Tom Fontana

Tom Fontana

Highest Rated: 100% United We Fan (2018)

Lowest Rated: 83% Shot in the Heart (2001)

Birthday: Sep 12, 1951

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, USA

While Tom Fontana was playwright-in-residence at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Jake and Gwyneth Paltrow saw his play "The Spectre Bridegroom" and insisted their father, producer Bruce Paltrow, give Fontana a job on his new show "St. Elsewhere" (NBC, 1982-88), the perfect prescription for jumping a struggling playwright's yearly income from $5000 to $90,000. As one of the three top writer-producers for that series, he made a name and the beginning of a sizable fortune pioneering the story structure that weaves several narrative threads together in one hour, a formula that still successfully powers shows like "ER." Three Emmy Awards later (all for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series), he is one of the most powerful television producers in the world. And yet . . . Fontana considers himself a writer, period. He produces so that he can have control over what happens to his words, and he does it well.




100% No Score Yet United We Fan Self - 2018
No Score Yet 46% Strip Search Screenwriter,
Executive Producer
- 2004
No Score Yet 38% Judas Executive Producer,
- 2004
83% 69% Shot in the Heart Executive Producer - 2001
86% 74% Homicide: The Movie Writer,
Executive Producer
- 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Firehouse Executive Producer,
- 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Prosecutors Executive Producer,
- 1996


No Score Yet 80% City on a Hill Executive Producer 2019 2021-2022
No Score Yet 79% Killing Fields Co-Executive Producer 2016-2018
No Score Yet 83% Borgia Unknown (Character),
81% 74% Copper Creator,
Executive Producer,
61% No Score Yet The Philanthropist Executive Producer 2009
13% No Score Yet The Bedford Diaries Writer 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jury Executive Producer 2004
92% 98% Oz Executive Producer,
92% No Score Yet The Beat Executive Producer,
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hoop Life Executive Producer 1999-2000
91% 100% Homicide: Life on the Street Executive Producer 1993-1999