• Born date: 1942-10-23
  • Born in: Illinois
  • Death date: 2008-11-04
Michael Crichton

John Michael Crichton /ˈdʒɒn ˈmaɪkl̩ ˈkɹaɪtn̩/ , MD (October 23, 1942 – November 4, 2008) was an American best-selling author, physician, producer, director, and screenwriter, best known for his work in the science fiction, medical fiction, and thriller genres. His books have sold over 200 million copies worldwide, and many have been adapted into films. In 1994 Crichton became the only creative artist ever to have works simultaneously charting at No.