Stephen King

Mostly Credited As: Stephen King
Birth Name: Stephen Edwin King
Date Of Birth: September 21, 1947 (Age 68)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Portland, Maine
Height: 6' 4" (1.93 m)

Stephen King

Sons: Joe King, Owen King

University of Maine at Orono Orano, Maine BS English

Stephen Edwin King was born on September 21, 1947 at the Maine General Hospital in Portland, Maine. His parents are Donald Edwin King and Ruth Pillsbury King. He is the only natural born child in the family. He has an older brother, David who was adopted 2 years before he was born.

He began his actual writing career in January of 1959, when he and his brother decided to publish their own local town newspaper named Dave's Rag. Together with his best friend Chris Chesley, they published a collection of 18 short stories called People, Places and Things-Volume I. Stephen King's stories included Hotel at the End of the Road, I've Got to Get Away!, The Dimension Warp, The Thing at the Bottom of the Well, The Stranger, I'm Falling, The Cursed Expedition, and The Other Side of the Fog. He made his first actual published appearance in the magazine Comics Review with his story I Was a Teenage Grave Robber in 1965.

But it was because of his wife, Tabitha Jane Spruce's encouragement that helped him landed his big break. She was the one that encouraged King to continue writing the story about a teenage girl named Carietta White. In January 1973, King submitted the story titled, Carrie to Doubleday. Doubleday bought the book and sold the paperback rights of Carrie to New American Library for $400,000. Stephen King got half of the money. He then, quit his teaching job to pursue writing full time. And thus, his career as an author began.

He has had numerous short stories and novels published and movies created from his work. His books have been translated into 33 different languages, published in over 35 different countries. There are over 300 million copies of his novels in publication. He continues to live in Bangor, Maine with his wife where he writes out of his home.

~Stephen King's Quotes~

Filmography - Actor
Filmography - Others

  1. 1963 ~ The Aftermath (unpublished novel)
  2. 1970 ~ Sword in the Darkness (unpublished novel)
  3. 1973 ~ Blaze (unpublished novel)
  4. 1974 ~ Carrie
  5. 1975 ~ Salem's Lot
  6. 1977 ~ Rage (as Richard Bachman)
  7. 1977 ~ The Shining
  8. 1978 ~ Night Shift (a collection of short stories)
  9. 1978 ~ The Stand
  10. 1979 ~ The Dead Zone
  11. 1979 ~ The Long Walk (as Richard Bachman)
  12. 1980 ~ Firestarter
  13. 1981 ~ Cujo
  14. 1981 ~ Danse Macabre (nonfiction about horror)
  15. 1981 ~ Road Work (as Richard Bachman)
  16. 1982 ~ Creepshow (comic book)
  17. 1982 ~ The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger
  18. 1982 ~ Different Seasons
  19. 1982 ~ The Running Man (as Richard Bachman)
  20. 1983 ~ Christine
  21. 1983 ~ Pet Sematary
  22. 1983 ~ Cycle of the Werewolf
  23. 1984 ~ The Talisman (written with Peter Straub)
  24. 1984 ~ Thinner (as Richard Bachman)
  25. 1985 ~ Skeleton Crew (a collection of short stories)
  26. 1985 ~ The Bachman Books (novel collection)
  27. 1986 ~ It
  28. 1987 ~ The Eyes of the Dragon
  29. 1987 ~ Misery
  30. 1987 ~ The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three
  31. 1988 ~ The Tommyknockers
  32. 1988 ~ Nightmares in the Sky (gargoyle photo book with text by King)
  33. 1989 ~ The Dark Half
  34. 1989 ~ Dolan's Cadillac (limited edition)
  35. 1989 ~ My Pretty Pony (limited edition)
  36. 1990 ~ The Stand: The Complete & Uncut Edition
  37. 1990 ~ Four Past Midnight
  38. 1991 ~ Needful Things
  39. 1991 ~ The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands
  40. 1992 ~ Gerald's Game
  41. 1993 ~ Dolores Claiborne
  42. 1993 ~ Nightmares & Dreamscapes (a collection of short stories)
  43. 1994 ~ Insomnia
  44. 1995 ~ Rose Madder
  45. 1995 ~ Umney's Last Case
  46. 1996 ~ The Green Mile (originally published as a monthly serial consisting of six parts: The Two Dead Girls, The Mouse on the Mile, Coffey's Hands, The Bad Death of Eduard Delacroix, Night Journey, and Coffey on the Mile)
  47. 1996 ~ Desperation
  48. 1996 ~ The Regulators (as Richard Bachman)
  49. 1997 ~ Six Stories (stories)
  50. 1997 ~ The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass
  51. 1998 ~ Bag of Bones
  52. 1999 ~ Storm of the Century
  53. 1999 ~ The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
  54. 1999 ~ The New Lieutenant's Rap (limited edition)
  55. 1999 ~ Hearts in Atlantis
  56. 1999 ~ Blood and Smoke (audio book)
  57. 2000 ~ Riding the Bullet (electronically published novella)
  58. 2000 ~ The Plant (electronically published)
  59. 2000 ~ Secret Windows
  60. 2000 ~ On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (nonfiction and autobiography)
  61. 2001 ~ Dreamcatcher
  62. 2001 ~ Black House (sequel to The Talisman; written with Peter Straub)
  63. 2002 ~ From a Buick 8
  64. 2002 ~ Everything's Eventual: 14 Dark Tales (a collection of short stories)
  65. 2003 ~ The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger (revised version)
  66. 2003 ~ The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla
  67. 2004 ~ The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah
  68. 2004 ~ The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower
  69. 2004 ~ Faithful: Two Diehard Boston Red Sox Fans Chronicle the Historic 2004 Season
  70. 2005 ~ The Colorado Kid (published in October by Hard Case Crime)
  71. 2006 ~ Cell (to be released in January)
  72. 2006 ~ The Secretary of Dreams (graphic collection, a limited edition to be released in the first half of 2006 by Cemetery Dance Publications)
  73. 2006 ~ Lisey's Story (to be released in October)
  74. 2007 ~ the Dark Tower comic book (to be released in February by Marvel Comics)

Filmography - Actor: (Stephen King's Cameo Appearances)
  1. 1981 ~ Knightriders
    Character played: Hoagie Man
  2. 1982 ~ Creepshow
    Character played: Jordy Verrill (The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill segment)
  3. 1986 ~ Maximum Overdrive
    Character played: Man At Cashpoint (uncredited)
  4. 1987 ~ Creepshow 2
    Character played: Truck Driver (The Hitchhiker segment)
  5. 1988 ~ Home and Away [TV Series]
    Character played: Edward
  6. 1989 ~ Pet Sematary
    Character played: Minister
  7. 1991 ~ Golden Years
    Character played: Bus Driver
  8. 1992 ~ Sleepwalkers
    Character played: Cemetery Caretaker
  9. 1994 ~ The Stand [TV Mini-Series]
    Character played: Teddy Weizak
  10. 1995 ~ The Langoliers [TV Mini-Series]
    Character played: Tom Holby
  11. 1996 ~ Thinner
    Character played: Dr. Bangor
  12. 1997 ~ The Shining [TV Mini-Series]
    Character played: Gage Creed
  13. 1999 ~ Storm of the Century [TV Mini-Series]
    Character played: Lawyer In Ad, Reporter On Broken TV (uncredited)
  14. 2002 ~ Rose Red [TV Mini-Series]
    Character played: Pizza Delivery Guy (uncredited)
  15. 2004 ~ Kingdom Hospital
    Character played: Johnny B. Goode
  16. 2005 ~ Gotham Cafe
    Character played: Mr. Ring
  17. 2007 ~ Diary of the Dead
    Character played: Newsreader (voice)

Filmography - Others:
  1. 1982 ~ Creepshow
    Credits: Screenwriter
  2. 1983 ~ Christine
    Credits: Screenwriter
  3. 1984 ~ Children of the Corn
    Credits: Screenwriter
  4. 1985 ~ Silver Bullet
    Credits: Screenwriter
  5. 1985 ~ Cat's Eye
    Credits: Screenwriter
  6. 1986 ~ Maximum Overdrive
    Credits: Director, Screenwriter
  7. 1987 ~ Creepshow 2
    Credits: Screenwriter
  8. 1987 ~ A Return to Salem's Lot
    Credits: Consultant / Advisor
  9. 1989 ~ Pet Sematary
    Credits: Screenwriter
  10. 1992 ~ Sleepwalkers
    Credits: Screenwriter
  11. 1994 ~ The Shawshank Redemption
    Credits: Screen Story
  12. 1994 ~ The Stand [TV Mini-Series]
    Credits: Executive Producer
  13. 1997 ~ Ghosts
    Credits: Screenwriter
  14. 1997 ~ The Shining [TV Mini-Series]
    Credits: Executive Producer, Third Unit Director
  15. 1999 ~ Storm of the Century [TV Mini-Series]
    Credits: Executive Producer, Screenwriter
  16. 1999 ~ The Green Mile
    Credits: Screen Story
  17. 2001 ~ Glam
    Credits: Art Director
  18. 2002 ~ Rose Red [TV Mini-Series]
    Credits: Executive Producer, Screenwriter
  19. 2003 ~ The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer
    Credits: Executive Producer
  20. 2004 ~ Riding the Bullet
    Credits: Executive Producer
  21. 2006 ~ Desperation [TV Mini-Series]
    Credits: Executive Producer


  • British Fantasy Award 1981
  • World Fantasy Award Short Story 1983
    Do the Dead Sing?
  • Hugo Award Non-Fiction 1983
    Danse Macabre
  • British Fantasy Award Novel 1983
  • National Book Award Honorary 2003

TV Appearances

Episode Cast Credits 

Today (US) (1952) 
  Season 63, Episode 217 63x217: (Nov/11/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Matt Lauer & Merideth Vieiera & Al Roker & Ann Curry are carpooling; Academy Awards 57x97: (Jan/22/2008) As Himself 

The View (1997) 
  Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Stephen King 18x08: (Sep/24/2014) As Himself 

CBS This Morning (1987) 
  Season 15, Episode 191 15x191: (Sep/24/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014) 
  Stephen King, James Harden, Sam Hunt 01x102: (Sep/24/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Under the Dome (2013) 
  Heads Will Roll 02x01: (Jun/30/2014) As Diner Patron, [Co-Guest Stars]

BBC Breakfast (2000) 
  September 19, 2013 14x262: (Sep/19/2013) As Himself 

The Colbert Report (2005) 
  Stephen King, John Mellencamp, T Bone Burnett 09x74: (Jun/06/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Johnny Galecki, John Mellencamp, Stephen King, Queens of the Stone Age 20x142: (Jun/05/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Ellen DeGeneres, Stephen King, Trisha Yearwood 04x17: (Sep/24/1996) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Sons of Anarchy (2008) 
  Caregiver 03x03: (Sep/21/2010) As Bachman (the cleaner), [Uncredited]

Good Morning America (1975) 
  Sarah Jessica Parker, Stephen King, Dick Clark Memorabelia 32x38: (Oct/25/2006) As Himself 

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Ricky Gervais, Stephen King, Nickel Creek 13x12: (Sep/23/2005) As Himself 

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996) 
  Stephen King 09x153: (Dec/02/2004) As Himself 

Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital (2004) 
  Finale 01x13: (Jul/15/2004) As Johnny B. Goode 

Chappelle's Show (2003) 
  Season 1, Episode 7 01x07: (Mar/05/2003) As Himself 

Frasier (1993) 
  Mary Christmas 08x08: (Dec/12/2000) Voiced  Brian 

The Simpsons (1989) 
  Insane Clown Poppy 12x03: (Nov/12/2000) Voiced  Himself, [Special Guest Stars]

Dennis Miller Live (1994) 
  The Fear of Flying 05x11: (Apr/03/1998) As Himself 

The Shining (1997) 
  Part 3 01x03: (May/01/1997) As Gage Creed 

Jeopardy! (1964) 
  Celebrity Jeopardy! 1 12x46: (Nov/06/1995) As Himself 

Stephen King´s The Stand (1994) 
  The Stand 01x04: (May/12/1994) As Teddy Weizak, [Co-Guest Stars]
  The Betrayal 01x03: (May/11/1994) As Teddy Weizak, [Co-Guest Stars]

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990) 
  Blood is Thicker Than Mud 04x08: (Nov/01/1993) As Steppers 
Crew Credits

Show Crew

Stephen King's Golden Years (1991)• Executive Producer
• Based On The Works Of
Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital (2004)• Creator
• Executive Producer
The Dead Zone (2002)• Based On The Works Of
The Shining (1997)• Executive Producer
Rose Red (2002)• Executive Producer
• Based On The Works Of
Salem's Lot (1979)• Based On The Works Of
Haven (2010)• Based On The Works Of
The Talisman (2011)• Book Author
Under the Dome (2013)• Based On The Book By
• Creator
• Executive Producer
The Dark Tower (2016)• Producer
Bag of Bones (2011)• Book Author
The Mist (2016)• Book Author
• Creator
11.22.63 (2016)• Based On The Novel By
• Executive Producer
Big Driver (2014)• short story

Episode Crew

Under the Dome (2013) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
Heads Will Roll 02x01 Jun/30/2014 As: Writer
Pilot 01x01 Jun/24/2013 As: Story
Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King (2006) (Credited in 8 episodes from this show) 
Show all 8 episode crew credits
You Know They've Got a Hell of a Band 01x08 Aug/02/2006 As: Story
Autopsy Room Four 01x07 Aug/02/2006 As: Story
The Fifth Quarter 01x06 Jul/26/2006 As: Story
The Road Virus Heads North 01x05 Jul/26/2006 As: Story
The End Of The Whole Mess 01x04 Jul/19/2006 As: Story
Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital (2004) (Credited in 13 episodes from this show) 
Show all 13 episode crew credits
Finale 01x13 Jul/15/2004 As: Writer
Shoulda Stood In Bed 01x12 Jul/08/2004 As: Writer
Seizure Day 01x11 Jul/01/2004 As: Writer
The Passion Of Reverend Jimmy 01x10 Jun/24/2004 As: Writer
Butterfingers 01x09 Apr/29/2004 As: Writer
Rose Red (2002) (Credited in 3 episodes from this show) 
Episode 3 01x03 Jan/31/2002 As: Writer
Episode 2 01x02 Jan/28/2002 As: Writer
Episode 1 01x01 Jan/27/2002 As: Writer
The X-Files (1993) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
Chinga (orig. "Bunghoney") 05x10 Feb/08/1998 As: Writer
The Outer Limits (1995) (1995) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
Revelations of 'Becka Paulson 03x15 Jun/06/1997 As: Story
The Shining (1997) (Credited in 3 episodes from this show) 
Part 3 01x03 May/01/1997 As: Writer
Part 2 01x02 Apr/28/1997 As: Writer
Part 1 01x01 Apr/27/1997 As: Writer
Stephen King´s The Stand (1994) (Credited in 4 episodes from this show) 
The Stand 01x04 May/12/1994 As: Writer
The Betrayal 01x03 May/11/1994 As: Writer
The Dreams 01x02 May/09/1994 As: Writer
The Plague 01x01 May/08/1994 As: Writer
Stephen King's Golden Years (1991) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
Time and Time Again 01x01 Jul/16/1991 As: Writer
Monsters (1988) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
The Moving Finger 03x24 Apr/26/1991 As: Story
Stephen King's It (1990) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
Part 2 01x02 Nov/25/1990 As: Story
Part 1 01x01 Nov/18/1990 As: Story
Tales from the Darkside (1983) (1983) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
Sorry, Right Number 04x09 Nov/22/1987 As: Writer
The Word Processor of the Gods 01x09 Nov/25/1984 As: Story
The Twilight Zone (1985) (1985) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
Gramma 01x44 Feb/14/1986 As: Story
Salem's Lot (1979) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
Episode 2 01x02 Nov/24/1979 As: Story
Episode 1 01x01 Nov/17/1979 As: Story

His height is 6'4" (1.93 m).

He has 3 children with his wife; Naomi Rachel (1972), Joseph Hillstrom (1974) and Owen Phillip (1979).

Although he is called "The Master of Horror", he actually didn't like Halloween.

He scored more than 1300s for his SAT.

Horror director, George A. Romero is his good friend.

He owns a house on the Sanibel Island in Florida.

He owns 3 radio stations in Maine.

When he is writing for his books, he often listens to hard rock music to get inspired.

His stories are usually sets in Maine.

Most of his lead male characters are writers.

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Stephen King Quotes
Stephen King: Each life makes its own imitation of immortality.

Stephen King: Fiction is the truth inside the lie.

Stephen King: For every six crappy poems you read, you'll actually find one or two good ones. And that, believe me, is a very acceptable ratio of trash to treasure.

Stephen King: French is the language that turns dirt into romance.

Stephen King: Get busy living, or get busy dying.

Stephen King: He had a massive stroke. He died with his tie on. Do you think that could be our generation's equivalent of that old saying about dying with your boots on?

Stephen King: I am the literary equivalent of a Big Mac and Fries.

Stephen King: I'm a salami writer. I try to write good salami, but salami is salami.

Stephen King: I recognize terror as the finest emotion and so I will try to terrorize the reader. But if I find that I cannot terrify, I will try to horrify, and if I find that I cannot horrify, I'll go for the gross-out. I'm not proud.

Stephen King: I think that marijuana should not only be legal, I think it should be a cottage industry. It would be wonderful for the state of Maine. There's some pretty good homegrown dope. I'm sure it would be even better if you could grow it with fertilizers and have greenhouses.

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