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T. Rafael Cimino

T. Rafael Cimino (Born Todd Rafael Cimino, Wayne, NJ June 4th 1963) grew up in Key Largo, Florida in the Florida Keys. He is an American novelist, screenwriter, and HBO films Executive Producer. He is also a member of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and a Jurist for the Emmys. Cimino has been credited with Television, ... See full bio »

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Miami Vice Miscellaneous Crew
Big Little Lies Producer
The Black Dahlia Producer


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 2006 Miami Vice (Special Advisor)
 1984-1989 Miami Vice (TV Series) (Marine Coordinator - 111 episodes)
- Too Much, Too Late (1989) ... (Marine Coordinator)
- Leap of Faith (1989) ... (Marine Coordinator)
- Miracle Man (1989) ... (Marine Coordinator)
- World of Trouble (1989) ... (Marine Coordinator)
- Freefall (1989) ... (Marine Coordinator)
 1983 Spring Break (Marine Coordinator)
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  Amanda Wakes Up (TV Series) (head writer - 1 episode) (pre-production)
- Episode #1.1 ... (head writer)
 2013 Table No. 21 (novel)
 2006-2007 Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (TV Series) (story editor - 20 episodes)
- What Kind of Day Has It Been (2007) ... (story editor)
- K&R: Part 3 (2007) ... (story editor)
- K&R: Part 2 (2007) ... (story editor)
- K&R: Part 1 (2007) ... (story editor)
- Breaking News (2007) ... (story editor)
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 2021 Nine Perfect Strangers (TV Mini-Series) (co-executive producer - 8 episodes) (pre-production)
- Episode #1.8 (2021) ... (co-executive producer)
- Episode #1.7 (2021) ... (co-executive producer)
- Episode #1.6 (2021) ... (co-executive producer)
- Episode #1.5 (2021) ... (co-executive producer)
- Episode #1.4 (2021) ... (co-executive producer)
  Big Little Lies (TV Series) (Consulting Producer - 4 episodes, 2019) (consulting producer - 1 episode, 2017)
- She Knows (2019) ... (Consulting Producer)
- The End of the World (2019) ... (Consulting Producer)
- Tell-Tale Hearts (2019) ... (Consulting Producer)
- What Have They Done? (2019) ... (Consulting Producer)
- Somebody's Dead (2017) ... (consulting producer - uncredited)
 2006 The Black Dahlia (co-executive producer)
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 2004 A Love Song for Bobby Long (special thanks)
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 2014 King of Offshore, the Reggie Fountain Story (TV Movie documentary)
 2013 Gangsters: America's Most Evil (TV Series documentary)

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6' 1" (1.85 m)

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Met his wife, Svetlina Kiryakova, while filming "Black Dahlia" in Sofia, Bulgaria. Kiryakova, a former Bulgarian member of the National Ballet, was residing in the United States at the time. The two were introduced by a mutual friend, Magga Aliev, a Bulgarian composer living in Sofia. When Cimino returned to the States, the two met and were married two years later. In the beginning, both were ... See more »


Developing strong leading female characters.



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