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Harlan Ellison

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.


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Born:
May 27, 1934 In Cleveland, OH
Movie/TV Credits:
14
First Appeared:
In the movie The Godson 1971-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie The Overstreet World of Comic Books 2021
Known For
Poster of The Overstreet World of Comic Books
Poster of Pencils Down! The 100 Days of the Writers Guild Strike
Poster of Impressions of Dune
Poster of The Godson
Filmography
Movie The Overstreet World of Comic Books Himself 2021
Movie Pencils Down! The 100 Days of the Writers Guild Strike Himself 2014-01-01
Movie Dreams with Sharp Teeth himself 2008-06-04
Movie To My Great Chagrin Himself 2007-09-09
Movie 40 Years of Star Trek Himself 2006-01-01
Movie Legends of the Dark Knight: The History of Batman Himself 2005-11-15
Movie Impressions of Dune 2003-03-28
Series Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal Unknown 1996-09-28
Series Babylon 5 Zooty (voice) 1994-01-26
Series Phantom 2040 1994-09-18
Series Prisoners of Gravity Unknown 1989-08-21
Series The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
Movie The Masters of Comic Book Art Host 1987-01-01
Movie The Godson Guy with Barbara and Brunette (uncredited) 1971-01-01