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Tom Fontana


Tom Fontana was born on September 12, 1951 in Buffalo, New York, USA. He is an Emmy Award winning writer and producer, known for Copper (2012), Borgia (2011), Oz (1997), Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) and St. Elsewhere (1982). He was twice married to Sagan Lewis, before her death in 2016. See full bio »

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Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 8 wins & 33 nominations. See more awards »

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St. Elsewhere
St. Elsewhere Writer
(1982-1988)
Homicide: Life on the Street
(1993-1999)
Oz
Oz Writer
(1997-2003)
The Philanthropist
(2009)

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  Decalogue (TV Mini-Series) (10 episodes) (announced)
  Borgia (TV Series) (creator - 29 episodes, 2011 - 2014) (story - 24 episodes, 2011 - 2014) (written by - 3 episodes, 2011 - 2013) (teleplay - 1 episode, 2014)
  Copper (TV Series) (created by - 23 episodes, 2012 - 2013) (story - 14 episodes, 2012 - 2013) (written by - 1 episode, 2012)
  The Philanthropist (TV Series) (created by - 8 episodes, 2009) (written by - 1 episode, 2009) (story - 1 episode, 2009) (teleplay - 1 episode, 2009)
 2007 M.O.N.Y. (TV Movie)
  The Bedford Diaries (TV Series) (story - 7 episodes, 2006) (creator - 1 episode, 2006) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
  The Jury (TV Series) (story - 9 episodes, 2004) (teleplay - 1 episode, 2004) (writer - 1 episode, 2004)
 2004 Strip Search (TV Movie) (written by)
 2004 Judas (TV Movie) (written by)
  Oz (TV Series) (created by - 56 episodes, 1997 - 2003) (written by - 50 episodes, 1997 - 2003) (story - 5 episodes, 1998) (teleplay - 5 episodes, 1998) (teleplay and story by - 1 episode, 2001)
 2001 America: A Tribute to Heroes (TV Special documentary)
 2000 The Beat (TV Series)
 2000 Homicide: The Movie (TV Movie) (written by)
  Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series) (story by - 57 episodes, 1993 - 1999) (written by - 10 episodes, 1993 - 1999) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 1996)
 1997 Firehouse (TV Movie)
 1996 The Prosecutors (TV Movie)
 1995 Under Fire (TV Series) (1995)
 1994 Philly Heat (TV Series)
 1993 New Year (TV Movie)
  Home Fires (TV Series) (story - 5 episodes, 1992) (creator - 1 episode, 1992)
  Tattinger's (TV Series) (1 episode, 1989) (created by - 13 episodes, 1988 - 1989) (story - 1 episode, 1989) (writer - 1 episode, 1988)
  St. Elsewhere (TV Series) (story by - 61 episodes, 1982 - 1988) (written by - 27 episodes, 1983 - 1987) (teleplay by - 9 episodes, 1982 - 1988)
 1987 First Thing Monday (Short)
 1985 The Fourth Wise Man (TV Movie) (teleplay)
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Trivia:

The character played by Dennis Farina on Law & Order (1990) is named Fontana. According to creator Dick Wolf, this is no coincidence. See more »

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Often writes Gay or Bisexual characters See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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