He looked at me across (a restaurant) table and he said, 'You know Steve, I get up in the morning and I look in the mirror and I don't get it. I just don't get it. What do they seeFeature: Honoring James Garner Sep 22, 2004
He's getting older and he's in the character business, so now we're getting a chance to see how wonderful he isFeature: Honoring James Garner Sep 22, 2004
It was a well-written show but, please, without him being able to deliver on the comedy the way he did, in such a subtle way, it would have been nothing, in my opinionFeature: Honoring James Garner Sep 22, 2004
When Jim was young, even with 'Maverick,' he was so handsome and he had such an easygoing charm on camera that people didn't think he was working very hardFeature: Honoring James Garner Sep 22, 2004
When Tom became 'Magnum,' he definitely wanted to be Jim GarnerFeature: Honoring James Garner Sep 22, 2004
Stephen Joseph Cannell, (born February 5, 1941; pronounced /ˈkænəl/, rhymes with "channel"), is an American television producer, writer, novelist and occasional actor who is also the founder of Stephen J. Cannell Productions.
Cannell was born in Los Angeles, California, and raised in a mansion in nearby Pasadena. His parents, Joseph and Caroline, owned a chain of furniture stores. Cannell struggled with dyslexia in school, but did graduate from the University of Oregon in 1964 with a Bachelor of Science in journalism. At UO, he joined the Sigma Chi fraternity.
After college, Cannell spent four years working with the family business before selling his first script to the Universal series It Takes a Thief in 1968. He was quickly hired by the television production branch of Universal Studios and was soon freelance writing for such other crime shows as Ironside and Columbo. Not long after he received his first full-time gig as the story editor of Jack Webb's police series Adam-12, then in its fourth season (1971-1972).