Robert Rodat (born Keene, New Hampshire, 1953) is an American film and television writer and television producer.
He is well known for Saving Private Ryan (1998), Rodat also wrote The Comrades of Summer (1992), Tall Tale (1995), Fly Away Home with Vince McKewin (1996), and The Patriot (2000). He recently worked on the revision of the script for the 2008 film 10,000 BC. He is currently working on a screenplay for Warcraft.
In 2009 Rodat created the TNT science-fiction series Falling Skies, produced by Steven Spielberg. The series did not premiere until summer 2011. It has completed its second season, and a third has already been commissioned. The show revolves around human survivors of a semi-post apocalyptic world due to an alien invasion.