Josh Schwartz

Often inspired by his own personal experiences of teen angst, Josh Schwartz made developing and creating character-driven programs geared toward a younger audiences look easy. Schwartz first gained attention when he ... Read more »
Born: 08/05/1976 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA

Filmography

Producer (9)

Hart of Dixie 2011 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Astronaut Wives Club 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Endless Love 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Carrie Diaries 2012 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Cult 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Chuck 2002 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Showrunner

Fun Size 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Gossip Girl 2004 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Showrunner

The O.C. 2002 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Showrunner
Actor (2)

The O.C.: Obsess Completely 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Welcome To The OC: A Day in the Life 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor
Director (1)

Fun Size 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Often inspired by his own personal experiences of teen angst, Josh Schwartz made developing and creating character-driven programs geared toward a younger audiences look easy. Schwartz first gained attention when he created the hit series "The O.C." (Fox, 2003-07), an intelligent teen drama about young adults who live in a posh California seaside community. The show's multidimensional characters set the tone for the talented writer-producer's follow-up projects, most notably "Gossip Girl" (The CW, 2007-2012), a glossy teen melodrama where Schwartz delved into the lives of a group of beautiful and privileged young Manhattan socialites. While he was deft at developing dramas that stayed true to the world of wealthy and the elite, Schwartz also succeeded in crafting heartfelt stories from characters that live in small towns, as he did on "Hart of Dixie" (The CW, 2011- ). Throughout his career, Schwartz never wavered in creating universal stories and characters that audiences of any age could either relate to or aspire to, consistently proving that he was undeniably one of the industry's most refreshing and original voices.

EDUCATION

Mary C Wheeler School

Providence , Rhode Island 1994

USC School of Cinema-Television

Los Angeles , California 1999

Milestones

2012

Feature directorial debut, "Fun Size"

2007

Produced hit prime time series "Gossip Girl" (The CW) and "Chuck" (NBC)

2003

Created and produced Fox teen drama "The O.C."

1999

Wrote TV-movie "Brookfield"

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