Frank Spotnitz

Frank Spotnitz

Highest Rated: 32% The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008)

Lowest Rated: 32% The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008)

Birthday: Nov 17, 1960

Birthplace: Camp Zama, Japan

Born in Japan in 1960, Frank Spotnitz attended UCLA and edited the college newspaper, the Daily Bruin. He began working as a writer for the Asssociated Press, UPI, and Entertainment Weekly, before deciding he'd had enough of journalism and moved to Los Angeles where he received an MFA in screenwriting from the American Film Institute. Spotnitz had met writer Chris Carter upon his return to Los Angeles, and it was that relationship that led to his first professional screenwriting job, as a Story Editor on season one of "The X-Files" (Fox, 1993-2002). He worked on the show for eight of its nine seasons, writing, or co-writing more than forty episodes. During the life of the show, Spotnitz became head of Carter's production company. In that capacity, he wrote and executive produced "Millennium" (Fox, 1996-1999), "Harsh Realm" (Fox, 1999; FX, 1999), and the X-Files spin off "The Lone Gunmen" (Fox, 2001) all with Carter as Executive Producer. Spotnitz continued to have success once he and Carter went separate ways. His first series as creator "Night Stalker" (ABC, 2005-2006) a reboot of the classic "Kolchak: The Night Stalker" (ABC, 1974-1975). Although that show didn't last beyond its first season, Spotnitz was not deterred, and returned to Executive Produce and write scripts for a number of action series, including "Strike Back" (Cinemax, 2011-2015), "Hunted" (Cinemax, 2012), and "Transporter: The Series" (TNT, 2014). In 2015, to much critical acclaim, Amazon premiered "The Man in the High Castle," created and written by Spotnitz, based on the novel by Philip K. Dick.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
32% 32% The X-Files: I Want to Believe Screenwriter,
Producer
$21M 2008

TV

Credit
84% 81% The Man in the High Castle Creator 2018-2019 2016
No Score Yet 79% Ransom Executive Producer,
Writer
2017-2019
No Score Yet 84% Medici Producer,
Writer
2018 2016
50% 82% The Indian Detective Executive Producer 2017
76% 69% Hunted Executive Producer,
Writer
2012
85% 74% Strike Back: Origins Writer 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Stalker Executive Producer,
Writer
2005-2006
57% No Score Yet Robbery Homicide Division Executive Producer,
Writer
2002-2003
74% 86% The X-Files Director,
Writer
1995-2002
38% No Score Yet The Lone Gunmen Executive Producer 2001
47% No Score Yet Harsh Realm Executive Producer 1999-2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Millennium Writer 1999

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