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Sam Egan
Sam Egan
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Episode Writer
Sam Egan is a writer for V.


Sam Egan is currently an Executive Producer and writer for the Showtime series "Jeremiah" (2002). For the past five years, Sam Egan has served as Executive Producer and most prolific writer on the Showtime series "The Outer Limits" (1995). Among his notable episodes was The Outer Limits 100th episode "Tribunal" -- a time travel story about the Holocaust, and the star-studded 2-hour season-ender of the show's 6th year, "Final Appeal," starring Charlton Heston, Robert Loggia, Amanda Plummer, Hal Holbrook and Cicely Tyson. Before that, he was Co-Executive Producer of ABC's "Second Noah" (1996), and Consulting Producer on CBS' award-winning "Northern Exposure" (1990). He has been active in alternative media, most recently developing and writing "The Dream Detective," an animated flash animation Internet series premiering in 2001. He also co-created "The Santa Fe Mysteries," an interactive CD ROM series. Sam created two CBS Television series: "Snoops" (1989), and "Sweating Bullets" (1991). He was also co-producer and co-writer of Imagine: John Lennon (1988), the Warner Brothers feature, and the co-writer of the cult-comedy Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (1988). Among his very eclectic credits, he was Producer/Writer of The Kid Who Loved Christmas (1990) (TV), for Paramount Syndication in association with Eddie Murphy Productions and Executive Producer Writer of CBS' 'Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women' starring Steve Martin. As a journalist, Sam has written for "Rolling Stone Magazine" and was editor of the Arts Magazine "The Every Other Weekly." Included in his many writing and producing awards are nominations for an Emmy and four Geminis, including best television drama for his "Tribunal" episode of "The Outer Limits" (1995). He is a winner of the Edgar from the Mystery Writers of America, a three-time winner of the Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Television Series, and two-time winner of the Golden Pen, from P.E.N, the international writers' organization. He has also won the Scott Newman Foundation Award for Best Television Drama. He is currently writing several feature films including "The Volunteer," for New Line starring Nicolas Cage, as well as "One of Us" the feature adaptation of Roger Fouts' "Next of Kin."


Egan has prdocued and written many television series and films.


  • Quincy M.E.
  • The Fall Guy
  • Northern Exposure
  • Second Noah
  • The Outer Limits
  • Jeremiah
  • Masters of Science Fiction


  • The Incredible Hulk
  • Quincy M.E.
  • Automan
  • The Outer Limits
  • Jeremiah
  • Sanctuary
  • The Listener
  • V

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