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Roy Huggins

Roy Huggins was an influential writer and producer of humorous, character-driven US television series. Shows he was involved in typically featured misfits and rascals rather than conventional heroes.

He is best known as the creator of long-running shows such as Maverick, 77 Sunset Strip, The Fugitive and The Rockford Files.

He also produced Alias Smith and Jones and Baretta and, after being lured out of retirement by protege Stephen J. Cannell, served for three years as the executive producer of Hunter.

Cannell said of Huggins' time on Hunter: "Roy was in the driver's seat where he belonged. Nobody does it better or with more style...Roy Huggins is my Godfather, my Hero and my Friend. They don't come any better."

Huggins often wrote under the pseudonym John Thomas James, a composite of the names of his three sons from his second marriage.

A member of the Communist Party USA until 1939, Huggins appeared before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1952, where he named former comrades.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Roy Huggins Facts

OccupationProducer, Creator
BirthdayJuly 18, 1914
BirthplaceLitelle, Washington, USA
Date of deathApril 3, 2002 (Santa Monica, California, USA, age 87)

Selected Filmography

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