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J. Michael Straczynski


J. Michael Straczynski was born on July 17, 1954 in Paterson, New Jersey, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Babylon 5 (1993), Changeling (2008) and Jeremiah (2002). He was previously married to Kathryn M. Drennan. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 5 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Babylon 5 Writer
(1993-1998)
Changeling Writer
(2008)
Jeremiah Writer
(2002-2004)
Sense8 Writer
(2015-2018)

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 - 91 episodes, 1993 - 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)
 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)
 1991 Captain Power: The Beginning (TV Movie) (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) (written by - 20 episodes, 1986 - 1990) (story editor - 6 episodes, 1986 - 1990) (writer - 1 episode, 1987)
- 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 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 short) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- The Shy Stegosaurus of Cricket Creek (1987) ... (teleplay)
 1987 Spiral Zone (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Mission Into Evil (1987) ... (written by - as Fettes Gray)
 1985 Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors (TV Series) (writer - 13 episodes)
- Final Ride at Journey's End (1985) ... (writer - uncredited)
- Short Circuit, Long Wait (1985) ... (writer - uncredited)
- The Life Eater (1985) ... (writer - uncredited)
- The Gardener (1985) ... (writer - uncredited)
- Dream World (1985) ... (writer - uncredited)
  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:

Author, novel, Demon Night, first published in hardcover by E.P. Dutton in 1988, republished 2005 by Simon and Schuster See more »

Publicity Listings:

17 Interviews | 8 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

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

Height:

6' 3½" (1.92 m)

Spouse:

Kathryn M. Drennan  (divorced)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

On casting Michael O'Hare as Jeffrey Sinclair on Babylon 5: "He's a classically trained actor, a graduate of Juliard, who just knocked us out when he came in to audition. He has a tremendous presence, and a voice vaguely reminiscent of Clint Eastwood at times. His face has a curiously haunted look, but at the same time is (I'm told by the women who go "yum" whenever he enters the room) quite ... See more »

Trivia:

Writing Thor and Lost Heroes for Marvel Comics, as well as writing two new big-budget features on assignment, one for Universal Studios, the other for Paramount. See more »

Trademark:

Use of mystical objects as plot devices See more »

Nickname:

Joe See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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