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Name  D. Weiss
Role  Author

Spouse  Andrea Troyer
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Full Name  Daniel Brett Weiss
Born  April 23, 1971 (age 44) (1971-04-23) Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation  Author, screenwriter, producer, director
Books  Lucky Wander Boy, Video Games
Awards  Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series
Education  Trinity College, Dublin, Wesleyan University, University of Iowa
Similar People  David Benioff, George R R Martin, Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster‑Waldau, David Nutter

Movies and TV shows  Game of Thrones, Halo

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Daniel Brett Weiss (born April 23, 1971) is an American television producer and writer, and novelist. Along with his collaborator David Benioff, he is best known as co-creator and showrunner of Game of Thrones, the HBO adaptation of George R. R. Martin's series of books A Song of Ice and Fire.


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His 2003 novel, Lucky Wander Boy, is themed around video games.

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Early life

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Weiss was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. His family is Jewish. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University. He earned a Master of Philosophy in Irish literature from Trinity College, Dublin with a thesis on James Joyce's Finnegans Wake, and a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from the Iowa Writers' Workshop.


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Weiss worked as personal assistant on films such as The Viking Sagas for New Line Cinema. For a brief period, Weiss also worked as a personal assistant for Glenn Frey. Weiss then went to Dublin in 1995 to study Anglo-Irish literature and met David Benioff, and three years later they met again in Santa Monica, California around 1998.

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Weiss and Benioff wrote a screenplay for a film titled The Headmaster together, but it was never made. In 2003, Weiss and Benioff were hired to collaborate on a new script of Orson Scott Card's book Ender's Game in consultation with the then-designated director Wolfgang Petersen. It was not used.

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In 2006, Weiss said he has a second novel finished that "needs a second draft". That same year, Weiss completed a screenplay for a film adaptation of the video game series Halo, based on a script written by Alex Garland. However, director Neill Blomkamp declared the project dead in late 2007.

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Weiss also worked on a script for a prequel to I Am Legend. However, in May 2011, director Francis Lawrence stated that he did not think the prequel was ever going to happen.

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Weiss currently works with David Benioff, the writer of Troy, on the television series Game of Thrones, based on George R. R. Martin's book series A Song of Ice and Fire. Benioff and Weiss also directed two episodes together, but used a coin-flip to decide who would get the credit on the show. Weiss received directing credit for "Two Swords", the first episode of season 4, while Benioff was credited for "Walk of Punishment", the third episode in season 3.

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On July 19, 2017, Weiss announced that he and Benioff are going to begin production on another HBO series, titled Confederate, after the final season of Game of Thrones. Weiss and Benioff said, "We have discussed Confederate for years, originally as a concept for a feature film - But our experience on Thrones has convinced us that no one provides a bigger, better storytelling canvas than HBO."

Personal life

Weiss and his wife Andrea have two children, Leo and Hugo.


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