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      John Wells

      John Wells

      Highest Rated: 90% Love & Mercy (2014)

      Lowest Rated: 14% Electric Slide (2014)

      Birthday: May 28, 1956

      Birthplace: Alexandria, Virginia, USA

      Though most noted for creating and executive producing some of television's most critically acclaimed shows, John Wells was difficult to pigeonhole because of his extensive producing credits in features while also displaying considerable business acumen as the president of the Writers Guild of America, West. In fact, Wells made his producer debut on the satirical comedy "Nice Girls Don't Explode" (1987) before transitioning to television as a writer and eventual co-executive producer on the acclaimed Vietnam drama "China Beach" (ABC, 1989-1991). After developing the failed cop procedural "Angel Street" (CBS, 1992), he became the executive producer on the Michal Crichton-created medical drama "ER" (NBC, 1994-2009), a long-running, Emmy Award-winning series that established Wells as one of the top television producers in the business. From there, Wells ventured back into film producing with "The Peacemaker" (1997) before creating the mildly successful "Third Watch" (NBC, 1999-2005) and stepping into the showrunner role on the critically lauded political drama "The West Wing" (NBC, 1999-2006). Meanwhile, his company John Wells Productions produced a number of well-received indie features like "Far From Heaven" (2002), "The Good Thief" (2003) and "I'm Not There" (2007), and Wells himself made his feature directing debut with "The Company Men" (2010). But his bread and butter remained television, though the not-easily-defined Wells jumped from network to cable with "Southland" (NBC, 2009; TNT, 2010-13) and "Shameless" (Showtime, 2011- ), where he flourished under more creative freedom while retaining his high standard of quality television.

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      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Christmas Collision Charles King (Character) - 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Meryl Streep: The Winner Takes it All Unknown (Character) - 2021
      No Score Yet 33% One Must Fall Dorian (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rangers Prince Korlan Magan (Character) - 2016
      79% 45% Goat Executive Producer $23.0K 2016
      28% 44% Burnt Director,
      Producer
      $13.7M 2015
      14% 27% Electric Slide Executive Producer - 2014
      90% 85% Love & Mercy Producer $12.5M 2014
      67% 65% August: Osage County Director $37.7M 2013
      67% 55% The Company Men Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      $4.4M 2010
      20% 16% Motherhood Executive Producer $92.9K 2009
      43% 74% An American Crime Executive Producer - 2007
      38% 38% Savage Grace Executive Producer $434.4K 2007
      50% 44% Then She Found Me Executive Producer $3.7M 2007
      77% 69% I'm Not There Executive Producer $4.0M 2007
      74% 69% Infamous Executive Producer $1.2M 2006
      57% 51% The Notorious Bettie Page Executive Producer $1.4M 2006
      45% 50% Nearing Grace Executive Producer - 2005
      43% 39% Mrs. Harris Executive Producer - 2005
      18% 34% Doom Producer $28.0M 2005
      29% 75% Party Monster Executive Producer $668.1K 2003
      64% 68% Camp Executive Producer $1.6M 2003
      77% 62% The Good Thief Producer $3.5M 2002
      87% 79% Far From Heaven Executive Producer $15.9M 2002
      69% 81% White Oleander Producer $16.3M 2002
      81% 65% One Hour Photo Executive Producer $31.6M 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Time Executive Producer - 2002
      69% 74% The Grey Zone Executive Producer $507.4K 2001
      46% 39% The Peacemaker Executive Producer $41.3M 1997
      60% 55% Nice Girls Don't Explode Producer - 1987

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 88% Animal Kingdom Director,
      Executive Producer,
      Writer
      2016-2019 2021-2022
      94% 85% Maid Executive Producer 2021
      82% 82% Shameless Director,
      Executive Producer,
      Writer
      2011-2015 2017-2021
      44% 73% American Woman Executive Producer 2018
      90% 98% Southland Executive Producer,
      Writer
      2009-2013
      81% 86% Mildred Pierce Executive Producer 2011
      No Score Yet 84% ER Executive Producer 1994-2009
      50% No Score Yet Smith Executive Producer,
      Writer
      2006-2007
      75% 95% The West Wing Executive Producer 1999-2006
      27% No Score Yet Presidio Med Executive Producer,
      Writer
      2002-2003 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Third Watch Writer,
      Executive Producer
      1999-2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Citizen Baines Executive Producer,
      Writer
      2001
      46% No Score Yet Trinity Executive Producer 1998-1999