John Wells

John Wells

Highest Rated: 89% 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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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Must Fall Dorian (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rangers Prince Korlan Magan (Character) - 2016
79% 44% Goat Executive Producer $23K 2016
28% 44% Burnt Director,
Producer
$13.7M 2015
14% 28% Electric Slide Executive Producer - 2014
89% 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
50% 44% Then She Found Me Executive Producer $3.7M 2007
38% 74% An American Crime Executive Producer - 2007
38% 38% Savage Grace Executive Producer $434.4K 2007
77% 69% I'm Not There Executive Producer $4M 2007
57% 51% The Notorious Bettie Page Executive Producer $1.4M 2006
74% 69% Infamous Executive Producer $1.2M 2006
45% 50% Nearing Grace Executive Producer - 2005
43% 40% Mrs. Harris Executive Producer - 2005
19% 34% Doom Producer $28M 2005
64% 68% Camp Executive Producer $1.6M 2003
29% 75% Party Monster Executive Producer $668.1K 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Time Executive Producer - 2002
82% 65% One Hour Photo Executive Producer $31.6M 2002
88% 80% Far From Heaven Executive Producer $15.9M 2002
68% 81% White Oleander Producer $16.3M 2002
77% 62% The Good Thief Producer $3.5M 2002
69% 74% The Grey Zone Executive Producer $507.4K 2001
43% 39% The Peacemaker Executive Producer $41.3M 1997
60% 52% Nice Girls Don't Explode Producer - 1987

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 83% Shameless USA Director,
Executive Producer,
Writer
2017-2020 2011-2015
No Score Yet 93% Animal Kingdom Director,
Executive Producer,
Writer
2016-2019
44% 73% American Woman Executive Producer 2018
90% 97% Southland Executive Producer,
Writer
2009-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mildred Pierce Executive Producer 2011
No Score Yet 80% ER Executive Producer 1994-2009
50% No Score Yet Smith Executive Producer,
Writer
2006-2007
75% 95% The West Wing Executive Producer 1999-2006
29% No Score Yet Presidio Med Executive Producer,
Writer
2006 2002-2003
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
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trinity Executive Producer 1998-1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lovejoy Unknown (Character) 1991

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