Roderick Taylor got his start in the entertainment industry during the late ‘70s when David Geffen signed him as a recording artist and songwriter. He recorded five albums and such hit artists as Linda Ronstadt and Tricia Yearwood have covered his songs. In the ‘80s, Taylor launched his screenwriting career by writing the now classic feature film Star Chamber starring Michael Douglas. Then in 1985, he co-authored the telefilm Wild Horses and was awarded the Silver Spur Award for Best Western Script from the Western Writers Association. Taylor also wrote the telefilms Annihilator, ICE, Florida Straits and the mini-series Kenny Rogers as The Gambler, Part III: The Legend Continues. He also served as executive producer and co-writer on such features as Ohara, Superforce and the 1995 award-winning MTV series Dead at 21. Last year, Taylor co-wrote and produced At Any Cost for VH1 and is currently working on his latest script, Lost. Roderick graduated from Stanford University and later returned to the campus to teach Creative Writing.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2000.
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