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Tom Fontana


Tom Fontana was born on September 12, 1951 in Buffalo, New York, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Homicide: Life on the Street (1993), St. Elsewhere (1982) and Oz (1997). He was previously married to Sagan Lewis. See full bio »

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Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 6 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

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  Borgia (TV Series) (11 episodes, 2013) (story - 24 episodes, 2011 - 2014) (written by - 3 episodes, 2011 - 2013) (teleplay - 1 episode, 2014)
- 1498 (2014) ... (creator) / (story)
- 1496 (2014) ... (creator) / (story)
- 1495 (2014) ... (creator) / (story) / (teleplay)
- Who Is Like God? (2013) ... (creator)
- The Seven Sorrows (2013) ... (creator) / (written by)
  Copper (TV Series) (created by - 23 episodes, 2012 - 2013) (story - 14 episodes, 2012 - 2013) (written by - 1 episode, 2012)
- The Place I Called My Home (2013) ... (creator)
- Beautiful Dreamer (2013) ... (creator)
- Good Heart and Willing Hand (2013) ... (creator)
- The Fine Ould Irish Gintleman (2013) ... (creator) / (story)
- Think Gently of the Erring (2013) ... (creator)
  The Philanthropist (TV Series) (created by - 8 episodes, 2009) (written by - 1 episode, 2009) (story - 1 episode, 2009) (teleplay - 1 episode, 2009)
- Haiti (2009) ... (creator)
- Kashmir (2009) ... (creator)
- San Diego (2009) ... (creator)
- Kosovo (2009) ... (creator)
- Nigeria Part II (2009) ... (creator) / (written by)
 2007 M.O.N.Y. (TV Movie)
  The Bedford Diaries (TV Series) (story - 4 episodes, 2006) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- Abstinence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder (2006) ... (creator) / (story)
- The Passion of the Beaver (2006) ... (story)
- Love and the Tenth Planet (2006) ... (story)
- Tell Me No Secrets (2006) ... (story)
- I'm Gonna Love College (2006) ... (writer)
  The Jury (TV Series) (story - 9 episodes, 2004) (teleplay - 1 episode, 2004) (writer - 1 episode, 2004)
- Too Jung to Die (2004) ... (story)
- Lamentation on the Reservation (2004) ... (story)
- Pilot (2004) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- The Boxer (2004) ... (story)
- Memories (2004) ... (story)
 2004 Strip Search (TV Movie) (written by)
 2004 Judas (TV Movie) (written by)
  Oz (TV Series) (created by - 56 episodes, 1997 - 2003) (written by - 46 episodes, 1997 - 2003) (story - 5 episodes, 1998) (teleplay - 5 episodes, 1998)
- Exeunt Omnes (2003) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Junkyard Dawgs (2003) ... (creator) / (written by)
- A Day in the Death... (2003) ... (creator) / (written by)
- 4giveness (2003) ... (creator) / (written by)
- A Failure to Communicate (2003) ... (creator) / (written by)
 2001 America: A Tribute to Heroes (TV Special documentary)
 2000 The Beat (TV Series)
 2000 Homicide: The Movie (TV Movie)
  Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series) (story - 57 episodes, 1993 - 1999) (written by - 10 episodes, 1993 - 1999) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1996)
- Forgive Us Our Trespasses (1999) ... (written by)
- Lines of Fire (1999) ... (story)
- Identity Crisis (1999) ... (story)
- Zen and the Art of Murder (1999) ... (story)
- Kellerman, P.I.: Part 2 (1998) ... (story)
 1997 Firehouse (TV Movie)
 1996 The Prosecutors (TV Movie)
 1995 Under Fire (TV Series) (1995)
 1994 Philly Heat (TV Series)
 1993 New Year (TV Movie)
  Home Fires (TV Series) (1 episode, 1992) (story - 5 episodes, 1992)
- Sibling Revelry (1992) ... (story)
- A Bench Too Far (1992) ... (story)
- Fathers and Sons (1992) ... (story)
- Marriage by the Book (1992) ... (story)
- Madonna and Child Reunion (1992) ... (story)
  Tattingers (TV Series) (1 episode, 1989) (created by - 13 episodes, 1988 - 1989) (writer - 1 episode, 1988)
- Tour of Doody (1989)
- Ex-Appeal (1989) ... (creator)
- El Sid (1989) ... (creator)
- Half a Loaf (1989) ... (creator)
- Screwball (1989) ... (creator)
  St. Elsewhere (TV Series) (story - 60 episodes, 1982 - 1988) (written by - 26 episodes, 1983 - 1987) (teleplay - 8 episodes, 1982 - 1988)
- The Last One (1988) ... (story)
- The Abby Singer Show (1988) ... (teleplay)
- Their Town (1988) ... (story)
- Weigh In, Way Out (1987) ... (written by)
- A Moon for the Misbegotten (1987) ... (story) / (teleplay)
 1987 First Thing Monday (Short)
 1985 The Fourth Wise Man (TV Movie) (teleplay)
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Producer Dick Wolf is old friends with producer Tom Fontana. They often use actors from each other's TV series, usually resulting in the actors working on two shows at once. Examples are J.K. Simmons on Law & Order (1990) and Oz (1997), Christopher Meloni and Dean Winters on Oz (1997) and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) and Kathryn Erbe on Oz (1997) and Law & Order: Criminal ... See more »

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