Few show business
professionals can lay claim to the track record of acclaimed
TV writer and author John Wilder.
Having amassed hundreds of credits as a
writer and producer for his work in radio, television, and film,
John is the creative force behind such iconic television fare as
Spenser for Hire, Lonesome Dove, The Streets of San Francisco, The Yellow Rose and the epic adaptation of
James Michener’s Centennial.
In this informal conversation, you’ll
hear how John worked his way into television and film acting,
appearing in early teen movies and as a regular guest performer on
dozens of shows like Broken Arrow, Wagon Train, and The Real
As so often
happens in show business, it was a personal connection–this one
with Chuck Connors, star of TV’s hit western The Rifleman—
that led to his first
television writing gig.
point on, John wrote and produced some of the most iconic TV series
of the era, winning multiple Emmy nominations, the
Chicago International Film Festival Award, a pair of Western
Heritage awards, and two trips to the winner’s circle at the
Guild of America’s Awards
Listen carefully to this interview, and you’ll hear John outline
for you his blueprint for Hollywood success and creative longevity.
You’ll also get the inside story on Nobody Dies in Hollywood, John’s
gritty debut novel–a compelling and rapid-fire read that
rubs the reality of headline crimes against the underbelly of
Hollywood at its glitzy best and introduces a uniquely contemporary
hero into the literary private detective genre.
interview tells the unique story of John Wilder, a man who has
literally “led three lives” with careers as an actor,
producer-writer, and now as a major novelist. He’s truly a
remarkable talent, and hearing him tell his own story is both
entertaining for fans of his work and inspiring for
those hoping to follow in his footsteps.