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J.D. Shapiro

J.D. Shapiro was born on March 18, 1969 as J. David Shapiro. He is known for his work on Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993), Battlefield Earth (2000) and We Married Margo (2000). See full bio »

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 2012 unCONventional (TV Series) (creative consultant - 12 episodes)
- Deep Groo Sea Starring the Punisher (2012) ... (creative consultant)
- Aqua Top Gun Squidbillies Force (2012) ... (creative consultant)
- Battle of the Stan Lee Channel Stars (2012) ... (creative consultant)
- Stan Lee's Joss Whedon Revue (2012) ... (creative consultant)
- Supernatural's Castiel Gets Grimm (2012) ... (creative consultant)
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 2011 Juan Hombre (Short) (screenplay)
 2008 X-Treme Biography: Santa (TV Short) (written by)
 2000 Battlefield Earth (screenplay)
 2000 We Married Margo (written by)
 1993 Robin Hood: Men in Tights (screenplay - as J. David Shapiro) / (story - as J. David Shapiro)
 1990 Charles in Charge (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Buddy Flips a Disc (1990) ... (written by - as J. David Shapiro)
 1987 Duet (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- I Never Played for My Father: Part 1 (1987) ... (written by - as J. David Shapiro)
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 2008 X-Treme Biography: Santa (TV Short)
AA Attendee / Death
 2007 The Strand (Video)
 2006 Pucked
 2000 We Married Margo
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 2011 Juan Hombre (Short) (co-director)
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 2015 A Date (Short) (very special thanks: help with script)

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Alternate Names:

J. David Shapiro


5' 8½" (1.74 m)

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[on 'Battlefield Earth (2000)_] My script was very, VERY different than what ended up on the screen. My screenplay was darker, grittier and had a very compelling story with rich characters. What my screenplay didn't have was slow motion at every turn, Dutch tilts, campy dialogue, aliens in KISS boots, and everyone wearing Bob Marley wigs. See more »


In 2005 J.D. started doing stand-up comedy. He has performed all over the country and was made a Paid Regular at The Comedy Store in Jan of 2006. See more »

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