English author of the popular science fiction novel, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which originated as a BBC radio comedy.
He was particularly tall as a child and grew to be 6 feet by age twelve, and finally stopped growing at 6 feet and 5 inches.
He was a self-affirmed atheist.
Married Jane Belson in 1991, and they had a child named Polly in 1994.
He studied piano with Denny Laine, the pianist who plays in Paul McCartney's band, Wings.
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