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Joel Surnow

Joel Surnow was born on November 29, 1954 in Michigan, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for 24 (2001), 24 (2008) and La Femme Nikita (1997). He has been married to Colleen Surnow since October 10, 1989. They have three children. See full bio »

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 24: Live Another Day (TV Series) (11 episodes) (filming)
- Episode #1.12 (2014) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.11 (2014) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.10 (2014) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.9 (2014) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.8 (2014) ... (creator)
  24: India Version (TV Series) (17 episodes, 2013) (writer - 7 episodes, 2013 - 2014) (teleplay - 1 episode, 2013)
- 8am - 9am (2014) ... (creator) / (writer)
- 11pm - 12am (2013) ... (creator) / (teleplay)
- 10pm - 11pm (2013) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.22 (2013) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Episode #1.21 (2013) ... (creator) / (writer)
 2014 Small Time
 2011 The Kennedys (TV Mini-Series) (written by - 4 episodes)
- Cuban Missiles (2011) ... (written by)
- Life Sentences (2011) ... (written by)
- Bobby's War (2011) ... (written by)
- Bay of Pigs (2011) ... (written by)
  24 (TV Series) (155 episodes, 2001 - 2010) (written by - 36 episodes, 2001 - 2009) (teleplay - 4 episodes, 2002 - 2009)
- Day 8: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (2010) ... (creator)
- Day 8: 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. (2010) ... (creator)
- Day 8: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. (2010) ... (creator)
- Day 8: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. (2010) ... (creator)
- Day 8: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (2010) ... (creator)
 2010 Night and Day (TV Movie)
 2008 24 (TV Movie) (creator)
 2007 The Call (TV Movie)
  The ½ Hour News Hour (TV Series) (13 episodes, 2007) (developer - 4 episodes, 2007)
- Episode #1.17 (2007) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.16 (2007) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.15 (2007) ... (creator) / (developer)
- Town Hall: Identity Politics (2007) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.13 (2007) ... (creator)
 2007 24: Day Six - Debrief (TV Mini-Series short) (5 episodes)
- 10:37 p.m. (2007) ... (creator)
- 10:33 p.m. (2007) ... (creator)
- 10:31 p.m. (2007) ... (creator)
- 9:42 p.m. (2007) ... (creator)
- 9:00 p.m. (2007) ... (creator)
  Special Unit 2 (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2001) (written by - 1 episode, 2001)
- The Depths (2001) ... (writer)
- The Waste (2001) ... (writer)
- The Wraps (2001) ... (written by)
 2000-2001 La Femme Nikita (TV Series) (15 episodes)
- A Time for Every Purpose (2001) ... (creator)
- Let No Man Put Asunder (2001) ... (creator)
- The Evil That Men Do (2001) ... (creator)
- The Man Behind the Curtain (2001) ... (creator)
- All the World's a Stage (2001) ... (creator)
 1996 Wiseguy (TV Movie) (written by)
 1995-1996 Nowhere Man (TV Series) (written by - 5 episodes)
- Calaway (1996) ... (written by)
- Forever Jung (1996) ... (written by)
- A Rough Whimper of Insanity (1995) ... (written by)
- The Spider Webb (1995) ... (written by)
- The Incredible Derek (1995) ... (written by)
 1995 Pointman (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Judgement Day (1995) ... (creator)
  The Commish (TV Series) (written by - 11 episodes, 1993 - 1995) (story - 1 episode, 1994)
- Brooklyn (1995) ... (written by)
- The Kid (1995) ... (written by)
- Accused (1995) ... (written by)
- The Johnny Club (1995) ... (written by)
- Hidden (1995) ... (written by)
 1992 Ring of the Musketeers (TV Movie) (written by)
  Covington Cross (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes, 1992) (story - 1 episode, 1992) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1992)
- The Hero (1992) ... (written by)
- Armus Returns (1992) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- The Trial ... (written by)
 1992 Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Destiny Babes (1992) ... (written by)
  Falcon Crest (TV Series) (written by - 6 episodes, 1989 - 1990) (excerpts written by: Episode 'The Price of Freedom ' - 1 episode, 1989)
- Danny's Song (1990) ... (written by)
- The Return (1990) ... (written by)
- Finding Lauren (1990) ... (written by)
- Four Women (1990) ... (written by)
- Merry Christmas, Charley (1989) ... (written by)
  Miami Vice (TV Series) (story - 4 episodes, 1984 - 1985) (written by - 4 episodes, 1984) (excerpts written by - 1 episode, 1986)
- Sons and Lovers (1986) ... (excerpts written by - uncredited)
- Out Where the Buses Don't Run (1985) ... (story)
- Lombard (1985) ... (story)
- Made for Each Other (1985) ... (story)
- Little Prince (1984) ... (story)
  The Equalizer (TV Series) (teleplay - 7 episodes, 1985) (story - 2 episodes, 1985 - 1986) (written by - 1 episode, 1986)
- Torn (1986) ... (story)
- Dead Drop (1986) ... (written by)
- Back Home (1985) ... (teleplay)
- Bump and Run (1985) ... (teleplay)
- The Distant Fire (1985) ... (teleplay)
  St. Elsewhere (TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1982 - 1984) (story - 1 episode, 1982)
- Breathless (1984) ... (teleplay)
- Legionnaires: Part 1 (1982) ... (story) / (teleplay)
 1984 Legmen (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- I Shall Be Re-Released (1984) ... (written by)
 1983 Bay City Blues (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- I Never Swung with My Father (1983) ... (writer)
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Had many well known celebrities visit the set of 24 and attend events for the series, including Lawrence O' Donnell, Chelsea Handler, Rush Limbaugh, Ricky Gervais, John McCain, Frank Darabont and William Friedkin. See more »

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