Walon Green

Director, Screenwriter, Producer
This creator of superb nature and science documentaries moved on to fictional films before finding steady employment on three of the most respected TV cop shows of the 1980s and 90s. Walon Green lived a rather nomadic ... Read more »
Born: 12/15/1936 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Filmography

Writer (19)

Law & Order: UK 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Source Material

Millennium 1992 - 1997, 2003 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Writer

Dinosaur 2000 (Movie)

from original screenplay (From Story)

The Hi-Lo Country 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Eraser 1996 (Movie)

(From Story)

Eraser 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Island of Dr. Moreau 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Robocop 2 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Crusoe 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Three of a Kind 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Writer

Solarbabies 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Border 1980 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Brink's Job 1978 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Secret Life of Plants 1978 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Sorcerer 1977 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Wild Bunch 1969 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Wild Bunch 1969 (Movie)

(Story By)

The Wild Bunch 1969 (Movie)

(From Story)

Robert Kennedy and His Times (TV Show)

Screenplay
Producer (12)

Law & Order 1992 - 1997, 2003 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2003 - 2005, 2007 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

NYPD Blue 1992 - 1997, 2003 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Canterbury's Law 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Showrunner

L.A. Dragnet 2003 - 2005, 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Law & Order: Trial by Jury 2004 - 2005, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Showrunner

Conviction (NBC) 2006 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

ER 1997 - 1998, 2000 (Tv Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Sniper 1993 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Hellstrom Chronicle 1970 (Movie)

(Producer)

Killing Jesus (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Strange New World (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Director (3)

The Secret Life of Plants 1978 (Movie)

(Director)

The Hellstrom Chronicle 1970 (Movie)

(Director)

Spree (Movie)

(Director)
Actor (1)

The Wild Bunch: An Album in Montage 1995 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)
Production Management (1)

Hill Street Blues 1980 - 1987 (TV Show)

Line Producer
Camera, Film, & Tape (1)

The Hellstrom Chronicle 1970 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)
Other (1)

Morituri 1965 (Movie)

(Dialogue Coach)

Biography

This creator of superb nature and science documentaries moved on to fictional films before finding steady employment on three of the most respected TV cop shows of the 1980s and 90s. Walon Green lived a rather nomadic early life. His parents divorced and remarried, often relocating as well. Raised in Beverly Hills, Green eventually attended colleges in Mexico, Germany and Spain. Returning to the USA, he joined the Air Force Reserve and there was introduced to classic films and documentaries in his spare time. After a construction job in Mexico and a brief career as a plumber, he landed a research job at Wolper Productions and began his career in earnest.

Relationships

Father
served in both World Wars divorced and re-married Green's mother after sixteen years apart

Mother
appeared in editions of the "Ziegfeld Follies" divorced and re-married Green's father sixteen years after divorce

EDUCATION

El Rodeo Grammar School

Beverly Hills , California

Gottingen University

did not graduate

Barcelona University

Barcelona
did not graduate

University of Mexico

did not graduate

Wingate High School

North Carolina 1953

Beverly Hills High School

Beverly Hills , California

Milestones

1998

Scripted "The Hi-Lo Country", directed by Stephen Frears

1997

Joined the hit NBC medical drama "ER" as a writer and co-executive producer

1992

Served as coordinating producer on the NBC drama series "Law & Order"

1988

"Crusoe" produced; Green shared screenwriting credit

1981

TV series debut as coordinating producer on NBC's "Hill Street Blues"

1975

TV-movie debut as screenwriter and executive producer, "Strange New World" (ABC)

1970

Produced, wrote and photographed the Oscar-winning documentary "The Hellstrom Chronicle"

1969

Began writing, producing and directing documentaries for the National Geographic Society

1968

Co-wrote (with director Sam Peckinpah) first feature screenplay, "The Wild Bunch"

1967

Directed first feature documentary, "Spree"

1966

Hired as researcher for Wolper Productions; stayed through 1970 (dates approximate)

1965

First film credit, as dialogue coach on "Morituri"

Traveled throughout Europe; attended colleges in Germany and Spain

Returned to the US

Enlisted in the Air Force Reserve; met Jack Nicholson

Considered a career as a plumber; instead decided to pursue career in films

When his parents re-married after sixteen years apart, moved to England with them

Began developing the script for what would later become "Crusoe", a revisionist take on the Daniel Defoe classic

Found work as on a construction crew in Mexico

Moved to Beverly Hills, CA, with his mother when parents divorced

Was creative consultant on the ABC drama "NYPD Blue"

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