Mickey Spillane

One of the most successful novelists of the 20th century, Mickey Spillane was the creator of the two-fisted private eye Mike Hammer, whose violent exploits were detailed over the course of 13 novels, as well as numerous ... Read more »
Born: 03/08/1918 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Writer (15)

Mike Hammer: Private Eye 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Characters as Source Material

Fallen Angels 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

From Story

Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer: More Than Murder 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Characters as Source Material

I, the Jury 1982 (Movie)

("I the Jury") (Source Material (from novel))

Mickey Spillane's Margin For Murder 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Characters as Source Material

The Girl Hunters 1962 (Movie)

("The Girl Hunters") (Source Material (from novel))

The Girl Hunters 1962 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Kiss Me Deadly 1955 (Movie)

("Kiss Me Deadly") (Source Material (from novel))

The Long Wait 1954 (Movie)

("The Long Wait") (Source Material (from novel))

I, the Jury 1953 (Movie)

(Source Material (from novel))

Come Die With Me: A Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Mystery (TV Show)

Characters as Source Material

Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer: More Than Murder (TV Show)

Characters as Source Material

Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer: Murder Me, Murder You (TV Show)

Characters as Source Material

Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer: Murder Takes All (TV Show)

Characters as Source Material

Return of Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer (TV Show)

Characters as Source Material
Actor (3)

Mommy 1995 (Movie)

Ekhard (Actor)

Clue: Movies, Murder and Mystery 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Girl Hunters 1962 (Movie)

Mike Hammer (Actor)

Biography

One of the most successful novelists of the 20th century, Mickey Spillane was the creator of the two-fisted private eye Mike Hammer, whose violent exploits were detailed over the course of 13 novels, as well as numerous films like "Kiss Me Deadly" (1955) and television series, including "Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer" (CBS, 1984-85). Noted for the excessive brutality and sexuality, the Mike Hammer books, which were launched in 1947 with I, the Jury, sold millions of copies to action-hungry readers who thrilled to Hammer's style of Old Testament vengeance against Communists, two-timing women and thugs of all stripes. Critically pilloried by the mainstream media, Spillane's novels were pulp at their best, and Hammer's shoot-first style helped to inspire such trigger-happy antecedents as Clint Eastwood's Dirty Harry and John Woo's guilt-ridden gunmen. Spillane and Hammer kept in the public eye for over half a century before the author's death in 2006, but readers never lost their fascination for that world, at once exciting and ugly, but always hard-boiled.

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