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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. In the early 80's he worked his way through college as the manager of a South Florida performance boat building shop, earning a Master Degree in Naval Architecture. He was recruited as the marine coordinator for the 1983 breakout ... See full bio »

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Known For

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


Hide Hide Show Show Writer (4 credits)
  Amanda Wakes Up (TV Series) (head writer - 1 episode) (pre-production)
- Episode #1.1 ... (head writer)
 2013 Table No. 21 (novel)
 2012 Real Time with Bill Maher (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Episode #10.3 (2012)
- Episode #10.2 (2012)
 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)
- Ever After (2021) ... (co-executive producer)
- Wheels on the Bus (2021) ... (co-executive producer)
- Motherlode (2021) ... (co-executive producer)
- Sweet Surrender (2021) ... (co-executive producer)
- Brave New World (2021) ... (co-executive producer)
 2017-2019 Big Little Lies (TV Series) (consulting producer - 5 episodes)
- 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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 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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 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)

Personal Details


6' 1" (1.85 m)


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Michael Cimino (aunt or uncle)

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Met his wife, Svetlina Kiryakova. Kiryakova, a former Bulgarian member of the National Ballet, was residing in the United States at the time. The two were introduced by 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 surprised that they had not met sooner. While the product of a long ... See more »


Developing strong leading female characters.



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