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David Benioff


David Benioff was born on September 25, 1970 in New York City, New York, USA as David Friedman. He is a writer and producer, known for Game of Thrones (2011), 25th Hour (2002) and Troy (2004). He has been married to Amanda Peet since September 30, 2006. They have three children. See full bio »

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Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 11 wins & 40 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Game of Thrones
(2011-2018)
25th Hour
25th Hour Writer
(2002)
Troy
Troy Writer
(2004)

Filmography

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  Confederate (TV Series) (creator) (announced)
  Game of Thrones (TV Series) (created by - 71 episodes, 2011 - 2018) (written for television by - 37 episodes, 2013 - 2018) (written by - 13 episodes, 2011 - 2012) (creator - 2 episodes, 2017) (story by - 1 episode, 2011) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 2011)
- Episode #8.6 (2018) ... (creator) / (written for television by)
- Episode #8.5 (2018) ... (creator) / (written for television by)
- Episode #8.4 (2018) ... (creator) / (written for television by)
- Episode #8.3 (2018) ... (creator) / (written for television by)
- Episode #8.2 (2018) ... (creator)
 2013 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Flowers for Charlie (2013) ... (written by)
 2009/I Brothers (screenplay)
 2009 X-Men Origins: Wolverine (screenplay)
 2007 The Kite Runner (screenplay)
 2006 When the Nines Roll Over (Short)
 2005/I Stay (written by)
 2004 Troy (screenplay)
 2002 25th Hour (novel) / (screenplay)
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Other Works:

Entertainment Weekly (USA): 'Fantasy Face-Off' (pp. 62-63) -- interview of Michel Faber See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »

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Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on the 'Game of Thrones' series] Wiser network heads might have said 'You can't kill Sean Bean nine episodes into your show'. Guess what? The lead dies. That's why HBO is HBO. They break all the rules.

Trivia:

His real name is David Friedman. "Benioff" comes from his maternal grandfather, Shim Benioff. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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