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John Wells (III)


John Wells is one of the most prolific writers, directors and producers for television, film and the stage. Over the past two decades, Wells has been a creative force behind some of primetime's biggest hit series, including ER, The West Wing, Third Watch and China Beach. He is currently Executive Producer of the hit NBC crime drama Southland. Shows... See full bio »

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Won 6 Primetime Emmys. Another 21 wins & 48 nominations. See more awards »

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The Company Men Producer
(2010)
ER Producer
(1994-2009)
The West Wing Producer
(1999-2006)
(2013)

Filmography

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 2016-2022 Animal Kingdom (TV Series) (executive producer - 71 episodes)
- Hit and Run (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Clink (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Gethsemane (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Revelation (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Incognito (2022) ... (executive producer)
 2021 Maid (TV Mini Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- Snaps (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Sky Blue (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Bear Hunt (2021) ... (executive producer)
- String Cheese (2021) ... (executive producer)
- M (2021) ... (executive producer)
  Shameless (TV Series) (executive producer - 134 episodes, 2011 - 2021) (producer - 17 episodes, 2011 - 2021)
- Father Frank, Full of Grace (2021) ... (executive producer) / (producer - showrunner)
- The Fickle Lady Is Calling It Quits (2021) ... (executive producer - showrunner)
- DNR (2021) ... (executive producer) / (producer - showrunner)
- Survivors (2021) ... (executive producer) / (producer - showrunner)
- Cancelled (2021) ... (executive producer)
 2019 Doom: Annihilation (executive producer)
 2018 The Deep Mad Dark (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2018 American Woman (TV Series) (executive producer - 11 episodes)
- I Will Survive (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Obstacles and Assets (2018) ... (executive producer)
- The Breakthrough (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Jack (2018) ... (executive producer)
- The Agreement (2018) ... (executive producer)
 2016 The Panama Papers (Documentary short) (producer)
 2016 Goat (executive producer)
 2015/I Studio City (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2015/I Burnt (producer)
 2014 Love & Mercy (producer)
 2014 Electric Slide (executive producer)
 2013 Boomerang (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2009-2013 Southland (TV Series) (executive producer - 43 episodes)
- Reckoning (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Chaos (2013) ... (executive producer)
- The Felix Paradox (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Heroes (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Bleed Out (2013) ... (executive producer)
 2012 Bad Girls (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2012 Prodigy Bully (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2011 Mildred Pierce (TV Mini Series) (executive producer - 5 episodes)
- Part Five (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Part Four (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Part Three (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Part Two (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Part One (2011) ... (executive producer)
 2010 Gimme Shelter (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2010 Dirty Girl (executive producer)
 2010 The Company Men (producer)
 2009/I Cracks (executive producer)
 2004-2009 Shameless (TV Series) (producer - 66 episodes)
- It's Over (2009) ... (producer - showrunner)
- Confession (2009) ... (producer - showrunner)
- Haunted by the Past (2009) ... (producer - showrunner)
- What About Me? (2009) ... (producer - showrunner)
- Cold Turkey (2009) ... (producer - showrunner)
 1994-2009 ER (TV Series) (executive producer - 331 episodes)
- And in the End... (2009) ... (executive producer - showrunner)
- I Feel Good (2009) ... (executive producer - showrunner)
- Shifting Equilibrium (2009) ... (executive producer - showrunner)
- Old Times (2009) ... (executive producer - showrunner)
- What We Do (2009) ... (executive producer - showrunner)
 2009 Previously on: E.R. (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2009/I Motherhood (executive producer)
 2008 Gigantic (executive producer)
 2007 Then She Found Me (executive producer)
 2007 I'm Not There (executive producer)
 2007 Savage Grace (executive producer)
 2006-2007 Smith (TV Series) (executive producer - 2 episodes)
- Seven (2007) ... (executive producer)
- Pilot (2006) ... (executive producer)
 2007 An American Crime (executive producer)
 2006 Prodigy/Bully (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2006 Infamous (executive producer)
 1999-2006 The West Wing (TV Series) (executive producer - 154 episodes)
- Tomorrow (2006) ... (executive producer)
- Institutional Memory (2006) ... (executive producer)
- The Last Hurrah (2006) ... (executive producer)
- Transition (2006) ... (executive producer)
- Requiem (2006) ... (executive producer)
 2006 The Evidence (TV Series) (producer)
 2005 Doom (producer)
 2005 Mrs. Harris (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2005 The Notorious Bettie Page (executive producer)
 2005 Dark Shadows (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2005 Nearing Grace (executive producer)
 1999-2005 Third Watch (TV Series) (executive producer - 132 episodes)
- Goodbye to Camelot (2005) ... (executive producer)
- End of Tour (2005) ... (executive producer)
- How Do You Spell Belief? (2005) ... (executive producer)
- Welcome Home (2005) ... (executive producer)
- Too Little, Too Late (2005) ... (executive producer)
 2005 Duma (producer)
 2005 Jonny Zero (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2004 A Dirty Shame (executive producer)
 2004 A Home at the End of the World (producer)
 2003 The Company (executive producer)
 2003 Camp (executive producer)
 2003 Party Monster (executive producer)
 2002 The Big Time (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2002 Presidio Med (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Good Question ... (executive producer)
 2002 The Good Thief (producer)
 2002 White Oleander (producer)
 2002 Far from Heaven (executive producer)
 2002 The West Wing Documentary Special (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2002 The Court (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Life Sentence (2002) ... (executive producer)
 2002 One Hour Photo (executive producer)
 2001 The Grey Zone (executive producer)
 2000 Citizen Baines (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1998 The Adversaries (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1998 Trinity (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1997 The Peacemaker (co-executive producer)
 1995 Mystery Dance (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1995) ... (producer)
 1993 Angel Street (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1992 Angel Street (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1992 The Nightman (TV Movie) (co-executive producer)
  China Beach (TV Series) (supervising producer - 22 episodes, 1989 - 1990) (producer - 17 episodes, 1988 - 1989) (co-executive producer - 16 episodes, 1990 - 1991)
- Hello Goodbye (1991) ... (co-executive producer)
- Through and Through (1991) ... (co-executive producer)
- Rewind (1991) ... (co-executive producer)
- Quest (1991) ... (co-executive producer)
- The Always Goodbye (1991) ... (co-executive producer)
 1988 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Roughhouse (1988) ... (producer)
 1987 Nice Girls Don't Explode (producer)
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Marilyn Wells  (2 children)
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[on the drama movie The Company Men (2010)] One of the great things and one of the horrible things about the American character is this extraordinary optimism and arrogance that everything will continue to be great and keep looking up. People were living much closer to the edge than they had any right to be living. A large part of what the film is about is: Do we really need all these things and ... See more »

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Member of the USC School of Cinema-Television's Television Executive Advisory Council. See more »

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