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J. Michael Straczynski


J. Michael Straczynski was born on July 17, 1954 in Paterson, New Jersey, USA as Joseph Michael Straczynski. He is a writer and producer, known for Babylon 5 (1994), Changeling (2008) and Jeremiah (2002). See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 5 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Babylon 5 Writer
(1994-1998)
Changeling Writer
(2008)
Jeremiah Writer
(2002-2004)
World War Z Writer
(2013)

Filmography

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 2017 Red Mars (TV Series) (created by - 1 episode) (pre-production)
- Pilot (2017) ... (creator)
  Sense8 (TV Series) (created by - 24 episodes, 2015 - 2018) (written by - 23 episodes, 2015 - 2017)
- Amor Vincit Omnia (2018) ... (creator)
- You Want a War? (2017) ... (creator) / (written by)
- What Family Actually Means (2017) ... (creator) / (written by)
- All I Want Right Now Is One More Bullet (2017) ... (creator) / (written by)
 2013 World War Z (screen story)
 2013 Thor in the Playroom (Video short) (story - uncredited)
 2012 Underworld Awakening (screenplay)
 2011 Thor (story)
 2010 Babylon 5 X3: Terran Conflict (Video Game) (creator)
 2009 Ninja Assassin (screenplay)
 2008 Changeling (written by)
 2007 Babylon 5: The Lost Tales (Video) (creator) / (written by)
  Jeremiah (TV Series) (created by - 34 episodes, 2002 - 2004) (written by - 21 episodes, 2002 - 2004) (excerpts written by - 1 episode, 2003) (story by - 1 episode, 2003) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 2003) (excerpts - 1 episode, 2002)
- Interregnum: Part 2 (2004) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Interregnum: Part 1 (2004) ... (creator) / (written by)
- The State of the Union (2004) ... (creator)
- The Face in the Mirror (2003) ... (creator) / (excerpts written by) / (story by) / (teleplay by)
- The Past Is Prologue (2003) ... (creator) / (written by)
 2000 Murder, She Wrote: A Story to Die For (TV Movie) (written by)
  Crusade (TV Series) (created by - 13 episodes, 1999) (written by - 10 episodes, 1999)
- Each Night I Dream of Home (1999) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Visitors from Down the Street (1999) ... (creator) / (written by)
- The Needs of Earth (1999) ... (creator) / (written by)
- The Memory of War (1999) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Racing the Night (1999) ... (creator) / (written by)
 1999 Babylon 5: A Call to Arms (TV Movie) (creator) / (written by)
  Babylon 5 (TV Series) (created by - 110 episodes, 1994 - 1998) (written by - 90 episodes, 1994 - 1998) (story by - 2 episodes, 1998) (teleplay by - 2 episodes, 1998)
- Sleeping in Light (1998) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Objects at Rest (1998) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Objects in Motion (1998) ... (creator) / (story by) / (teleplay by)
- The Wheel of Fire (1998) ... (creator) / (written by)
- The Fall of Centauri Prime (1998) ... (creator) / (written by)
 1998 Babylon 5: The River of Souls (TV Movie) (creator) / (written by)
 1998 Babylon 5: Thirdspace (TV Movie) (creator) / (written by)
 1998 Babylon 5: In the Beginning (TV Movie) (creator) / (written by)
 1993 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- A Shadow in the Night (1993) ... (written by)
 1993 Babylon 5: The Gathering (TV Movie) (written by)
 1991-1993 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series) (written by - 7 episodes)
- Final Curtain (1993) ... (written by)
- The Wind Around the Tower (1992) ... (written by)
- To the Last Will I Grapple with Thee (1992) ... (written by)
- Incident in Lot 7 (1992) ... (written by)
- The Committee (1991) ... (written by)
  Jake and the Fatman (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes, 1990) (story by - 1 episode, 1990) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 1990)
- Goodbye (1990) ... (story by) / (teleplay by)
- Danny Boy (1990) ... (written by)
- I Ain't Got No Body (1990) ... (written by)
- Who's Sorry Now? (1990) ... (written by)
  The Real Ghostbusters (TV Series) (writer - 13 episodes, 1986 - 1987) (written by - 8 episodes, 1986 - 1990) (story editor - 4 episodes, 1990)
- Russian About (1990) ... (story editor) / (written by)
- The Haunting of Heck House (1990) ... (story editor) / (written by)
- You Can't Teach an Old Demon New Tricks (1990) ... (story editor - as Michael J. Straczynski)
- Janine, You've Changed (1990) ... (story editor - as Michael J. Straczynski) / (written by - as Michael J. Straczynski)
- The Halloween Door (1989) ... (written by)
 1989 Captain Power: The Beginning (TV Movie) (written by)
 1989 Nightmare Classics (TV Series) (teleplay by - 1 episode)
- The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1989) ... (teleplay by - as J. Micheal Straczynski)
  The Twilight Zone (TV Series) (written by - 10 episodes, 1986 - 1989) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 1988) (story by - 1 episode, 1988)
- Special Service (1989) ... (written by)
- Rendezvous in a Dark Place (1989) ... (written by)
- The Wall (1989) ... (written by)
- The Mind of Simon Foster (1989) ... (written by)
- Something in the Walls (1989) ... (written by)
  Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future (TV Series) (writer - 10 episodes, 1987 - 1988) (story - 4 episodes, 1987 - 1988) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1987)
- Retribution: Part 2 (1988) ... (writer)
- Retribution: Part 1 (1988) ... (writer)
- Freedom One (1988) ... (story)
- The Eden Road (1988) ... (writer)
- A Summoning of Thunder: Part 2 (1988) ... (writer)
 1987 CBS Storybreak (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- The Shy Stegosaurus of Cricket Creek (1987) ... (teleplay)
 1987 Spiral Zone (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Mission Into Evil (1987) ... (as Fettes Gray)
 1985 Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors (TV Series) (writer - 13 episodes)
- Final Ride at Journey's End (1985) ... (writer)
- Short Circuit, Long Wait (1985) ... (writer)
- The Life Eater (1985) ... (writer)
- The Gardener (1985) ... (writer)
- Dream World (1985) ... (writer)
  She-Ra: Princess of Power (TV Series) (written by - 7 episodes, 1985) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 1985) (story by - 1 episode, 1985)
- Magicats (1985) ... (written by)
- Darksmoke and Fire (1985) ... (written by)
- The Price of Power (1985) ... (written by)
- Enemy with My Face (1985) ... (written by)
- Into the Dark Dimension (1985) ... (written by)
 1984-1985 He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (TV Series) (written by - 9 episodes)
- The Cold Zone (1985) ... (written by)
- The Games (1985) ... (written by)
- Mistaken Identity (1985) ... (written by)
- The Magic Falls (1985) ... (written by)
- Battle of the Dragons (1985) ... (written by)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Creator and Writer of his own comic book called Rising Stars which is about 113 Superheros who where given powers by a mysterious Comet that hit earth before they where born and are now being hunted down and killed by an unknown killer. It's a very good book.Comic Book for Rising Stars (1999-20??) See more »

Publicity Listings:

17 Interviews | 8 Articles | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

Fettes Gray | J. Micheal Straczynski | Michael J. Straczynski

Height:

6' 3½" (1.92 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

On the Babylon 5 theatrical film, The Memory of Shadows: "The only thing I can say is that phase one of the new project is a go, hence the furious writing schedule at this end of things... I've been writing my little brains out. I wouldn't go on about something in this way if it wasn't a significant development." See more »

Trivia:

In 2003, Straczynski rescued a Maine Coon (a breed of cat) kitten that had fallen into a landscaping drain in his yard; a 16-hour operation which ultimately involved digging up large portions of the yard and calling out the fire department and a number of plumbers. Buddy is now doing well, and rules the Straczynski household with a velvet paw. See more »

Trademark:

Receding hairline. See more »

Nickname:

JMS See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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