Nicholas Meyer

Director, Novelist, Screenwriter
As a screenwriter and director, Nicholas Meyer found success as a gifted filmmaker with a track record of producing crowd-pleasing entertainment for both film and television. After his start as a publicist for Paramount ... Read more »
Born: 12/24/1945

Filmography

Writer (20)

The Hessen Affair 2009 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Elegy 2008 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

The Human Stain 2003 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

Collateral Damage 2002 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Dr. Dolittle 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Prince of Egypt 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Voices From a Locked Room 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Sommersby 1993 (Movie)

(From Story)

Sommersby 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Company Business 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Star Trek VI: the Undiscovered Country 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Fatal Attraction 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Star Trek IV 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Volunteers 1985 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Star Trek II: the Wrath of Khan 1982 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Time After Time 1979 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Seven Per-Cent Solution 1975 (Movie)

("The Seven Percent Solution") (Source Material (from novel))

The Seven Per-Cent Solution 1975 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Night That Panicked America (TV Show)

Screenplay
Director (8)

Company Business 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

Star Trek VI: the Undiscovered Country 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

The Deceivers 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

Volunteers 1985 (Movie)

(Director)

Star Trek II: the Wrath of Khan 1982 (Movie)

(Director)

Time After Time 1979 (Movie)

(Director)

The Day After (TV Show)

Director

Vendetta (TV Show)

Director
Producer (5)

Houdini 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Hotel Rwanda 2004 (Movie)

(Co-Executive Producer)

Collateral Damage 2002 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Informant 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Odyssey (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Actor (3)

The Real History of Science Fiction 2014 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Trailer Park 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor
Other (1)

Trailer Park 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Other

Biography

As a screenwriter and director, Nicholas Meyer found success as a gifted filmmaker with a track record of producing crowd-pleasing entertainment for both film and television. After his start as a publicist for Paramount Pictures, he launched himself into a successful career as a novelist in 1971, and soon made his mark with the teleplay for "The Night That Panicked America" (ABC, 1975). His first major motion picture script came with "The Seven Percent Solution" (1976), an adaptation of his own novel, followed by his directorial debut on the sci-fi thriller "Time After Time" (1979). However, it was for his shepherding of the franchise-saving sequel "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" (1982) that Meyer would be most fondly remembered by genre film fans. He would be called back to contribute two more times on the successful iterations "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home" (1986) and "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country" (1991). Later in his career, Meyer transitioned into more literary fare with such projects as the Richard Gere/Jodi Foster period romance "Sommersby" and a pair of adaptations based on novels by the revered American author Philip Roth - "The Human Stain" (2003) and "Elegy" (2008). Although his impressive career encompassed the alternating, often overlapping, titles of novelist, screenwriter and director, Meyer was viewed more as an artisan than an auteur - an apt descriptor for such a talented craftsman of well-made mainstream movies.

Relationships

Stephanie Meyer Assistant

Wife

Bernard Meyer

Father

Elly Meyer

Mother

Madeline Meyer

Daughter

Rachel Meyer

Daughter

Roxanne Meyer

Daughter

EDUCATION

University of Iowa

Iowa City , Iowa 1968

Milestones

2003

Adapted the Philip Roth novel, "The Human Stain"

1993

Was the principal screenwriter of the critically acclaimed film, "Sommersby"

1993

Directed his own play about Leo Tolstoy, "Loco Motives," which premiered in Los Angeles

1991

Directed "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country"; also developed the story with Leonard Nimoy and co-wrote the screenplay

1991

Directed "Company Business," starring Gene Hackman and Mikhail Baryishnikov; also adapted from his own screenplay

1988

Directed the Merchant/Ivory produced, "The Deceivers"

1986

Co-wrote the screenplay for the fourth Star Trek film, "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home"

1985

Directed Tom Hanks and John Candy in "Volunteers"

1983

Made TV directorial debut, "The Day After" (NBC)

1982

Directed and re-wrote screenplay for "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan"

1981

Published his autobiographical novel Confessions of a Homing Pigeon

1979

Feature film directing debut, "Time After Time"; also adapted the screenplay

1977

Wrote the screen adaptation of his novel "The Seven Percent Solution"

1975

Wrote screenplay for "The Night that Panicked America" (ABC)

1974

First produced script, a TV pilot for ABC, "Judge Dee and the Monastery Murders"

1968

Was unit publicist for feature film "Love Story"

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