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Tom Kapinos

Television producer

TV shows
David Duchovny and Tom Kapinos discuss the making of Californication

July 12, 1969 (age 51)
Levittown, New York

Writer, Television producer, director

British Academy Television International Award

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Island Trees High School

Tom Kapinos

Tom Kapinos (born July 12, 1969) is an American television writer and screenwriter, best known for his creation of the television series Californication and Lucifer.


Tom Kapinos and David Duchovny in Showtime's Golden Globe Nominees Cocktail Reception

Tom Kapinos Episode 11 (part 1 of 3)

Early life

David Duchovny and Tom Kapinos discuss the making of Californication

Kapinos was born in 1969, raised in Levittown, New York and graduated from Island Trees High School in 1987. He is of Greek descent.


Tom Kapinos in his black and white outfit

Kapinos moved from New York to California in the mid-1990s, working in Los Angeles for Creative Artists Agency as a script reader, until Fox 2000 purchased his first screenplay The Virgin Mary in 1999 and attached actress Jennifer Aniston to the title role. The film was never made, but interest in the screenplay reached Dawson's Creek executive producer Paul Stupin, who offered Kapinos a job later that same year.

Tom Kapinos in his gray coat and black long sleeves and David Duchovny in his blue long sleeves

After beginning his career in television in 1999 as a writer and eventually executive producer on drama series Dawson's Creek, Kapinos moved on to his own series, Californication, a dramedy on which he was executive producer and chief writer.

Filmography (as director)

Californication is a comedy-drama television series, created by Tom Kapinos

  • Californication
  • Lucifer
  • White Famous (2017)
  • References

    Tom Kapinos Wikipedia