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David Simon (II)


David Simon was born in 1960. He is a writer and producer, known for Homicide: Life on the Street (1993), The Wire (2002) and Treme (2010). He is married to Laura Lippman. They have one child. See full bio »

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Show Me a Hero (TV Mini-Series) (teleplay - 6 episodes) (pre-production)
- Episode #1.6 (2015) ... (teleplay)
- Episode #1.5 (2015) ... (teleplay)
- Episode #1.4 (2015) ... (teleplay)
- Episode #1.3 (2015) ... (teleplay)
- Episode #1.2 (2015) ... (teleplay)
  Treme (TV Series) (2 episodes, 2010) (created by - 36 episodes, 2010 - 2013) (story - 12 episodes, 2010 - 2012) (written by - 7 episodes, 2010 - 2013) (teleplay - 3 episodes, 2011 - 2012)
- ... To Miss New Orleans (2013) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Sunset on Louisianne (2013) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Dippermouth Blues (2013) ... (creator)
- This City (2013) ... (creator)
- Yes We Can Can (2013) ... (creator) / (written by)
  Generation Kill (TV Mini-Series) (story - 6 episodes, 2008) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 2008) (written by - 1 episode, 2008)
- Bomb in the Garden (2008) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- Stay Frosty (2008) ... (story)
- A Burning Dog (2008) ... (story)
- Combat Jack (2008) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- Screwby (2008) ... (story)
  The Wire (TV Series) (created by - 60 episodes, 2002 - 2008) (story - 50 episodes, 2002 - 2008) (teleplay - 20 episodes, 2002 - 2008) (written by - 1 episode, 2002)
- -30- (2008) ... (creator) / (story) / (teleplay)
- Late Editions (2008) ... (creator) / (story)
- Clarifications (2008) ... (creator) / (story)
- Took (2008) ... (creator) / (story)
- The Dickensian Aspect (2008) ... (creator) / (story)
 2007 The Wire: The Chronicles (TV Series) (characters)
  The Corner (TV Mini-Series) (book "The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood" - 6 episodes, 2000) (written by - 5 episodes, 2000)
- Everyman's Blues (2000) ... (book "The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood") / (written by)
- Corner Boy Blues (2000) ... (book "The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood") / (written by)
- Dope Fiend Blues (2000) ... (book "The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood") / (written by)
- Fran's Blues (2000) ... (book "The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood")
- DeAndre's Blues (2000) ... (book "The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood") / (written by)
  Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series) (based upon the book by - 122 episodes, 1993 - 1999) (teleplay - 7 episodes, 1994 - 1997) (staff writer - 7 episodes, 1996) (story - 5 episodes, 1998 - 1999) (written by - 3 episodes, 1998 - 1999)
- Forgive Us Our Trespasses (1999) ... (based upon the book by)
- The Why Chromosome (1999) ... (based upon the book by)
- Lines of Fire (1999) ... (based upon the book by)
- Identity Crisis (1999) ... (based upon the book by)
- Self Defense (1999) ... (based upon the book by) / (story)
  NYPD Blue (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1996) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1996)
- Hollie and the Blowfish (1996) ... (story) / (teleplay)
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Author of "Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets", published in 1991. The book won the 1992 Edgar award for best true crime book. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »

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The guys we were stealing from in The Wire (2002) are the Greeks. In our heads, we're writing a Greek tragedy, but instead of the gods being petulant and jealous Olympians hurling lightning bolts down at our protagonists, it's the Postmodern institutions that are the gods. And they are gods. And no one is bigger. See more »

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A Former Baltimore Sun crime reporter, David Simon is the author of the book, "The Corner", and is also the creator of both the Baltimore-based show, The Wire (2002), and the inspiration behind the show, Homicide: Life on the Street (1993). Simon's book, "A Year on the Killing Streets", is what the show was based upon.

Simon was known for his in-depth reporting in covering the drug trade in ... See more »

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Extensive story Arcs with frequent Callbacks See more »

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