Kevin Williamson

Screenwriter, Executive producer, Director
Bursting onto the scene with the screenplay for the genre-reviving horror movie "Scream" (1996), writer-producer Kevin Williamson became well-known for his insightful take on youth-focused entertainment, creating hits ... Read more »
Born: 03/14/1965 in New Bern, North Carolina, USA

Filmography

Producer (15)

Time After Time 1997 - 1999, 2001 - 2003, 2006 - 2007, 2016 - 2017 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Vampire Diaries 2009 - 2011, 2016 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Stalker 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Following 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Scream 4 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Secret Circle 2011 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Dawson's Creek 1997 - 2003, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Hidden Palms 1997 - 1998, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Cursed 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

Venom 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

Glory Days 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Wasteland 1999 - 2001 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Scream 3 2000 (Movie)

(Producer)

Halloween: H2O 1998 (Movie)

(Co-Executive Producer)

Scream 2 1997 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Writer (12)

Scream 2015 (Tv Show)

Story By

Scream 4 2011 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Scream 4 2011 (Movie)

(from characters) (Source Material)

Cursed 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Scream 3 2000 (Movie)

(Characters as Source Material)

Teaching Mrs. Tingle 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

I Still Know What You Did Last Summer 1998 (Movie)

(Characters as Source Material)

The Faculty 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

I Know What You Did Last Summer 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Scream 2 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Scream 2 1997 (Movie)

(Characters as Source Material)

Scream 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Actor (7)

Super Secret Movie Rules 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Scream: The E! True Hollywood Story 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Dawson's Creek: Behind the Scenes 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Scream 2 1997 (Movie)

Cotton's Interviewer (Actor)

Dirty Money 1995 (Movie)

Surfer Dude (Actor)

Major League 1989 (Movie)

Spring Training Group Member (Actor)
Director (1)

Teaching Mrs. Tingle 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Bursting onto the scene with the screenplay for the genre-reviving horror movie "Scream" (1996), writer-producer Kevin Williamson became well-known for his insightful take on youth-focused entertainment, creating hits both in film and on the small screen. The self-aware "Scream," which referenced numerous classics of the genre throughout the story, became a huge box office hit and turned unknowns like Neve Campbell, Skeet Ulrich and Rose McGowan into stars. Williamson followed up with another smash horror hit, "I Know What You Did Last Summer" (1997). Though not as hailed or influential, the movie was nonetheless another big success at the box office. Williamson used his clout to create the hour-long drama, "Dawson's Creek (The WB, 1998-2003), a semi-autobiographical series that reveled in its realistic depiction of problems faced by teenagers. He made his directorial debut with the comedic thriller "Teaching Mrs. Tingle" (1999), while enjoying the continued success of the sequels "Scream 2" (1997) and "I Still Know What You Did Last Summer" (1998). But after leaving the show following its second season, Williamson hit a career skid that saw him flail with critically maligned shows like "Wasteland" (ABC, 1999) and "Hidden Palms" (The CW, 2007), as well as forgettable features like "Cursed" (2005). Williamson returned to prominence with "Vampire Diaries" (The CW, 2009- ) and the long-awaited "Scream 4" (2011), proving that he was still the master of teen-driven horror.

Relationships

John Williamson

Brother
older

Faye Williamson

Mother

Wade Williamson

Father

EDUCATION

East Carolina University

Greenville , North Carolina

Milestones

2009

Created The CW series "The Vampire Diaries"

2007

Created the short-lived series "Hidden Palms" for The CW

2005

Penned another script for Wes Craven, "Cursed"

2005

Produced the horror film "Venom"

2002

Created the short-lived series "Glory Days" (The WB)

2000

Produced the sequel "Scream 3"

1999

Wrote and produced the short-lived ABC series "Wasteland"

1999

Made feature directorial debut with "Teaching Mrs. Tingle" (formerly "Killing Mrs. Tingle")

1998

Created The WB series "Dawson's Creek"; left the show as a producer at the end of its second season

1998

Wrote the screenplay for the sci-fi thriller "The Faculty," directed by Robert Rodriguez

1998

Was executive producer of the horror sequel "Halloween: H20"; also scripted

1997

Scripted the teen thrillers "I Know What You Did Last Summer" and "Scream 2"; played a small role in the latter

1996

First produced screenplay "Scream" was directed by Wes Craven

1989

Had tiny part in the comedy "Major League"

Did extra and under five work on the NBC soap opera "Another World"

Sold first screenplay "Killing Mrs. Tingle"

Relocated to Los Angeles to try writing and directing

After attending East Carolina University, moved to NYC to pursue acting career

Worked as assistant to a music video director

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