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Tom Purcell (II)

Tom Purcell is a writer and producer, known for The Colbert Report (2005), The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear (2010) and Run of the House (2003). See full bio »

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Won 6 Primetime Emmys. Another 10 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Colbert Report
(2005-2014)
Run of the House
(2003)
Grounded for Life
(2001-2002)

Filmography

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 2015 The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
  The Colbert Report (TV Series) (head writer - 187 episodes, 2008 - 2009) (writer - 85 episodes, 2009 - 2012)
- Ameena Matthews (2012) ... (writer)
- Sean Kelly (2011) ... (writer)
- Manny Howard (2010) ... (writer)
- Arianna Huffington (2009) ... (head writer)
- Neil deGrasse Tyson/Jeff Goldblum (2009) ... (head writer) / (writer)
 2003 Run of the House (TV Series) (writer)
  Grounded for Life (TV Series) (written by - 4 episodes, 2001) (teleplay - 1 episode, 2002)
- I Fought the In-Laws (2002) ... (teleplay)
- Smoke on the Daughter (2001) ... (written by)
- Loser (2001) ... (written by)
- You Can't Always Get What You Want (2001) ... (written by)
- Devil with a Plaid Skirt (2001) ... (written by)
 1997-2000 Cosby (TV Series) (written by - 9 episodes)
- Thursday's Child (2000) ... (written by)
- Chilly Scenes of Winter Golf (2000) ... (written by)
- Afterschool Delight (1999) ... (written by)
- Refrigerator Logic (1999) ... (written by)
- This Old Friend (1998) ... (written by)
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 2015 The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (TV Series) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
- Emily Blunt/Justice Stephen Breyer/The Dead Weather (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Scarlett Johansson/Elon Musk/Kendrick Lamar (2015) ... (executive producer)
  The Colbert Report (TV Series) (co-executive producer - 83 episodes, 2009) (consulting producer - 20 episodes, 2005 - 2006) (executive producer - 5 episodes, 2010 - 2012)
- Anne Rice (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Gary Johnson (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Sean Kelly (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Ronald DePinho (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Manny Howard (2010) ... (executive producer)
 2010 The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear (TV Special) (executive producer)
  The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (TV Series) (supervising producer - 1 episode, 2008) (consulting producer - 1 episode, 2006)
- Indecision 2008: Election Night - America's Choice (2008) ... (supervising producer)
- Indecision 2006: Election Night - Midterm Midtacular (2006) ... (consulting producer)
 2003 Run of the House (TV Series) (producer)
  Grounded for Life (TV Series) (supervising producer - 21 episodes, 2001 - 2002) (producer - 16 episodes, 2001)
- Oops!... I Did It Again (2002) ... (supervising producer)
- Dust in the Wind (2002) ... (supervising producer)
- I Fought the In-Laws (2002) ... (supervising producer)
- Eddie and This Guy with Diamonds (2002) ... (supervising producer)
- Swearin' to God (2002) ... (supervising producer)
 2002 The Grubbs (TV Series) (supervising producer - 2003)
 1999-2000 Cosby (TV Series) (co-producer - 19 episodes)
- The Song Remains the Same (2000) ... (co-producer)
- A Long Night's Journey (2000) ... (co-producer)
- Thursday's Child (2000) ... (co-producer)
- Kids Eat the Darndest Things (2000) ... (co-producer)
- A Pair of Threes Beats a Flush Every Time (2000) ... (co-producer)
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 2012 The Colbert Report (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Anne Rice (2012) ... (writer)
- Gary Johnson (2012) ... (writer)
 1998-1999 Cosby (TV Series) (story editor - 19 episodes)
- The Vesey Method (1999) ... (story editor)
- The Party's Over (1999) ... (story editor)
- Timerity (1999) ... (story editor)
- Lucas Illuminus (1999) ... (story editor)
- Will Power (1999) ... (story editor)
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 2014 The Colbert Report (TV Series)
Guy in audience
- Episode dated 18 December 2014 (2014) ... Guy in audience (uncredited)
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 2014 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Winner: Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series
 2013 The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Winner: Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series
 2008 The Colbert Report (TV Series)
Himself
- Richard Thompson Ford (2008) ... Himself

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