|Ray Walston: No Antennae, Please||2000 1999 - 2000||Actor||Interviewee||20007|
|The 2001 TV Guide Awards||2001 2000 - 2001||Actor||Honoree||20017|
|The "L.A. Law" 100th Episode Special||1991 1990 - 1991||Actor||n/a||19917|
|Today at Night||1994 1993 - 1994||Actor||n/a||19947|
|Frankie and Johnny are Married||2004||Actor||Himself||20047|
|TV Land Moguls||2004 2004||Actor||Interviewee||20047|
|TV's Greatest Surprises: A Paley Center Media Special||2010 2009 - 2010||Actor||n/a||20107|
|Thirteenth Annual Genesis Awards||1999 1998 - 1999||Actor||n/a||19997|
|Chicago Hope||2013 1986 - 2004, 2010 - 2013||Executive Producer||n/a||1|
|Harry's Law||2013 1989 - 1995, 1997 - 2004, 2010 - 2013||Executive Producer||n/a||1|
|Monday Mornings||2013 1987 - 2004, 2010 - 2013||Showrunner||n/a||1|
|Ally McBeal||2013 1987 - 2004, 2010 - 2013||Executive Producer||n/a||1|
|Boston Public||2013 1986 - 2004, 2010 - 2013||Executive Producer||n/a||1|
|girls club||2003 2002 - 2003||Executive Producer||n/a||1|
|Ally||2000 1999 - 2000||Executive Producer||n/a||1|
|The Practice||2013 1986 - 2004, 2010 - 2013||Executive Producer||n/a||1|
|Picket Fences||2013 1986 - 2004, 2010 - 2013||Executive Producer||n/a||1|
|Snoops||2000 1999 - 2000||Executive Producer||n/a||1|
|L.A. Law||2013 1986 - 2004, 2010 - 2013||Executive Producer||n/a||1|
|Boston Legal||2008 2004 - 2008||Executive Producer||n/a||1|
|The Crazy Ones||2014 2013 - 2014||Executive Producer||n/a||1|
|The Law Firm||2005 2004 - 2005||Executive Producer||n/a||1|
|The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire||2013 1989 - 1995, 1997 - 2004, 2010 - 2013||Executive Producer||n/a||1|
|The Wedding Bells||2007 2006 - 2007||Executive Producer||n/a||1|
|To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday||1996||Producer||n/a||3|
|Doogie Howser, M.D.||2013 1986 - 2004, 2010 - 2013||Supervising Producer||n/a||1|
|To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday||1996||Screenplay||n/a||1|
|From the Hip||1987||Screenplay||n/a||1|
|Life on Mars||2008 2008||Writer||n/a||1|
|From the Hip||1987||From Story||n/a||1|
|Wrote, created and executive produced the ABC legal drama "The Practice"; fired most of the original cast in the 2003 season to keep the cost down, but added James Spader as a lead character|
|Created and executive produced the ABC drama series "Snoops"|
|Scripted the hockey-themed feature "Mystery, Alaska"|
|Served as writer, co-creator (with Bochco) and executive consultant on "Doogie Howser, M.D."; wrote premiere episode but involvement lessened with each passing season|
|Created, wrote pilot (and most of first season's episodes) and executive produced the CBS medical drama "Chicago Hope"; dropped executive producer duties after one season, retaining title of 'executive consultant'; returned in spring 1999 to pen the seaso|
|Co-produced and scripted "To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday", adapting it from a play by Michael Brady; wife Michelle Pfeiffer co-starred as Gillian|
|Wrote, created and executive produced the Fox series "Ally McBeal"; in fall 1999, Fox aired "Ally", a half-hour version of the series culled from previously aired material edited with unaired segments to create stand alone episodes; that half-hour version|
|Feature screenwriting debut, "From the Hip"|
|Formed own production company (David E Kelley Productions) and created, wrote and executive produced "Picket Fences" for CBS; relinquished executive producer reins for final season|
|Created and executive produced the FOX drama "Girl's Club"|
|On the strength of his then unproduced "From the Hip" screenplay, recruited by executive producer Steven Bochco to work as writer and consultant on NBC's "L.A. Law"; quickly became show's head writer; assumed co-producer status as of the 1987-1988 season,|
|Raised in the Boston, Massachusetts area|
|Developed an unscripted series for NBC, a legal drama pitting contestants with law degrees against each other in a race for a partner position at a law firm|
|Worked for three years in the litigation department of the mid-size Boston law firm Fine & Ambrogne, specializing in real estate and minor criminal cases|
|Wrote the black comedy-thriller "Lake Placid", starring Bridget Fonda as a paleontologist who teams with an eccentric billionaire to solve a mysterious death|
|Claudia Kelley||Daughter||born c. 1993; adopted by wife Michelle Pfeiffer in March of 1993; christened on November 13, 1993, given the name of Kelley|
|Michelle Pfeiffer||Wife||Married Nov. 13, 1993; adopted daughter Claudia christened at same ceremony|
|The Belmont Hill School|
|School of Law, Boston University|
|In 1999, Kelley became the first producer to win Emmy Awards in both the Drama Series and Comedy Series categories in the same year.|
|"If you interview people or friends who work with me, they would say I'm private or internal or don't emote a lot. Yet I do it every day for 10 million people. I just don't do it for the 30 people I'm in the room with . . .
"One thing I know I do now is that when I'm writing anything--if it's not in the front of my mind, then it's in the back of my mind--it's that my children will see it, my grandchildren will see it. If they ever ask me, 'Why did you write that?' I'll have an answer, and it won't be because I thought a lot of people would watch or that it was because I thought the networks would program it. That makes you a more resonsible producer." --David E Kelley quoted in Los Angeles Times Magazine, November 30, 1997.
|"The ideal time for writing a script is four days, though sometimes it has to be two or three days depending on the deadline. If it's two days, sometimes there are things I see that don't work as well. If I have two weeks, the scripts get kind of flabby and lack the adrenaline that a sense of deadline fills you with ...
"I never even in college thought writing was something I intended to do. I guess I probably had characters in my head as a kid but never thought I'd put them into prime time," --Kelley quoted in The New York Times, March 2, 1998.
|"You know, he's like an idiot savant. I don't know if he could do anything else. It's like, can you understand how someone can drop a box of toothpicks and count how many there are? You can't. You'll never understand that. Well, that's like David Kelley. He's got a bunch of words all over the floor, and before you know it, there's just a script. He's just phenomenal that way. I can't figure it out. It hurts my brain when I try and figure out how he does what he does. I have read a lot of movies-of-the-week, for possible hiatus work, and a lot of them were legal dramas. But it's ridiculous to even consider doing another legal drama when you have David Kelley writing for you every week." --Camryn Manheim (of "The Practice") to Don Aucoin of The Boston Globe, April 11, 1999.|
|"He trusts himself creatively. He has pure talent, he has craft, and he has clearly found a way to tap into his imagination that doesn't take a lot of time. When you add to that a tremendous work ethic, that's a hell of a package." --Kelley's mentor Steven Bochco to Joel Stein in Time, May 31, 1999.|
|"David's only weakness as a writer is his unwillingness or his inability to let other writers into the process. He has such a clear idea of what he wants that it's just easier for him to do it than to guide someone else." --Bochco quoted in Los Angeles Times, November 30, 1997.|
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