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Stephen J. Cannell

Screenwriter / Actor / Film Director / Film Producer / Novelist / Writer / Television Producer | * 02/05/1941 († 69, 09/30/2010) | Los Angeles, California (United States of America (USA))
Stephen Joseph Cannell (February 5, 1941 – September 30, 2010) was an American television producer, writer, novelist, occasional actor, and founder of Cannell Entertainment (formerly Stephen J. Cannell Productions) and the Cannell Studios. After starting his career as a television screenwriter, Cannell created or co-created several dozen successful TV series from the 1970s to the 1990s, often with his creative partner Frank Lupo. Cannell's creations include The Rockford Files, The A-Team, Renegade, The Greatest American Hero, 21 Jump Street, and The Commish. He also wrote novels, notably the Shane Scully mystery series. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Crime | TV Movies

Known for these Movies & Shows

Awards & Nominations for Stephen J. Cannell

Primetime Emmy Awards Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame Shamus Award
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Movies with Stephen J. Cannell as Actor(8)

as Frank Stone2007 Ice Spiders
as Pacheco Laval2003 Threshold
as Carl Hadden2002 Dead Above Ground
as Frank Hubbard2002 Half Past Dead
as William Goodwin1999 The Contract
as Bendix1998 CHiPs '99
as Jimmy Love1993 Posse
as The Coroner1989 Identity Crisis

TV Shows/Series with Stephen J. Cannell as Actor(8)

as himself2009 Castle
as Marshal Donald 'Dutch' Dixon1992 Renegade

Movies with Stephen J. Cannell as Crew(46)

Production/Executive Producer2014 22 Jump Street
Production/Producer2012 21 Jump Street
Writing/Teleplay2012 21 Jump Street
Production/Producer2010 The A-Team
Writing/Characters2010 The A-Team
Production/Producer2008 The Poker House
Production/Executive Producer2008 Legend of the Tsunami Warrior
Production/Producer2006 The Garden
Production/Producer2005 It Waits
Writing/Teleplay2005 It Waits
Production/Producer2005 Demon Hunter
Writing/Writer2003 Hunter: Back in Force
Production/Executive Producer2003 Hunter: Back in Force
Writing/Story2003 Hunter: Back in Force
Production/Producer2002 Dead Above Ground
Writing/Writer2002 Dead Above Ground
Production/Executive Producer1996 Them
Writing/Screenplay1994 Greyhounds
Writing/Story1994 Greyhounds
Writing/Writer1991 The Great Pretender
Production/Executive Producer1987 Sirens
Production/Executive Producer1986 The Last Precinct
Writing/Writer1986 The Last Precinct
Writing/Writer1985 Stingray
Writing/Writer1983 The A-Team: Mexican Slayride
Writing/Writer1981 The Greatest American Hero
Writing/Screenplay1981 The Greatest American Hero
Production/Executive Producer1980 Nightside
Writing/Teleplay1980 Nightside
Production/Executive Producer1979 Stone [Pilot]
Writing/Writer1979 Stone [Pilot]
Writing/Screenplay1978 The Jordan Chance
Writing/Story1978 The Jordan Chance
Production/Executive Producer1978 Dr. Scorpion
Writing/Writer1978 Dr. Scorpion
Crew/Creator1978 Dr. Scorpion
Writing/Writer1977 The November Plan
Production/Executive Producer1976 Richie Brockelman: The Missing 24 Hours
Production/Executive Producer1976 Scott Free
Writing/Writer1976 Scott Free
Production/Producer1973 Toma

TV Shows/Series with Stephen J. Cannell as Crew(50)

Production/Producer1996 Profit
Production/Producer1995 Marker
Production/Producer1993 Missing Persons
Writing/Writer1992 Renegade
Production/Producer1992 The Hat Squad
Production/Producer1991 The Commish
Writing/Writer1991 The Commish
Writing/Writer1991 Silk Stalkings
Crew/Creator1991 Silk Stalkings
Production/Producer1991 The 100 Lives of Black Jack Savage
Production/Executive Producer1990 Broken Badges
Writing/Writer1990 Broken Badges
Production/Producer1989 Booker
Writing/Writer1989 Booker
Writing/Writer1989 Unsub
Production/Producer1989 Top of the Hill
Production/Executive Producer1987 Wiseguy
Writing/Writer1987 Wiseguy
Production/Producer1987 21 Jump Street
Writing/Writer1987 J.J. Starbuck
Production/Producer1986 The Last Precinct
Production/Producer1985 Stingray
Writing/Writer1985 Stingray
Production/Producer1984 Hunter
Writing/Writer1984 Hunter
Production/Producer1983 Hardcastle and McCormick
Writing/Writer1983 Hardcastle and McCormick
Production/Producer1983 The A-Team
Production/Executive Producer1983 The A-Team
Writing/Writer1983 The A-Team
Production/Producer1983 The Rousters
Writing/Writer1983 The Rousters
Production/Producer1981 The Greatest American Hero
Writing/Writer1981 The Greatest American Hero
Directing/Director1980 Tenspeed and Brown Shoe
Production/Producer1980 Tenspeed and Brown Shoe
Writing/Writer1980 Tenspeed and Brown Shoe
Production/Producer1980 Stone
Production/Producer1979 The Duke
Writing/Writer1976 City of Angels
Production/Executive Producer1976 Baa Baa Black Sheep
Writing/Teleplay1976 Baa Baa Black Sheep
Writing/Writer1975 Baretta
Directing/Director1974 The Rockford Files
Production/Producer1974 The Rockford Files
Writing/Writer1974 The Rockford Files
Production/Producer1973 Toma
Writing/Writer1973 Toma
Writing/Writer1971 Columbo
Writing/Writer1968 Adam-12

Born: Wednesday, 02/05 1941 (February) in Los Angeles, California (United States of America (USA))
Died: Thursday, 09/30 2010 (September) in Pasadena (aged: 69)
Zodiac sign: Aquarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Snake)
Languages: English (EN, native language), American English
Educated at: University of Oregon, Flintridge Preparatory School, Polytechnic School
Student of: Ralph Salisbury
Other names for Stephen J. Cannell (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Stephen Joseph Cannell"
Stephen J. Cannell frequently works together with these people:
Frank Lupo (20x, Crew)
James Whitmore Jr. (16x, Crew)
Bruce Kessler (11x, Crew)
Mike Post (10x, Crew)
Kim Manners (10x, Crew)
Steven Williams (9x, Actor)
Dana Elcar (9x, Actor)
Blu Mankuma (9x, Actor)
Jerry Wasserman (9x, Actor)
Bruce Tuthill (9x, Actor)
Don S. Davis (8x, Actor)
Larry Manetti (8x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:6444, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 01/14/2023