David Zabel

David Zabel was a TV producer and writer best known for his long stint as an executive producer and showrunner for "ER" (NBC 1994-2009) and the thought-provoking episodes he wrote for it. Zabel was born on April 1, 1966 ... Read more »
Born: 04/01/1966 in New York, New York, USA

Filmography

Writer (5)

Dark Angel 1998 - 2011, 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Writer

JAG 1998 - 1999, 2001 - 2011, 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Writer

Star Trek: Voyager 1998 - 2011, 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Writer

Betrayal 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Creator

Keith 2008 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (4)

Mercy Street 2016 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Red Band Society 2007 - 2008, 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Consulting Producer

Betrayal 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Lucky 7 2013 (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Director (3)

Detroit 1-8-7 2007 - 2008, 2010 - 2011, 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

ER 1998 - 1999, 2001 - 2011, 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Betrayal 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

Biography

David Zabel was a TV producer and writer best known for his long stint as an executive producer and showrunner for "ER" (NBC 1994-2009) and the thought-provoking episodes he wrote for it. Zabel was born on April 1, 1966 in New York City. Growing up in Manhattan, he became interested in theater. He attended Princeton University in 1984, where he studied English literature and drama, originally intending to become a poet. He then attended graduate school for theater at New York University's Tisch School Of The Arts. He went on to direct television episodes and act in a variety of TV shows before he was hired as a story editor for James Cameron's science fiction TV show "Dark Angel" (Fox 2000-02). He joined the medical drama "ER" in 2001, serving as Executive Story Editor and later as Executive Producer and Showrunner. For an "ER" episode he co-wrote about the crisis in Darfur, he was awarded a Humanitas prize, an award that goes to humanitarian-minded television. After "ER" ended, Zabel became a showrunner on the drama "Betrayal" (ABC 2013-14), which was cancelled after one season. In 2015, he signed on to write a Civil War drama for ABC, executive produced by Ridley Scott.

EDUCATION

Princeton University

1984 - 1988

Tisch Schhol of the Arts, New York University

1992

Bonus Trivia

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Was part of the 2007 Writer's Guild strike.

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Originally wanted to become a poet.

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