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George Clayton Johnson

Biography

Screenwriter and writer who is most widely known for composing Logan’s Run. Beneath the G.We. bill, he signed up for Auburn School for a limited period. His delivery was untraditional, having happened in a barn home. He never wedded. He co-wrote Logan’s Work with writer William Nolan.

Quick Facts


Full Name George Clayton Johnson
Date Of Birth July 10, 1929
Died December 25, 2015, North Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place Of Birth Cheyenne, WY
Profession Screenwriter
Nationality American
Nominations Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Nebula Award for Best Script
Movies Ocean's Thirteen, Ocean's Twelve, Ocean's Eleven, Twilight Zone: The Movie, Logan's Run, Ömer the Tourist in Star Trek, Icarus Montgolfier Wright, The Intruder, Ocean's 11, The Jungle of Jules Levine, Charles Beaumont: The Short Life of Twilight Zone's Magic Man, Famous Monster: Forrest J. Ackerman
Star Sign Cancer

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#Fact
1He served in the Army, then studied drafting in college. He eventually moved to Los Angeles where he worked as a draftsman for the Lockheed aviation company while moonlighting as a writer. Soon after quitting his day job to pursue writing full-time, he met a Twilight Zone writer, Charles Beaumont, who introduced him to the show's creator, Rod Serling.
2His father was in the army and later worked as a day labourer and occasional bootlegger. When George was young, his parents divorced. He remained with his alcoholic mother, but, at the age of fourteen, the courts removed him to a state orphanage in Casper, Wyoming.
3Johnson was a strong advocate for the legalization of marijuana. He reputedly smoked weed all day, every day, well into his 80's.
4Co-creator of the comic book series Deepest Dimension Terror Anthology, with cartoonist and author Jay Allen Sanford (Revolutionary Comics).
5Upon deciding that he wanted to become a writer, Johnson joined a circle of Southern California science-fiction writers that included William F. Nolan, Charles Beaumont, Richard Matheson and Ray Bradbury.
6Attended the 2007 Twilight Zone Convention at the Hilton Hasbrouck Heights, Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey, August 4-5, 2007.
7Attended the 2006 Twilight Zone Convention at the Hilton Hasbrouck Heights, Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey, August 12-13, 2006.


Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Logan's Runbased on the novel by announced
The Jungle of Jules Levine2015Short
A Game of Pool2009Video short
Ocean's Thirteen2007characters
Ocean's Twelve2004characters
Ocean's Eleven20011960 story
The Twilight Zone1989TV Series written by - 1 episode
Twilight Zone: The Movie1983screenplay "Kick the Can" - segment "2"
Logan's Run1977-1978TV Series characters created by - 14 episodes
Logan's Run1976novel "Logan's Run"
Kung FuTV Series story - 1 episode, 1974 teleplay - 1 episode, 1974
Turist Ömer Uzay Yolu'nda1973uncredited
Star Trek1966TV Series written by - 1 episode
Honey West1965TV Series written by - 1 episode
Mr. Novak1964TV Series written by - 1 episode
The Twilight ZoneTV Series written by - 4 episodes, 1961 - 1962 based on a short story by - 2 episodes, 1960 story by - 1 episode, 1963
Icarus Montgolfier Wright1962Short screenplay
The Law and Mr. Jones1962TV Series written by - 1 episode
Route 661961TV Series written by - 1 episode
Ocean's 111960story
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1959TV Series story - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saint Bernard2013Father Time
Crustacean2009Famous Writer
Her Morbid Desires2008VideoOpium Smoking Vampire
The Boneyard Collection2008
The Intruder1962Phil West
Sea Hunt1961TV SeriesUSCG Lt. Hartwell

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Country Time with Papa2009Short the producers wish to thank
Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II2007TV Series special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Earl Hamner Storyteller2015DocumentaryHimself
The AckerMonster Chronicles!2012DocumentaryHimself
Conversations with Hollywood2011TV SeriesHimself
Dark Dreamers2011TV SeriesHimself
Charles Beaumont: The Short Life of Twilight Zone's Magic Man2010DocumentaryHimself
Famous Monster: Forrest J Ackerman2007DocumentaryHimself
Space Top 10 Countdown2007TV SeriesHimself
Twilight Zone: The Definitive Edition Interviews2005Video documentary shortHimself
My Life with Count Dracula2003DocumentaryHimself
Inside Star Trek: The Real Story1998Video documentaryHimself
Le cannabis - Une plante entre le bien et le mal1996TV Movie documentaryHimself
American Masters1995TV Series documentaryHimself - Writer

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1977HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic PresentationLogan's Run (1976)· Michael Anderson (director)
· David Zelag Goodman (screenplay)
· William F. Nolan (based on the novel)


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#Quote
1I'm a free man. I don't wear anybody's collar. I'm not obliged to smile if I don't want to. That gives me a lot of perverse pride -- I really am a person who could stop doing what I'm doing right now, go off to Ceylon tomorrow and live among the fishermen. I make a living without having a job; I don't cater to anybody. I believe that's the hardest thing to achieve in this world -- any kind of autonomy, any kind of independence, any kind of freedom. So, I'm very, very proud of the fact that I'm an independent.


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