Biography

Harlan Jay Ellison is an American writer and actor. He is considered to be one of the greatest creators ever in the genre of speculative fiction. As a youngster, Ellison displayed his fearlessness by repeatedly running away from home and taking on a variety of unusual jobs. Best known for his short stories, the extremely prolific Ellison has also written screenplays, teleplays, comic book scripts, novellas, essays and a large assortment of criticism. He hasn’t confined himself to conventions and has experimented wherever possible, pushing others to do the same. He is also the editor of two pioneering science-fiction anthologies, for which he is given a lot of credit for urging the contributing writers to write in a non-traditional way. His unwillingness to let his scripts be altered for commercialization led him to walk out of many TV and Hollywood projects. Whenever his works were modified, Ellison expressed his disapproval by refusing to lend his own name and used the pseudonym of ‘Cordwainer Bird’ instead. Adored and detested in equal measure, contentious Ellison is never shy of expressing his opinion in the strongest of terms. But, there are no divided opinions on his writings, as Ellison has enthralled his fans and critics alike with his incredible body of work.

Harlan Jay Ellison is an American writer and actor. He is considered to be one of the greatest creators ever in the genre of speculative fiction. As a youngster, Ellison displayed his fearlessness by repeatedly running away from home and taking on a variety of unusual jobs. Best known for his short stories, the extremely prolific Ellison has also written screenplays, teleplays, comic book scripts, novellas, essays and a large assortment of criticism. He hasn’t confined himself to conventions and has experimented wherever possible, pushing others to do the same. He is also the editor of two pioneering science-fiction anthologies, for which he is given a lot of credit for urging the contributing writers to write in a non-traditional way. His unwillingness to let his scripts be altered for commercialization led him to walk out of many TV and Hollywood projects. Whenever his works were modified, Ellison expressed his disapproval by refusing to lend his own name and used the pseudonym of ‘Cordwainer Bird’ instead. Adored and detested in equal measure, contentious Ellison is never shy of expressing his opinion in the strongest of terms. But, there are no divided opinions on his writings, as Ellison has enthralled his fans and critics alike with his incredible body of work.

Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender Male

Known Credits 26

Birthday 1934-05-27

Place of Birth Cleveland, OH

Official Site http://www.harlanellison.com/home.htm

Also Known As

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Writing TV ShowsMovies

2007 Masters of Science Fiction (1 episode)Writer
1997 The Hunger (1 episode)Writer
1995 The Outer Limits (1 episode)Writer
1994 Babylon 5 (2 episodes)Writer
1985 The Twilight Zone (5 episodes)Writer
1984 Tales from the Darkside (1 episode)Writer
1975 A Boy and His Dog Novel
1973 The Starlost (1 episode)Writer
1972 Ghost Story (1 episode)Writer
1966 Star Trek (1 episode)Writer
1966 The Oscar Screenplay
1964 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1 episode)Writer
1964 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1 episode)Writer
1963 Burke's Law (4 episodes)Writer
1963 The Outer Limits (2 episodes)Writer

Acting

2014 Pencils Down! The 100 Days of the Writers Guild Strike as Himself
2008 Dreams with Sharp Teeth as himself
2007 To My Great Chagrin
2006 40 Years of Star Trek as Himself
2005 Legends of the Dark Knight: The History of Batman as Himself
1996 Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (1 episode)
1994 Phantom 2040 (33 episodes)
1994 Babylon 5 (1 episode) as Zooty (voice) (1 episode) as Psi Cop (1 episode) as Sparky the Computer (voice)
1989 Prisoners of Gravity (15 episodes)
1987 The Masters of Comic Book Art as Host
1971 The Godson as Guy with Barbara and Brunette (uncredited)

Crew

1984 The Terminator Thanks

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