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Glen Albert Larson net worth is
$50 Million

Glen Albert Larson Wiki/Biography

Born on January 3, 1937 in Los Angeles, California, Glen A. Larson was the man behind some of the world's best-known prime-time television series. His highly successful productions (successful both financially and popularly, less often critically) include Knight Rider (1982), The Fall Guy (1981), Magnum, P.I. (1980), Battlestar Galactica (1978), ...



Net Worth$50 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 3, 1937
Died2014-11-14
Place Of BirthLong Beach, California, USA
ProfessionWriter, Producer, Music Department
NationalityAmerican
IMDBhttp://imdb.com/name/nm5900346
#Trademark
1Often copies ideas from feature films and makes small screen versions of them.
2Famed sci-fi writer Harlan Ellison once referred to him as "Glen Larceny" because of his notorious reputation for stealing ideas from films and other series. Most of Larson's television productions are copycat versions of successful feature films (e.g. - Battlestar Galactica (1978) from Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), The Fall Guy (1981) from Hooper (1978), Automan (1983) from TRON (1982), B.J. and the Bear (1978) from Every Which Way But Loose (1978), Alias Smith and Jones (1971) from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), etc.).
3In-movie business jokes and references
4Wholesome family entertainment often revolving around technology.
#Quote
1[on the TV shows that he created] [They were] enjoyable, they had a pretty decent dose of humor and they all struck a chord out there in the mainstream. What we weren't going to win ... was a shelf full of Emmys. Ours were not the shows that were doing anything more than reaching a core audience. I would like to think that they brought a lot of entertainment into the living room.
2You don't think you talk about science fiction; you do it.
3Finding a murderer is not as important as finding the salvation of mankind and our origins or its future.
#Fact
135 girls and not one boy showed up to audition for the annual Hollywood High School talent show in the fall of 1955. The next day the school bulletin pleaded for "any guys out there who can do anything" and a show business story began that sounds a little like an MGM Musical. Unable to resist such amorously appealing odds, four talented and highly motivated teenagers in the school choir, Lead Singer Bruce Belland, baritone Glen Larson, bass Ed Cobb and high tenor Marvin Ingram, literally formed a quartet overnight and stepped into the crinoline void as "The Four Preps." After stealing the show with choice hits by their idols, The Crew Cuts and The Four Lads, they quickly found themselves in demand for every kind of event imaginable. "We didn't turn anything down", Bruce Belland remembers. "We once performed on the back of a flatbed truck for the opening of a parking lot. They paid us $75.00; enough to buy gas and our first matching sport coats. We were totally stoked." A short time later, legendary Capitol Records Producer Voyle Gilmore, who recorded stars like Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra and Louie Prima & Keely Smith, heard a tape of a live performance by The Four Preps and signed them to a long term recording contract. At the time the Preps were the youngest act ever to sign with a major record label. (In an article about their signing, Variety dubbed them "Capitol's jolly juveniles".) While The Preps started searching for a hit, their old HHS classmate, Ricky Nelson, was launching a recording career of his own. As his records began to burn up the airwaves, he and The Four Preps embarked on their first nationwide personal appearance tour which kicked off the very week that Nelson's picture was on the cover of LIFE magazine with the caption - "RICKY NELSON - Teen Idol" - a phrase the Editors had created expressly for him. The group picked up by Capitol Records and scored a hit in 1957 with "26 Miles (Santa Catalina), co-written by Larson. But Larson wanted to be a television writer, and he turned out scripts he hoped to sell while The Four Preps toured extensively. Glen Larson's first story credit came in 1966 for an episode of "The Fugitive." He rose quickly in the television business, becoming an associate producer on "It Takes a Thief" in 1968.
2Many of the hit television shows Glen Larson produced found little favor with critics, including "B.J. and the Bear" (1979), about a trucker and his pet monkey. And despite his success, sometimes with multiple series running simultaneously, Larson never won an EMMY. But Larson felt he knew what viewers wanted, and he was proved right in many cases. "I'm proudest of the fact that I fell in step with an audience taste level that I knew how to judge and maybe deliver for, and consistently," he said in a 2009 oral history interview by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. "It wasn't a one-shot. It wasn't a lucky this or a that. There's a consistent body of work here that has some symmetry to it in terms of why it worked and how it worked." Larson's formula was derived, in part, from studying both dramatic programs and comedies. He felt humor worked best when it was closely embedded in a protagonist's unexpected situation. "I call it predicament humor," Larson said. "You don't do anything that cuts the star off at the knees or worse. You make him intelligent, you give him great ideas and great things to do. But sometimes, things happen." Except for some 1990s shows that received disappointing receptions - including "One West Waikiki," which made its debut in 1994 - he felt vindicated by his career. "There's nothing that could dampen my enthusiasm," he said, "for how much fun it has been to do programs that the audience seems to have enjoyed, and enjoyed a lot.".
3Glen A. Larson passed away on November 14, 2014, two months from what would have been his 78th birthday on January 3, 2015.
4Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6673 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on October 23, 1985.
5Had two daughters with ex-wife, Janet Curtis-Larson.
6According to "The Garner Files", the autobiography of James Garner, Garner once got into a physical altercation with Larson on the Universal lot. After Larson had copied a number of scripts from The Rockford Files (1974) and used them for his own shows, Garner's company complained to the The Writer's Guild who proceeded to fine Larson for plagiarism. However, this didn't deter Larson who then ripped-off the theme tune from The Rockford Files for one of his own shows. When Larson approached Garner and asked him if there were any hard feelings, Garner claims that he punched Larson so hard that it knocked him right across a curb, into a motor home and out the other side (The Garner Files, p.129, ISBN 978-1-4516-4260-5.).
7Attended and graduated from Hollywood High School in Los Angeles, California.
8Was a member of The Four Preps singing group in the late 1950s.

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Knight Rider2018screenplay announced
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome2012TV Movie creator
Caprica2009-2010TV Series based on characters created by - 18 episodes
Battlestar GalacticaTV Series 24 episodes, 2007 - 2009 based on the series created by: "Battlestar Galactica" - 49 episodes, 2004 - 2007
Knight Rider2008-2009TV Series characters - 18 episodes
Battlestar Galactica: Razor2007TV Movie based on the series created by: "Battlestar Galactica"
Battlestar GalacticaTV Mini-Series based on a teleplay by - 2 episodes, 2003 written by - 2 episodes, 2003
Millennium Man1999TV Movie written by
NightManTV Series created by - 44 episodes, 1997 - 1999 written by - 6 episodes, 1997 - 1999
The Darwin Conspiracy1999TV Movie written by
NightMan1997TV Movie
One West Waikiki1994-1996TV Series created by - 19 episodes
Staying Afloat1993TV Movie story - as Glen Larson
P.S.I. Luv UTV Series created by - 12 episodes, 1991 - 1992 writer - 2 episodes, 1991 story - 1 episode, 1991 teleplay - 1 episode, 1991
Knight Rider 20001991TV Movie characters
Masquerade1990TV Movie written by
Chameleons1989TV Movie
The Road Raiders1989TV Movie story / teleplay
Magnum, P.I.TV Series created by - 158 episodes, 1980 - 1988 written by - 2 episodes, 1980
The HighwaymanTV Series 6 episodes, 1987 - 1988 writer - 1 episode, 1988
The Highwayman1987TV Movie
The Fall GuyTV Series created by - 111 episodes, 1981 - 1986 written by - 8 episodes, 1981 - 1983 story - 1 episode, 1983 teleplay - 1 episode, 1982
Knight RiderTV Series created by - 86 episodes, 1982 - 1986 written by - 2 episodes, 1982 excerpts written by - 1 episode, 1985 excerpts - 1 episode, 1984
Crazy Dan1986TV Movie written by
In Like Flynn1985TV Movie written by
Half Nelson1985TV Series created by - 8 episodes
Cover UpTV Series created by - 20 episodes, 1984 - 1985 written by - 2 episodes, 1984
Half Nelson1985TV Movie written by
AutomanTV Series created by - 13 episodes, 1983 - 1984 writer - 2 episodes, 1983
MasqueradeTV Series created by - 13 episodes, 1983 - 1984 written by - 1 episode, 1983
ManimalTV Series created by - 8 episodes, 1983 writer - 1 episode, 1983
Quincy M.E.TV Series 3 episodes, 1978 created by - 145 episodes, 1976 - 1983 writer - 2 episodes, 1976 - 1977 story - 1 episode, 1977 written by - 1 episode, 1976
Trauma Center1983TV Series created by - 13 episodes
Simon & Simon1982TV Series story - 1 episode
Rooster1982TV Movie
Terror at Alcatraz1982TV Movie teleplay
B.J. and the BearTV Series created by - 42 episodes, 1979 - 1981 story - 9 episodes, 1979 - 1980 teleplay - 2 episodes, 1979 - 1980 written by - 2 episodes, 1979 teleplay and story - 1 episode, 1978
Conquest of the Earth1981TV Movie creator / written by
The Misadventures of Sheriff LoboTV Series created by - 37 episodes, 1979 - 1981 story - 6 episodes, 1979 - 1981 writer - 3 episodes, 1980 - 1981 teleplay - 3 episodes, 1979
Buck Rogers in the 25th CenturyTV Series developed for television by - 24 episodes, 1979 - 1981 written by - 1 episode, 1979
Nightside1980TV Movie teleplay
Galactica 1980TV Series created by - 10 episodes, 1980 writer - 9 episodes, 1980
Battles: The Murder That Wouldn't Die1980TV Movie written by
Mission Galactica: The Cylon Attack1979TV Movie characters / screenplay / story
Sword of JusticeTV Series created by - 9 episodes, 1978 - 1979 writer - 1 episode, 1979 written by - 1 episode, 1978
Battlestar GalacticaTV Series created by - 21 episodes, 1978 - 1979 written by - 8 episodes, 1978 - 1979 teleplay - 4 episodes, 1978 story - 2 episodes, 1978
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century1979written by
A Double Life1978TV Movie
The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew MysteriesTV Series television developer - 14 episodes, 1977 developed for television by - 9 episodes, 1977 - 1978 written by - 6 episodes, 1977 - 1978 teleplay - 4 episodes, 1977 - 1978 story - 2 episodes, 1977
The Islander1978TV Movie
Evening in Byzantium1978TV Movie
SwitchTV Series created by - 70 episodes, 1975 - 1978 writer - 4 episodes, 1975 - 1976 teleplay - 1 episode, 1975
Battlestar Galactica1978written by
McCloudTV Series written by - 8 episodes, 1970 - 1977 story - 2 episodes, 1975 - 1976 teleplay - 1 episode, 1972
Benny and Barney: Las Vegas Undercover1977TV Movie
Get Christie Love!TV Series teleplay - 1 episode, 1975 written by - 1 episode, 1975
Fools, Females and Fun1974TV Movie creator
The Six Million Dollar Man: Wine, Women and War1973TV Movie
Alias Smith and JonesTV Series created by - 49 episodes, 1971 - 1973 teleplay - 7 episodes, 1971 - 1972 writer - 1 episode, 1972 story - 1 episode, 1971
The Virginian1970TV Series writer - 1 episode
It Takes a ThiefTV Series writer - 11 episodes, 1969 - 1970 written by - 7 episodes, 1968 - 1969 teleplay - 1 episode, 1969
12 O'Clock High1966TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Fugitive1966TV Series story - 1 episode

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Knight Rider2018executive producer announced
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome2012TV Movie consulting producer
Caprica2009-2010TV Series consulting producer - 18 episodes
Battlestar Galactica: The Plan2009Video consulting producer
Battlestar Galactica2004-2009TV Series consulting producer - 73 episodes
Knight Rider2008-2009TV Series executive producer - 18 episodes
Battlestar Galactica: Razor2007TV Movie consulting producer
Battlestar Galactica: Razor Flashbacks2007TV Mini-Series consulting producer - 7 episodes
Battlestar Galactica2003TV Mini-Series consulting producer - 2 episodes
Millennium Man1999TV Movie executive producer
The Darwin Conspiracy1999TV Movie executive producer
Team Knight Rider1997-1998TV Series executive producer - 22 episodes
NightMan1997TV Series executive producer - 3 episodes
One West Waikiki1994-1996TV Series executive producer - 19 episodes
P.S.I. Luv U1991-1992TV Series executive producer - 13 episodes
Chameleons1989TV Movie executive producer
The Road Raiders1989TV Movie executive producer
Magnum, P.I.1980-1988TV Series executive producer - 152 episodes
The Highwayman1987TV Series executive producer
The Fall Guy1981-1986TV Series executive producer - 112 episodes
Knight Rider1982-1986TV Series executive producer - 85 episodes
In Like Flynn1985TV Movie executive producer
Cover Up1984-1985TV Series executive producer - 7 episodes
Automan1983-1984TV Series executive producer - 13 episodes
Masquerade1983-1984TV Series executive producer - 13 episodes
Manimal1983TV Series producer
Trauma Center1983TV Series executive producer - 13 episodes
Rooster1982TV Movie executive producer
Terror at Alcatraz1982TV Movie executive producer
Fitz and Bones1981TV Series producer
B.J. and the Bear1978-1981TV Series executive producer - 47 episodes
Conquest of the Earth1981TV Movie executive producer
The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo1979-1981TV Series executive producer - 38 episodes
Nightside1980TV Movie executive producer
Galactica 19801980TV Series executive producer - 10 episodes
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century1979-1980TV Series executive producer - 21 episodes
Battles: The Murder That Wouldn't Die1980TV Movie executive producer - uncredited
Mission Galactica: The Cylon Attack1979TV Movie executive producer
Sword of Justice1978-1979TV Series executive producer - 10 episodes
Battlestar Galactica1978-1979TV Series executive producer - 21 episodes
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century1979executive producer
The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries1977-1979TV Series executive producer - 46 episodes
A Double Life1978TV Movie executive producer
The Islander1978TV Movie producer
Evening in Byzantium1978TV Movie executive producer
Battlestar Galactica1978executive producer
Quincy M.E.1976-1977TV Series executive producer - 17 episodes
McCloudTV Series executive producer - 32 episodes, 1972 - 1977 producer - 5 episodes, 1970
Benny and Barney: Las Vegas Undercover1977TV Movie producer
SwitchTV Series executive producer - 24 episodes, 1975 - 1976 producer - 1 episode, 1975
Get Christie Love!1975TV Series executive producer - 10 episodes
Fools, Females and Fun1974TV Movie executive producer
The Six Million Dollar Man: Solid Gold Kidnapping1973TV Movie executive producer
The Six Million Dollar Man: Wine, Women and War1973TV Movie executive producer
Alias Smith and Jones1971-1972TV Series producer - 38 episodes
The Virginian1970-1971TV Series producer - 6 episodes
It Takes a ThiefTV Series associate producer - 22 episodes, 1968 - 1969 producer - 16 episodes, 1969 - 1970

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
NightMan1997TV Series composer - 2 episodes
P.S.I. Luv U1991TV Series composer - 2 episodes
The Road Raiders1989TV Movie composer: title theme
The Fall Guy1981-1986TV Series composer - 112 episodes
Knight Rider1982-1986TV Series composer - 84 episodes
In Like Flynn1985TV Movie composer: main title theme
Quincy M.E.1976-1983TV Series composer - 148 episodes
B.J. and the Bear1978-1981TV Series composer - 47 episodes
The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo1979-1981TV Series composer - 38 episodes
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century1979-1981TV Series composer - 29 episodes
Galactica 19801980TV Series composer - 10 episodes
Battles: The Murder That Wouldn't Die1980TV Movie composer: theme music
Sword of Justice1978-1979TV Series composer - 10 episodes
Battlestar Galactica1978-1979TV Series composer - 21 episodes
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century1979composer: theme music
The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries1977-1979TV Series composer - 52 episodes
Switch1975-1978TV Series composer - 64 episodes
McCloud1970TV Series composer: theme music

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Battlestar Galactica: The Plan2009Video original creator
Battlestar Galactica: The Face of the Enemy2008-2009TV Mini-Series original creator - 10 episodes
Battlestar Galactica: Razor2007TV Movie original creator
Battlestar Galactica: Razor Flashbacks2007TV Mini-Series original creator - 7 episodes
Battlestar Galactica: The Resistance2006TV Mini-Series original creator - 10 episodes
Hollywood's Magical Island: Catalina2003Documentary additional interviewee - as Glen Larson
Battlestar Galactica1978director: epilogue - uncredited
The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries1977TV Series developer - 1 episode
It Takes a Thief1968TV Series script consultant - 16 episodes

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ted 22015writer: "Knight Rider Main Title" - as Glen Larson
Mike & Mike2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ted2012writer: "Knight Rider Main Title" - as Glen Larson
Pastor Mike Online2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cop Out2010writer: "Knight Rider"
(500) Days of Summer2009writer: "Knight Rider Main Title"
Kickin' It Old Skool2007writer: "Knight Rider Theme" - as Glenn Larson
Stick It2006writer: "Beware of the Boys Beware Breaks" - as Glen Larson
The Benchwarmers2006writer: "Knight Rider Main Title"
Hollywood's Magical Island: Catalina2003Documentary writer: "26 Miles Santa Catalina" 1958
Hinter Gittern - Der Frauenknast2000TV Series writer - 1 episode
Can't Hardly Wait1998writer: "Turn It Up Remix/Fire It Up"
Northern Exposure1994TV Series writer - 1 episode
Screen Two1986TV Series writer - 1 episode
Airplane II: The Sequel1982writer: "Theme from 'Battlestar Galactica'"
The Fall Guy1981TV Series writer: "The Ballad of the Unknown Stuntman"
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century1980TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo1979TV Series lyrics: "The Ballad of Sheriff Lobo" / music: "The Ballad of Sheriff Lobo"
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century1979lyrics: "SUSPENSION"
Good Old Days Part II1978TV Special writer: "26 Miles"
B.J. and the Bear1978TV Series writer: "B.J. and the Bear"
Battlestar Galactica1978TV Series "It's Love, Love, Love"
Battlestar Galactica1978"It's Love, Love, Love"
The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries1977TV Series "Theme"
The Graham Kennedy Show1973TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Six Million Dollar Man: Solid Gold Kidnapping1973TV Movie lyrics: "Six Million Dollar Man" - as Glen Larson / music: "Six Million Dollar Man" - as Glen Larson
McCloud1973TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet1960TV Series performer - 1 episode
Gidget1959writer: "Cinderella"

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Knight Rider1984TV Series 1 episode
Sword of Justice1978-1979TV Series 10 episodes
Fools, Females and Fun1974TV Movie

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
NightMan1997TV Movie
Chameleons1989TV Movie
The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries1977TV Series 1 episode
Switch1975TV Series 1 episode
Get Christie Love!1974TV Series
It Takes a Thief1970TV Series 1 episode

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet1957-1962TV SeriesGlen / Member: The Four Preps / The Four Preps
Gidget1959Group Member (uncredited)

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rumpelstiltskin1995the producers wish to thank - as Glen Larson
Leprechaun1993special thanks
Picasso Trigger1988thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Calling Automan: The Auto Feature2012Video documentary shortHimself
The Great 80's TV Flashback2006Video documentary shortHimself
TV's Greatest Cars2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Knight Rider: Under the Hood - 'Knight Rider' Season 1 DVD2004Video documentary shortHimself
Knight Sounds: 'Knight Rider' Season 1 DVD2004Video documentary shortHimself
Glen Larson on the Creation of 'Battlestar Galactica'2004Video documentary shortHimself
Remembering 'Battlestar Galactica'2004Video documentaryHimself
Hollywood's Magical Island: Catalina2003DocumentaryThe Four Preps (as Glen Larson)
TVography: Lee Majors - Hollywood's Bionic Hero2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
I Love 1980's2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Top Ten2001TV Series documentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story1999-2001TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee / Himself
Sciography2000TV SeriesHimself

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
1985Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionOn 23 October 1985. At 6673 Hollywood Blvd.
1981EdgarEdgar Allan Poe AwardsBest Television EpisodeMagnum, P.I. (1980)
1973EdgarEdgar Allan Poe AwardsBest Television EpisodeMcCloud (1970)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
1979GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television SpecialBattlestar Galactica (1978)
1978Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesQuincy M.E. (1976)
1975Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Limited SeriesMcCloud (1970)
1974Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Limited SeriesMcCloud (1970)
1973WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAEpisodic DramaMcCloud (1970)
1973WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAEpisodic DramaMcCloud (1970)

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