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Paul Attanasio


Paul Albert Attanasio (born November 14, 1959) is an American screenwriter. He is a 1981 graduate of Harvard College, where he lived in Currier House, and earned his law degree at Harvard Law School in 1984. Paul is known for Homicide: Life on The Street (1993-1999), Quiz Show (1994), Donnie Brasco (1997) and House M.D. (2004). He is married to ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Quiz Show
Quiz Show Writer
(1994)
Donnie Brasco
Donnie Brasco Writer
(1997)
Disclosure
Disclosure Writer
(1994)
Sphere
Sphere Writer
(1998)

Filmography

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 2017 Untitled Paul Attanasio Project (TV Movie) (creator) / (written by) (pre-production)
  Hot Wheels (screenplay) (announced)
  Bull (TV Series) (created by - 32 episodes, 2016 - 2017) (written by - 1 episode, 2016)
- Thanksgiving (2017) ... (creator)
- The Devil, The Detail (2017) ... (creator)
- No Good Deed (2017) ... (creator)
- The Exception to the Rule (2017) ... (creator)
- Play the Hand You're Dealt (2017) ... (creator)
 2015 El Dandy (TV Series) (based on the screenplay by - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2015) ... (based on the screenplay by)
 2015 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (TV Series) (character: John Munch - 1 episode)
- Kimmy Goes to the Doctor! (2015) ... (character: John Munch - uncredited)
 2013 The Vatican (TV Movie)
 2011 30 Rock (TV Series) (character: John Munch - 1 episode)
- ¡Qué Sorpresa! (2011) ... (character: John Munch - uncredited)
 2008 The Wire (TV Series) (character: John Munch - 1 episode)
- Took (2008) ... (character: John Munch - uncredited)
 2008 Courtroom K (TV Movie) (written by)
 2006 The Good German (screenplay)
 2006 Arrested Development (TV Series) (character: John Munch - 1 episode)
- Exit Strategy (2006) ... (character: John Munch - uncredited)
 2002 R.U.S./H. (TV Movie)
 2002 The Sum of All Fears (screenplay)
 2000-2001 Gideon's Crossing (TV Series) (created by - 20 episodes)
- Is There a Wise Man in the House? (2001) ... (creator)
- Clinical Enigma (2001) ... (creator)
- Father Knows Best (2001) ... (creator)
- The Lottery (2001) ... (creator)
- Freak Show (2001) ... (creator)
 1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series) (character: John Munch - 1 episode)
- Payback (1999) ... (character: John Munch - uncredited)
  Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series) (created by - 122 episodes, 1993 - 1999) (written by - 2 episodes, 1993 - 1994)
- Forgive Us Our Trespasses (1999) ... (creator)
- The Why Chromosome (1999) ... (creator)
- Lines of Fire (1999) ... (creator)
- Identity Crisis (1999) ... (creator)
- Self Defense (1999) ... (creator)
 1998 Sphere (screenplay)
 1997 The X-Files (TV Series) (character: John Munch - 1 episode)
- Unusual Suspects (1997) ... (character: John Munch - uncredited)
 1997 Donnie Brasco (screenplay)
 1996 Law & Order (TV Series) (character: John Munch - 1 episode)
- Charm City (1996) ... (character: John Munch - uncredited)
 1994 Disclosure (screenplay)
 1994 Quiz Show (screenplay)
 1989 Doctor Doctor (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Don't Mess with the Elephants (1989) ... (written by)
- Pediatricks (1989) ... (written by)
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Show Show Self (4 credits)

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