Glenn Gordon Caron

Screenwriter, Producer, Director
Fascinated by movies as a child, Glenn Gordon Caron moved to Hollywood to pursue screenwriting assignments with no clear goals or really any idea how the industry worked. Within five years, he had produced the debut ... Read more »
Born: 04/03/1954

Filmography

Producer (6)

Tyrant 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Remington Steele 1980 - 1987, 1999 - 2000, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Supervising Producer

Breaking Away 1980 - 1981, 1984 - 1985, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Supervising Producer

Concrete Beat (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Long Time Gone (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Moonlighting (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Director (6)

Medium 1980 - 1987, 1999 - 2000, 2004 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Director

Now and Again 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Director

Picture Perfect 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

Love Affair 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

Wilder Napalm 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

Clean & Sober 1988 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (4)

Picture Perfect 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The 58th Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Writer

Condorman 1981 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Good Time Harry 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Writer
Actor (2)

Brilliant But Cancelled 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Fascinated by movies as a child, Glenn Gordon Caron moved to Hollywood to pursue screenwriting assignments with no clear goals or really any idea how the industry worked. Within five years, he had produced the debut season of "Remington Steele" (NBC, 1982-87) and moved on to "Moonlighting" (ABC, 1985-89), one of the freshest and most inventive shows of its era. The Cybill Shepherd/Bruce Willis comedy consistently defied expectation and convention, earning it a devoted audience and well-deserved kudos for Caron, who kept a close eye on its scripts. When an eroding relationship with Shepherd led Caron to depart "Moonlighting," he tried his hand at motion pictures, directing such films as "Clean and Sober" (1988), "Love Affair" (1994), and "Picture Perfect" (1997). Reviews and box office were uneven, so he returned to the small screen. After one short-lived program and another that was cancelled even before it made it to air, Caron came up with "Medium" (NBC/CBS, 2005-2011). The offbeat fantasy-horror-drama delivered interesting characters and conflict to go with its creator's flourishes, which included elaborate visual work and the first use of high-definition 3-D on primetime television. One of the most innovative and celebrated television producers of his era, Caron was highly instrumental in persuading networks to try new things and move outside established formulas, and the ratings success of "Moonlighting" and "Medium" proved that audiences were very receptive to such creativity.

Milestones

1999

Returned to series TV as executive producer of the CBS drama "Now and Again"

1999

Signed a multiyear production deal with Paramount Network Television

1997

Co-wrote and directed the uneven romantic comedy "Picture Perfect"

1994

Directed the third remake of "Love Affair", teaming real-life married couple Warren Beatty and Annette Bening

1993

Helmed second film, the unsuccessful "Wilder Napalm"

1988

Feature film directing debut, "Clean and Sober"

1986

TV-movie screenwriting debut, "Long Time Gone"; also executive produced

1981

Debut as screenwriter for Disney feature, "Condorman"

1980

TV debut as screenwriter for short-lived NBC sitcom, "Good Time Harry", starring Ted Bessell

Formed own production company, Picturemaker Productions, and under its banner created and produced the ABC comedy-detective series, "Moonlighting", which starred Cybill Shepherd and Bruce Willis

Supervising producer and writer for the long-runnning NBC detective series, "Remington Steel"

Hired by Steve Tesich as supervising producer for the ABC-TV comedy-drama series, "Breaking Away"

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