Jim Finnerty

Jim Finnerty is an American television producer specializing in gritty crime television. He is best known for co-producing along with Barry Levinson, the NBC cop drama "Homicide: Life On the Street" and the HBO prison ... Read more »

Filmography

Producer (14)

Copper 2012 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

The Bedford Diaries 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Strip Search 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Jury 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Homicide: Life on the Street 1992 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Oz 1992 - 1993, 1996 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

The Beat 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Original Diner Guys 1998 (Movie)

(Consulting Producer)

Philly Heat 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Supervising Producer

The Road Home 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Producer

Drug Wars: The Cocaine Cartel 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Co-Producer

Home Fires (TV Show)

Producer

Homicide: The Movie (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Shot In The Heart (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Actor (2)

The Pursuit of Happyness 2006 (Movie)

News Reporter (Actor)

Seeing Stars 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor
Engineering, Electrical, & Grips (2)

Blue Bloods 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Grip

Dirty Sexy Money 2007 (Tv Show)

Key Grip
Production Management (1)

Weekend at Bernie's II 1993 (Movie)

(New York unit) (Production Manager)

Biography

Jim Finnerty is an American television producer specializing in gritty crime television. He is best known for co-producing along with Barry Levinson, the NBC cop drama "Homicide: Life On the Street" and the HBO prison drama "Oz." Finnerty began his collaboration with Levinson in 1993 as a unit production manager on "Homicide: Life On the Street," moving up to co-executive producer for the series' final season in 1998. Finnerty maintained the title of co-executive producer in his succeeding credits with Levinson. In 1997, he began work on the groundbreaking HBO prison series "Oz," as a co-executive producer in 1997-98 and returning as an executive producer in 2002-2003. In 2000 Finnerty worked with Levinson of the UPN series "The Beat," a police show with Celeste Holm and Mark Ruffalo that lasted for 13 episodes. They worked again on the 2001 HBO movie "Shot in the Heart," based on the life of executed robber Gary Gilmore. In 2004, Finnerty worked with Levinson on the Fox courtroom drama "The Jury," which lasted for 10 episodes. In 2006 he was the executive producer of the college-themed WB drama series "The Bedford Diaries," with co-creator Tom Fontana.

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