James Patterson

James Patterson

Highest Rated: 63% Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (2016)

Lowest Rated: 11% Alex Cross (2012)

Birthday: Mar 22, 1947

Birthplace: Newburgh, New York, USA

James Brendan Patterson was born on Mar. 22, 1947 in Newburgh, NJ. He studied English at Manhattan College and then Vanderbilt University, graduating from the latter with a Master's degree prior to completing his doctorate. Upon leaving school, Patterson entered the world of advertising, working as an executive for the firm J. Walter Thompson. All the while, Patterson found success as a novelist, publishing his first book, The Thomas Berryman Number (1976). He wrote five more novels over the course of the following 15 years, all prior to the inception of his smash hit Alex Cross series. Beginning with the book Along Came a Spider (1993), the series followed Washington D.C.-based detective (and later FBI agent) Cross as he investigated high stakes mysteries. Patterson averaged a book a year in the Alex Cross series going forward, inspiring multiple film adaptations, beginning with "Kiss the Girls" (1997), starring Morgan Freeman. All the while. Patterson penned other series with co-authors like Andrew Gross, Maxine Paetro, and Michael Ledwidge, among others. Patterson and partners developed the Women's Murder Club series beginning with 1st to Die (2001), the Michael Bennett series starting with Step on a Crack (2007), and the Private series starting with Private (2010).

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Movies

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No Score Yet 37% Maximum Ride Executive Producer - 2016
63% 58% Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life Executive Producer $20M 2016
11% 47% Alex Cross Producer $25.9M 2012
17% 54% A Warrior's Heart Executive Producer - 2011
No Score Yet 57% Sundays at Tiffany's Executive Producer - 2010
32% 53% Along Came a Spider Writer (Novel) $74.1M 2001
31% 62% Kiss the Girls Writer $60.5M 1997
No Score Yet 21% Child of Darkness, Child of Light Writer (Novel) - 1991

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Today 3rd Hour Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dana Perino's Book Club Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Hoda & Jenna Guest 2019
54% 63% Instinct Executive Producer 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matter of Fact With Soledad O'Brien Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strahan & Sara Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda Guest 2016-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2018
No Score Yet 40% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2018 2013-2016 2011 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2018 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet James Patterson's Murder Is Forever Executive Producer 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet On the Money Guest 2017
82% 64% Zoo Executive Producer 2015-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today's Take Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2013-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning: Saturday Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Open Mind Guest 2015
83% No Score Yet Rock Center With Brian Williams Guest 2012
81% 86% Castle Himself (Guest Star) 2009-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Women's Murder Club Executive Producer 2007-2008
85% 77% The Simpsons Himself (Guest Voice) 2007

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