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Hal Erickson
Born1950 (age 72–73)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Alma materUniversity of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Harold "Hal" Erickson (born 1950) is a media historian who was a senior editor at AllRovi for 15 years starting in 1994 when it was known as "All Movies".


He received a bachelor's degree in acting and directing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a master's degree in theater history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.[1] He has also written several books relating to the history of movies and television as well as many media articles for Encyclopædia Britannica. He lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.[2]


  • Any Resemblance to Actual Persons : the Real People Behind 400+ Fictional Movie Characters. McFarland & Co. 2017. ISBN 9781476629308. OCLC 1041034425.
  • Television Cartoon Shows : an Illustrated Encyclopedia, 1949 through 2003 (2 ed.). McFarland & Co. 2016. ISBN 9781476665993. OCLC 995238613. Two volumes.
  • Military Comedy Films: a Critical Survey and Filmography of Hollywood Releases since 1918, Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co. Publishers, 2012, ISBN 978-0-7864-6290-2
  • The Baseball Filmography, 1915 through 2001, Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, 2002, ISBN 0-7864-1272-0
  • Encyclopedia of Television Law Shows: Factual and Fictional Series About Judges, Lawyers and the Courtroom, 1948-2008, Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 2009, ISBN 0-7864-3828-2
  • "From Beautiful Downtown Burbank": a Critical History of Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, 1968-1973, Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co., 2009, ISBN 0-7864-4049-X
  • Sid and Marty Krofft: a Critical Study of Saturday Morning Children’s Television, 1969-1993, Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 2007, ISBN 0-7864-3093-1
  • Religious Radio and Television in the United States, 1921-1991: the Programs and Personalities, Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 1992, ISBN 0-89950-658-5
  • Baseball in the Movies: a Comprehensive Reference, 1915-1991, Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 1992, ISBN 0-89950-657-7
  • Syndicated Television: the First Forty Years, 1947-1987, Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 1989, ISBN 0-89950-410-8


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