David Greenwalt

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David Greenwalt
Born (1949-10-16) October 16, 1949 (age 64)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation screenwriter, television producer, television director

David Greenwalt (born October 16, 1949) is an American screenwriter, director and producer.

He was the co-executive producer of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and co-creator of its spinoff, Angel. He is also co-creator of the short-lived cult television show Profit. He co-created the NBC supernatural drama Grimm.

Credits[edit]

Buffy the Vampire Slayer[edit]

Greenwalt was a co-executive producer on Buffy until the show's third season, when he was promoted to executive producer. He left the show at the end of the third season to co-create the spin-off series, Angel with Joss Whedon. He was credited as a consulting producer on Buffy from season four until the final season, although did not write or direct any episodes.

Angel[edit]

Greenwalt was an executive producer and served as the showrunner for the first three seasons. He left the staff at the end of the third season to pursue other works, and was credited as a consulting producer for the final two seasons. He returned in the fifth season to direct an episode.

Moonlight[edit]

On June 1, 2007, The Hollywood Reporter announced that he would serve as executive producer and showrunner on Moonlight, a similarly themed vampire detective show.[1] He later had to leave the show prior to its debut for health reasons, but executive producer Joel Silver stated that his imprint would remain: "He worked really hard on the arc of the series. He really helped us focus and get started."[2]

Grimm[edit]

Greenwalt is the co-creator and executive producer alongside fellow ex-Angel writer Jim Kouf.

  • 1x01 "Pilot" (teleplay and story; story with Jim Kouf and Stephen Carpenter; teleplay with Jim Kouf)
  • 1x02 "Bears Will Be Bears" (co-writer; with Jim Kouf)
  • 1x05 "Danse Macabre" (co-writer; with Jim Kouf)
  • 1x13 "Three Coins in a Fuchsbau" (co-writer; with Jim Kouf)
  • 1x15 "Island of Dreams" (co-writer; with Jim Kouf)
  • 1x20 "Happily Ever Aftermath" (co-writer; with Jim Kouf)
  • 1x22 "Woman in Black" (co-writer; with Jim Kouf)
  • 2x01 "Bad Teeth" (co-writer; with Jim Kouf)
  • 2x02 "The Kiss" (co-writer; with Jim Kouf)
  • 2x12 "Season of the Hexenbiest" (teleplay; with Jim Kouf)
  • 2x13 "Face Off" (co-writer; with Jim Kouf)
  • 2x18 "Volcanalis" (co-writer; with Jim Kouf)
  • 2x21 "The Waking Dead" (co-writer; with Jim Kouf)
  • 2x22 "Goodnight, Sweet Grimm" (co-writer; with Jim Kouf)
  • 3x01 "The Ungrateful Dead" (co-writer; with Jim Kouf)
  • 3x02 "PTZD" (co-writer; with Jim Kouf)
  • 3x12 "The Wild Hunt" (co-writer; with Jim Kouf)
  • 3x13 "Revelation" (co-writer; with Jim Kouf)
  • 3x19 "Nobody Knows the Trubel I've Seen" (co-writer; with Jim Kouf)
  • 3x22 "Blond Ambition" (co-writer; with Jim Kouf)
  • 4x01 "Thanks for the Memories" (co-writer; with Jim Kouf)
  • 4x02 "Octopus Head" (co-writer; with Jim Kouf)

Trivia[edit]

  • After he left Angel to do Jake 2.0, both shows ended up competing against each other on Wednesday nights at 9/8c on The WB and UPN respectively in the 2003–2004 season.
  • In the Superman comic #180 Superman battles Dracula and in Dracula's "wine" cellar is a bottle of blood marked "Mr. David Greenwalt - 1949-1999". One of the contributors to the comic was Joss Whedon, who worked with David Greenwalt on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel.

Filmography[edit]

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