Ronald "Ron" Sproat
is a screenwriter
known for his work on Dark Shadows
Sproat served as head writer on Dark Shadows
and created the character Barnabas Collins
Sproat has written for Never Too Young
, a teen soap opera
that aired on ABC
from 1965 to 1966 and Strange Paradise
, a Canadian
soap opera that aired in syndication
in the United States
from 1969 to 1970.
In addition to television writing, Sproat has also written for musical theatre including Abie's Island Rose and Back Home: The War Brides Musical, both of which ran off Broadway.
Sproat received his MA
from the University of Michigan
, and performed undergraudate work at Hamilton College
. While at Hamilton College, he won the William Duncan Saunders Award for creative writing. Sproat also attended Yale University
where he earned a MFA
. While attending Yale, Sproat was also the recipient of the Avery Hopwood Award.