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  • Date of birth : 30/05/1948
  • Date of death : 01/11/2005

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Michael Piller (1948)

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Michael Piller (May 30, 1948 – November 1, 2005) was an American television scriptwriter and producer, who was most famous for his contributions to the Star Trek franchise.

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 early life and career
Piller was born in Port Chester, New York. With parents who were both involved in writing, his father as a Hollywood screenwriter and his mother as a songwriter, he planned to be a scriptwriter from an early age. However a college lecturer discouraged him, and Piller started out in television working as an Emmy Award-winning journalist for CBS News in New York, WBTV in Charlotte, North Carolina, and WBBM-TV in Chicago, Illinois. However he then moved to Los Angeles, California and the entertainment side of television in the late 1970s, working as a censor and then a programming executive for CBS. He began writing scripts for television, and after selling a script to Cagney & Lacey and another to Simon & Simon, he was offered a staff writing position on Simon & Simon, where he stayed for three years, becoming a producer.

Piller attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was a member of the Pi Lambda Phi fraternity.

 death
On November 2, 2005, StarTrek.com announced that Piller had succumbed to head and neck cancer and died at his home.

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