John Meredyth Lucas

John Meredyth Lucas was a child of Hollywood. He was the son of screenwriter Bess Meredyth and was adopted by her husband, legendary filmmaker Michael Curtiz. After serving in World War II, Lucas--unsurprisingly--joined ... Read more »
Born: 04/30/1919

Filmography

Writer (14)

Kojak (CBS) 1973 - 1978 (TV Show)

Writer

Logan's Run 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Writer

Rafferty 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Writer

Harry O 1974 - 1976 (TV Show)

Writer

Mannix 1967 - 1975 (TV Show)

Writer

City Beneath the Sea 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Screenplay

Burke's Law 1963 - 1965 (TV Show)

Writer

My Blood Runs Cold 1965 (Movie)

("Thhe Girl Who Was Two") (From Story)

The Loretta Young Theater 1953 - 1962 (TV Show)

Writer

Cavalcade of America 1952 - 1957 (TV Show)

Writer

Medic 1954 - 1956 (TV Show)

Writer

The Scarlet Hour 1956 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Nero Wolfe (TV Show)

Writer

The Six-Million-Dollar Man (TV Show)

Writer
Director (7)

Ben Casey 1954 - 1956, 1961 - 1968, 1971 - 1975 (Tv Show)

Director

Planet of the Apes 1954 - 1956, 1966 - 1968, 1971 - 1975 (Tv Show)

Director

Star Trek 1954 - 1956, 1961 - 1969, 1971 - 1975 (Tv Show)

Director

The Fugitive 1954 - 1956, 1963 - 1968, 1971 - 1975 (Tv Show)

Director

Night Gallery 1954 - 1956, 1971 - 1973 (Tv Show)

Director

The Invaders 1954 - 1956, 1966 - 1968, 1971 - 1973 (Tv Show)

Director

Medic 1954 - 1956 (Tv Show)

Director
Producer (1)

Beyond Westworld 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Producer

Biography

John Meredyth Lucas was a child of Hollywood. He was the son of screenwriter Bess Meredyth and was adopted by her husband, legendary filmmaker Michael Curtiz. After serving in World War II, Lucas--unsurprisingly--joined the ranks of the film industry. He was hired by Warner Bros. as a script clerk, often working on Curtiz's films. An aspiring writer and director, Lucas had his first screenplay, "Dark City", produced in 1950, with Charlton Heston as the moody lead. The vast majority of Lucas's work was on television, however, and he was creatively involved with many successful shows of the 1960s and '70s, including the medical drama "Ben Casey" (as a producer) and the crime series "Mannix" (as writer and director). Lucas's work on the original "Star Trek" series, with its far-reaching influence and rabid following, brought him more recognition than the rest of his work. He wrote four episodes, beginning in the second season of the classic sci-fi show, and produced 10 in all. In the late '70s, Lucas wrote, directed, and produced for the religiously themed TV series "Insight". Continuing in this vein, Lucas wrote and directed "Yeshua" in 1984, a documentary series chronicling the history of Israel in relation to the life of Jesus. Lucas wrote a memoir, "Eighty Odd Years in Hollywood", which he completed just before his death in 2002.

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