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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, with Ed Burns, of "The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-city Neighborhood", published in 1997. See more »

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

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The trick to making a story matter is that every now and then, somebody you care about has to go. If it's somebody that you don't care about, then it doesn't really have - the stakes aren't there. But if you do that every now and then, then the story matters to people. And there are actual stakes involved, emotional stakes. See more »

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Father, with Laura Lippman, of a daughter. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently collaborates with Ed Burns. See more »

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