Debateably the most successful alumni of the Night Stalker series (tied with Robert Zemeckis), Chase currently is the creator and writer on "The Sopranos," won an Emmy or two, and is generally doing pretty well. Students of his quirky combination of the Mafia and black humor might want to check out the Stalker episode The Zombie.
TV Guide (week of 1/8-14/00) noted, "Since landing a job on Kolchak: The Night Stalker fresh out of film school in the 1970s, David Chase has been a writer-producer on some of the TV's smartest shows."
For more info on Mr. Chase, check out his IMDB page.
From the TV Guide 50th anniversary issue (4/6-12/02), when Mr. Chase talks about his favorite television memory:
David Chase - Creator, the Sopranos: The Twilight Zone was the seminal show for me. It was scary. You never knew what was going to happen. "Submitted for your approval." You can't do any better than that. It gave me a real taste for irony. It was hugely influential on '60s-generation kids. I especially like the one with William Shatner and the little deveil heads. That's the Twilight Zone thing--little towns you couldn't get out of. Then, when I first moved out to L.A., I was driving in my Volkswagen and I almost hit this guy crossing in the crosswalk. It turned out to be Rod Serling. I thought, "Wow, it's Rod Serling." And not that I almost killed him." (TV We'll Always Remember, pg. 24)