Joseph Stefano


Joseph William Stefano
May 5, 1922
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


August 25, 2006 (aged 84)
Thousand Oaks, California


Screenwriter, producer, director

Wrote episodes

It Crawled Out of the Woodwork
The Zanti Misfits
The Mice (teleplay)
Don't Open Till Doomsday
The Invisibles
The Bellero Shield (story & teleplay)
Moonstone (story)
Fun and Games (teleplay)
A Feasibility Study
The Chameleon (story)
The Forms of Things Unknown

Joseph William Stefano (May 5, 1922 – August 25, 2006) was an American screenwriter, best known for adapting Robert Bloch's novel for Alfred Hitchcock's film Psycho and for being the producer and co-writer of the original The Outer Limits TV series.[1][2]


  1. "Joseph Stefano, 84, Screenwriter for ‘Psycho’ and Television, Dies". The New York Times. 2006-08-31. 
  2. Bernstein, Adam (2006-08-30). "Joseph Stefano; Key Writer for 'Psycho'". The Washington Post.