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Tom Perrotta

Tom Perrotta was born on August 13, 1961 in Garwood, New Jersey, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for The Leftovers (2014), Little Children (2006) and Election (1999). He has been married to Mary Granfield since September 14, 1991. They have two children. See full bio »

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The Leftovers Writer
Election Writer


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  Mrs. Fletcher (TV Series) (1 episode) (filming)
- Pilot
  The Leftovers (TV Series) (based on the book by - 28 episodes, 2014 - 2017) (created by - 28 episodes, 2014 - 2017) (written by - 6 episodes, 2014 - 2017) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 2017) (written for television by - 1 episode, 2014)
- The Book of Nora (2017) ... (based on the book by) / (creator) / (teleplay by)
- The Most Powerful Man in the World (and His Identical Twin Brother) (2017) ... (based on the book by) / (creator)
- Certified (2017) ... (based on the book by) / (creator)
- It's a Matt, Matt, Matt, Matt World (2017) ... (based on the book by) / (creator)
- G'Day Melbourne (2017) ... (based on the book by) / (creator)
 2006 Little Children (based on the novel by) / (screenplay)
 2001 Bad Haircut (TV Movie) (novel)
 1999 Election (novel)
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  Mrs. Fletcher (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode) (filming)
- Pilot ... (executive producer)
 2014-2017 The Leftovers (TV Series) (executive producer - 28 episodes)
- The Book of Nora (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Certified (2017) ... (executive producer)
- It's a Matt, Matt, Matt, Matt World (2017) ... (executive producer)
- G'Day Melbourne (2017) ... (executive producer)
 2001 Bad Haircut (TV Movie) (executive producer)
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 2006 Little Children
Small Man
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 2010 Do It Again (Documentary) (thanks)
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 2016 The Leftovers Season 1: I Remember (Video documentary short)
 2016 The Leftovers Season 1: Living Reminders - The Guilty Remnant (Video documentary short)
 2016 TruInside (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Novelist, Author of 'Election'
- Election (2016) ... Himself - Novelist, Author of 'Election'
 2015 Best of Five (TV Series)
- One and Done (2015) ... Himself
 2012 The Hour (TV Series)
- Episode #8.115 (2012) ... Himself

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Early in his career, he ghostwrote "The Thrill Club", an R.L. Stine book from the "Fear Street" series. See more »

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Personal Quote:

[on the stand-alone episode of 'The Leftovers', revolving around Reverend Matt Jamison] I think we'll get a variety of reactions. But it's another way of signaling the viewers , like 'This isn't going to be a familiar experience. This show is going to be a little bit hard to get your arms around, but if you're patient it will yield up some interesting rewards'.


A resident of the Boston area, Tom is a major supporter of up-and-coming writers. He is adored in the New England writing community. See more »

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