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Michael Crichton (1942–2008)

Michael Crichton was born in Chicago, Illinois, but grew up in Roslyn, New York. His father was a journalist and encouraged him to write and to type. Michael gave up studying English at Harvard University, having become disillusioned with the teaching standards--the final straw came when he submitted an essay by George Orwell that was given a "B-.... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 11 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Westworld (TV Series) (earlier screenplay - 8 episodes) (filming)
- Episode #1.7 (2016) ... (earlier screenplay)
- Episode #1.6 (2016) ... (earlier screenplay)
- Episode #1.5 (2016) ... (earlier screenplay)
- Episode #1.4 (2016) ... (earlier screenplay)
- Episode #1.3 (2016) ... (earlier screenplay)
 2015 Jurassic World (characters)
 2015 Sala de Urgencias (TV Series) (format creator - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2015) ... (format creator)
 2014 Aberrant Forms: A Jurassic Short (Short) (based on characters created by)
 2011 Jurassic Park: The Game (Video Game) (characters)
  ER (TV Series) (created by - 331 episodes, 1994 - 2009) (written by - 1 episode, 1994)
- And in the End... (2009) ... (creator)
- I Feel Good (2009) ... (creator)
- Shifting Equilibrium (2009) ... (creator)
- Old Times (2009) ... (creator)
- What We Do (2009) ... (creator)
 2008 The Andromeda Strain (TV Mini-Series) (novel - as J. Michael Crichton)
 2003 Timeline (novel)
 2003 Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis (Video Game) (characters)
 2001 Universal Studios Theme Parks Adventure (Video Game) (concept: Jurassic Park)
 2001 Jurassic Park: Scan Command (Video Game) (original concept)
 2001 Jurassic Park III: The DNA Factor (Video Game) (original concept)
 2001 Jurassic Park III (characters)
 1999 Warpath: Jurassic Park (Video Game) (original concept)
 1999 The 13th Warrior (novel "Eaters of the Dead")
 1998 Trespasser (Video Game) (character John Hammond)
 1998 Sphere (novel)
 1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park (novel "The Lost World")
 1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park - Chaos Island (Video Game) (characters)
 1996 Twister (written by)
 1995 Congo (novel)
 1994 Disclosure (novel)
 1994 Jurassic Park: Rampage Edition (Video Game) (original characters - uncredited)
 1993 Rising Sun (novel) / (screenplay)
 1993 The Real Jurassic Park (TV Movie)
 1993 Jurassic Park (novel) / (screenplay)
 1993 Jurassic Park (Video Game) (characters)
 1984 Runaway (written by)
 1981 Looker (written by)
 1980 Beyond Westworld (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- The Lion (1980) ... (creator)
- Take-Over (1980) ... (creator)
- Sound of Terror (1980) ... (creator)
- My Brother's Keeper (1980) ... (creator)
- Westworld Destroyed (1980) ... (creator)
 1979 The Great Train Robbery (novel) / (screenplay)
 1978 Coma (screenplay)
 1974 The Terminal Man (novel)
 1971-1974 Insight (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- The Theft (1974) ... (written by)
- Killer (1972) ... (written by)
- The War of the Eggs (1971) ... (written by)
 1973 Westworld (written by)
 1973 Extreme Close-Up (writer)
 1972 Pursuit (TV Movie) (novel "Binary" - as John Lange)
 1972 The Carey Treatment (novel "A Case of Need" - as Jeffery Hudson)
 1971 The Andromeda Strain (novel)
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Other Works:

Novel: Pirate Latitudes (published posthumously) See more »

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1 Print Biography | 8 Interviews | 23 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Alternate Names:

J. Michael Crichton | Michael Douglas | Jeffery Hudson | John Lange


6' 9" (2.06 m)

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I went to a museum and they had this sideshow. There was a little boy who couldn't have been more than six. His feet didn't even touch the ground. Each time they showed a dinosaur he would shout, "Tyrannosaurus!" "Stegosaurus!". He did that for an hour and I thought, "What is it about dinosaurs that's so fascinating?" That's when I decided to write "Jurassic Park". See more »


He has related the story of his first visit to a movie studio, Universal, which was about to produce The Andromeda Strain (1971). A young novice director named Steven Spielberg was assigned the task of giving him a tour of the studio. It was almost 20 years later that he was contacted by Spielberg for a potential project that was dropped in favor of another of his stories, Jurassic Park (1993). See more »


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