Mystery Writer Visits NOVA
Les Roberts began his career as an actor in Chicago. He later moved to New York and wrote for such TV classics as Candid Camera and the Jackie Gleason Show. The next logical step was for Les to head west to LA, where he became the first producer of the TV game show The Hollywood Squares. He wrote and produced more than 2,500 half-hours of network and syndicated television over the next quarter of a century, including episodes of The Lucy Show, The Andy Griffith Show and The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
In 1986, Les won St. Martin's Press' Best First Private Eye Novel contest for An Infinite Number of Monkeys. Since then, he's written a book a year, including 18 novels featuring Cleveland, Ohio private eye Milan Jacovich.
Les is known as a marvelous raconteur, a staunch defender of animal rights and a committed vegan. During his presentation he shared stories about his years in television and as a writer.