10 Best Showrunners

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David Chase
Producer, The Sopranos
Born in Mt. Vernon, New York, and raised in New Jersey, David Chase (born David DeCesare) dreamed of being a star--a star drummer in a rock band! He spent many years playing drums and bass trying to be part of a successful rock band in the 1960s East Coast music scene. He also loved movies, such as The Public Enemy with James Cagney and TV shows like The Untouchables with Robert Stack...
“ for The Sopranos ” - MikeKincaid
“ for Mad Men ” - MikeKincaid
“ for Breaking Bad ” - MikeKincaid
“ for Game of Thrones ” - MikeKincaid
“ for Game of Thrones ” - MikeKincaid
“ for Downton Abbey ” - MikeKincaid
Kurt Sutter
Raised in the shadow of Rahway prison, Sutter spent most of his New Jersey childhood indoors, away from people, three feet from a TV screen. That's where he learned the essentials of storytelling and the comic significance of anvils. After graduating from Rutgers University with a BA in Film, Kurt spent several years as an actor in NYC...
“ for Sons of Anarchy ” - MikeKincaid
Frank Darabont
Three-time Oscar nominee Frank Darabont was born in a refugee camp in 1959 in Montbeliard, France, the son of Hungarian parents who had fled Budapest during the failed 1956 Hungarian revolution. Brought to America as an infant, he settled with his family in Los Angeles and attended Hollywood High School...
“ for The Walking Dead ” - MikeKincaid
“ for Friday Night Lights ” - MikeKincaid
“ for The Killing ” - MikeKincaid