David Fury

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David Fury
David Fury 2007.jpg
David Fury, 2007
Born David Allen Shapiro
(1959-03-05) March 5, 1959 (age 55)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Writer, producer
Notable awards Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series
2006 24
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series
2005 Lost
Writers Guild of America Award
2006 Lost
Spouse Elin Hampton (1993-present)

David Fury (born 5 March 1959) is an American television writer and producer.

Career[edit]

He is well known for his work on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Lost, 24, Fringe and Hannibal.

Fury was a co-executive producer and writer for the first season of Lost. Fury and the writing staff won the Writers Guild of America (WGA) Award for Best Dramatic Series at the February 2006 ceremony for their work on the first season.[1]

Fury was born in New York City, the son of a model.[2] He was a stand-up comic at The Improv and Catch a Rising Star, and founded a comedy theater troupe called Brain Trust. He also wrote for The Jackie Thomas Show, House of Buggin, Dream On and Pinky and the Brain.

In 2008, Fury cameoed alongside Marti Noxon as a singing newsreader in Joss Whedon's short film Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.

Fury is married to fellow screenwriter Elin Hampton (producer of Mad About You), and has three children.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer[edit]

Fury first freelanced episodes throughout seasons two and three of Buffy before joining the writing staff in season four as a producer. He was promoted to a supervising producer in season five and to a co-executive producer in season six. He is the only writer besides creator Joss Whedon to write a Buffy season finale episode.

Angel[edit]

Fury freelanced episodes throughout the first three seasons of Angel, then took over Marti Noxon's role as consulting producer on the show beginning with season four. After Buffy concluded, he was promoted to co-executive producer for the final season of Angel, and then to full executive producer midseason. He appears as an actor in the fifth season episode "Smile Time", portraying the producer of a children's television program.

Lost[edit]

Fury served as a co-executive producer for the first season of Lost. Significantly, Fury wrote the first flashback episodes for many of the important characters including Locke, Sayid, Hurley, and Walt. His episodes also introduced such important series phenomenon as the numbers and the whispers, and the episode "Walkabout" was the first time that any of the survivors saw the monster.

24[edit]

Fury was hired to co-executive produce the fifth and sixth seasons of 24, and moved up to executive producer during the show's seventh season, a title he also held during the series' final season.

  • 5x06 "Day 5: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m." (writer)
  • 5x09 "Day 5: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m." (co-writer; with Howard Gordon)
  • 5x17 "Day 5: 11:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m." (writer)
  • 5x22 "Day 5: 4:00 a.m. – 5:00 a.m." (co-writer; with Sam Montgomery)
  • 6x03 "Day 6: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m." (co-writer; with Evan Katz)
  • 6x08 "Day 6: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m." (co-writer; with Evan Katz)
  • 6x12 "Day 6: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m." (teleplay; with Evan Katz)
  • 6x14 "Day 6: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m." (story; with Manny Coto)
  • 6x17 "Day 6: 10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m." (writer)
  • 6x24 "Day 6: 5:00 a.m. – 6:00 a.m." (co-writer; with Robert Cochran & Manny Coto)
  • 7x04 "Day 7: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m." (co-writer; with Alex Gansa)
  • 7x08 "Day 7: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m." (story)
  • 7x09 "Day 7: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m." (writer)
  • 7x15 "Day 7: 10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m." (story)
  • 7x19 "Day 7: 2:00 a.m. – 3:00 a.m." (writer)
  • 7x23 "Day 7: 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m." (co-writer; with Alex Gansa)
  • 8x03 "Day 8: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m." (co-writer; with Alex Gansa)
  • 8x08 "Day 8: 11:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m." (writer)
  • 8x11 "Day 8: 2:00 a.m. – 3:00 a.m." (co-writer; with Evan Katz)
  • 8x17 "Day 8: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m." (writer)
  • 8x22 "Day 8: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m." (writer)

Terra Nova[edit]

Brannon Braga brought Fury on board as a co-executive producer for the 2011 series Terra Nova. Fury left the show during pre-production in September 2010 due to creative differences.[3]

Fringe[edit]

Fury joined the FOX science-fiction/horror series Fringe for its fourth season as a writer and co-executive producer. Episodes he contributed to include:[4]

Hannibal[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Awards Winners". Writers Guild of America. Retrieved 2007-10-17. 
  2. ^ "David Fury Biography ((?)-)". Filmreference.com. 2003-03-13. Retrieved 2012-09-23. 
  3. ^ "UPDATE: Stephen Lang Eyes 'Terra Nova' Lead, EP David Fury Exits The Fox Series". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2011-02-08. 
  4. ^ Roco. "David Fury Joins FRINGE Season 4 As Writer Producer". Fringebloggers.com. Retrieved 2012-09-23. 

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