TV Writers 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!

This list helps answer the question, “Who wrote for The Twilight Zone?”

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Alan Brennert is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers
age 64 Alan Brennert is a American author, television producer and screenwriter. Brennert has lived in Southern California since 1973 and completed graduate work in screenwriting at the University of ...more

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Alfred Hitchcock is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers
Died at 81 (1899-1980) Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE was an English film director and producer. Often nicknamed "The Master of Suspense", he pioneered many techniques in the suspense and psychological ...more

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Anthony Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers
age 90 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
Died at 73 (1907-1980) Bernard C. Schoenfeld was a film screenwriter. He wrote for over twenty films and television series including Phantom Lady, The Dark Corner, Caged, Macao, and The Twilight Zone episode ...more

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Bradley Thompson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers
Bradley Thompson is an American television writer and producer, best known for episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, The Twilight Zone, Battlestar Galactica, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, ...more

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Charles Beaumont is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers
Died at 38 (1929-1967) Charles Beaumont was an actor and screenwriter.

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Chip Duncan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers
Chip Duncan age 63 Chip Duncan is an American filmmaker, author, and photographer, known principally for documentaries on history, current affairs, travel, and natural history. He is also president of a production ...more

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Christopher Mack is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers

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Christy Marx is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers
age 66 Christy Marx is an American screenwriter best known for her work on various TV series, including Jem, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Conan the Adventurer, G.I. Joe, Hypernauts, Captain Power and ...more

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David Gerrold is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers
age 74 David Gerrold is an American science fiction screenwriter and novelist known for his script for the popular original Star Trek episode "The Trouble With Tribbles", for creating the ...more

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David Weddle is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers
David Weddle is an American television writer and producer, best known for episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, The Twilight Zone, Battlestar Galactica, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, ...more

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Delree Todd is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers
Delree Todd 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
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 60 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
Died at 77 (1921-1998) 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 95 Earl Henry Hamner Jr., is an American television writer and producer, best known for his work in the 1970s and 1980s on the long-running CBS series The Waltons and Falcon Crest. As a novelist, ...more

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Erin Maher is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers

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George Clayton Johnson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers
age 89 George Clayton Johnson is an American science fiction writer most famous for co-writing the novel Logan's Run with William F. Nolan. He is also known for his work in television, writing ...more

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George R. R. Martin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers
age 70 George Raymond Richard Martin, often referred to as GRRM, is an American novelist and short story writer in the fantasy, horror, and science fiction genres, a screenwriter, and television ...more

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Greg Bear is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers
age 67 Gregory Dale "Greg" Bear is an American science fiction and mainstream author. His work has covered themes of galactic conflict, artificial universes, consciousness and cultural ...more

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Hans Beimler is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers
Hans Anthony Beimler is an American television writer and producer, known for his work on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. He has collaborated frequently with producer Richard Manning.

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Harlan Ellison is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers
age 84 Harlan Jay Ellison is an American writer. His principal genre is speculative fiction. His published works include over 1,700 short stories, novellas, screenplays, comic book scripts, teleplays, ...more

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Henry Slesar is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers
Died at 75 (1927-2002) Henry Slesar 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 Many" in Ellery Queen's ...more

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I Sing the Body Electric is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers
I Sing the Body Electric! is a 1969 collection of short stories by Ray Bradbury. The book takes its name from an included short story of the same title, which took the title from a poem by Walt ...more

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Ira Steven Behr is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers
age 65 Ira Steven Behr, 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 showrunner and executive ...more

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J. Michael Straczynski is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers
age 64 Joseph Michael Straczynski, known professionally as J. Michael Straczynski and informally as Joe Straczynski or jms, is an American writer and producer. He works in films, television series, ...more

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J. M. DeMatteis is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers
age 65 John Marc DeMatteis is an American writer of comic books, television and novels.

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James Crocker is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers

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Jerome Bixby is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers
Died at 75 (1923-1998) Jerome Bixby is a screenwriter.

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Jerry McNeely is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers
Died at 86 (1928-2014) Jerry McNeely is a screenwriter,television and film producer,actor and television director.

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Jerry Sohl is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers
Died at 89 (1913-2002) Gerald Allan Sohl Sr. was an American scriptwriter for The Twilight Zone, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Outer Limits, Star Trek: The Original Series, and other shows. He also wrote novels, ...more

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Jill Blotevogel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers
Jill E. Blotevogel is a film producer and writer.

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Joe Gannon is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers
This entry is not to be confused with the Dublin-born writer-director Joe Gannon who was Pink Floyd's legendary first lighting designer and light-show pioneer. Joe Gannon is a Philadelphia ...more

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John Collier is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers
Died at 79 (1901-1980) John Henry Noyes Collier was a British-born author and screenplay writer best known for his short stories, many of which appeared in The New Yorker from the 1930s to the 1950s. Most were ...more

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John Furia, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers
John Furia, Jr. Died at 80 (1929-2009) John Furia, Jr. was an American television writer, whose credits included Bonanza, Hawaii Five-O, The Twilight Zone, The Waltons and Dr. Kildare. Furia was elected President of the Writers Guild ...more

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Kay Reindl is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers

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Lucille Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers
Died at 88 (1912-2000) Violet Lucille Fletcher was an American screenwriter of film, radio and television. Her credits include The Hitch-Hiker, an original radio play written for Orson Welles and adapted for a notable ...more

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Malcolm Jameson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers
Malcolm Jameson Died at 54 (1891-1945) Malcolm Routh Jameson, commonly known as Malcolm Jameson, was an American science fiction author. An officer in the US Navy, he was active in American pulp magazines during the Golden Age of ...more

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Martin Pasko is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers
age 61 Martin Pasko is a screenwriter.

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Michael Angeli is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers
Michael Angeli is an American writer and television producer, best known for his award-nominated work on television series such as Monk and the remake of Battlestar Galactica, a show for which ...more

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Michael Cassutt is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers
age 64 Michael Joseph Cassutt is an American television producer, screenwriter, and author. His notable TV work includes producing or writing, or both, for The Outer Limits, Eerie, Indiana, Beverly ...more

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Michael Reaves is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers
age 68 James Michael Reaves is an American writer, known for his contributions as scriptwriter and story editor to a number of 1980s and 1990s animated television series, including Disney's Gargoyles ...more

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Moira Kirland is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers
Moira Kirland is a screenwriter and television producer.

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Montgomery Pittman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers
Died at 45 (1917-1962) Montgomery "Monty" Pittman was a television writer, director, and actor. Pittman was born in Louisiana and reared in Arkansas. He left home and joined a carnival as a snake oil ...more

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Paul W. Fairman is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers
Paul W. Fairman Died at 61 (1916-1977) Paul Warren Fairman was an editor and writer in a variety of genres under his own name and under pseudonyms. His detective story "Late Rain" was published in the February 1947 issue of ...more

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Pen Densham is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers
age 71 Pen Densham is a British-Canadian-American film and television writer, producer, director and author, known for writing and producing films such as Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and television ...more

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Philip DeGuere is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers
Died at 61 (1944-2005) Philip DeGuere was a screenwriter and television producer.

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Ralph Phillips is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers
Ralph Phillips is a screenwriter.

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Ray Bradbury is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers
Died at 92 (1920-2012) Ray Douglas Bradbury was an American fantasy, science fiction, horror and mystery fiction author. Best known for his dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 and for the science fiction and horror stories ...more

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Reginald Rose is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Writers
Died at 82 (1920-2002) Reginald Rose was an American film and television writer most widely known for his work in the early years of television drama. Rose's work is marked by its treatment of controversial social and ...more