|Sandor Stern was born on July 13, 1936, in Timmins, Ontario, Canada.
In 1961, while in medical school, Stern sold a TV script to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. For five years, while practicing medicine, he continued to write screenplays for the CBC. Then he quit his medical practice to devote himself full-time to television.
Moving to Los Angeles, California, Stern wrote scripts for episodes of "Ironside" and other shows. In the mid 1970s, he also began producing TV movies.