richard Levinson.