Rockne S. O'Bannon biography

Rockne S. O'Bannon

TV Writer

1955 –


Who is Rockne S. O'Bannon?

Rockne S. O'Bannon is a television producer and writer. He is the creator of the science fiction film Alien Nation and the television series seaQuest DSV, The Triangle, Farscape, Cult and Defiance.

He is married with one daughter and two sons and resides in California.

O'Bannon grew up the son of a gaffer, he was surrounded by film from his birth. His father worked on various films through Warner Bros. golden age, and his mother was a professional dancer who performed with Fred Astaire.

He started writing in high school, and wrote many spec scripts, and eventually submitted them to NBC's Amazing Stories and CBS's The Twilight Zone. CBS bought one of them, and after a second script sale for The Twilight Zone, he was hired on as a staff writer.


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Jan 12, 1955
Los Angeles
Also known as
  • Rockne O'Bannon
  • Steven Rae
  • United States of America

on July 23, 2013

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