The Gormogons are remiss in celebrating the life of Stephen J. Cannell who passed away on September 30, 2010. Mr. Cannell worked hard (in his terms he strived for “over-performance”) to advance in a rough industry that he was interested in from a young age. He worked through his affliction with dyslexia and the loss of a son (in a strange accident where the son suffocated after a sand castle collapsed on him). His career includes the following:
- 16 novels – a recent effort in his life
- Created or co-created over 40 Television shows
- Scripted over 450 episodes within those 40 shows
- Produced or Executive Produced over 1,500 episodes
- Multiple screen writing and associated awards
Your Gormogons grew up watching Cannell’s shows (some where he wrote, directed, produced, created…) including: The A-Team, Hardcastle & McCormick, Silk Stalkings, The Greatest American Hero, Hunter, 21 Jump Street, Ironside, Tenspeed & Brown Shoe, Black Sheep Squadron, The Rockford Files, Riptide, Wiseguy, and many more.
His entertaining (even if campy or cheesy) shows will be missed – I recommend hitting up this Hulu link in remembrance.