Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of contemporary horror, suspense, science fiction and fantasy fiction. His books have sold more than 350 million copies and have been made into many movies. He is most known for the novels Carrie, The Shining, The Stand, It, Misery, and the seven-novel series The Dark Tower, which King wrote over a period of 27 years. As of 2010, King has written and published 49 novels, including seven under the pen name Richard Bachman, five non-fiction books, and nine collections of short stories including Night Shift, Skeleton Crew, and Everything's Eventual. Many of his stories are set in his home state of Maine. He has collaborated with authors Peter Straub and Stewart O'Nan. The novels The Stand, The Talisman, and The Dark Tower series have also been made into comic books, along with the short story N.
In "A Picture's Worth a Thousand Bucks", King pitches the plot for his 307th book, where a couple is attacked by a lamp monster, to the staff editor at Doubleday.
In "Not All Dogs Go To Heaven", Peter takes a picture of Meg with a guy who has the mumps at the annual Star Trek convention, when at first Peter thinks the guy is wearing a mask. Lois worries that he could infect people with the disease and Peter says it would be like the gypsy placing that curse on Britney Spears in a book by King. This is a reference to Thinner, one of the seven books written by King using the Bachman pseudonym.
The episode "Three Kings" parodies three of his novels adapted into films: Stand by Me, Misery, and The Shawshank Redemption. King himself is the cause of the car accident that allowed Stewie Wilkes, played by Stewie Griffin, to meet victim Paul Sheldon, played by Brian Griffin. He is called "the greatest author of the last thousand years" by Peter Griffin in this episode.
He is voiced by Danny Smith.