Listed: Arte Johnson, Earl Hamner Jr., George Clayton Johnson, Richard Bare, Don Keefer, Arlene Martel, John Tomerlin, Jack Klugman, Richard Matheson, Anne Francis, Del Reisman, Kevin McCarthy, Lamont Johnson, Bill Erwin.

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Arte Johnson, 1929—2019


Earl Hamner Jr.

Earl Hamner, Jr. 19232016


George Clayton Johnson, 1929—2015


Richard Bare, 1913—2015


Twilight Zone "It's a Good Life"

Don Keefer in “It’s a Good Life”

Don Keefer, 1916—2014


Arlene Martel, 19362014


John Tomerlin scripted  “Number 12 Looks Just Like You”

John Tomerlin, 19302014


Klugman in “A Game of Pool”

Jack Klugman, 1922—2012


Richard Matheson and son

Richard Matheson and son share a 1980s magazine cover

Richard Matheson, 19262013


Anne Francis

Anne Francis, 1930–2011

  • Starred in “Jess-Belle” and “The After Hours,” one of TZ’s iconic episodes
  • Best known for 1960s TV show Honey West and 1950s movie Forbidden Planet
  • More in the Tony Albarella article One for the Recent Angels

Del Reisman

Del Reisman

Del Reisman, 1924–2011


Kevin McCarthy

Kevin McCarthy, 1914–2010

  • Played the lead in “Long Live Walter Jameson”
  • Starred in the original version of Invasion  of the Body Snatchers
  • More in the Tony Albarella article One for the Recent Angels

Lamont Johnson, 1922–2010

  • Winner of multiple Emmy awards
  • Directed “The Shelter,” “Nothing in the Dark,” “Kick the Can,” and “Five Characters in Search of an Exit”
  • More in the Tony Albarella article One for the Recent Angels

William Self

William Self, 1921–2010

  • Credits as a TV producer and production manager include shows like Twelve O’Clock High, Batman, The Green Hornet. Lost in Space, The Time Tunnel, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Land of the Giants, Daniel Boone, Peyton Place, and, of course, The Twilight Zone.
  • More in the Tony Albarella article One for the Recent Angels

Bill Erwin

Bill Erwin, 1914–2010

  • Played characters in “Mute,” “Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?” “Mr. Denton on Doomsday,” and was left on the cutting room floor in “Walking Distance”
  • More in the Tony Albarella article One for the Recent Angels

Burgess Meredith, 1907–1997

  • Starred in “Time Enough At Last,” “The Obsolete Man,” “Mr. Dingle, the Strong,” and “Printer’s Devil”
  • Narrated Twilight Zone: The Movie
  • Played a villainous senator in The Man
  • Also known for his roles in 60’s TV Batman and Rocky movies