Kario Salem

Kario Salem

Highest Rated: 73% The Score (2001)

Lowest Rated: 32% Chasing Mavericks (2012)

Birthday: May 23, 1955

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Kario Salem began acting at the tender age of 17. He had an early role on the television special "The 13th Day: The Story of Esther" (ABC, 1979-1980). He additionally was featured in the miniseries "Once an Eagle" (1976-77), "Testimony of Two Men" (1976-77) and "Centennial" (1978-79). Salem began his entertainment career acting in films like "Some Kind of Hero" (1982) with Richard Pryor. His work around this time also included a part on the TV movie "Shooter" (NBC, 1988-89). Following that project, he appeared in the drama "Triumph of the Spirit" (1989) with Willem Dafoe, "The Boy Who Cried B*tch" (1991) with Harley Cross and the Gérard Depardieu action picture "1492: The Conquest of Paradise" (1992). He followed this recognition with scripts for the crime drama "The Score" (2001) with Robert De Niro and "Mindhunters" (2005). In addition to his writing, Salem also appeared in the Olivier Gruner action flick "Savage" (1996). Most recently, Salem wrote the biographical drama "Chasing Mavericks" (2012) with Gerard Butler. Salem won an Outstanding Writing For a Miniseries or a Movie Primetime Emmy Award for "Don King: Only in America" in 1998.

Highest Rated Movies



32% 70% Chasing Mavericks Screenwriter $6M 2012
37% 69% The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift Writer $62.5M 2006
73% 67% The Score Screenwriter $71.1M 2001
No Score Yet 20% Savage Reese Burroughs (Character) - 1995
36% 64% Killing Zoe Jean (Character) $30.6K 1994
32% 50% 1492: Conquest of Paradise Arojaz (Character) $6.5M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak: Flowers for Matty Det. Paco Montana (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak: Fatal Flaw Detective Paco Montana (Character) - 1989
50% 52% Triumph of the Spirit Jacko (Character) $163.6K 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak: Ariana Detective Paco Montana (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Starlight: A Musical Movie Arthur Hall (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cold Steel and Neon Detective Rick Arno (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 21% Underground Aces Sheik (Character) - 1980


30% 75% The Beast Unknown (Guest Star),
Executive Producer,
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Equalizer Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heart of the City Detective Rick Arno (Character) 1986-1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet 88% Magnum, P.I. Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet 93% M*A*S*H Private Jimmy Weston (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Centennial Marcel Pasquinel (Character) 1978-1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet CHiPs Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rookies Unknown (Guest Star) 1975


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