Glen A. Larson (January 3, 1937 – November 14, 2014) was a writer, producer, and composer who created Knight Rider. He composed the music for the main theme, wrote the first episode and served as a consulting producer for the show. He was also given credit for creating the characters in all of the subsequent Knight Rider shows and movies.
In addition to Knight Rider, he created the original Battlestar Galactica, Magnum P.I., and Quincy M.E.. He had also contributed to numerous other series
On November 14th, 2014, Glen died from his long battle with esophageal cancer at the UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica, he was 77 years old.