Leslie Stevens

Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Emmy-nominee Leslie Stevens is best known as the creator of the cult anthology series "The Outer Limits. " As a boy, Stevens was tempted to join the military, following in the footsteps of his admiral father ... Read more »
Born: 02/03/1924 in Washington, Washington D.C., USA

Filmography

Writer (17)

Gordy 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Return to the Blue Lagoon 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Three Kinds of Heat 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Sheena 1984 (Movie)

(From Story)

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century 1979 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Gemini Man 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Screenplay

Incubus 1964 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The War Lord 1964 (Movie)

("The Lovers") (Play as Source Material)

Hero's Island 1961 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Marriage-Go-Round 1960 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Marriage-Go-Round 1960 (Movie)

(Play as Source Material)

The Left-Handed Gun 1958 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Four Star Playhouse 1952 - 1957 (TV Show)

Writer

Fer-De-Lance (TV Show)

Screenplay

Gemini Man (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

I Love a Mystery (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Aquarians (TV Show)

Screenplay
Producer (14)

Gordy 1994 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Highwayman 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Producer

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century 1963 - 1965, 1975 - 1976, 1978 - 1980 (Tv Show)

Producer

Battlestar Galactica 1963 - 1965, 1975 - 1976, 1978 - 1979 (Tv Show)

Supervising Producer

McCloud 1970 - 1977 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Gemini Man 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Producer

Search 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Search 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Producer

The Name of the Game 1968 - 1972 (TV Show)

Producer

The Men From Shiloh 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Producer

McCloud: Who Killed Miss U.S.A.? 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Producer

Hero's Island 1961 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Marriage-Go-Round 1960 (Movie)

(Producer)
Director (7)

Three Kinds of Heat 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

The Invisible Man 1975 - 1976 (Tv Show)

Director

The Outer Limits 1963 - 1965, 1975 - 1976 (Tv Show)

Director

I Love a Mystery 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Director

Incubus 1964 (Movie)

(Director)

Hero's Island 1961 (Movie)

(Director)

I Love a Mystery (Movie)

(Director)
Production Management (5)

Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo 1999 (Movie)

(Orlando unit) (Production Coordinator)

The Waterboy 1998 (Movie)

production office coordinator (Production Coordinator)

Tarzan's Return 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Production Coordinator

Battlestar Galactica 1978 (Movie)

(Production Supervisor)

Psycho IV: The Beginning (TV Show)

Production Coordinator
Art Department (1)

Red Dragon 2002 (Movie)

Art Department Assistant (Art Department)
Other (1)

The Outer Limits 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

Consultant

Biography

Emmy-nominee Leslie Stevens is best known as the creator of the cult anthology series "The Outer Limits. " As a boy, Stevens was tempted to join the military, following in the footsteps of his admiral father. Ultimately, he chose his artistic ambitions over a military career when he moved to New York City to pursue writing. After booking a few writing gigs for television and scripting several plays, he broke through in 1958 with the comedy "The Marriage-Go-Round," a hit Broadway show that began his foray into film when he produced the adaptation in 1961. Stevens went on to dabble in directing and proved a prolific writer, but he became best known as a producer. In 1963, he brought the science fiction-themed "The Outer Limits" to life. The show lasted only two seasons, but was influential and beloved by fans. Though the cryptic series was never as popular as the similarly premised "Twilight Zone," "The Outer Limits" has since been noted for its amorality, as it lacked the preachy parables often found in its competitor's tales. When it was re-launched in 1996, Stevens was on board as a consulting producer. In the meantime, he was nominated for an Emmy for producing the quirky adventure series "The Name of the Game" and contributed to other memorable sci-fi productions, such as the original 1970s series "Battlestar Galactica," the campy space tale "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century," and the haunting adventure series "The Invisible Man." Stevens died in 1998 from a blood clot.

Relationships

Dana Stevens

Daughter

Samantha Stevens

Daughter

Sunday Stevens

Daughter

Steven Stevens

Son

Grandchild
had two

Kate Manx Actor

Wife
Divorced 1964; Manx committed suicide after their divorce

Leslie Stevens

Father

Shakti Stevens

Wife
Married until his death 1998

Leslie V

Son
born in 1962 mother, Kate Manx

EDUCATION

School of Drama, Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut

Milestones

1996

Produced and wrote the syndicated TV-movie "Tarzan's Return"

1994

Produced and wrote the family comedy feature "Gordy"

1991

Wrote the film "Return to the Blue Lagoon"

1991

Established the Leslie Stevens Fellowships for Television Writing to encourage new talent

1988

Was supervising producer on NBC's action adventure series "The Highwayman"

1984

Wrote the jungle queen film "Sheena" starring Tanya Roberts

1980

Formed Empress Productions with Los Angeles Rams owner Georgia Frontiere, producing plays for the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC

1979

Wrote the film "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" and acted as supervising producer on the 1979-1980 NBC TV series

1977

Produced and wrote the mystery TV-movie "Stonestreet: Who Killed the Centerfold Model?" (NBC)

1976

Produced and wrote the TV-movie "The Gemini Man" (NBC) and its subsequent sci-fi adventure series

1972

Produced and wrote the NBC movie "Search" and its subsequent series

1965

Directed and wrote the horror film "Incubus", featuring Esperanto dialogue

1962

Wrote the action film "Heroes Island" starring James Mason

1962

Worked as executive producer on the NBC Western "The Virginian"

1960

Adapted his play "Marriage-Go-Round" into a film starring Susan Hayward and James Mason

1958

Wrote, co-produced and directed his first film "Private Property"; met his first wife Kate Manx

1958

Had a successful Broadway run with the romantic comedy "Marriage-Go-Round", starring Charles Boyer and Claudette Colbert

1958

Wrote the Paul Newman Western drama "The Left-Handed Gun"

1953

Had his Off-Broadway debut with "Bullfight"

1941

Joined the US Air Corps and served as an officer

1939

Won a high school playwriting contest earning a ticket to Orson Welles' Mercury Theatre; sold Welles his play "The Mechanical Rat" at age 15

Was surpervising producer on the ABC sci-fi adventure series "Battlestar Galactica"

Co-created, directed, wrote and produced the sci-fi anthology TV series "The Outer Limits" (ABC)

Was a program consultant on Showtime's new version of "The Outer Limits"

Produced and wrote the Robert Wagner adventure series "It Takes A Thief" (ABC)

Produced and wrote NBC's "McCloud" starring Dennis Weaver

Studied at Yale Drama School and the American Theatre Wing after World War II

Produced and wrote "Name of the Game" (NBC), a crime-drama series with Gene Barry and Tony Franciosa

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