Ed Decter

Although his parents hoped that he would become a doctor, Ed Decter didn't want to do anything but tell stories. After graduating from Wesleyan University, Decter moved to Los Angeles and in the early 1980s started ... Read more »
Born: 05/19/1959

Filmography

Producer (15)

Boy Meets World 1993 - 1996, 1999 - 2000, 2010 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Co-Executive Producer

In Plain Sight 1993 - 1996, 1999 - 2000, 2010 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Odd Man Out 1992 - 1996, 1999 - 2000, 2010 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Shadowhunters 1993 - 1996, 1999 - 2000, 2010 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Showrunner

The Client List 1993 - 1996, 1999 - 2000, 2010 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Helix 2014 (Tv Show)

Consulting Producer

New York Daze 1994 - 1996, 2010 - 2011, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Unforgettable 1994 - 1995, 2010 - 2011, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Me and the Boys 1994 - 1995, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Co-Executive Producer

The Wild 2006 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

The New Guy 2002 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Head Over Heels 2001 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Closer 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Chicago Sons 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Adventures of Mark & Brian 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Producer
Writer (12)

Mad About You 1992 - 1996, 1999 - 2000, 2010 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Writer

The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Wild 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Rebound 2005 (Movie)

(Story By)

The Lizzie McGuire Movie 2003 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Santa Clause 2 2002 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Head Over Heels 2001 (Movie)

(Story By)

Head Over Heels 2001 (Movie)

(From Story)

There's Something About Mary 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

There's Something About Mary 1998 (Movie)

(From Story)

Options 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Options 1989 (Movie)

(From Story)
Actor (1)

Beyond the Shadows: The Making of Shadowhunters 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Himself
Director (1)

The New Guy 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Although his parents hoped that he would become a doctor, Ed Decter didn't want to do anything but tell stories. After graduating from Wesleyan University, Decter moved to Los Angeles and in the early 1980s started writing for television programs like "Riptide" and the comedy movie "Options." In the early 1990s, Decter was a writer for the television show "The Adventures of Mark & Brian," a comedy show based around real-life shock jock radio deejays Mark Thompson and Brian Phelps, who hosted a popular morning show in Los Angeles. He also worked on the television shows "Boy Meets World," "Me and the Boys," and "Odd Man Out"; the latter show he also co-created. It was during this time that Decter started to make serious inroads into feature film making as well. He was a co-screenwriter on the Farrelly brothers comedy smash "There's Something About Mary" (along with his creative partner John J. Strauss), a co-screenwriter on "The Santa Clause 2" and "The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause," and a co-writer on "The Lizzie McGuire Movie." In 2002, Decter directed the raucous teen comedy "The New Guy," starring DJ Qualls as an awkward, geeky teenager who flees his old school and makes himself over as a cool dude at a new school. He is also the author of the young adult Outriders series of books and Chloe Gamble series.

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