Glen Morgan

Producer, Writer, TV story editor
Along with writing partner James Wong, Glen Morgan carved a name for himself as one of the foremost talents behind the science fiction phenomenon "The X-Files" (Fox, 1993-2002), seeding a career as producer-writer of ... Read more »
Born: 11/29/1960 in Syracuse, New York, USA

Filmography

Producer (17)

Harry At 30 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Those Who Kill 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Millennium 1990 - 2002, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

The Commish 1990 - 2002, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Supervising Producer

The River 1990 - 2001, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Co-Executive Producer

The X-Files 1990 - 2002, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Showrunner

Tower Prep 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Bionic Woman 2007 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Black Christmas 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

Final Destination 3 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

Willard 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

The One 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

Final Destination 2000 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Others 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Space: Above and Beyond 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Disney Presents the 100 Lives of Black Jack Savage 1990 - 1991 (Tv Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Intruders (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Writer (8)

Black Christmas 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Final Destination 3 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Willard 2003 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The One 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Final Destination 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

21 Jump Street 1986 - 1991 (TV Show)

Writer

Knightwatch 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Story By

The Boys Next Door 1984 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (2)

Black Christmas 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Willard 2003 (Movie)

(Director)
Actor (1)

Trick or Treat 1986 (Movie)

Roger Mockus (Actor)

Biography

Along with writing partner James Wong, Glen Morgan carved a name for himself as one of the foremost talents behind the science fiction phenomenon "The X-Files" (Fox, 1993-2002), seeding a career as producer-writer of some of most textured, and critically lauded television shows of the early 2000s. Morgan and Wong, his friend since high school, emerged from Stephen J. Cannell Productions' flurry of early 1990s primetime network shows, among them "21 Jump Street" (Fox, 1987-1991) and "The Commish" (ABC, 1991-95), to land onboard Chris Carter's incipient sci-fi franchise "The X-Files" in 1993. Fox made Morgan and Wong the first of Carter's voluminous talent pool to graduate to their own shows, with the duo creating the short-lived "Space: Above and Beyond" (1995-96). After a brief return to "The X-Files," they took the helm of Carter's subsequent spookfest "Millennium" (1996-1999). Morgan and Wong veered into feature films in the new century, conceiving the "Final Destination" film series and putting slick modern twists on horror classics with "Willard" (2003) and "Black Christmas" (2006), with Morgan taking the director's chair for both. Ensconced as a sci-fi expert, Morgan, sans Wong, would be lured back to television to produce some short-lived genre programs like "The Bionic Woman" (NBC, 2007) before landing a co-executive producer spot with the Steven Spielberg-produced adventure series "The River" (ABC, 2012). Like so many of the "X-Files" creative team, Morgan's would make his signature stamp on American sci-fi and horror, typically bespeaking textured characters and visionary storylines.

Relationships

Kristen Cloke

Wife
married on June 13, 1998 in L.A.

Wayne Morgan

Father

Darin Morgan

Brother
born c. 1966 also wrote scripts for "The X-Files" including the 1996 Emmy-winning "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose"

EDUCATION

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles , California
Wong was also a classmate

attended high school in San Diego, California; met James Wong

Milestones

2006

Co-wrote with Wong the sequel "Final Destination 3"

2006

Wrote and directed "Black Christmas" a remake of the 1974 horror movie of the same name

2003

Made feature directing debut with "Willard" starring Crispin Glover

2001

Co-wrote the Jet Li thriller, "The One," with director James Wong

2000

Co-wrote the thriller, "Final Destination" with Wong who made his feature directing debut

2000

Co-wrote (with Wong), the feature thriller "Final Destination"

2000

With Wong, served as producer of the NBC series "The Others"

1997

At request of Chris Carter assumed (with partner Wong) producing responsibilities for the Fox drama "Millennium"

1996

With Wong, returned to "The X-Files" as writers and producers

1996

Signed four-year, $8 million deal with 20th Century Fox Television (in partnership with Wong)

1995

With Wong, created, executive produced, wrote the pilot and some subsequent episodes of "Space: Above and Beyond", a Fox sci-fi military adventure series

1995

Scripted (with Wong) "Die Hand Die Verletzt", a creepy semi-comic farewell to "The X-Files" as writers and co-executive producers

1993

Co-executive produced and served as staff writers (with Wong) for "The X-Files", the acclaimed Fox paranormal drama series

1992

Served as dialogue coach (solo) on "Two-Fisted Tales", a Fox adventure omnibus special

1991

TV-movie debut (solo), credited as editor on USA's supernatural thriller, "Child of Darkness, Child of Light"

1991

Executive produced and created (with Wong) the short-lived fantasy adventure series, "Disney Presents the 100 Lives of Black Jack Savage"

1989

Simultaneously served as story editors (sometimes executive story editors) and staff writers on the Cannell productions "21 Jump Street" (for its final network season) and its spin-off, "Booker"

1989

Went to work for Stephen J. Cannell Productions with Wong

1988

First TV credit: worked (with Wong) as story editors and writers on "Knightwatch", a short-lived ABC crime drama

1985

First produced feature screenplay, "The Boys Next Door" (written with Wong), which starred Charlie Sheen and Maxwell Caulfield and was directed by Penelope Spheeris

1975

Moved with family to San Diego, California when he was 14 years old (date approximate)

Raised in Syracuse, New York

Served as supervising producers for the fourth season of Cannell's acclaimed cop drama, "Wiseguy"

Began writing screenplays with Wong

Served as supervising producers for the first two seasons of Cannell's "The Commish"

With Wong, went to work as production assistants for producer Sandy Howard after graduating from college

Bonus Trivia

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"I wouldn't say 'Space' is drawing on science fiction movies as much as it's drawing from the war-era tradition of films ... 'The X-Files' is a more cynical show. 'X-Files' is about wanting to believe; 'Space' is about needing to believe." --Morgan on the series "Space: Above and Beyond", Sci-Fi Entertainment, October, 1995.

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