David Ayer

Screenwriter, Producer, Electrician
A self-professed graduate of the school of life, screenwriter David Ayer has made a specialty of creating hard-boiled, testosterone-heavy screenplays that pack both a visceral kick yet also deliver p tic moments dipped ... Read more »
Born: 11/29/1967 in Champaign, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Writer (9)

Fury 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Sabotage 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

End of Watch 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Harsh Times 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Dark Blue 2003 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

S.W.A.T. 2003 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Fast and the Furious 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Training Day 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

U-571 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (6)

Fury 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Sabotage 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

End of Watch 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

Street Kings 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

Harsh Times 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Mafia Cop (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (5)

Fury 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Sabotage 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

End of Watch 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Harsh Times 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

Training Day 2001 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)
Actor (1)

Precinct Hollywood 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A self-professed graduate of the school of life, screenwriter David Ayer has made a specialty of creating hard-boiled, testosterone-heavy screenplays that pack both a visceral kick yet also deliver p tic moments dipped in machismo. Born in Champagne, IL, Ayer bounced around the country with his family until he was a teenager, when he was deposited at the home of some cousins living in South Central Los Angeles, a predominantly black urban environment plagued by poverty and violence. He attended high school in the gang-plagued Rampart district, which would in the late 1990s become synonymous with police corruption.

EDUCATION

Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies

Los Angeles , California

Milestones

2012

Wrote, directed, and produced cop drama "End of Watch"

2008

Helmed crime thriller "Street Kings"

2006

Made directorial debut with "Harsh Times," a drama set on the streets of South Central Los Angeles

2003

Wrote screenplay for corrupt cop drama "Dark Blue"

2003

Created a new draft of the screenplay for "S.W.A.T."

2001

First penned script "Training Day" released, starring Denzel Washington and directed by Antoine Fuqua

2001

Collaborated on the script for "The Fast and the Furious"

2000

First produced screenplay, "U-571"

1995

Scripted first screenplay "Training Day"; script earned him an agent and writing assignments

Met screenwriter Wesley Strick, who became his mentor

Dropped out of high school to join the U.S. Navy; became a sonar man aboard a nuclear attack submarine

Honorably discharged; returned to Los Angeles

Moved to South Central Los Angeles as a teenager

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