Knowledge Identifier: +Stephen_King
Born in 1947.
Countries: United States (73%), (7%), United Kingdom (5%)
Linked to: Entertainment Weekly, Amazon.com, Marvel Comics, Syfy
From 1966, King studied English at the University of Maine, graduating in 1970 with a Bachelor of Arts in English.
Slim Pickens - In the late 1970s, Pickens was offered the part of Dick Hallorann in Kubrick's adaptation of Stephen King's "The Shining", but Pickens stipulated that he would appear in the film only if Kubrick was required to shoot Pickens' scenes in fewer than 100 takes
In 1971, King married Tabitha Spruce, a fellow student at the University of Maine whom he had met at the University's Fogler Library after one of Professor Hatlen's workshops.
Angela Bettis - "'Angela Marie Bettis"' is an American actress, film producer and director best known for her lead roles in the 2002 TV adaptation of the Stephen King novel "Carrie", the title character in "May" , and in "Girl, Interrupted" as the anorexic girl Janet Webber
The family returned to western Maine in 1975, where King completed his fourth novel, $The_Stand.
Dick Curless - His song 'Bury the Bottle With Me' is referenced in the 1975 Stephen King novel 'Salem's Lot
Carrie (1976 film) - "'Carrie"' is a 1976 American supernatural horror film based on the 1974 novel of the same name by Stephen King
The Shining (film) - The film is based on Stephen King's 1977 novel of the same name, though there are significant changes
Laura Shapiro Kramer - In 1979, she married Jay Kramer, an attorney whose clients include Stephen King, Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt
Joseph Payne Brennan - In 1980, many of Brennan's classic horror stories were collected in the paperback-only collection "The Shapes at Midnight", with an introduction by Stephen King
Richard P. Rubinstein - In the 1980s and 1990s Rubinstein produced a substantial number of projects based on the writings of horror novelist Stephen King
Stanley Kubrick - The Shining, released in 1980, was adapted from the novel of the same name by bestselling horror writer Stephen King.
Everett McGill - Korean War - After coming into the public eye in 1981 for his role as the rugged caveman leader Naoh in "Quest for Fire", McGill appeared in "Silver Bullet", a 1985 werewolf movie inspired by a Stephen King short story; the Korean War battle epic "Field of Honor" and the Clint Eastwood war film "Heartbreak Ridge" in 1986; and in the 1989 installment of the James Bond franchise "Licence to Kill"
In 1982, the fantasy small-press Donald M. Grant printed these stories for the first time together in hardcover form with color and black-and-white illustrations by fantasy artist Michael Whelan, as The Gunslinger.
Jack Kamen - He drew all the comic book artwork for Stephen King and George A. Romero's 1982 horror anthology film "Creepshow", King and Romero's homage to the EC horror comics
Darwin Joston - In 1982, when Carpenter was scheduled to direct the film adaptation of Stephen King's novel "Firestarter", Joston was considered for the role of John Rainbird, the Native-American assassin; but after Universal Pictures executives fired Carpenter from the project and replaced him with Mark L. Lester, the role of Rainbird was given to George C. Scott
Richard P. Rubinstein - Rubinstein's first known professional collaboration with Stephen King was the 1982 anthology film "Creepshow", which Rubinstein co-produced and which had a screenplay written by King, based on a combination of some of King's published short stories as well as new plots
John Carpenter - Ironically, Carpenter's next film, Christine, was the 1983 adaptation of the Stephen King novel of the same name.
Frank Darabont - The first film he wrote and directed was a short adaptation of Stephen King's "The Woman in the Room", which was one of the first "Dollar Babies" and made the semi-finalist list for Academy *award consideration in 1983
Cujo (film) - "'Cujo"' is a 1983 American horror/thriller film based on the Stephen King novel of the same name
Dennis Etchison - In 1984, ZBS Media produced a 90-minute radio version of Stephen King's "The Mist" based on Etchison's script
In 1985 King wrote his first work for the comic book medium, writing a few pages of the benefit X-Men comic book Heroes for Hope Starring the X-Men. The book, whose profits were donated to assist with famine relief in Africa, was written by a number of different authors in the comic book field, such as Chris Claremont, Stan Lee, and Alan Moore, as well as authors not primarily associated with that industry, such as Harlan Ellison.
Rebecca De Mornay - Her other notable film roles include Sara in "Runaway Train" in 1985, Helen McCaffrey in the thriller "Backdraft" in 1991, her portrayal of the chillingly twisted nanny Peyton Flanders in the popular 1992 thriller "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle" and as Wendy Torrance in Stephen King's 1997 television adaptation of "The Shining"
Arthur Adams (comics) - Nocenti asked Adams to produce a cover for "Heroes for Hope", a 1985 book intended to benefit famine relief in Africa, which was written and illustrated by dozens of creators, including writers Harlan Ellison and Stephen King, and artists John Byrne, Charles Vess and Bernie Wrightson
River Phoenix - He appeared in diverse roles, making his first notable appearance in the 1986 film "Stand by Me", a hugely popular coming-of-age film based on a novella by Stephen King
Wil Wheaton - He first gained widespread attention in 1986 as Gordie Lachance in "Stand by Me", the film adaptation of Stephen King's "The Body"
Connie Smith - In 1986, she made a cameo appearance in Stephen King's horror film "Maximum Overdrive" as "dead lady in car"
In 1987 King's Philtrum Press published Don Robertson's novel, The Ideal, Genuine Man. In his forenote to the novel, King wrote, "Don Robertson was and is one of the three writers who influenced me as a young man who was trying to 'become' a novelist (the other two being Richard Matheson and John D. MacDonald).
Jim Brown - Brown acted in 1987's "The Running Man", an adaptation of a Stephen King story, as Fireball
Gene Anthony Ray - In 1987 he won the role of Billy Nolan in the ill-fated musical adaptation of "Carrie" by Stephen King
Allison Hossack - Her television roles include "Another World" from 1989 to 1992; "Cobra" from 1993 to 1994; "Profit" in 1996; "Hope Island" in 1999; and Stephen King's "Kingdom Hospital" in 2004
Richard P. Rubinstein - Rubinstein produced a string of film and television adaptations of other written works by Stephen King, including the 1989 film "Pet Sematary", the 1994 miniseries "The Stand", the 1995 miniseries "The Langoliers", the 1996 film "Thinner" and the 1997 film "The Night Flier"
Tommy Lee Wallace - In 1990, he served as writer and director of the made-for-television miniseries "It" based on the novel by Stephen King
Kathy Bates - She appeared in films such as "Summer Heat" and "The Morning After", while guest-starring in television shows such as "L.A. Law", before landing the role of obsessed fan Annie Wilkes, who holds her favorite author captive, in the 1990 thriller "Misery", based on the Stephen King novel
Jonathan Brandis - That same year, Brandis played the young "Stuttering Bill" Denbrough, the main character in the 1990 film " Stephen King's It", based on the epic horror novel by Stephen King
Michael Cole (actor) - " Later, Cole appeared in Stephen King's two-part made-for-TV movie "It," which aired in 1990, as the older version of the disturbed Henry Bowers
Grace Slick - In 1993 she provided the narration for the Stephen King short story "You Know They Got a Hell of a Band" on his "Nightmares & Dreamscapes" audiobook
Courtland Mead - Additionally, he portrayed the fictional character Danny Torrance in Stephen King's "The Shining" television mini-series, and appeared as Uh-huh in the 1994 feature-film adaptation of "The Little Rascals"
Shawnee Smith - Another well-known television role was that of Julie Lawry in the 1994 miniseries "The Stand," based on the novel by Stephen King
Lawrence Kasdan - From 1994 to 2003, he did a set of films that, in contrast to the hits he did in the 1980s, failed to break the bank in receipts; among these film were "Wyatt Earp" and "Dreamcatcher", the latter based on the Stephen King best seller
Jamey Sheridan - In 1994 he played the character of Randall Flagg in the miniseries adaptation of Stephen King's "The Stand"
King made an appearance as a contestant on Celebrity Jeopardy/ in 1995, playing to benefit the Bangor, Maine Public Library.
Kathy Bates - In 1995, Bates played the title character in "Dolores Claiborne", a film adaption of another Stephen King novel, although she was not nominated for an Oscar
Frances Sternhagen - She read as the title character in the Stephen King novel "Dolores Claiborne" in a 1995 audiobook recording
Joe Hill (writer) - Hill chose to use an abbreviated form of his given name in 1997, out of a desire to succeed based solely on his own merits rather than as the son of Stephen King
Jane Hamsher - Subsequently, Hamsher and Murphy co-produced two 1998 films, Brandon Boyce's screen adaptation "Apt Pupil", from the Stephen King "novella", directed by Bryan Singer and starring Ian McKellen, Brad Renfro, and David Schwimmer, and "Permanent Midnight", adapted by Jerry Stahl and David Veloz from Stahl's autobiographical novel and starring Ben Stiller, Maria Bello, and Elizabeth Hurley; and the 2001 thriller "From Hell", based on Terry Hayes and Rafael Yglesias' adaptation of the graphic novel "From Hell", by Alan Moore and
Doug Hutchison - In 1999, Hutchison was cast as troublemaking prison guard Percy Wetmore in the film adaptation of Stephen King's "The Green Mile", for which he received critical acclaim
Sam Rockwell - In 1999, Rockwell played prisoner William "Wild Bill" Wharton in the Stephen King prison drama "The Green Mile"
Sean Parlaman - Presidential campaign - He was able to secure government grants, to become a member of the Oregon steering committee of the 2000 Green Party Presidential campaign of Ralph Nader, and to get permission from Stephen King to make "Stud City", a short, independent sequel to "Stand by Me"
Damon Lindelof - It was believed that after the conclusion of "Lost", Lindelof and J. J. Abrams would write and produce a film adaptation of Stephen King's "The Dark Tower", but Lindelof squelched this notion in a late 2000s "USA Today", commenting, "After working six years on 'Lost,' the last thing I want to do is spend the next seven years adapting one of my favorite books of all time
Jonathan Franzen - While promoting the book Franzen became the first American author to appear on the cover of Time magazine since Stephen King did so in 2000.
Melanie Lynskey - In 2001, Lynskey met American actor Jimmi Simpson, while co-starring in the Stephen King miniseries "Rose Red"
Michael Piller - In 2001, he was approached by producer Lloyd Segan to develop a television series from Stephen King's novel "The Dead Zone"
Melanie Lynskey - In 2002, she played her first television role in the Stephen King mini series "Rose Red"
Nigel Kneale - The horror fiction writer Stephen King has cited Kneale as an influence, with Kim Newman suggesting in 2003 that King had "more or less rewritten "Quatermass and the Pit" in "The Tommyknockers"
Rob Lowe - In 2004 Lowe starred in the TNT remake of the Stephen King miniseries "Salem's Lot" which was the highest rated cable program of that summer and the highest ratings TNT original programming had at the time
Diane Ladd - In 2004, Ladd played psychic Mrs. Druse in the television miniseries of Stephen King's "Kingdom Hospital"
Marek Baraniecki - Set in a post-apocalyptic world, in 2004 the "G?owa Kasandry" was voted by Gazeta Wyborcza's readers one of top 7 post-apocalyptic novels of all times, alongside the works by Jack London, Herbert Wells and Stephen King
Roger Ebert - In August 2004 Stephen King, in a column, criticized what he saw as a growing trend of leniency towards films from critics including Ebert
Richard Corliss - In August 2004, Stephen King, criticizing what he saw as a growing trend of leniency towards films by critics, included Corliss among a number of "formerly reliable critics who seem to have gone remarkably soft -- not to say softhearted and sometimes softheaded -- in their old age
Campbell Scott - In 2005 / 2006, Scott served as the reader for the audiobook versions of Stephen King's bestsellers "The Shining" and "Cell"
Warren Silver - Silver operated his practice, during which he represented Stephen King and served on the Board of Governors of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association and as Chairman of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court's Civil Rules Committee, until early July 2005 when he sold it and its building to Cuddy and Lanham, another Bangor, Maine-based law firm
Michael McDowell (author) - His unfinished novel "Candles Burning" was "completed" by Tabitha King, wife of Stephen King, and published in 2006
Carrie (1976 film) - Jackson eventually earned the consent of Stephen King to mount a new, officially-sanctioned, non-musical production of "Carrie", which debuted Off-Broadway in 2006 with female impersonator Sherry Vine in the lead role
Marcia Gay Harden - In 2007, Harden appeared in several films, including Sean Penn's critically acclaimed "Into the Wild", and Frank Darabont's "The Mist" , based on the novella by Stephen King
During the 2008 presidential election, King voiced his support for Democratic candidate Barack Obama.
In 2009, King published Ur, a novella written exclusively for the launch of the second-generation Amazon Kindle and available only on Amazon.
Richard Chizmar - They wrote the screenplay for 2009's upcoming film "From a Buick 8" based on Stephen King's novel
J. J. Abrams - While it was speculated that they would be writing and producing an adaptation of Stephen King's "The Dark Tower" series of novels, they publicly stated in November 2009 that they were no longer looking to take on that project
Bev Vincent - "'Bev Vincent"' is best known as the author of "The Road to the Dark Tower", the Bram Stoker Award nominated, authorised companion to Stephen King's Dark Tower series and "The Stephen King Illustrated Companion," which was nominated for a 2010 Edgar award
Akiva Goldsman - On September 8, 2010, it was announced that he would write the first season of the television series based on the novels of Stephen King's "The Dark Tower" series
Guillermo del Toro - On 21 September 2010, del Toro announced that he wanted to direct new adaptations of the Stephen King novels "It" and "Pet Sematary", but stated that he is very busy and unlikely to be able to make the films any time soon
Anika Noni Rose - In 2011, Rose played the role of Sara Tidwell in the A&E miniseries "Bag of Bones" based on the Stephen King novel of the same name"
Boudewijn de Groot - Under the pseudonym "Frank de Groot", he has translated seven Stephen King novels and in 2011 Scott Turow's Presumed Innocent into Dutch
King's next book is "Joyland", a novel about "an amusement-park serial killer", according to an article in "The Sunday Times", published on April 8, 2012
Bill Hader - On February 18, 2012, he briefly impersonated author Stephen King, as part of a sketch in which May a Rudolph impersonated a May a Angelou who creates pranks
Dennis Calero - In October 2012, Calero began illustrating a webcomic The Little Green God of Agony for Stephen King which is a short story that was published in the 2011 anthology "A Book of Horrors" by King
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa - Aguirre-Sacasa wrote screen adaptation for the remake of Stephen King's "Carrie", scheduled for release October 2013
Julianne Moore - In October 2013, she will be seen as Margaret White in "Carrie", an adaptation of Stephen King's horror novel
The attention garnered by the LePage criticism has led to efforts to encourage King to run for Governor of Maine in 2018