Orphaned at age three, when his mother was brutally murdered by a man with a chainsaw, and harboring a traumatic secret, Dexter (Michael C.Surprise: 'Mad Men' co-stars Alexis Bledel and Vincent Kartheiser said 'I do'... The cat just got out of the bag about the couple, who wed in a secret ceremony in California.Hall), a forensic technician specializing in blood spatter pattern analysis for the fictional Miami Metro Police Department, who leads a secret parallel life as a vigilante serial killer, hunting down murderers who have slipped through the cracks of the justice system.The show's first season was derived from the novel Darkly Dreaming Dexter (2004), the first of the Dexter series novels by Jeff Lindsay.Rodney Alcala is a convicted rapist, torturer and serial killer who evaded justice for 40 years.Dubbed the "Dating Game Killer" Alcala was once a contestant on the show, "The Dating Game," where he won a date with another contestant, however the date never happened because the woman found him to be too creepy.These two, who met on set, aren't the only dynamic Hollywood duos to meet at work.Take a look at these other stars who were starring in their own rom-com off screen. The "Twilight" couple were hush-hush about their off-screen coupling, though they were photographed together all over the world.
Subsequent seasons evolved independently of Lindsay's works.Ultimately, Alcala was only charged for assault and spent as little as 34 months behind prison walls.He was arrested two months later for the assault of a 13-year-old.In 1968, Rodney Alcala, better known as “The Dating Game Killer,” lured eight-year-old Tali Shapiro to his Hollywood apartment.Police were quick to arrive on the scene after a concerned motorist witnessed Alcala taking little Tali. Alcala fled before he could be apprehended and went to New York.His crime would catch up with him three years later, when the FBI placed him on their most wanted list.Alcala was extradited back to California, but Tali Shapiro’s family decided that putting her on the stand would only cause the child more trauma.More: Profile of David Berkowitz Arthur Gary Bishop went from being an honor student, Eagle Scout and teenage missionary to an obsessed pedophile and child killer, which he later attributed to the pornography that he was to exposed to while growing up.More: Profile of Gary Bishop William Bonin was a habitual sex offender turned serial killer, suspected of sexually assaulting, torturing and killing at least 21 boys and young men in California.(CNN) -- Hoping to solve numerous cold cases, authorities on Thursday released more than a hundred photos of unidentified women and children found in a storage unit that belonged to a serial killer who appeared on "The Dating Game." Investigators are trying to determine if some of the people in the pictures were victims of Rodney Alcala, 66, who was convicted in February of murdering a child and four women between November 1977 and June 1979.A jury this week recommended a death sentence for Alcala, who appeared on the popular dating show in 1978 as Bachelor No. "We balanced the privacy concerns of those depicted in the decision to release these pictures," Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas said in a statement."Although we hope that the people depicted are not victims, we believe the release may help solve some cold cases and bring closure to victims' families." Anyone with information regarding the identities of the women and children in the photographs is asked to contact Huntington Beach Police at 714-375-5066 or the Orange County District Attorney's Office at 714-347-8492.See all the photos A few pictures of men were also found among the portrait-style photos that were discovered in a storage unit that Alcala kept in Seattle, Washington, said Susan Kang Schroeder, a spokeswoman for the district attorney's office."The defendant used a large rock to smash in the victim's face, causing blunt force trauma, and strangled her to death by tying her belt and pant leg around her neck.