Joseph Stefano Net Worth

Joseph Stefano Net Worth is
$2 Million

Joseph Stefano Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Creative horror screenwriter Joseph Stefano has been writing scripts since the early sixties. His first was The Black Orchid (1958). Less than a year later, he met his new friend, Alfred Hitchcock, to do the famous script for Psycho (1960). Stefano decided to drop the script for Hitchcock's The Birds (1963). Stefano later wrote a great screenplay ...
IMDB Wikipedia

Date Of BirthMay 5, 1922
Place Of BirthPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
ProfessionMiscellaneous Crew, Writer, Producer
SpouseMarilyn Epstein
Star SignTaurus
1"I think doing the screenplay for Psycho (1960) has done me more harm than good. Through the years it has made it very difficult for me to get some of the other kinds of pictures that I would have like to have gone on to".
1Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Writers Branch).
2His big break into show business came when he was hired as a writer for the Ted Mack Family Hour (1951).
3A broken eardrum exempted him from WWII service.
4Performed in operettas and wrote an off-Broadway musical comedy entitled "It's Your Movie". Also wrote songs for nightclub performers and for Donn Arden's musical revues in Las Vegas.
5Originally was a singer and dancer who wrote his own material for high school and little theater productions in Philadelphia. He dropped out of high school a few weeks before graduating in order to pursue his career in Manhattan.
6One-time composer/lyricist who turned to writing in the late 1950s.
7When he first read the novel "Psycho," he felt the story was weak in that it started with and focused too much on the unsavory Norman Bates character. It was Stefano's idea to Hitchcock to refocus the first part of the film on ill-fated Marion Crane with her embezzlement and shocking shower-stabbing murder at the Bates Hotel. Hitchcock loved the idea of killing off the leading lady (Janet Leigh) in the first 20 minutes and the movie was a huge hit.
8Father of Dominic Stefano
9Was a good friend of Alfred Hitchcock.


The Outer LimitsTV Series executive consultant - 73 episodes, 1995 - 1999 senior advisor - 11 episodes, 2000 - 2001
Swamp Thing1990-1991TV Series developer for television - 14 episodes
Psycho IV: The Beginning1990TV Movie executive production consultant


The Outer LimitsTV Series original episode - 1 episode, 1998 written by - 1 episode, 1997
Two Bits1995written by
Swamp ThingTV Series story - 3 episodes, 1990 writer - 2 episodes, 1990
Psycho IV: The Beginning1990TV Movie written by
Star Trek: The Next GenerationTV Series story by - 1 episode, 1988 teleplay by - 1 episode, 1988
The Kindred1987written by
Snowbeast1977TV Movie written by
Aloha Means Goodbye1974TV Movie
Live Again, Die Again1974TV Movie teleplay
The Magician1973TV Series story - 1 episode
Home for the Holidays1972TV Movie written by
A Death of Innocence1971TV Movie
Revenge!1971TV Movie
Marcus Welby, M.D.1971TV Series writer - 1 episode
Eye of the Cat1969written by
The Ghost of Sierra de Cobre1964TV Movie
The Outer LimitsTV Series written by - 7 episodes, 1963 - 1964 teleplay - 3 episodes, 1964 story - 2 episodes, 1964 television story - 1 episode, 1964
The Unknown1964TV Movie
Mr. Novak1963TV Series written by - 1 episode
The Lloyd Bridges Show1963TV Series written by - 1 episode
Saints and Sinners1962TV Series written by - 1 episode
The Naked Edge1961screenplay
The Detectives1960TV Series 3 episodes
Startime1960TV Series adaptation - 1 episode
General Electric TheaterTV Series written by - 1 episode, 1960 writer - 1 episode, 1959
Playhouse 901959TV Series story - 1 episode
The Black Orchid1958writer
Fast and Sexy1958uncredited


Two Bits1995executive producer
Swamp Thing1990TV Series supervising producer - 13 episodes
The Ghost of Sierra de Cobre1964TV Movie producer
The Outer Limits1963-1964TV Series producer - 32 episodes
The Unknown1964TV Movie producer


The Ghost of Sierra de Cobre1964TV Movie


Edición Especial Coleccionista2011TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film2006Documentary in memory of
Before the Fact: Suspicious Hitchcock2004Video documentary short special thanks
Biography2004TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode


Dark Dreamers2011TV SeriesHimself
Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film2006DocumentaryHimself
Strangers on a Train : A Hitchcock Classic2004Video documentary shortHimself - Screenwriter
Ed Gein: The Ghoul of Plainfield2004Video documentary shortHimself
Biography2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Scream and Scream Again: A History of the Slasher Film2000TV Special documentaryHimself
The Trouble with Marnie2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
'Psycho' Path1999Video short documentaryHimself
Hitchcock: Shadow of a Genius1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
Reputations1999TV Series documentaryHimself - Screenwriter, Psycho
E! True Hollywood Story1998TV Series documentaryHimself
A-Z of Horror1997TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Making of 'Psycho'1997Video documentaryHimself - Screenwriter
The Outer Limits Phenomenon1996TV Special documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Edición Especial Coleccionista2011TV SeriesHimself

Won Awards

1987President's AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA
1961EdgarEdgar Allan Poe AwardsBest Motion PicturePsycho (1960)

Nominated Awards

1999Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest WriterPsycho (1998)
1961WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Written American DramaPsycho (1960)

Known for movies

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