E. Jack Neuman
E. Jack Neuman
|Born||Ernest Jack Neuman|
February 27, 1921
|Died||January 15, 1998|
Los Angeles, California
|Pen name||John Dawson|
|Education||University of Missouri,|
University of California-Los Angeles
|Notable awards||Peabody, Edgar|
Neuman was born in Toledo, Ohio. He moved to Denver, Colorado, as a child and graduated from Regis Jesuit High School. He attended Colorado State College in Greeley and then transferred to the University of Missouri, where he majored in journalism. He served in the U.S. Marines in World War II in the radio division of Special Services.
Neuman wrote for dramatic radio shows such as On Stage; Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar; Richard Diamond, Private Detective; Hallmark Hall of Fame; Fort Laramie; Pursuit; and Suspense. He wrote some episodes of Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar and Have Gun, Will Travel under the pseudonyms John Dawson and Jack Dawson.
His many television credits include episodes of Frontier, Wagon Train, Bonanza, The Untouchables, Dr. Kildare, The Asphalt Jungle, and Gunsmoke. In his lone film, The Venetian Affair (1967) he was writer, producer, and uncredited actor.
While writing for television and radio, he took creative writing classes and eventually earned a law degree from the University of California-Los Angeles. He later taught creative writing at UCLA and University of Southern California.
|You Are There||1953-1954||writer||2 episodes|
|Climax!||1955||writer||2 episodes; "The Long Goodbye", adapted from the Raymond Chandler novel,
Edgar nomination for best episode in a television series
|The Twilight Zone||1960||writer||Wrote 1 episode: "The Trouble with Templeton"|
|The Asphalt Jungle||1961||writer||2 episodes; winner of the President Eisenhower Freedoms Award for "The Scott Machine"|
|Mr. Novak||1963-1965||writer, producer||Peabody award win|
|Sam Benedict||1962-1963||writer, creator||Wrote 4 episodes|
|Berlin Affair||1970||writer, producer||Made-for-television movie; written with Richard Alan Simmons
Edgar award win for best episode in a television series, 1970
|Police Story||1973-1979||writer, creator||Wrote 1 episode|
|The Blue Knight||1974||writer, actor (uncredited)||Made-for-television movie; Edgar award nomination for best television feature or miniseries|
|Law and Order||1977||writer||Made-for-television movie; Edgar award nomination for best television feature or miniseries|
|Inside the Third Reich||1982||writer, producer||Miniseries; Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Drama Special.|
|Voices Within: The Lives of Truddi Chase||1990||writer||Made-for-television movie; Writers Guild of America Award win for best adapted longform|
- Chuck,, Harter,. Mr. Novak : an acclaimed television series. Albany, Georgia. ISBN 9781629331645. OCLC 1031484649.
- 1975-, Ellett, Ryan,. Radio drama and comedy writers, 1928-1962. Jefferson, North Carolina. ISBN 1476665931. OCLC 976239218.
- Staff, Variety; Staff, Variety (1998-01-23). "E. Jack Neuman dead at 76". Variety. Retrieved 2019-02-08.
- "E. Jack Neuman Papers, 1935-1982". Wisconsin Historical Society. University of Wisconsin Digital Collections. Archived from the original on 11 February 2019. Retrieved 11 February 2019.