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Charles David "Chuck" Menville (17 April 1940 – 15 June 1992; age 52) was an American television writer. He wrote the Star Trek: The Animated Series episode "The Practical Joker", and co-wrote "Once Upon a Planet" (also TAS) with Len Janson. Menville and Janson were nominated for an Oscar in 1968, for their short film titled Stop Look and Listen, a stop-motion animated story.
He wrote for several other Filmation series including Ark II and Shazam!. He died on June 15, 1992 in Malibu, California, USA.