Richard Matheson

BirthDay:

20 Feb 1926

BirthPlace:

Allendale, New Jersey, USA

Bio:

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 The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957).
Filmography

Actor ( 10 credits )

The AckerMonster Chronicles! (2012) Himself
Dark Dreamers (2011)  Himself (1 episode)
Charles Beaumont: The Short Life of Twilight Zone's Magic Man (2010) Himself
This Week in Comedy (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
100 Years of Horror (1996)  Himself - Author - 'Hell House' / ... (4 episodes, 199
HBO First Look (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
American Masters (1985)  Himself - Writer (1 episode, 1995)
20 heures le journal (1981)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Somewhere in Time (1980) Astonished Man - in 1912
The Godfather: Part II (1974) Senator #3 (uncredited)

Producer ( 1 credit )

The Comedy of Terrors (1963) associate producer

Writer ( 63 credits )

Real Steel (2011) (story)
Person to Person (2011) (short story)
The Last Rites of Richard Keene (2010) (short story)
The Box (2009)
L'esame (2007) (novel)
I Am Legend (2007)
My Ambition (2006)
The Box (2006) (story)
Blood Son (2006) (short story)
Masters of Horror (2005) (1 episode, 2005)
Stir of Echoes (1999) (novel "A Stir of Echoes")
Family Guy (1999) (1 episode, 2010)
What Dreams May Come (1998) (novel "What Dreams May Come")
The Outer Limits (1995) (1 episode, 1996)
Loose Cannons (1990) (written by) and
The Twilight Zone (1985) (1 episode, 1986)
Amazing Stories (1985) (3 episodes, 1986-1987)
Jaws 3-D (1983)
Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981) (novel)
Somewhere in Time (1980)
Il fascino dell'insolito (1980) (1 episode, 1981)
Racconti di fantascienza (1978) (1 episode, 1979)
Someone Is Bleeding (1974) (novel "Someone is Bleeding")
The Legend of Hell House (1973) (screenplay)
Circle of Fear (1972) (22 episodes, 1972-1973)
The Omega Man (1971)
Cold Sweat (1970)
De Sade (1969) (writer)
Night Gallery (1969) (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
The Devil Rides Out (1968) (screenplay)
Journey to the Unknown (1968) (1 episode, 1968)
Late Night Horror (1968) (1 episode, 1968)
Soy leyenda (1967)
The Young Warriors (1966) (screenplay)
Star Trek (1966) (1 episode, 1966)
The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (1966) (1 episode, 1966)
Die! Die! My Darling! (1965) (screenplay)
The Last Man on Earth (1964)
The Comedy of Terrors (1963)
The Raven (1963) (writer)
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963) (1 episode, 1966)
Tales of Terror (1962) (screenplay)
Burn, Witch, Burn (1962) (screenplay) &
Combat! (1962) (1 episode, 1962)
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962) (2 episodes, 1962-1963)
Pit and the Pendulum (1961) (screenplay)
Master of the World (1961) (screenplay)
House of Usher (1960)
The Private Lives of Adam and Eve (1960) (story)
Thriller (1960) (1 episode, 1961)
The Beat Generation (1959) (writer)
Twilight Zone (1959) (16 episodes, 1959-1964)
Bourbon Street Beat (1959) (1 episode, 1960)
Markham (1959) (1 episode, 1959)
Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958) (1 episode, 1959)
Lawman (1958) (6 episodes, 1960-1962)
Buckskin (1958) (1 episode, 1959)
The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
Have Gun - Will Travel (1957) (1 episode, 1960)
Cheyenne (1955) (1 episode, 1960)
Studio 57 (1954) (1 episode, 1955)
Untitled I Am Legend Reboot (0) (inspired by the book)