John Masius

Producer, Screenwriter, TV series creator
Known for his work on such critically acclaimed fare as "St. Elsewhere" (NBC) and "Brooklyn Bridge" (CBS), and the more recent popular success like "Touched By an Angel" (CBS) writer-producer-series creator John Masius ... Read more »
Born: 07/30/1950 in Scarsdale, New York, USA

Filmography

Producer (8)

HawthoRNe 1988 - 1989, 1991 - 1993, 1995 - 2004, 2008 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Showrunner

L.A. Law 1988 - 1989, 1991 - 1993, 1995 - 1996, 1998 - 2004, 2008 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Providence 1988 - 1989, 1992 - 1993, 1998 - 2004, 2008 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Dead Like Me 1988 - 1989, 1998 - 2004, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Showrunner

Dolphin Cove 1988 - 1989, 1998 - 2004, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Co-Executive Producer

The Visitor 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Ferris Bueller 1989 - 1991 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

St. Elsewhere 1982 - 1988 (TV Show)

Producer
Writer (8)

The Single Guy 1988 - 1989, 1991 - 1993, 1995 - 2004, 2008 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Writer

Brooklyn Bridge 1988 - 1989, 1991 - 1993, 1995 - 2004, 2008 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Writer

Dead Like Me: Life After Death 2008 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Providence 1998 - 2003 (TV Show)

Creator

Touched By an Angel 1994 - 2003 (TV Show)

Creator

Nick & Hillary 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Creator

Tattinger's 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Writer

The White Shadow (TV Show)

Story By

Biography

Known for his work on such critically acclaimed fare as "St. Elsewhere" (NBC) and "Brooklyn Bridge" (CBS), and the more recent popular success like "Touched By an Angel" (CBS) writer-producer-series creator John Masius has had a career peppered with misfires (remember CBS' "Dolphin Cove" and NBC's "Nick and Hilary"?), making the surprise success of his 1999 midseason replacement "Providence" (NBC) all the sweeter. While working as a waiter in Los Angeles in 1978, Masius was invited by producer Bruce Paltrow to join the production team for the series "The White Shadow" (CBS, 1978-81). Hired as a gofer, within three years he would rack up writing and producing credits on the powerful high school basketball themed drama.

Relationships

Ellen Bry

Wife
had regular role as Nurse Shirley Daniels on "St Elsewhere" from 1982-85

Hannah Masius

Daughter
mother, Ellen Bry

Max Masius

Son
mother, Ellen Bry

Samuel Masius

Son
born on April 8, 1991 mother, Ellen Bry

EDUCATION

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

University of California Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California

Milestones

1999

Scored a hit with the popular NBC drama "Providence"

1997

Executive producer and wrote episodes of the short-lived sci-fi series "The Visitor" (Fox)

1994

Created the series "Touched By an Angel" (CBS) but was quickly dismissed as writer due to the spiritual skepticism present in his scripts

1990

Developed, created, produced and wrote the pilot for "Ferris Bueller" (NBC), the TV adaptation of the hit teen comedy feature "Ferris Bueller's Day Off",

1989

Co-created (with Paltrow) the even shorter-lived spin-off series "Nick & Hilary" (also NBC), a comedic take on the characters and themes of "Tattinger's"

1989

Was co-executive producer of the failed adventure drama "Dolphin Cove" (CBS)

1982

Was producer and writer of the acclaimed NBC drama "St Elsewhere", executive produced by Paltrow

1981

Became a writer and producer for "The White Shadow" (date approximate)

1978

While working as a waiter, was invited by producer Bruce Paltrow to work as a gofer on his new series "The White Shadow" (CBS)

With Paltrow, co-created and wrote episodes of the short-lived drama "Tattinger's" (NBC) centered around an Upper West Side Manhattan restaurant

Was writer and creative consultant on the sitcom "The Single Guy" (NBC)

Was writer and creative consultant of "Brooklyn Bridge", a critically lauded comedy/drama focusing on the life of a close-knit Jewish family in 1950s Brooklyn, New York

Was brought in as co-executive producer and writer for the seventh season of "L.A. Law"

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