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David Simon (II)


David Simon was born on May 13, 1960 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for The Wire (2002), Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) and The Corner (2000). He is married to Laura Lippman. They have one child. See full bio »

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Known For

The Wire
The Wire Writer
(2002-2008)
Homicide: Life on the Street
(1993-1999)
The Corner
The Corner Writer
(2000)
The Deuce
The Deuce Writer
(2017-2018)

Filmography

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  A Dry Run (TV Mini-Series) (creator)
  The Deuce (TV Series) (created by - 16 episodes, 2017 - 2018) (written by - 3 episodes, 2017) (story by - 1 episode, 2017)
- Episode #2.7 (2018) ... (creator)
- Episode #2.6 (2018) ... (creator)
- Episode #2.5 (2018) ... (creator)
- Episode #2.4 (2018) ... (creator)
- Episode #2.3 (2018) ... (creator)
  Show Me a Hero (TV Mini-Series) (written by - 4 episodes, 2015) (story by - 2 episodes, 2015)
- Episode #1.6 (2015) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.5 (2015) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.4 (2015) ... (story by)
- Episode #1.3 (2015) ... (story by)
- Episode #1.2 (2015) ... (written by)
  Treme (TV Series) (1 episode, 2010) (created by - 36 episodes, 2010 - 2013) (story - 12 episodes, 2010 - 2012) (written by - 7 episodes, 2010 - 2013) (teleplay - 3 episodes, 2011 - 2012) (creator - 1 episode, 2010)
- ... To Miss New Orleans (2013) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Sunset on Louisianne (2013) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Dippermouth Blues (2013) ... (creator)
- This City (2013) ... (creator)
- Yes We Can Can (2013) ... (creator) / (written by)
  Generation Kill (TV Mini-Series) (story - 6 episodes, 2008) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 2008) (written by - 1 episode, 2008)
- Bomb in the Garden (2008) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- Stay Frosty (2008) ... (story)
- A Burning Dog (2008) ... (story)
- Combat Jack (2008) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- Screwby (2008) ... (story)
  The Wire (TV Series) (created by - 60 episodes, 2002 - 2008) (story by - 50 episodes, 2002 - 2008) (teleplay by - 20 episodes, 2002 - 2008) (written by - 1 episode, 2002)
- -30- (2008) ... (creator) / (story by) / (teleplay by)
- Late Editions (2008) ... (creator) / (story by)
- Clarifications (2008) ... (creator) / (story by)
- Took (2008) ... (creator) / (story by)
- The Dickensian Aspect (2008) ... (creator) / (story by)
 2007 The Wire: The Chronicles (TV Series) (characters)
  The Corner (TV Mini-Series) (book "The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood" - 6 episodes, 2000) (written by - 5 episodes, 2000)
- Everyman's Blues (2000) ... (book "The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood") / (written by)
- Corner Boy Blues (2000) ... (book "The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood") / (written by)
- Dope Fiend Blues (2000) ... (book "The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood") / (written by)
- Fran's Blues (2000) ... (book "The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood")
- DeAndre's Blues (2000) ... (book "The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood") / (written by)
  Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series) (based upon the book by - 122 episodes, 1993 - 1999) (teleplay by - 7 episodes, 1994 - 1997) (staff writer - 7 episodes, 1996) (story by - 5 episodes, 1998 - 1999) (written by - 3 episodes, 1998 - 1999)
- Forgive Us Our Trespasses (1999) ... (based upon the book by)
- The Why Chromosome (1999) ... (based upon the book by)
- Lines of Fire (1999) ... (based upon the book by)
- Identity Crisis (1999) ... (based upon the book by)
- Self Defense (1999) ... (based upon the book by) / (story by)
  NYPD Blue (TV Series) (story by - 1 episode, 1996) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 1996)
- Hollie and the Blowfish (1996) ... (story by) / (teleplay by)
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Show Show Self (28 credits)
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Other Works:

Author of "Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets", published in 1991. The book won the 1992 Edgar award for best true crime book. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 2 Articles | See more »

Official Sites:

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Personal Quote:

The trick to making a story matter is that every now and then, somebody you care about has to go. If it's somebody that you don't care about, then it doesn't really have - the stakes aren't there. But if you do that every now and then, then the story matters to people. And there are actual stakes involved, emotional stakes. See more »

Trivia:

A Former Baltimore Sun crime reporter, David Simon is the author of the book, "The Corner", and is also the creator of both the Baltimore-based show, The Wire (2002), and the inspiration behind the show, Homicide: Life on the Street (1993). Simon's book, "A Year on the Killing Streets", is what the show was based upon.

Simon was known for his in-depth reporting in covering the drug trade in ... See more »

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Frequently collaborates with Ed Burns. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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