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Cy Chermak (20 September 1929 – 29 January 2021; age 91) was a writer and producer who, along with Stuart and Sara Charno, wrote the story for the Star Trek: The Next Generation fourth season episode "The Wounded" in 1991. Chermak was married to writer Francine Carroll between 1955 and her death in 2007. The couple had three children.
Born in Bayonne, New Jersey as Seymour Albert Chermak, he worked as producer and executive producer on the television series Convoy (1965), The Virginian (1964-1967) on which he also worked as story editor between 1963 and 1965, and The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (1969-1972). Between 1967 and 1974 he also worked as producer and executive producer on the drama series Ironside (starring Barbara Anderson) for which he received Emmy Award nominations in the category Outstanding Dramatic Series in 1969, 1970, and 1971. Further credits as producer and executive producer include the television series Amy Prentiss (1974), Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974-1975), and Barbary Coast (1975, starring William Shatner), the television drama Murder at the World Series (1977), and the television series CHiPs (1977-1983, with Robert Pine, Lou Wagner, and Michael Dorn).
Following two appearances in front of the camera in episodes of Suspense (1953) and The Goldbergs (1954), Chermak wrote stories for the television series Inside Detective (1954), Front Row Center (1956), Decoy (1959, with Arthur Batanides), Wanted: Dead or Alive (1959), Rescue 8 (1959-1960), Acapulco (1961), Cheyenne (1961, with John A. Alonzo), Bronco (1962), The Dakotas (1963), Bonanza (1963), The Virginians (1964-1966, with Andrew Prine), Ironside (1973, with Gene Lyons and directed by Russ Mayberry), Barbary Coast (1975), and the television drama Murder at the World Series (1977).
After he wrote the story for "The Wounded", Chermak and his wife wrote several storylines for the television drama Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Couples (1998) for which the couple received a Writers Guild of America Award nomination in the category Episodic Drama and a Humanitas Prize Award nomination in the category 60 Minute Category in 1999.