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Carlton Cuse


Born in Mexico City, Carlton Cuse grew up in Boston and Orange County, California. He attended Harvard University, graduating with a degree in American History. He started his career in feature films working first as a development executive then formed a partnership with feature writer, Jeffrey Boam. Working with Boam, Cuse helped develop the films... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 9 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

San Andreas
San Andreas Writer
(2015)
Lost
Lost Writer
(2004-2010)
Bates Motel
Bates Motel Writer
(2013-2017)
Nash Bridges
Nash Bridges Writer
(1996-2001)

Filmography

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  Jack Ryan (TV Series) (created by - 7 episodes, 2017) (developed by - 3 episodes, 2017) (pre-production)
- Episode #1.9 (2017) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.8 (2017) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.7 (2017) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.6 (2017) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.5 (2017) ... (creator)
  Rampage (rewrite) (pre-production)
  Bates Motel (TV Series) (developed for television by - 31 episodes, 2013 - 2017) (developer - 19 episodes, 2013 - 2014) (written by - 10 episodes, 2013 - 2016) (story by - 1 episode, 2013)
- Episode #5.9 (2017) ... (creator)
- Episode #5.8 (2017) ... (creator)
- Episode #5.7 (2017) ... (creator)
- Episode #5.6 (2017) ... (creator)
- Episode #5.4 (2017) ... (creator)
  Colony (TV Series) (created by - 20 episodes, 2016 - 2017) (written by - 2 episodes, 2016) (story by - 1 episode, 2016)
- Episode #2.9 (2017) ... (creator)
- Episode #2.8 (2017) ... (creator)
- Episode #2.7 (2017) ... (creator)
- Episode #2.6 (2017) ... (creator)
- Episode #2.5 (2017) ... (creator)
  The Strain (TV Series) (teleplay by - 5 episodes, 2014 - 2016) (written by - 1 episode, 2015)
- New York Strong (2016) ... (teleplay by)
- The Night Train (2015) ... (teleplay by)
- Dead End (2015) ... (written by)
- BK, NY (2015) ... (teleplay by)
- The Master (2014) ... (teleplay by)
 2015 San Andreas (screenplay)
  The Returned (TV Series) (developed by - 10 episodes, 2015) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 2015)
- Peter (2015) ... (creator)
- Helen (2015) ... (creator)
- Claire (2015) ... (creator)
- Rowan (2015) ... (creator)
- Lucy (2015) ... (creator)
 2015 Point of Honor (TV Movie) (written by)
 2013 Bates Motel Comic Con (Short)
 2005-2010 Lost (TV Series) (written by - 34 episodes)
- The End (2010) ... (written by)
- Across the Sea (2010) ... (written by)
- Happily Ever After (2010) ... (written by)
- Lighthouse (2010) ... (written by)
- LA X - Part 1 (2010) ... (written by)
 2007 Lost: Missing Pieces (TV Mini-Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Tropical Depression (2007) ... (written by)
- The Watch (2007) ... (written by)
 2003 Black Sash (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- Snap Shots (2003) ... (written by)
- Prime Suspect (2003) ... (written by)
- Jump Start (2003) ... (written by)
  Nash Bridges (TV Series) (creator - 122 episodes, 1996 - 2001) (written by - 31 episodes, 1996 - 2001) (writer - 2 episodes, 1999) (story - 2 episodes, 1997 - 1998) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1997 - 1998)
- Fair Game (2001) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Cat Fight (2001) ... (creator)
- Change Up (2001) ... (creator)
- Kill Joy (2001) ... (creator)
- Quack Fever (2001) ... (creator)
  Martial Law (TV Series) (creator - 44 episodes, 1998 - 2000) (writer - 2 episodes, 1998)
- Final Conflict: Part 2 (2000) ... (creator)
- Final Conflict: Part 1 (2000) ... (creator)
- In the Dark (2000) ... (creator)
- Heartless (2000) ... (creator)
- The Thrill Is Gone (2000) ... (creator)
 1994 Fortune Hunter (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Red Alert (1994) ... (writer)
- Sea Trial ... (writer)
  The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. (TV Series) (creator - 27 episodes, 1993 - 1994) (written by - 4 episodes, 1993 - 1994) (story - 3 episodes, 1993 - 1994) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1993 - 1994)
- High Treason: Part 2 (1994) ... (creator) / (story)
- High Treason: Part 1 (1994) ... (creator) / (teleplay)
- Bad Luck Betty (1994) ... (creator)
- And Baby Makes Three (1994) ... (creator)
- Wild Card (1994) ... (creator)
 1992 The Witches of Eastwick (TV Movie)
 1990 A Promise to Keep (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1986 Headin' Home for the Holidays (TV Movie)
 1986 Crime Story (TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes)
- The War (1986) ... (teleplay)
- St. Louis Book of Blues (1986) ... (teleplay)
Show Show Producer (17 credits)
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Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
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Show Show Self (29 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Provided audio commentary for Lost: Man of Science, Man of Faith (2005) with Jack Bender, Damon Lindelof and Bryan Burk.

Publicity Listings:

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Height:

6' 3½" (1.92 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on adding a contemporary viewpoint to the series 'Bates Motel'] There's a certain amount of baggage, obviously, that comes with working in the 'Psycho' environment. Setting it up this way gave us the license as storytellers to tell a really interesting character-driven psychological thriller. Making it contemporary liberated us from the original movie.

Trivia:

Father of Nick Cuse. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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