Stephen J. Cannell
Cannell in 2005
Born Stephen Joseph Cannell February 5, 1941 , California, U.S. Los Angeles Died September 30, 2010 (aged 69) , U.S. Pasadena, California Cause of death Melanoma Resting place Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills) Nationality American Education , B.S. 1964 University of Oregon Occupation Writer, producer, director Years active 1968–2010 Known for Founder of The Cannell Studios Spouse(s)
Marcia Cannell (
Children 4, including Tawnia Awards Emmy Award Website www.cannell.com Stephen Joseph Cannell ( /; February 5, 1941 – September 30, 2010) was an American television producer, writer, novelist, and occasional actor, and the founder of Cannell Entertainment (formerly Stephen J. Cannell Productions) and the Cannell Studios.
After starting his career as a television
, Cannell created or co-created several dozen successful TV series from the 1970s to the 1990s, often with his creative partner script writer . Cannell's creations included Frank Lupo , The Rockford Files , The A-Team , The Greatest American Hero , and 21 Jump Street . He also wrote novels, notably the The Commish mystery series. Shane Scully