Rockne S. O'Bannon

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Rockne S. O'Bannon
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O'Bannon at the 2013 Comic-Con
Born (1964-01-12) January 12, 1964 (age 51)
Los Angeles, California, USA
Genre Science fiction
Notable works Farscape, Alien Nation, seaQuest DSV

Rockne S. O'Bannon (born January 12, 1964) is an American television producer and writer. He is the creator of the science fiction film Alien Nation[1] and the television series seaQuest DSV,[2] The Triangle, Farscape,[2] Cult,[2] and Defiance.

He is married with one daughter and two sons and resides in California.[citation needed]

O'Bannon grew up the son of a gaffer, 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.[citation needed]

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 (1985). CBS bought one of them, and after a second script sale for The Twilight Zone, he was hired on as a staff writer.[3]


Constantine 2014 TV series Writer (1 episode: "The Darkness Beneath")
Revolution 2013 TV series Writer
Defiance 2013 TV series Developer, Writer
Cult 2013 TV series Creator, writer, executive-producer
V 2009 TV series Writer (1 episode: "Unholy Alliance")
The Triangle 2005 TV miniseries Writer
Farscape 1999 TV series Creator
seaQuest DSV 1993 TV series Creator
Fear 1990 Film Director
Alien Nation 1988 Film Writer
Amazing Stories 1985 TV series Writer
The Twilight Zone 1985 TV series Writer


  1. ^ Kehr, Dave (October 7, 1988). "`Alien Nation`". Chicago Tribune. 
  2. ^ a b c Hale, Mike (February 18, 2013). "Diners, Seedy Motels and TV Industry In-Jokes". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ Wolfman, Marv. "SPEAKING WITH… Rockne S. O’Bannon". Retrieved 14 December 2012. 

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