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Richard Dean Starr

Richard Dean Starr is an American copywriter, editor, and author of fiction and graphic novels whose work has featured characters including Hellboy, Zorro, The Phantom, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, The Avenger, and Wyatt Earp, among others. He is also a former journalist and film critic who has written for both newspapers and magazines. In addition to his fiction and non-fiction he is also a leading generalist copywriter and expert on small-business marketing.


Starr was born in Torrance, California, but spent thirteen years in Florida. He recently returned to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a film and television director. To date, he has worked as a production coordinator and co-producer on three feature films and two short films. In addition to his motion picture work, he was named Special Projects Coordinator for Moonstone Books in 2007. Starr recently finished editing Tales of Zorro, the first anthology of original Zorro short fiction ever authorized by Zorro Productions, Inc. The collection is scheduled for release in May 2008 in both trade and limited signed editions illustrated by Douglas Klauba, Ruben Procopio, and Sergio Martinez.





Kolchak: The Night Stalker

The Phantom

The Avenger

Other Short Fiction


  • The Hurricane Key (Forthcoming, 2010)
  • Dead Beat: A Jack Switcher Auction Mystery (Forthcoming, 2010)

Graphic Novels

  • Wyatt Earp: The Justice Riders (Moonstone Books, 2008)



As Editor


  • Storm Warning (alt. title: Storm Front) - screenplay - Four Score Films (option only), 1991
  • Wednesday Again - production coordinator, 2007
  • Shadowheart - production coordinator, 2007 (Uncredited)
  • Space Reserved - co-producer and production coordinator, 2007 (Unproduced)

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