Stephen J. Cannell

1941 - 2010

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Stephen Joseph Cannell (; February 5, 1941 – September 30, 2010) was an American television producer, writer, novelist, occasional actor, and founder of Cannell Entertainment (formerly Stephen J. Cannell Productions) and The Cannell Studios. After starting his career as a television screenwriter, Cannell created or co-created several dozen successful TV series from the 1970s to the 1990s, often with his creative partner Frank Lupo. Cannell's creations include The Rockford Files, The A-Team, Renegade, The Greatest American Hero, 21 Jump Street, and The Commish. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Stephen J. Cannell has received more than 1,735,981 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia. Stephen J. Cannell is the 36th most popular producer (down from 29th in 2019), the 4,564th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,828th in 2019) and the 18th most popular American Producer.

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Over the past year Stephen J. Cannell has had the most page views in the with 206,090 views, followed by German (24,170), and French (18,098). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Simple English (153.88%), Malagasy (127.23%), and Serbo-Croatian (62.19%)


Among producers, Stephen J. Cannell ranks 36 out of 140Before him are Fred Quimby, Andrew G. Vajna, Dick Wolf, Joseph M. Schenck, Robert Evans, and Luis Rodríguez. After him are Michael G. Wilson, Walter Legge, Sam Warner, Erich Pommer, David Heyman, and Hal B. Wallis.

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Among people born in 1941, Stephen J. Cannell ranks 285Before him are Paul Kantner, Dragoljub Ojdanić, Pedro Carmona, Anatoly Levchenko, Airto Moreira, and Félix Rodríguez. After him are Ryuichi Sugiyama, Nate Thurmond, Albert Shesternyov, Neelie Kroes, Sara Nazarbayeva, and Arie den Hartog. Among people deceased in 2010, Stephen J. Cannell ranks 193Before him are Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, Norman Wisdom, Samuel T. Cohen, Luigi Poggi, and Vitaly Sevastyanov. After him are Frank Frazetta, Friedrich Wilhelm, Prince of Hohenzollern, Salvador Jorge Blanco, Farooq Leghari, Cammie King, and Laurent Terzieff.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Stephen J. Cannell ranks 4,564 out of 20,380Before him are Gene Wolfe (1931), Pete Maravich (1947), Bobby Vinton (1935), Ben Adams (1890), Michael Chang (1972), and Dick Miller (1928). After him are Bo Hopkins (1942), Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829), Frank Frazetta (1928), Joss Whedon (1964), Steven Hill (1922), and Lauren Cohan (1982).

Among PRODUCERS In United States

Among producers born in United States, Stephen J. Cannell ranks 18Before him are Darryl F. Zanuck (1902), Don Simpson (1943), Kathleen Kennedy (1953), Fred Quimby (1886), Dick Wolf (1946), and Robert Evans (1930). After him are Michael G. Wilson (1942), Hal B. Wallis (1898), Saul Zaentz (1921), Safdie brothers (null), Robert Chartoff (1933), and Jesse L. Lasky (1880).