Mick Garris

Active - 1982 - 2018  |   Born - Dec 4, 1951 in Santa Monica, California, United States  |   Genres - Horror

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  • Was the lead singer of San Diego art-rock band Horsefeathers for seven years in the '70s.
  • First job in the film industry was working as a receptionist (and later R2-D2 robot operator) for George Lucas's Star Wars Corporation.
  • Won a 1986 Edgar Allan Poe Award from the Mystery Writers of America for penning "The Amazing Falsworth," an episode of the Steven Spielberg-produced anthology series Amazing Stories.
  • Has directed several TV and film adaptations of Stephen King tales, including Sleepwalkers (1992), The Stand (1994), The Shining (1997), Riding the Bullet (2004) and Desperation (2006).
  • Received the New York City Horror Film Festival's 2006 Lifetime Achievement Award.