Harlan Ellison

Once referred to as the "20th Century Lewis Carroll," writer Harlan Ellison, one of the most prolific and outspoken authors of speculative fiction, also earned a well-deserved reputation as an ingenious screenwriter ... Read more »
Born: 05/26/1934

Filmography

Actor (14)

The Simpsons 2014 (Tv Show)

Voice

Dreams With Sharp Teeth 2008 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Masters of Science Fiction 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal 1996 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Truth About Science Fiction 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Masters of Fantasy: Harlan Ellison 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Masters of Fantasy: Arthur C. Clarke 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Sci-Fi Buzz 1992 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Stan Lee: The ComiX-MAN! 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Mother Goose and Grimm 1991 - 1993 (TV Show)

Voice

Naked Hollywood 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Barbour Report 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Voyage to the Milky Way (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (11)

Babylon 5 1993 - 1999 (TV Show)

From Story

The Twilight Zone 1985 - 1989 (TV Show)

From Story

The Terminator 1984 (Movie)

(from original teleplays) (Source Material)

Logan's Run 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Writer

A Boy and His Dog 1973 (Movie)

from novella("A Boy and His Dog") (Source Material (from novel))

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. 1964 - 1968 (TV Show)

Writer

Star Trek 1967 (Tv Show)

Writer

Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1955 - 1965 (TV Show)

Writer

Burke's Law 1963 - 1965 (TV Show)

Writer

The Oscar 1965 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Outer Limits 1963 - 1965 (TV Show)

Writer
Other (3)

Babylon 5: A Call to Arms 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Consultant

The River of Souls: A Babylon 5 Adventure 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Consultant

Thirdspace: A Babylon 5 Adventure 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Consultant

Biography

Once referred to as the "20th Century Lewis Carroll," writer Harlan Ellison, one of the most prolific and outspoken authors of speculative fiction, also earned a well-deserved reputation as an ingenious screenwriter during a career that spanned more than a half-century. The author of dozens of novels and thousands of short-stories, articles, essays and columns, Ellison garnered multiple Hugo and Nebula awards, a pair of Edgar Allen Poe awards and four Outstanding Teleplay trophies from the Writers Guild of America, to name but a few of his accolades. Ellison's revered television work included "Demon with a Glass Hand," a tale from "The Outer Limits" (ABC, 1963-65) and the script for "City on the Edge of Forever," an acclaimed first-season episode from the groundbreaking science fiction series "Star Trek" (NBC, 1966-69). Nearly as well known for his contentious and litigious nature, Ellison won a law suit decades later, claiming that the concept for the James Cameron film "The Terminator" (1984) was inspired by his "Demon with a Glass Hand" script. Despite his combative relationship with Hollywood, it was one that continued to bear fruit with such projects as the early Don Johnson film "A Boy and His Dog" (1975), based on Ellison's novel of the same name, and writer-consultant-actor work on the space adventure series "Babylon 5" (TNT, 1994-98). Few other purveyors of science fiction/fantasy/horror could lay claim to have had as influential or lengthy an impact on the genres as had Ellison.

SIMILAR ARTICLES