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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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  Borgia (TV Series) (11 episodes, 2013) (story - 24 episodes, 2011 - 2014) (written by - 3 episodes, 2011 - 2013) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- 1498 (2014) ... (story)
- Who Is Like God? (2013)
- The Seven Sorrows (2013) ... (written by)
- The Assumption (2013)
- Transfiguration (2013)
  Copper (TV Series) (8 episodes, 2013) (story - 14 episodes, 2012 - 2013) (written by - 1 episode, 2012)
- The Fine Ould Irish Gintleman (2013) ... (story)
  The Philanthropist (TV Series) (6 episodes, 2009) (written by - 1 episode, 2009) (story - 1 episode, 2009) (teleplay - 1 episode, 2009)
- Haiti (2009)
- Kashmir (2009)
- San Diego (2009)
- Kosovo (2009)
- Nigeria Part II (2009) ... (written by)
 2007 M.O.N.Y. (TV Movie)
  The Bedford Diaries (TV Series) (story - 4 episodes, 2006) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- 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) (6 episodes, 1999 - 2001) (written by - 44 episodes, 1997 - 2003) (story - 5 episodes, 1998) (teleplay - 5 episodes, 1998) (created by - 1 episode, 1999)
- Exeunt Omnes (2003) ... (written by)
- Junkyard Dawgs (2003) ... (written by)
- A Day in the Death... (2003) ... (written by)
- 4giveness (2003) ... (written by)
- A Failure to Communicate (2003) ... (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) (12 episodes, 1988 - 1989) (writer - 1 episode, 1988)
- Ex-Appeal (1989)
- El Sid (1989)
- Half a Loaf (1989)
- Broken Windows (1989)
  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)
 1985 The Fourth Wise Man (TV Movie) (teleplay)
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Graduate of Canisius High School, class of '69 and active alumni member/donor See more »

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