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J. Michael Straczynski


J. Michael Straczynski was born on July 17, 1954 in Paterson, New Jersey, USA as Joseph Michael Straczynski. He is known for his work on Thor (2011), World War Z (2013) and Babylon 5 (1994). See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Rod Serling's Night Gallery (TV Mini-Series) (pre-production)
  Sense8 (TV Series) (2 episodes, 2015) (written by - 1 episode, 2015)
- Episode #1.2 (2015) ... (2014)
- Episode #1.10 (2015) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.1 (2015) ... (creator) / (written by)
 2013 World War Z (screen story)
 2013 Thor in the Playroom (Video short) (story - uncredited)
 2012 Underworld: Awakening (screenplay)
 2011 Thor (story)
 2010 Babylon 5 X3: Terran Conflict (Video Game) (creator)
 2009 Ninja Assassin (screenplay)
 2008 Changeling (written by)
 2007 Babylon 5: The Lost Tales (Video) (creator) / (written by)
  Jeremiah (TV Series) (11 episodes, 2002 - 2004) (written by - 21 episodes, 2002 - 2004) (story - 1 episode, 2003) (teleplay - 1 episode, 2003) (excerpts - 1 episode, 2002)
- Interregnum: Part 2 (2004) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Interregnum: Part 1 (2004) ... (creator) / (written by)
- The State of the Union (2004) ... (creator)
- The Face in the Mirror (2003) ... (creator) / (story) / (teleplay)
- The Past Is Prologue (2003) ... (creator) / (written by)
 2000 Murder, She Wrote: A Story to Die For (TV Movie) (written by)
  Crusade (TV Series) (3 episodes, 1999) (written by - 10 episodes, 1999)
- Each Night I Dream of Home (1999) ... (creator) / (written by)
- The Visitors from Down the Street (1999) ... (creator) / (written by)
- The Needs of Earth (1999) ... (creator) / (written by)
- The Memory of War (1999) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Racing the Night (1999) ... (creator) / (written by)
 1999 Babylon 5: A Call to Arms (TV Movie) (creator) / (written by)
  Babylon 5 (TV Series) (18 episodes, 1994 - 1998) (writer - 70 episodes, 1994 - 1998) (written by - 20 episodes, 1994 - 1998) (story - 1 episode, 1998) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1998) (story & teleplay - 1 episode, 1998)
- Sleeping in Light (1998) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Objects at Rest (1998) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Objects in Motion (1998) ... (creator) / (story) / (teleplay)
- The Wheel of Fire (1998) ... (creator) / (writer)
- The Fall of Centauri Prime (1998) ... (creator) / (writer)
 1998 Babylon 5: The River of Souls (TV Movie) (creator) / (written by)
 1998 Babylon 5: Thirdspace (TV Movie) (creator) / (written by)
 1998 Babylon 5: In the Beginning (TV Movie) (creator) / (written by)
 1993 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- A Shadow in the Night (1993) ... (written by)
 1993 Babylon 5: The Gathering (TV Movie) (written by)
 1991-1993 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series) (written by - 7 episodes)
- Final Curtain (1993) ... (written by)
- The Wind Around the Tower (1992) ... (written by)
- To the Last Will I Grapple with Thee (1992) ... (written by)
- Incident in Lot 7 (1992) ... (written by)
- The Committee (1991) ... (written by)
  Jake and the Fatman (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes, 1990) (story - 1 episode, 1990) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1990)
- Goodbye (1990) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- Danny Boy (1990) ... (written by)
- I Ain't Got No Body (1990) ... (written by)
- Who's Sorry Now? (1990) ... (written by)
  The Real Ghostbusters (TV Series) (writer - 16 episodes, 1986 - 1990) (written by - 5 episodes, 1986 - 1989) (story editor - 1 episode, 1990)
- Russian About (1990) ... (writer)
- The Haunting of Heck House (1990) ... (writer)
- You Can't Teach an Old Demon New Tricks (1990) ... (story editor - as Michael J. Straczynski)
- Janine, You've Changed (1990) ... (writer)
- The Halloween Door (1989) ... (written by)
 1989 Captain Power: The Beginning (TV Movie) (written by)
 1989 Nightmare Classics (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1989) ... (teleplay - as J. Micheal Straczynski)
  The Twilight Zone (TV Series) (written by - 10 episodes, 1986 - 1989) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1988) (story - 1 episode, 1988)
- Special Service (1989) ... (written by)
- Rendezvous in a Dark Place (1989) ... (written by)
- The Wall (1989) ... (written by)
- The Mind of Simon Foster (1989) ... (written by)
- Something in the Walls (1989) ... (written by)
  Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future (TV Series) (writer - 10 episodes, 1987 - 1988) (story - 4 episodes, 1987 - 1988) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1987)
- Retribution: Part 2 (1988) ... (writer)
- Retribution: Part 1 (1988) ... (writer)
- Freedom One (1988) ... (story)
- The Eden Road (1988) ... (writer)
- A Summoning of Thunder: Part 2 (1988) ... (writer)
 1987 Spiral Zone (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Mission Into Evil (1987) ... (as Fettes Gray)
 1987 CBS Storybreak (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- The Shy Stegosaurus of Cricket Creek (1987) ... (teleplay)
 1985 Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors (TV Series) (writer - 13 episodes)
- Final Ride at Journey's End (1985) ... (writer)
- Short Circuit, Long Wait (1985) ... (writer)
- The Life Eater (1985) ... (writer)
- The Gardener (1985) ... (writer)
- Dream World (1985) ... (writer)
  She-Ra: Princess of Power (TV Series) (writer - 7 episodes, 1985) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1985) (story - 1 episode, 1985)
- Magicats (1985) ... (writer)
- Darksmoke and Fire (1985) ... (writer)
- The Price of Power (1985) ... (writer)
- Enemy with My Face (1985) ... (writer)
- Into the Dark Dimension (1985) ... (writer)
 1984-1985 He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (TV Series) (writer - 9 episodes)
- The Cold Zone (1985) ... (writer)
- The Games (1985) ... (writer)
- Mistaken Identity (1985) ... (writer)
- The Magic Falls (1985) ... (writer)
- Battle of the Dragons (1985) ... (writer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Author, short story collection, Straczynski Unplugged, Simon and Schuster, 2005 See more »

Publicity Listings:

17 Interviews | 8 Articles | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Fettes Gray | J. Micheal Straczynski | Michael J. Straczynski

Height:

6' 3½" (1.92 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

On the Babylon 5 theatrical film, The Memory of Shadows: "The only thing I can say is that phase one of the new project is a go, hence the furious writing schedule at this end of things... I've been writing my little brains out. I wouldn't go on about something in this way if it wasn't a significant development." See more »

Trivia:

He used more than 6,000 different sources of information for his screenplay for 'Changeling' so he could title it "A true story" rather than "Based on a true story". See more »

Trademark:

Use of mystical objects as plot devices See more »

Nickname:

Joe See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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