Favorite Writers

by janicejh | created - 09 Sep 2018 | updated - 10 months ago | Public

Writer's I follow

1. David E. Kelley

Writer | The Practice

David Kelley might be described as living the American Dream, 1990s' style: write a screenplay, move to Hollywood, make millions and marry a movie star. A former Boston lawyer, in the last decade, he switched careers to become a successful television producer whose shows are recognized for their ...

2. Joseph Weisberg

Writer | The Americans

Joseph Weisberg is a writer and producer, known for The Americans (2013), Falling Skies (2011) and Damages (2007).

3. Michael Seitzman

Writer | Intelligence

Michael Seitzman wrote the film in which, Charlize Theron received a Best Actress nomination for, North Country (2005), at the 2006 Academy Awards.

4. Amy Holden Jones

Writer | The Resident

Amy Holden Jones is a writer and producer, known for The Resident (2018), Mystic Pizza (1988) and Black Box (2014). She is married to Michael Chapman.

5. Robert Doherty

Producer | Medium

Robert Doherty is a producer and writer, known for Medium (2005), Point Pleasant (2005) and Elementary (2012).

6. Michael Sardo

Producer | Caroline in the City

Michael Sardo is a producer and writer, known for Caroline in the City (1995), Fairly Legal (2011) and Wings (1990).

7. Sanjay Gupta

Actor | Contagion

Sanjay Gupta is a writer and producer, known for Contagion (2011), Monday Mornings (2013) and Notorious (2016). He has been married to Rebecca Olson Gupta since May 15, 2004. They have three children.

9. Amanda Johns

Writer | Monday Mornings

Amanda Johns is known for her work on Monday Mornings (2013), Castle (2009) and Stranded with Cash Peters (2005).

10. Chris Downey

Producer | The King of Queens

Chris Downey is a former criminal defense attorney in New York and a reporter covering crime and government for a newspaper on the Gulf Coast of Florida. In TV, Downey began his career in half-hour comedies, including LATELINE, WHAT ABOUT JOAN and six seasons on THE KING OF QUEENS. He transitioned ...

11. John Rogers

Writer | Catwoman

John Rogers was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Catwoman (2004), The Core (2003) and Transformers (2007).

12. Larry David

Writer | Curb Your Enthusiasm

Larry David was born on July 2, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Lawrence Gene David. He is a writer and producer, known for Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000), Whatever Works (2009) and Seinfeld (1989). He was previously married to Laurie Lennard.

13. Jerry Seinfeld

Writer | Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Betty (Hesney) and Kalman Seinfeld. His father was of Hungarian Jewish descent, while Jerry's maternal grandparents, Salha and Selim Hosni, were Syrian Jewish immigrants (from Aleppo). He moved with his family, including sister Carolyn, to ...

14. Alan Ball

Producer | American Beauty

Alan Ball was born on May 13, 1957 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Alan E. Ball. He is a producer and writer, known for American Beauty (1999), Six Feet Under (2001) and True Blood (2008).

15. Nancy Oliver

Writer | Lars and the Real Girl

Nancy Oliver was born on February 8, 1955 in Framingham, Massachusetts, USA. She is a producer and writer, known for Lars and the Real Girl (2007), True Blood (2008) and Six Feet Under (2001).

16. Neil Simon

Writer | The Odd Couple

Neil Simon was born on July 4, 1927 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Marvin Neil Simon. He was a writer and producer, known for The Odd Couple (1968), Murder by Death (1976) and The Goodbye Girl (1977). He was married to Elaine Joyce, Diane Lander, Marsha Mason and Joan Baim. He died ...

17. David Angell

Writer | Frasier

David Angell was a multiple Emmy Award winner as the creator/executive producer, along with Peter Casey and David Lee, of the hit comedy series Frasier. David was born in West Barrington, RI, and he received a bachelor's degree in English Literature from Providence College. He entered the army upon...

18. Peter Casey

Producer | Frasier

Peter Casey is a producer and writer, known for Frasier (1993), Cheers (1982) and The Jeffersons (1975).

19. Glen Charles

Writer | Taxi

Glen Charles was born on February 18, 1943 in Henderson, Nevada, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Taxi (1978), Cheers (1982) and Pushing Tin (1999).

20. Les Charles

Writer | Taxi

Les Charles was born on March 25, 1948 in Henderson, Nevada, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Taxi (1978), Cheers (1982) and Pushing Tin (1999).

21. David Lee

Producer | Frasier

David Lee is a producer and writer, known for Frasier (1993), Cheers (1982) and The Pursuit of Happiness (1995).

22. Tess Gerritsen

Writer | Island Zero

Tess Gerritsen is a writer and producer, known for Island Zero (2018), Rizzoli & Isles (2010) and Magnificent Beast. She is married to Jacob Gerritsen. They have two children.

23. Janet Tamaro

Writer | Rizzoli & Isles

Janet Tamaro is the creator of "Rizzoli & Isles," TNT's hit female cop show. Tamaro served as EP/show runner on that program for 4 seasons. She has sold multiple pilots to 20th/Fox, Lifetime and HBO. Her current projects include the series pilot, "Hawk" (based on the Dean Koontz "Jane Hawk" book ...

24. Eileen Heisler

Producer | The Middle

She has been friends and writing partners since college with DeAnn Heline when they were assigned to the same dorm at Indiana University. After two years, they both independently transferred to New York University where they each earned bachelor of fine arts degrees in film and television from ...

25. DeAnn Heline

Producer | The Middle

DeAnn was born in Muncie, IN, but grew up in the Cincinnati suburb of West Chester, Ohio. (Her parents were from Muncie and went to college at Ball State University there.).

26. Mitchell Burgess

Writer | The Sopranos

Mitchell Burgess is a writer and producer, known for The Sopranos (1999), Blue Bloods (2010) and Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1996).

27. Robin Green

Writer | The Sopranos

Robin Green is a writer and producer, known for The Sopranos (1999), Northern Exposure (1990) and Blue Bloods (2010).

28. Larry Gelbart

Writer | M*A*S*H

The gift of provoking laughter came early to Larry Gelbart and has never deserted him. His distinguished career as a writer of comedy reads like a history of the art over the last 40 years. His writing credits date back to the Golden Age of radio, thanks in part to his father. The elder Gelbart was...

29. Richard Hooker

Writer | MASH

Received a partial scholarship to prep school, graduating from the prestigious Peddie School in Hightstown, New Jersey (class of 1941).

Was not all that interested in selling the M*A*S*H rights to make the movie or the TV series, but a fellow Peddie School alumnus (movie producer Howard W. Koch, ...

30. Michael Connelly

Writer | Blood Work

Michael Connelly was born in 1956 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Blood Work (2002), The Lincoln Lawyer (2011) and Bosch (2014).

31. Eric Ellis Overmyer

Producer | Homicide: Life on the Street

Eric Ellis Overmyer was born on September 25, 1951 in Boulder, Colorado, USA as Eric McElduff Overmyer. He is a producer and writer, known for Homicide: Life on the Street (1993), Law & Order (1990) and The Wire (2002).

32. Amy Brenneman

Actress | Judging Amy

Amy Frederica Brenneman was born in New London, Connecticut, to Frederica (Shoenfield), a judge in the Connecticut State Superior Court, and Russell Langdon Brenneman, Jr., an environmental lawyer. Amy's mother was one of the first women to graduate from Harvard. Amy is also a graduate of Harvard, ...

33. Danny Jacobson

Writer | Roseanne

Danny Jacobson is a writer and producer, known for Roseanne (1988), Grease Live on Broadway (1978) and Mad About You (1992).

34. Paul Reiser

Actor | Mad About You

As a seasoned actor, writer, producer, and stand-up comedian, Paul Reiser continues to add to his list of accomplishments. In addition to co-creating and starring on the critically-acclaimed NBC series, Mad About You (1992), which garnered him Emmy, Golden Globe, American Comedy Award and Screen ...

36. Devon Greggory

Writer | Destiny's Child

Devon Greggory is a writer and producer, known for Destiny's Child (2003), Forgive Me (2001) and Hair Show (2004).

37. Gary David Goldberg

Writer | Family Ties

Gary David Goldberg was born in Brooklyn, New York on June 25, 1944. After a prolonged and checkered collegiate career, which began at Brandeis University in 1962 and ended at San Diego State University in 1975 (with many other schools in between), he moved to Hollywood to try to make it as a ...

38. Bill Lawrence

Writer | Scrubs

Bill Lawrence was born on December 26, 1968 in Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA as William V. Lawrence. He is a writer and producer, known for Scrubs (2001), Cougar Town (2009) and Rush Hour (2016). He has been married to Christa Miller since November 27, 1999. They have three children. He was ...

39. Norman Lear

Writer | All in the Family

Norman Lear is a World War II veteran, actor, writer, producer, director, and creator of such legendary sitcoms that defined and revolutionized American television.

Norman Milton Lear was born in New Haven, Connecticut, to Enie/Jeanette (Sokolovsky) and Hyman "Herman" Lear, a traveling salesman. His...

40. Jason Katims

Producer | Friday Night Lights

Jason Katims is a producer and writer, known for Friday Night Lights (2006), Parenthood (2010) and Roswell (1999).

41. Peter Nowalk

Producer | Grey's Anatomy

Peter Nowalk is a producer and writer, known for Grey's Anatomy (2005), How to Get Away with Murder (2014) and Scandal (2012).

43. Chuck Lorre

Writer | Two and a Half Men

For the past twenty years, award-winning creator, executive producer and writer Chuck Lorre has conquered the entertainment industry with hit shows like Grace Under Fire (1993), Dharma & Greg (1997), Roseanne (1988) and Cybill (1995) as well as the number 1 comedy on television and four year ...

44. Matt Damon

Actor | Good Will Hunting

Matthew Paige Damon was born on October 8, 1970, in Boston, Massachusetts, to Kent Damon, a stockbroker, realtor and tax preparer, and Nancy Carlsson-Paige, an early childhood education professor at Lesley University. Matt has an older brother, Kyle, a sculptor. His father was of English and ...

45. Amy Sherman-Palladino

Writer | The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

An only child, Amy Sherman-Palladino is daughter to comedian Don Sherman & dancer Maybin Hewes.

Originally a dancer herself, Palladino had initially received a callback to the musical Cats, while also having a possible writing position on the staff of Roseanne in rotation. When she and writing ...

46. Kate Fodor

Writer | The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Kate Fodor is known for her work on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017), March and Working in the Theatre (1976).

47. Eric Heisserer

Writer | Arrival

Eric Heisserer was born in 1970 in the USA as Eric Andrew Heisserer. He is a writer and producer, known for Arrival (2016), Hours (2013) and Bird Box (2018). He has been married to Christine Boylan since October 23, 2010.

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