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Barry Levinson was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to Violet (Krichinsky) and Irvin Levinson, who worked in furniture and appliance. He is of Russian Jewish descent. Levinson graduated from high school in 1960, attended college at American University in Washington, DC. He did well, but decided he wanted to go to Los Angeles. In LA, Levinson worked for... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 28 wins & 38 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Sleepers
Sleepers Producer
(1996)
Toys
Toys Producer
(1992)
Homicide: Life on the Street
(1993-1999)
Wag the Dog
Wag the Dog Producer
(1997)

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 2017 The Wizard of Lies (TV Movie) (executive producer) (post-production)
 2016 Shades of Blue (TV Series) (executive producer - 12 episodes)
- One Last Lie (2016) ... (executive producer)
- For I Have Sinned (2016) ... (executive producer)
- The Breach (2016) ... (executive producer)
- What Devil Do (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Live Wire Act (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2016 Killing Fields (TV Series) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- The Case Continues (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Judgement Day (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Family Matters (2016) ... (executive producer)
- The Manhunt (2016) ... (executive producer)
- The Last Witness (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2011-2014 Borgia (TV Series) (executive producer - 38 episodes)
- 1507 (2014) ... (executive producer)
- 1505 (2014) ... (executive producer)
- 1506 (2014) ... (executive producer)
- 1504 (2014) ... (executive producer)
- 1503, Part Two (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2012-2013 Copper (TV Series) (executive producer - 12 episodes)
- Good Heart and Willing Hand (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Home, Sweet Home (2013) ... (executive producer)
- A Vast and Fiendish Plot (2012) ... (executive producer)
- A Day to Give Thanks (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Better Times Are Coming (2012) ... (executive producer)
 2013 Phil Spector (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2010 You Don't Know Jack (TV Movie) (executive producer)
  The Philanthropist (TV Series) (executive producer - 7 episodes, 2009) (producer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Haiti (2009) ... (executive producer)
- Kashmir (2009) ... (executive producer)
- San Diego (2009) ... (executive producer)
- Kosovo (2009) ... (executive producer)
- Nigeria Part II (2009) ... (executive producer)
 2007 M.O.N.Y. (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2006 The Bedford Diaries (TV Series) (executive producer - 4 episodes)
- Risky Business (2006) ... (executive producer)
- Abstinence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder (2006) ... (executive producer)
- The Truth About Sex (2006) ... (executive producer)
- I'm Gonna Love College (2006) ... (executive producer)
 2004 The Jury (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2004 Strip Search (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1997-2003 Oz (TV Series) (executive producer - 56 episodes)
- Exeunt Omnes (2003) ... (executive producer)
- Junkyard Dawgs (2003) ... (executive producer)
- A Day in the Death... (2003) ... (executive producer)
- 4giveness (2003) ... (executive producer)
- A Failure to Communicate (2003) ... (executive producer)
 2002 Baseball Wives (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2001 Shot in the Heart (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2001 The Press Secretary (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2001 Hudson's Law (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2000 American Tragedy (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2000 Falcone (TV Series) (executive producer - 9 episodes)
- Paying the Piper (2000) ... (executive producer)
- You Can't Always Get What You Want (2000) ... (executive producer)
- But Not Forgotten (2000) ... (executive producer)
- That's Amore (2000) ... (executive producer)
- Lealta (2000) ... (executive producer)
 2000 The Beat (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1999-2000 The Hoop Life (TV Series) (producer - 12 episodes)
- The Second Chance (2000) ... (producer)
- The Talented Tenth (2000) ... (producer)
- The Back Stretch (2000) ... (producer)
- A Little Yen (2000) ... (producer)
- End Game (2000) ... (producer)
 2000 Homicide: The Movie (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1999 The 20th Century: Yesterday's Tomorrows (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1993-1999 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series) (executive producer - 122 episodes)
- Forgive Us Our Trespasses (1999) ... (executive producer)
- The Why Chromosome (1999) ... (executive producer)
- Lines of Fire (1999) ... (executive producer)
- Identity Crisis (1999) ... (executive producer)
- Self Defense (1999) ... (executive producer)
 1998 Family Brood (TV Movie) (producer)
 1997 The Second Civil War (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1987 Harry (TV Series) (producer - 7 episodes)
- Harry's Big Night (1987) ... (producer)
- Rebel with Sort of a Cause (1987) ... (producer)
- Mr. Imperfect (1987) ... (producer)
- The Great Rat Race (1987) ... (producer)
- This Is the Army, Mr. Porschak (1987) ... (producer)
 1985 American Playhouse (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Displaced Person (1985) ... (producer)
 1984 The Investigators (TV Series) (executive producer - 1984)
 1983 Diner (TV Short) (executive producer)
 1978 Peeping Times (TV Movie) (producer)
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Other Works:

Directed several episodes of an original comedy series for HBO right after "The Natural" and just before shooting "Young Sherlock Holmes". The name of the program was "The Investigators" and starred Charles Rocket and Mark King. It was a parody of TV news magazines. It featured up-coming comics like Jerry Seinfeld and Paul ... See more »

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Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

We're talking about a very strange time (in Hollywood), to be honest. Writing by committee becomes much less about a vision. It is really about a piece of merchandise. We excuse movies like Independence Day (1996) that really lack logic and say, "It doesn't make any sense, but it's a ride". I thought a movie was a movie and a ride was a ride. See more »

Trivia:

His parents were both of Russian Jewish descent. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently casts Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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