July 12, 1969 (age 51)
Levittown, New York
Writer, Television producer, director
British Academy Television International Award
David Duchovny, Madeleine Martin, Evan Handler, Natascha McElhone, Pamela Adlon
Island Trees High School
Tom Kapinos Episode 11 (part 1 of 3)
Kapinos was born in 1969, raised in Levittown, New York and graduated from Island Trees High School in 1987. He is of Greek descent.
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.
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.