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John McNamara (writer)

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Spouse  Julie McNamara (m. 2002)
Role  Writer
Name  John McNamara

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Full Name  John Paul Flannagan McNamara
Born  April 2, 1962 (age 53) (1962-04-02) Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.
Books  Revenge of the Nerd, Model Behavior
Education  East Grand Rapids High School, University of Michigan
Movies and TV shows  Trumbo, Aquarius, Fastlane, Vengeance Unlimited, Eyes
Similar People  Jay Roach, Marty Adelstein, Gethin Anthony, Emma Dumont, Grey Damon

Alma mater  University of Michigan
Occupation  Producer, screenwriter

John McNamara is an American writer, producer, showrunner and television creator. He attended East Grand Rapids High School located in Michigan and attended the University of Michigan and New York University. He is co-creator of a short-lived television series called Profit which ran on the Fox network in April 1996, as well as Vengeance Unlimited for ABC in 1998 and Fastlane for Fox in 2002.


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McNamara went on to executive produce several other television shows, including The Fugitive (a remake from 2000-2001 season) and Eyes. In 2007, he served a stint as Consulting Producer on the series Jericho. In 2010, McNamara joined the production of In Plain Sight as Executive Producer for Season 3.

McNamara was the supervising producer for 23 episodes of the TV show Lois and Clark. He worked on the NBC show Aquarius that stars David Duchovny and currently works on the Syfy series The Magicians based on the bestselling Lev Grossman novel of the same name.

McNamara wrote and co-produced the feature film Trumbo, for which Bryan Cranston was nominated for an Academy Award, as Dalton Trumbo, one of The Hollywood Ten blacklisted screenwriters. The film, directed by Jay Roach, was released on November 6, 2015.

Trumbo was nominated by the Writers Guild of America for Best Adapted Screenplay and McNamara was awarded the WGAW's Paul Selvin Award which honors writers whose work “embodies the spirit of the constitutional and civil right liberties that are indispensable to the survival of free writers everywhere.”

As TV Producer

  • The Magicians (Syfy, 2015) (Executive Producer)
  • Aquarius (NBC, 2015) (Creator, Executive Producer)
  • Common Law (USA, 2012) (Consulting Producer)
  • Prime Suspect (NBC, 2011-2012) (Executive Producer)
  • In Plain Sight (USA, 2010) (Executive Producer)
  • The Philanthropist (NBC, 2009) (Consulting Producer)
  • Jericho (CBS, 2008) (Consulting Producer)
  • Eyes (ABC, 2005-2007) (Executive Producer)
  • Them (FOX, 2007) (Executive Producer)
  • Orpheus (USA, 2006) (Executive Producer)
  • Fastlane (FOX, 2002-2003) (Executive Producer)
  • The Fugitive (USA, 2000-2001) (Executive Producer)
  • Vengeance Unlimited (ABC, 1998) (Executive Producer)
  • Profit (FOX, 1996-1997) (Executive Producer)
  • Spy Game (ABC, 1997) (Executive Producer)
  • Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (ABC, 1993-1997) (Supervising Producer)
  • The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (FOX, 1993) (Producer)
  • Parent Trap: Hawaiian Honeymoon (1989, ABC) (Co-Producer)
  • As TV Writer

  • The Magicians (Syfy, 2015)
  • Aquarius (NBC, 2015)
  • Common Law (USA, 2012)
  • Prime Suspect (NBC, 2011-2012)
  • In Plain Sight (USA, 2010)
  • The Philanthropist (NBC, 2009)
  • Eyes (ABC, 2005-2007)
  • Them (FOX, 2007)
  • Fastlane (FOX, 2002-2003)
  • The Fugitive (USA, 2000-2001)
  • Vengeance Unlimited (ABC, 1998)
  • Profit (FOX, 1996-1997)
  • Spy Game (ABC, 1997)
  • Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (ABC, 1993-1997)
  • The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (FOX, 1993)
  • Parent Trap: Hawaiian Honeymoon (1989, ABC)
  • Save the Dog! (1988, USA)
  • Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1987, ABC)
  • CBS Afternoon Playhouse (1983, CBS)
  • References

    John McNamara (writer) Wikipedia

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