Richard Matheson

Writer, Additional Crew, Actor

Writer, Additional Crew, Actor


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 ...
Birth date
1926-02-20
Death date
2013-06-23
Awards
6 wins & 4 nominations.

Known For


Jaws 3-D
Jaws 3-D
Writer (1983)
I Am Legend
I Am Legend
Writer (2007)
The Omega Man
The Omega Man
Writer (1971)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
WriterUntitled I Am Legend Reboot
(inspired by the book) (announced)
WriterCineficción Radio
(TV Series) (based on a story by - 1 episode, 2020) (stories - 1 episode, 2019) - Horror antológico (2020) ... (based on a story by) - Richard Matheson (2019) ... (stories)
WriterThe Twilight Zone
(TV Series) (based on the teleplay and short story "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" written by - 1 episode) - Nightmare at 30,000 Feet (2019) ... (based on the teleplay and short story "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" written by)
2019
WriterHideouser and Hideouser
(Short) (co-writer)
2019
WriterThe Near Departed
(Short)
2012
WriterPerson to Person
(Short) (short story)
2011
WriterReal Steel
(short story "Steel")
2011
WriterFamily Guy
(TV Series) (based on a short story by - 1 episode) - The Splendid Source (2010) ... (based on a short story by)
2010
WriterThe Last Rites of Richard Keene
(Short) (short story)
2010
WriterThe Holiday Man
(Short) (short story)
2009
WriterThe Box
(short story "Button, Button")
2009/I
WriterL'esame
(Short) (novel)
2007
WriterI Am Legend
(novel "I Am Legend")
2007
WriterI Am Omega
(Video) (novel "I Am Legend")
2007
WriterMy Ambition
(Short) (short story "Blood Son")
2006
WriterThe Box
(Short) (story)
2006/I
WriterBlood Son
(Short) (short story)
2006
WriterMasters of Horror
(TV Series) (short story - 1 episode) - Dance of the Dead (2005) ... (short story)
2005
WriterStir of Echoes
(novel "A Stir of Echoes")
1999
WriterWhat Dreams May Come
(novel "What Dreams May Come")
1998
WriterTrilogy of Terror II
(TV Movie) (segment "Bobby") / (screenplay) / (story "Prey")
1996
WriterThe Outer Limits
(TV Series) (short story - 1 episode) - First Anniversary (1996) ... (short story - as Richard Matheson Sr.)
1996
WriterTwilight Zone: Rod Serling's Lost Classics
(TV Movie) (teleplay)
1994
WriterThe Dreamer of Oz
(TV Movie) (story) / (teleplay)
1990
WriterLoose Cannons
(written by)
1990
WriterAmazing Stories
(TV Series) (short story - 2 episodes, 1986 - 1987) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1986) (written by - 1 episode, 1986) - Miss Stardust (1987) ... (short story) - One for the Books (1986) ... (short story) / (teleplay) - The Doll (1986) ... (written by)
WriterThe Twilight Zone
(TV Series) (based on the short story by - 1 episode, 1986) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 1986) - Profile in Silver/Button, Button (1986) ... (based on the short story by - segment "Button, Button") / (teleplay by - segment "Button, Button", as Logan Swanson)
WriterPrey
(Video short) (short story)
1983
WriterJaws 3-D
(screenplay)
1983
WriterTwilight Zone: The Movie
(based on a story by - segment "four") / (screenplay by - segments "three", "four", "two")
1983
WriterIl fascino dell'insolito
(TV Series) (short story "Mad House" - 1 episode) - La casa della follia (1981) ... (short story "Mad House")
1981
WriterThe Incredible Shrinking Woman
(novel "The Shrinking Man")
1981
WriterSomewhere in Time
(novel "Bid Time Return") / (screenplay)
1980
WriterThe Martian Chronicles
(TV Mini-Series) (writer - 3 episodes) - The Martians (1980) ... (writer) - The Settlers (1980) ... (writer) - The Expeditions (1980) ... (writer)
1980
WriterRacconti di fantascienza
(TV Series) (story - 1 episode) - L'esame (1979) ... (story)
1979
WriterDead of Night
(TV Movie) (story - segment "No Such Thing as a Vampire") / (written by - segments "Bobby", "No Such Thing as a Vampire", "Second Chance")
1977
WriterThe Strange Possession of Mrs. Oliver
(TV Movie)
1977
WriterTrilogy of Terror
(TV Movie) (short story - segment "Amelia") / (story - segments "Julie", "Millicent and Therese") / (written by - segment "Amelia")
1975
WriterThe Stranger Within
(TV Movie) (short story) / (teleplay)
1974
WriterSomeone Is Bleeding
(novel "Someone is Bleeding")
1974
WriterThe Morning After
(TV Movie) (teleplay)
1974
WriterDracula
(TV Movie) (written by)
1974
WriterScream of the Wolf
(TV Movie) (teleplay)
1974
WriterDie Prüfung
(TV Movie) (story)
1973
WriterDying Room Only
(TV Movie) (short story) / (teleplay)
1973
WriterThe Legend of Hell House
(based on his novel 'Hell House') / (screenplay)
1973
WriterCircle of Fear
(TV Series) (developer - 19 episodes, 1972 - 1973) (developed for television by - 3 episodes, 1972 - 1973) (written by - 1 episode, 1972) - The Phantom of Herald Square (1973) ... (creator) - The Ghost of Potter's Field (1973) ... (creator) - Graveyard Shift (1973) ... (creator) - Legion of Demons (1973) ... (creator) - Doorway to Death (1973) ... (creator) Show all 22 episodes
WriterThe Night Strangler
(TV Movie) (written by)
1973
WriterThe Night Stalker
(TV Movie) (teleplay)
1972
WriterNight Gallery
(TV Series) (short story - 2 episodes, 1971 - 1972) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1971 - 1972) - Green Fingers/The Funeral/The Tune in Dan's Cafe (1972) ... (short story - segment "The Funeral") / (teleplay - segment "The Funeral") - The Diary/A Matter of Semantics/Big Surprise/Professor Peabody's Last Lecture (1971) ... (short story - segment "Big Surprise") / (teleplay - segment "Big Surprise")
WriterDuel
(TV Movie) (screenplay) / (story)
1971
WriterThe Omega Man
(novel "I Am Legend")
1971
WriterCold Sweat
(novel "Ride the Nightmare")
1970
Writer'It's Alive!'
(TV Movie) (story "Being" - uncredited)
1969
WriterDas ausschweifende Leben des Marquis de Sade
(screenplay)
1969
WriterJourney to the Unknown
(TV Series) (story - 1 episode) - Girl of My Dreams (1968) ... (story)
1968
WriterThe Devil Rides Out
(screenplay)
1968
WriterLate Night Horror
(TV Series) (short story - 1 episode) - No Such Thing as a Vampire (1968) ... (short story)
1968
WriterSoy leyenda
(Short) (novel "I Am Legend")
1967
WriterThe Young Warriors
(novel "The Beardless Warriors") / (screenplay)
1967
WriterThe Girl from U.N.C.L.E.
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - The Atlantis Affair (1966) ... (writer)
1966
WriterStar Trek: The Original Series
(TV Series) (written by - 1 episode) - The Enemy Within (1966) ... (written by)
1966
WriterBob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Time of Flight (1966) ... (writer)
1966
WriterDie! Die! My Darling!
(screenplay)
1965
WriterThe Last Man on Earth
(novel "I Am Legend") / (screenplay - as Logan Swanson)
1964
WriterThe Twilight Zone
(TV Series) (written by - 14 episodes, 1960 - 1964) (based on a short story by - 2 episodes, 1959 - 1960) - Spur of the Moment (1964) ... (written by) - Night Call (1964) ... (written by) - Nightmare at 20,000 Feet (1963) ... (written by) - Steel (1963) ... (written by) - Death Ship (1963) ... (written by) Show all 16 episodes
WriterThe Comedy of Terrors
(novel - uncredited) / (screenplay)
1963
WriterThe Raven
(screenplay)
1963
WriterThe Alfred Hitchcock Hour
(TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1963) (novel and teleplay - 1 episode, 1962) - The Thirty-First of February (1963) ... (teleplay - as Logan Swanson) - Ride the Nightmare (1962) ... (novel and teleplay)
WriterCombat!
(TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode) - Forgotten Front (1962) ... (teleplay - as Logan Swanson)
1962
WriterTales of Terror
(screenplay)
1962
WriterLawman
(TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes) - The Actor (1962) ... (writer) - Homecoming (1961) ... (writer) - Cornered (1960) ... (writer) - Samson the Great (1960) ... (writer) - Yawkey (1960) ... (writer) Show all 6 episodes
1960-1962
WriterNight of the Eagle
(screenplay by)
1962
WriterThriller
(TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode) - The Return of Andrew Bentley (1961) ... (adaptation)
1961
WriterPit and the Pendulum
(screenplay)
1961
WriterMaster of the World
(screenplay)
1961
WriterHouse of Usher
(screenplay)
1960
WriterCheyenne
(TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode) - Home Is the Brave (1960) ... (teleplay)
1960
WriterBourbon Street Beat
(TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1960) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1960) - Target of Hate (1960) ... (story) / (teleplay)
WriterHave Gun - Will Travel
(TV Series) (written by - 1 episode) - The Lady on the Wall (1960) ... (written by)
1960
WriterThe Private Lives of Adam and Eve
(additional scenes - uncredited)
1960
WriterWanted: Dead or Alive
(TV Series) (story - 1 episode) - The Healing Woman (1959) ... (story)
1959
WriterThe Beat Generation
(writer)
1959
WriterMarkham
(TV Series) (story - 1 episode) - The Marble Face (1959) ... (story)
1959
WriterBuckskin
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Act of Faith (1959) ... (writer)
1959
WriterThe D.A.'s Man
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Iron Mike Benedict (1959) ... (writer)
1959
WriterNow Is Tomorrow
(TV Movie) (written by)
1958
WriterThe Incredible Shrinking Man
(novel "The Shrinking Man") / (screenplay)
1957
WriterStudio 57
(TV Series) (story - 1 episode) - Young Couples Only (1955) ... (story)
1955
RoleTitleYear
Additional CrewAmazing Stories
(TV Series) (creative consultant - 12 episodes) - Miss Stardust (1987) ... (creative consultant) - Such Interesting Neighbors (1987) ... (creative consultant) - Gershwin's Trunk (1987) ... (creative consultant) - Blue Man Down (1987) ... (creative consultant) - Lane Change (1987) ... (creative consultant) Show all 12 episodes
1986-1987
Additional CrewCircle of Fear
(TV Series) (developed for television by - 1 episode) - Spare Parts (1973) ... (developed for television by)
1973
RoleTitleYear
ActorSomewhere in Time
Astonished Man - in 1912
1980
ActorThe Godfather Saga
(TV Mini-Series) Senator #3 (uncredited)
1977
ActorCaptains and the Kings
(TV Mini-Series) President Garfield
1976
ActorThe Godfather: Part II
Senator #3 (uncredited)
1974
RoleTitleYear
ProducerThe Strange Possession of Mrs. Oliver
(TV Movie) (associate producer)
1977
ProducerThe Comedy of Terrors
(associate producer)
1963
RoleTitleYear
ThanksAnimus: The Tell-Tale Heart
(dedictated to: 2.20.26 - 6.23.13 the man and his work which has inspired me since I was a kid)
2015
ThanksRabid Love
(Short) (thanks)
2012
ThanksBlüm
(Short) (thanks)
2011
ThanksCorman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel
(Documentary) (thanks)
2011
ThanksRichard Matheson: The Writing of 'Duel'
(Video documentary short) (special thanks)
2004
RoleTitleYear
SelfThe Life After Death Project
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2013
SelfThe AckerMonster Chronicles!
(Documentary) Self
2012
SelfBlack Magic: The Making of the Devil Rides Out
(Video documentary short) Self - Original Screenwriter
2012
SelfDark Dreamers
(TV Series documentary) Self - Forrest J. Ackerman & Richard Matheson ... Self
2011
SelfThis Week in Comedy
(TV Series) Self - Norman Steinberg/Richard Matheson (2010) ... Self
2010
SelfCharles Beaumont: The Short Life of Twilight Zone's Magic Man
(Documentary) Self
2010
SelfCreating 'I Am Legend'
(Video documentary) Self
2008
Self20 heures le journal
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 16 December 2007 (2007) ... Self
2007
SelfHBO First Look
(TV Series documentary short) Self - I Am Legend (2007) ... Self
2007
SelfThe Fearmakers Collection
(Video documentary) Self
2007
SelfTrilogy of Terror: Terror Scribe
(Video documentary short) Self
2006
SelfTwilight Zone: The Definitive Edition Interviews
(Video documentary short) Self
2005
SelfShadows in the Dark: The Val Lewton Legacy
(Video documentary) Self
2005
SelfRichard Matheson: The Writing of 'Duel'
(Video documentary short) Self
2004
SelfRichard Matheson Storyteller: Comedy of Terrors
(Video short) Self
2003
SelfRichard Matheson Storyteller: The Raven
(Video short) Self
2003
SelfBack to 'Somewhere in Time'
(Video documentary) Self
2000
SelfMasters of Fantasy
(TV Series documentary) Self - Vincent Price (1998) ... Self
1998
Self100 Years of Horror
(TV Series documentary) Self - Author - 'Hell House' / Self - Screenwriter - 'The Comedy of Terrors' / Self - Screenwriter, 'The Devil's Bride' / ... - Ghosts (1996) ... Self - Author - 'Hell House' - Boris Karloff (1996) ... Self - Screenwriter - 'The Comedy of Terrors' - Sorcerers (1996) ... Self - Screenwriter, 'The Devil's Bride' - Giants (1996) ... Self - Screenwriter
1996
Self100 Years of Horror: The Aristocrats of Evil
(Video documentary) Self
1996
Self100 Years of Horror: The Evil Unseeable
(Video documentary) Self
1996
SelfAmerican Masters
(TV Series documentary) Self - Writer - Rod Serling: Submitted for Your Approval (1995) ... Self - Writer
1995
SelfThe Famous Monsters 1993 World Convention Souvenir Video
(Video documentary)
1993
SelfThe Mike Douglas Show
(TV Series) Self - Author - Episode #18.42 (1978) ... Self - Author
1978
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageThe Oscars
(TV Special) Self - Writer (In Memoriam)
2014
Archive footageThe 65th Primetime Emmy Awards
(TV Special) Self (In Memoriam)
2013
Archive footageThe Godfather Trilogy: 1901-1980
(Video) Senator #3
1992