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Joseph Michael Straczynski

Joseph Michael Straczynski, American writer. Member citizen's committee People for the American Way, Washington, since 1985. Member Writers Guild of America West, Horror Writers of America, Psi Chi.

Background

  • Straczynski, Joseph Michael was born on July 17, 1954 in Paterson, New Jersey. Son of Charles and Evelyn (Pate) Straczynski.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, Southwestern College, 1975; Bachelor in Clinical Psychology, San Diego State University, 1976; Bachelor in Sociology, San Diego State University, 1978.

    Career

    • Academy counselor San Diego State University, 1974-1975, orientation counselor, 1974-1976. Editor Racquetball News, El Cajon, California, 1975-1977. Special correspondent Daily Californian, 1977-1978.

      Entertainment editor KSDO-AM Newsradio, San Diego, 1978-1980. Freelance writer California. Host Hour 25 Station KPFK-FM, Los Angeles, since 1987.

      Artistic director Airstage Radiodrama Productions, San Diego, 1979-1980. Special correspondent Los Angeles Times, San Diego Bureau, 1977-1979, television Cable Week, Time Incorporated, Los Angeles, 1981-1982, Anthology Tales from the New Twilight Zone, 1989. Creative writing instructor San Diego State University, 1977-1978.

      Staff writer Filmation Studios, Reseda, California, 1984-1985. Story editor Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation Enterprises, Encino, California, 1985-1986, Landmark Entertainment, Hollywood, California, 1986-1987, London Films, Hollywood, 1987-1988. Development writer the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society Enterprises, 1985-1987, Nelvana Entertainment, 1988, Warner Brothers, since 1988.

    Works

    • Demon Night
    • A young man awakes from a recurring nightmare to find that, once again, his apartment has been destroyed: the TV is on fire, the mirrors shattered, the aquarium exploded with such force that shards of glass are embedded in the opposite wall; and once again a voice is saying, "Come home.
    • Othersyde A Novel
    • A terrifying tale of malevolence unleashed as two ordinary boys are overcome by an uncontrollable evil.
    • Author: (novel) Othersyde, 1991, Demon Night, 1988, shortstories appearing in Amazing Stories and Pulphouse magazine, numerous articles, plays, radio dramas, television shows including He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, She-Ra, Princess of Power, Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors, Columbia Broadcasting System Storybreak, Nightmare Classics, V: The Next Chapter. Story editor: The Real Ghostbusters, Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future, The Twilight Zone. Producer Jake and the Fatman, Murder She Wrote, Walker Texas Ranger.

      Contributing editor Writer's Digest, since 1981, Twilight Zone magazine, since 1983. Creator: Aragon and the Wuff, ABC-television. Executive producer/creator: Bablyon 5, Prime Time Entertainment Network, since 1992.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democratic Party

    Membership

    Member citizen's committee People for the American Way, Washington, since 1985. Member Writers Guild of America West, Horror Writers of America, Psi Chi.

    Connections

    • Married Kathryn May Drennan, September 30, 1983.
    • mother: Evelyn (Pate) Straczynski
    • spouse: Kathryn May Drennan
    • father: Charles Straczynski
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    Born July 17, 1954
    (age 61)
    Nationality
    • 1975
      Southwestern College
    • 1976
      San Diego State University
    • 1978
      San Diego State University
    • 1975 - 1977
      editor Racquetball News
      El Cajon, California, United States
    • 1977 - 1978
      special correspondent Daily Californian
    • 1978 - 1980
      entertainment editor KSDO-Master of Arts Newsradio
      San Diego, California, United States
    • 1987
      host Hour 25 Station KPFK-FM
      Los Angeles, California, United States
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