Oct 14 2010

A Great Tribute…

Published by at 11:38 pm under Entertainment,Television

Stephen J. CannellOn September 30th Stephen J. Cannell, one of the best authors/writers/producers/actors of our time, was taken from us too soon.  Many of you, at least from my generation, remember his TV shows of the 70’s & 80’s like The A-Team, The Greatest American Hero, The Rockford Files, 21 Jump Street and many, many more.  Stephen also wrote a series of novels about a tough detective named Shane Scully which I have just started to read and they are fantastic.  What makes this even more remarkable is that he did all of this while also suffering from dyslexia.

Anyway, I was watching this weeks episode of Castle (great show) and saw a fitting tribute to him at the end of the episode.  Stephen had appeared in a couple of episodes where Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion) would get together with a few of his author pals (James Patterson, Michael Connelly and Stephen) for a weekly game of poker.  The Director of Castle, Rob Bowman, is actually a friend of Stephen’s and used to work for him and he was responsible for getting them all together.

So, those that enjoyed the many years of Stephen J. Cannell Productions, will undoubtedly get the tribute in the video below.

Enjoy!

Click each link below to see a List of Stephen’s accomplishments:

AuthorWriter | Producer | Actor

Later…

Martha Rodgers: I almost forgot to tell you – James Patterson called, he’s going to be a little late for the poker game tomorrow.

Richard Castle: He probably wants to use the time to write another book.
“Castle” A Deadly Game (2010)

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