David Simon

David Simon

Highest Rated: 76% How to Make Money Selling Drugs (2012)

Lowest Rated: 76% How to Make Money Selling Drugs (2012)

Birthday: Feb 9, 1960

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA

Few could argue that throughout his professional career, writer David Simon failed to capture the stark tragedy of the violent, drug-infested streets of his native Baltimore. As a former investigative reporter for the city's largest daily newspaper and executive producer on some of the grittiest cop shows ever seen on television, Simon made it his mission to tell the stories of the forgotten combatants in the nation's long-fought war on drugs in the most gut-wrenching and realistic way possible. His extended forays into the killing streets have led to writing two best-selling novels chronicling the futility of a drug war gone awry and the brutal despair felt by those on the frontlines, drawing heavily on interviews with both police and drug dealers. The novels were later used as templates for Simon's two highly-acclaimed television shows, "Homicide: Life on the Street" (NBC, 1993-99) and "The Wire" (HBO, 2002-08), both of which earned huge followings from the real-life cops and drug dealers that served as inspiration - a testament to Simon's unflinching drive to show life on the streets as honestly and humanly as possible.

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Movies

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76% 91% How to Make Money Selling Drugs Narrator $14.0K 2012

TV

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87% 73% The Plot Against America Executive Producer,
Writer
2020
No Score Yet 39% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2020
93% 83% The Deuce Creator,
Executive Producer,
Writer
2017-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet q Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Speakeasy Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Moyers & Company Guest 2014
97% 94% Treme Creator,
Writer,
Screenwriter,
Executive Producer,
Writer
2010-2013
No Score Yet 66% Real Time With Bill Maher Guest 2012
No Score Yet 100% The Colbert Report Guest 2008 2010
86% 98% Generation Kill Executive Producer 2008
94% 97% The Wire Writer 2002-2004 2006 2008
100% 100% The Corner Executive Producer 2000
91% 100% Homicide: Life on the Street Writer 1999