Born in the capital of the U.S., Leslie Stevens trained at first for a live in the military or at least the sciences but the theater bug hit him and he moved to the Big Apple to become a playwright. He served in the Army Air Corps during WWII, rising to the rank of Captain but after the hostilities he returned to New York and writing for Broadway.
Eventually he moved to television and became a creator, producer, and director in addition to a prolific writer. The series which he created included The Name of the Game and the cult hit Outer Limits. He also wrote and directed and produced several other series including It Takes A Thief.