Michael Russnow

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Michael got his start by fearlessly calling Earl Hamner Jr., creator and narrator of The Waltons and urged him to give him and his then-partner Tony Kayden a shot. It was a true Hollywood story, as the series was about a wannabe writer, and Michael and Tony were hired to pen three episodes.

After writing for The Streets of San Francisco (1972) and Little House on the Prairie (1974), Michael and Tony went their separate ways. Michael continued an eclectic career, branching into comedy with classics such as Barney Miller (1974) and Family Ties (1982). Read more...