Michael Crichton (1942–2008)


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Michael Crichton was born in Chicago, Illinois, but grew up in Roslyn, New York. His father was a journalist and encouraged him to write and to type. Michael gave up studying English at Harvard University, having become disillusioned with the teaching standards--the final straw came when he submitted an essay by George Orwell that was given a "B-.... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 12 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Jurassic Park Writer
(1993)
Twister Writer
(1996)
Westworld Writer
(1973)
ER Writer
(1994-2009)

Filmography

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 2022 Jurassic World: Dominion (based on characters created by) (post-production)
 2020-2021 Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous (TV Series) (based on the novel "Jurassic Park" by - 26 episodes)
- Stay on Mission (2021) ... (based on the novel "Jurassic Park" by)
- Whatever It Takes (2021) ... (based on the novel "Jurassic Park" by)
- Escape from Isla Nublar (2021) ... (based on the novel "Jurassic Park" by)
- A Shock to the System (2021) ... (based on the novel "Jurassic Park" by)
- The Long Run (2021) ... (based on the novel "Jurassic Park" by)
  Westworld (TV Series) (based on the film written by - 28 episodes, 2016 - 2020) (story by - 1 episode, 2016)
- Crisis Theory (2020) ... (based on the film written by)
- Passed Pawn (2020) ... (based on the film written by)
- Decoherence (2020) ... (based on the film written by)
- Genre (2020) ... (based on the film written by)
- The Mother of Exiles (2020) ... (based on the film written by)
 2019 Battle at Big Rock (Short) (based on the novel "Jurassic Park" by)
 2019 Lego Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar (TV Mini Series) (based on the original film written by - 1 episode)
- Mission: Critical! (2019) ... (based on the original film written by)
 2018 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (based on characters created by)
 2016 Lego Jurassic World: The Indominus Escape (TV Mini Series) (based on characters created by - 4 episodes)
- The Indominus Escape Pt. 4 (2016) ... (based on characters created by - uncredited)
- The Indominus Escape: Part 3 (2016) ... (based on characters created by - uncredited)
- The Indominus Escape: Part 2 (2016) ... (based on characters created by - uncredited)
- The Indominus Escape (2016) ... (based on characters created by - uncredited)
 2015 Jurassic World (based on the characters created by)
 2015 Sala de Urgencias (TV Series) (format creator - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2015) ... (format creator)
 2014 Aberrant Forms: A Jurassic Short (Short) (based on characters created by)
 2011 Jurassic Park: The Game (Video Game) (characters)
  ER (TV Series) (created by - 331 episodes, 1994 - 2009) (written by - 1 episode, 1994)
- And in the End... (2009) ... (creator)
- I Feel Good (2009) ... (creator)
- Shifting Equilibrium (2009) ... (creator)
- Old Times (2009) ... (creator)
- What We Do (2009) ... (creator)
 2008 The Andromeda Strain (TV Mini Series) (novel - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (2008) ... (novel - as J. Michael Crichton)
- Episode #1.3 (2008) ... (novel - as J. Michael Crichton)
- Episode #1.2 (2008) ... (novel - as J. Michael Crichton)
- Episode #1.1 (2008) ... (novel - as J. Michael Crichton)
 2003 Timeline (novel)
 2003 Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis (Video Game) (characters)
 2001 Universal Studios Theme Parks Adventure (Video Game) (concept: Jurassic Park)
 2001 Jurassic Park: Scan Command (Video Game) (original concept)
 2001 Jurassic Park III: The DNA Factor (Video Game) (original concept)
 2001 Jurassic Park III (characters)
 2000 Timeline (Video Game)
 1999 Warpath: Jurassic Park (Video Game) (original concept)
 1999 The 13th Warrior (novel "Eaters of the Dead")
 1998 Jurassic Park: Trespasser (Video Game) (character John Hammond)
 1998 Sphere (novel)
 1997 Jurassic Park: Chaos Island (Video Game) (characters)
 1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park (novel "The Lost World")
 1996/I Twister (written by)
 1995 Congo (novel)
 1994 Jurassic Park: Rampage Edition (Video Game) (original characters - uncredited)
 1994 Disclosure (novel)
 1993/I Jurassic Park (Video Game) (characters)
 1993 Rising Sun (novel) / (screenplay)
 1993 Equinox (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1993 Jurassic Park (novel) / (screenplay)
 1984 Amazon (Video Game) (written by)
 1984/I Runaway (written by)
 1981 Looker (written by)
 1980 Beyond Westworld (TV Series) (creator - 5 episodes)
- The Lion (1980) ... (creator)
- Take-Over (1980) ... (creator)
- Sound of Terror (1980) ... (creator)
- My Brother's Keeper (1980) ... (creator)
- Westworld Destroyed (1980) ... (creator)
 1978 The Great Train Robbery (based on his novel) / (screenplay by)
 1978 Coma (screenplay)
 1974 The Terminal Man (novel)
 1971-1974 Insight (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- The Theft (1974) ... (written by)
- Killer (1972) ... (written by)
- The War of the Eggs (1971) ... (written by)
 1973 Westworld (written by)
 1973 Extreme Close-Up (writer)
 1972 Pursuit (TV Movie) (novel "Binary" - as John Lange)
 1972 The Carey Treatment (novel "A Case of Need" - as Jeffery Hudson)
 1971 The Andromeda Strain (novel)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Short Story: "The Most Important Part of a Lab". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 8 Interviews | 23 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

J. Michael Crichton | Michael Douglas | Jeffery Hudson | John Lange

Height:

6' 9" (2.06 m)

Spouse:

Sherri Alexander  (his death)  (1 child) | See more »

Children:

Anne, Taylor | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Human beings never think for themselves; they find it too uncomfortable. For the most part, members of our species simply repeat what they are told - and become upset if they are exposed to any different view. See more »

Trivia:

Was tied up and robbed at gunpoint by masked men in his home in Santa Monica, California, on 23 September 2002. No one was harmed. See more »

Trademark:

Often expresses complex scientific terminology and theories in more layman's terms See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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