Jack Curtis (II) was a Television Writer from 1959-1971.
For the voice actor who was active from 1955-1968, please see Jack Curtis (I).
Originally from Lincoln Center, Kansas, as a young boy Jack Curtis listened to his grandfather's tales of his youth as an outlaw in Missouri.
Jack got his start as a western screenwriter as a ghostwriter on Gunsmoke for his Fresno State College buddy, Sam Peckinpah
Sam Peckinpah named the sheriff in Gunsmoke after Jack's son Micah.
Jack wrote his westerns at his "Apple Pie Ridge Ranch" in Big Sur, California, and commuted to L.A. from Monterey airport.