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Johnny Dawkins is a writer who worked as story editor on the four Star Trek: The Next Generation first season episodes "The Naked Now", "Code of Honor", "Where No One Has Gone Before", and "Too Short a Season". Dawkins also worked as story editor on the television series The Bronx Zoo (1987-1988) and as executive story editor on Brewster Place (1990).
As writer he contributed stories to the television series The Lazarus Syndrome (1979, starring Nicolas Coster, Richard Herd, and Claudette Nevins), The Righteous Apples (1981), Lou Grant (1979 and 1981), ABC Afterschool Specials (1981 and 1984, the latter one featured Clarence Williams III and Michael Dorn), St. Elsewhere (1986), and The Bronx Zoo (1987).
For his teleplay of the 1981 television short drama The Wave with Bruce Davison and John Putch, Dawkins received a Humanitas Prize nomination in the 60 Minute Category in 1982 and a Writers Guild of America Award nomination for Children's Show in 1983. He was previously nominated for a WGA Award for Outstanding Achievement - TV Dramatic Episodic Script or Pilot, Any Length for his Lou Grant episode "Slammer" in 1980.