Buzz Bissinger

Born: 11/01/1954 in New York, New York, USA

Filmography

Writer (3)

Friday Night Lights 2006 - 2011 (TV Show)

Source Material

Friday Night Lights 2004 (Movie)

(from book:"Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream") (Source Material)

Shattered Glass 2003 (Movie)

(from article:"Shattered Glass") (Source Material)
Producer (1)

NYPD Blue 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Co-Producer
Actor (1)

Jim Rome on Showtime 2015 (Tv Show)

Himself

EDUCATION

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia , Pennsylvania 1976

Phillips Academy

Andover , Massachusetts 1972

Milestones

2012

Published the memoir Father's Day, which chronicled a cross-country road trip with his disabled son Zach

2009

Co-authored Shooting Stars with basketball player LeBron James

2006

"Friday Night Lights" debuted on NBC as a primetime drama, starring Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton

2004

Peter Berg directed feature adaptation of "Friday Night Lights," starring Billy Bob Thornton

2003

Made feature writing debut with "Shattered Glass," based on his 1998 article; Hayden Christensen cast as Stephen Glass

2001

Wrote four episodes of ABC drama "NYPD Blue"

1998

Wrote the exposé of New Republic writer Stephen Glass titled "Shattered Glass" for Vanity Fair

1996

Joined Vanity Fair as a contributing editor

1990

Wrote the acclaimed non-fiction book "Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream" (as H. G. Bissinger)

1987

Won the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for his story on corruption in the Philadelphia court system

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