Larry Hertzog, TV writer-producer, dies

Was part of Stephen J. Cannell team

Larry Hertzog, a veteran TV writer and producer who created "Nowhere Man" for then-fledgling UPN, died April 19 of cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 56.

Hertzog worked on shows including ABC's "Hart to Hart," then joined the Stephen J. Cannell team, where he wrote and produced several series, including "Hardcastle and McCormick" and "Stingray." With Cannell, the native New Yorker co-created the Dale Robertson starrer "J.J. Starbuck" in 1987.

After stints on "Walker, Texas Ranger" and "seaQuest 2032," Hertzog created "Nowhere Man" for UPN. The series starred Bruce Greenwood as a man whose identity is annulled.

Hertzog went on to produce NBC's "Profiler" for two seasons before joining USA's hit "Le Femme Nikita" as its showrunner for its last three seasons. He also wrote for Fox's "24."