Danny Strong

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Danny Strong started his career as an actor in numerous classic films and TV shows such as Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Gilmore Girls, then transitioned into screenwriting, exploding onto the scene with his 2007 script Recount which was #1 on the Hollywood Blacklist and became an award winning HBO Film. Since then he has become a prolific film and... See full bio »

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Mon, May 23 8:45 AM PDT on SHO2 (552)
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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »


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Dopesick Producer
Empire Producer
Game Change Producer
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 2021 Empire Spin-Off (TV Series)
  Dopesick (TV Mini Series) (created by - 8 episodes, 2021) (written by - 7 episodes, 2021)
- The People vs. Purdue Pharma (2021) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Black Box Warning (2021) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Hammer the Abusers (2021) ... (creator) / (written by)
- The Whistleblower (2021) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Pseudo-Addiction (2021) ... (creator)
  Empire (TV Series) (created by - 102 episodes, 2015 - 2020) (written by - 7 episodes, 2015 - 2016)
- Home Is on the Way (2020) ... (creator)
- Over Everything (2020) ... (creator)
- We Got Us (2020) ... (creator)
- Love Me Still (2020) ... (creator)
- I Am Who I Am (2020) ... (creator)
 2019 Proven Innocent (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- The Struggle for Stonewall (2019) ... (written by)
- The Shame Game (2019) ... (written by)
- The Burden of Truth (2019) ... (written by)
 2017 Rebel in the Rye (written by)
 2013 Making a Scene (Short) (lines written by)
 2013/I Lee Daniels' The Butler (written by)
 2012 Game Change (TV Movie) (written by)
 2010 The Rooster (Short) (written by)
 2008 Recount (TV Movie) (written by)
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Other Works:

TV Commercial for Rolling Rock Beer (2002) See more »

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5' 2" (1.57 m)


Strong, William O. (grandparent)

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[on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"] - It just gets bigger each year. It's really exciting how much it penetrated this public consciousness in a way. People teach courses about it and there are Joss Whedon courses in universities. People write their dissertations on it. It's incredibly flattering and I'm really honored just to have been a part of it. It's very exciting. See more »


Appeared in the unaired test pilot for Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997), but did not debut on the series, itself, until the second season. See more »


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