Robert J. Shaw was an American television writer with 39 credits and teacher of screenwriting at University of California, Los Los Angeles
Shaw attended the University of Wisconsin.
In 1940 he sold Front Page Farrell to National Broadcasting Company. He subsequently went on to work on Mr. District Attorney, Stella Dallas, The Million Dollar Face, Search for Tomorrow, Hawaiian Eye, Medical Center, The Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Portia Faces Life. With Robert Montgomery Presents, Shaw launched his television writing career.
He worked on Hawaiian Eye, Peyton Place, Dallas ("The Gathering Storm"), 77 Sunset Strip, Columbia Broadcasting System Daytime 90 (1974: starring Constance Towers, Brett Halsey and Tom Happer) and General Hospital (ex-Head Writer).
Shaw died on March 30, 1996 in Los Angeles
During his career, Shaw earned seven Emmy Awards nominations.