Biography

Born in New Jersey and raised in Brooklyn, Richard Burton Matheson first became a published author while still a child, when his stories and poems ran in the "Brooklyn Eagle". A lifelong reader of fantasy tales, he made his professional writing bow in 1950 when his short story "Born of Man and Woman"? appeared in "The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction"; Matheson turned out a number of highly regarded horror, fantasy and mystery stories throughout that decade. He broke into films in 1956, adapting his novel "The Shrinking Man" for the big-screen Die unglaubliche Geschichte des Mr. C (1957).

Born in New Jersey and raised in Brooklyn, Richard Burton Matheson first became a published author while still a child, when his stories and poems ran in the "Brooklyn Eagle". A lifelong reader of fantasy tales, he made his professional writing bow in 1950 when his short story "Born of Man and Woman"? appeared in "The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction"; Matheson turned out a number of highly regarded horror, fantasy and mystery stories throughout that decade. He broke into films in 1956, adapting his novel "The Shrinking Man" for the big-screen Die unglaubliche Geschichte des Mr. C (1957).

Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender Male

Known Credits 64

Birthday 1926-02-20

Day of Death 2013-06-23

Place of Birth Allendale, New Jersey, USA

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Also Known As

  • Richard Burton Matheson
  • Logan Swanson
  • Richard Matheson Sr.

Writing TV ShowsMovies

2011 Real SteelStory
2009 The BoxOriginal Story
2007 I Am LegendNovel
2007 I Am OmegaNovel
2006 My AmbitionShort Story
2005 Dance of the DeadStory
2005 Masters of Horror(1 episode)Writer
1999 Stir of EchoesNovel
1999 Family Guy(1 episode)Writer
1998 What Dreams May ComeNovel
1996 Trilogy of Terror IIStory
1996 Trilogy of Terror IIScreenplay
1995 The Outer Limits(1 episode)Writer
1990 Loose CannonsWriter
1985 Amazing Stories(2 episodes)Writer
1985 The Twilight Zone(1 episode)Writer
1983 Twilight Zone: The MovieWriter
1983 Jaws 3-DScreenplay
1981 The Incredible Shrinking WomanNovel
1980 Somewhere in TimeScreenplay
1980 Somewhere in TimeNovel
1980 The Martian Chronicles(3 episodes)Writer
1977 Dead of NightOriginal Story
1977 Dead of NightWriter
1977 The Strange Possession of Mrs. OliverWriter
1975 Trilogy of TerrorStory
1975 Trilogy of TerrorScreenplay
1974 The Stranger WithinTeleplay
1974 The Stranger WithinShort Story
1974 Kolchak: The Night Stalker(2 episodes)Writer
1974 Someone is BleedingNovel
1974 The Morning AfterTeleplay
1974 Bram Stoker's DraculaWriter
1974 Scream of the WolfTeleplay
1973 Dying Room OnlyShort Story
1973 Dying Room OnlyTeleplay
1973 The Legend of Hell HouseScreenplay
1973 The Legend of Hell HouseNovel
1973 The Night StranglerWriter
1972 Ghost Story(1 episode)Writer
1972 The Night StalkerTeleplay
1971 DuelStory
1971 DuelScreenplay
1971 The Omega ManNovel
1970 Cold SweatNovel
1970 Night Gallery(2 episodes)Writer
1969 De SadeScreenplay
1968 The Devil Rides OutScreenplay
1967 Soy leyendaNovel
1966 The Young WarriorsWriter
1966 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.(1 episode)Writer
1966 Star Trek(1 episode)Writer
1965 Die! Die! My Darling!Screenplay
1964 The Last Man on EarthScreenplay
1964 The Last Man on EarthNovel
1963 The Comedy of TerrorsScreenplay
1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre(1 episode)Writer
1963 The RavenScreenplay
1962 Combat!(1 episode)Writer
1962 Tales of TerrorScreenplay
1962 Night of the EagleWriter
1961 The Pit and the PendulumScreenplay
1961 Master of the WorldScreenplay
1960 Thriller(1 episode)Writer
1960 House of UsherWriter
1959 The Twilight Zone(17 episodes)Writer
1959 The Beat GenerationWriter
1958 Lawman(3 episodes)Writer
1957 Have Gun – Will Travel(1 episode)Writer
1957 The Incredible Shrinking ManScreenplay
1957 The Incredible Shrinking ManNovel
1955 Cheyenne(1 episode)Writer

Acting

1996 100 Years of Horror: The Gruesome Twosome as Himself
1974 The Godfather: Part II as Senator #3 (uncredited)

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