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List of The Twilight Zone Writers

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

List features writers like Alfred Hitchcock, Ray Bradbury and more!

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Alan Brennert is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers
Age: 65

Birthplace: Englewood, New Jersey

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: Stargate Atlantis, L.A. Law, The Mississippi, The Outer Limits, Odyssey 5, + more

Episodes: Dark Matters, One Life, Furnished in Early Poverty, A Small Talent for War, Dark Matters, + more

Alan Brennert (born May 30, 1954 in Englewood, New Jersey) is an American author, television producer, and screenwriter. Brennert has lived in Southern California since 1973 and completed ...more
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Alfred Hitchcock is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers
Dec. at 81 (1899-1980)

Birthplace: Leytonstone, London, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom, England

Series Written: The Twilight Zone

Episodes: Four O'Clock

Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was an English film director and producer, widely regarded as one of the most influential filmmakers in the history of cinema. Known ...more

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Anthony Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers
Age: 91

Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: Doc Elliot, The Long, Hot Summer, Ben Casey, Room 222, + more

Episodes: The Clock Struck Twelve, Two Doves And Mr. Heron, Fire in a Sacred Fruit Tree, How To Dial A Murder, The Two for One Raid, + more

Anthony Lawrence is a screenwriter, television producer and actor.
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Bernard C. Schoenfeld is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers
Dec. at 73 (1907-1980)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Combat!, Johnny Staccato, 77 Sunset Strip, Shirley Temple's Storybook, + more

Episodes: A Better Bargain, Doughboy, The Terrible Clockman, Out There - Darkness, A Night With the Boys, + more

Bernard Cutner Schoenfeld (August 17, 1907, Brooklyn – April 25, 1990) was a film screenwriter. He wrote for over twenty films and television series including Phantom Lady (1944), The Dark ...more
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Bradley Thompson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Ghost Stories, The Twilight Zone, + more

Episodes: Harsh Mistress, Sons and Daughters, Act of Contrition, Shall We Gather at the River, Scattered, + more

Bradley Thompson is an American television writer and producer known for episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1996–1999), The Twilight Zone (2002–2003), Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009), CSI: ...more
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Charles Beaumont is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers
Dec. at 38 (1929-1967)

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Wanted: Dead or Alive, The Twilight Zone, Thriller, Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond, + more

Episodes: Brainwave, Living Doll, The Healing Woman, The New Exhibit, Long Distance Call, + more

Charles Beaumont (January 2, 1929 – February 21, 1967) was an American author of speculative fiction, including short stories in the horror and science fiction subgenres. He is remembered as a ...more
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Chip Duncan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers
Chip Duncan Age: 64

Birthplace: Shenandoah, Iowa

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: The Twilight Zone

Episodes: Kentucky Rye

Chip Duncan (born January 3, 1955) is an American filmmaker, author, and photographer, known principally for documentaries on history, current affairs, travel, and natural history. He is also ...more
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Christopher Mack is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers

Series Written: The Practice, ER, The Twilight Zone, C-16: FBI, Soldier of Fortune, + more

Episodes: One Night at Mercy, Hunted, Iraq and Roll, Green Card, My Brother's Keeper, + more

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Christy Marx is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers
Age: 67

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: Hypernauts, Conan the Adventurer, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Kong: The Animated Series, Mighty Max, + more

Episodes: Sunfire, The Fantastic Mr. Frump, Blood Brother, Icons, Cat and Mouse, + more

Christy Marx (born c. 1952) is an American screenwriter, author, and game designer, best known for her work on various TV series including Jem, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Conan the ...more
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David Gerrold is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers
Age: 75

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: Star Trek: Phase II, Logan's Run, Star Trek: The Original Series, Sliders, Land of the Lost, + more

Episodes: The Sleestak God, I, Mudd, Blood and Fire, Part 1, + more

David Gerrold (born January 24, 1944) is an American science fiction screenwriter and novelist. He wrote the script for the original Star Trek episode "The Trouble with Tribbles", ...more
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David Weddle is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Ghost Stories, The Twilight Zone, + more

Episodes: Harsh Mistress, Sons and Daughters, Act of Contrition, Shall We Gather at the River, Scattered, + more

David Weddle is an American television writer and producer known for episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1996–1999), The Twilight Zone (2002–2003), Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009), CSI: ...more
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Delree Todd is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers
Delree Todd

Series Written: The Twilight Zone

Episodes: Kentucky Rye

Delree Todd is a hair stylist.
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Donald Todd is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers

Series Written: Life as We Know It, Samantha Who?, Dave's World, Camp Wilder, ALF, + more

Episodes: Three Days of the Blender, Pilot, The Duel (2), Partly Cloudy, Chance of Sex, + more

Donald Todd is an award-winning screenwriter and television producer.
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Dusty Kay is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers
Age: 61

Birthplace: New York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America, + more

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: Early Edition, Roseanne, Once a Hero, James at 15, Good Times, + more

Episodes: Knocking Heads, Gabe's Story, Things Get Ugly, The Young and the Stoned, Mob Wife, + more

Dusty Kay is a television producer, screenwriter, and an actor.
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E. Jack Neuman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers
Dec. at 77 (1921-1998)

Birthplace: Ohio

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: Police Story, Bonanza, Cain's Hundred, The Untouchables, Dr. Kildare, + more

Episodes: Slow Boy (1), The Long Goodbye, The Hopefuls, Gravida One, Slow Boy (2), + more

E. Jack Neuman was a screenwriter and film producer.
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Earl Hamner, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers
Age: 96

Birthplace: Schuyler, Virginia, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: Boone, The Invaders, CBS Playhouse, Nanny and the Professor, The Waltons, + more

Episodes: A Walton Wedding, Stopover in a Quiet Town, The Wayward Bear Part 1, A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion, Jess-Belle, + more

Earl Henry Hamner Jr. (July 10, 1923 – March 24, 2016) was an American television writer and producer (sometimes credited as Earl Hamner), best known for his work in the 1970s and 1980s on the ...more
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Erin Maher is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers

Series Written: Haunted, The Dead Zone, Moonlight, Killer Instinct, Legend of the Seeker, + more

Episodes: Instinct, Matryoshka, Matryoshka, Click, Midnight of the Century, + more

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George Clayton Johnson ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers
Age: 90

Birthplace: Wyoming, United States of America, Cheyenne, United States, with Territories, + more

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: Star Trek: The Original Series, The Twilight Zone, Kung Fu, The Twilight Zone

Episodes: A Penny for Your Thoughts, Nothing in the Dark, A Game of Pool, A Game of Pool, Kick the Can, + more

George Clayton Johnson (July 10, 1929 – December 25, 2015) was an American science fiction writer, best known for co-writing with William F. Nolan the novel Logan's Run, the basis for the MGM ...more
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George R. R. Martin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers
Age: 71

Birthplace: Bayonne, New Jersey, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: The Outer Limits, The Twilight Zone, Game of Thrones

Episodes: The Bear and the Maiden Fair, The Once and Future King, Blackwater, The Road Less Traveled, The Toys of Caliban, + more

George Raymond Richard Martin (born George Raymond Martin, September 20, 1948), also known as GRRM, is an American novelist and short story writer in the fantasy, horror, and science fiction ...more

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Greg Bear is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers
Age: 68

Birthplace: California, San Diego, Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, + more

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: The Twilight Zone

Episodes: Dead Run

Gregory Dale "Greg" Bear (born August 20, 1951) is an American writer and illustrator best known for science fiction. His work has covered themes of galactic conflict (Forge of God ...more
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Hans Beimler is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers

Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: TekWar, The Dresden Files, Once a Hero, Star Trek: The Next Generation, She-Wolf of London, + more

Episodes: Storm Front, Manos Arriba, Mrs. Greely, Sellout, Symbiosis, + more

Hans Anthony Beimler (born July 10, 1953) is an American television writer and producer, known for his work on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. He has collaborated frequently with producer Richard
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Harlan Ellison is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers
Harlan Ellison Age: 85

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: The Starlost, Star Trek: The Original Series, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Babylon 5, Ghost Story, + more

Episodes: Crazy as a Soup Sandwich, The Face of Helene Bournouw, Gramma, Shatterday, The Pieces of Fate Affair, + more

Harlan Jay Ellison (May 27, 1934 – June 28, 2018) was an American writer, known for his prolific and influential work in New Wave speculative fiction, and for his outspoken, combative ...more

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Henry Slesar is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers
Dec. at 75 (1927-2002)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Garrison's Gorillas, The Twilight Zone, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Name of the Game, + more

Episodes: Cop for a Day, The Self-Improvement of Salvadore Ross, The Horse Player, The Throwback, The Man in the Mirror, + more

Henry Slesar (June 12, 1927 – April 2, 2002) was an American author, playwright, and copywriter. He is famous for his use of irony and twist endings. After reading Slesar's "M Is for the ...more
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I Sing the Body Electric... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers

Series Written: The Twilight Zone

Episodes: I Sing the Body Electric

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Ira Steven Behr is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers
Age: 66

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: Star Trek: The Next Generation, Once a Hero, Beyond Reality, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, + more

Episodes: Call to Arms, Fascination, The Executions of Grady Finch, Freak Nation, Ferengi Love Songs, + more

Ira Steven Behr (born October 23, 1953) is an American television producer and screenwriter, most known for his work on Star Trek, especially Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, on which he served as ...more