TV Writers 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 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 90 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
Died at 63 (1940-2003) Booker T. Bradshaw, 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 80 Dean Hargrove is an American television producer, writer, and director. His background includes graduating the St. John's Military School He specializes in creating mystery series. He frequently ...more

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Evan Hunter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Columbo Writers
Died at 79 (1926-2005) Ed McBain was an American author and screenwriter. Born Salvatore Albert Lombino, he legally adopted the name Evan Hunter in 1952. While successful and well known as Evan Hunter, he was even ...more

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Michael Sloan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Columbo Writers
age 72 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
Died at 81 (1928-2009) Patrick Joseph McGoohan was an American-born actor, writer and director who was brought up in Ireland and Britain, where he established an extensive stage and film career. His most notable roles ...more

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Peter Allan Fields is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Columbo Writers
Peter Allan Fields is a writer best known for many episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: The Next Generation. He also wrote for The Six Million Dollar Man, including the ...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 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 also the ...more

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Richard Levinson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Columbo Writers
Died at 53 (1934-1987) Richard Levinson was an American writer 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
Died 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
Died at 65 (1935-2000) Stanley Ralph Ross was a writer and actor. He was raised in Brooklyn New York, starting his career in advertising With Chudacoff and Margulis Advertising in West Los Angeles, then soon going to ...more

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Stephen J. Cannell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Columbo Writers
Died at 69 (1941-2010) Stephen Joseph Cannell was an American television producer, writer, novelist and occasional actor, and the founder of Cannell Entertainment and The Cannell Studios.

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Steven Bochco is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Columbo Writers
age 75 Steven Ronald Bochco is a US television producer and writer. He has developed a number of popular television hits including Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law, Doogie Howser, M.D., and NYPD Blue, as ...more

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William Kelley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Columbo Writers
Died 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 85 William Theodore Link is an American film and television writer and producer who often worked in collaboration with Richard Levinson.