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September 14, 1959
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
Eric Blakeney (born September 14, 1959) is an American film and television director, producer and screenwriter. He is known for writing award-winning episodes of television for 21 Jump Street, and writing and directing a feature film, 2000's Gun Shy.
Blakeney was born in Manhattan, New York. He lived there until 1977, when he moved to London, England. After performing as a member of various London rock groups, Blakeney returned to the US, this time settling in Los Angeles, California. Blakeney wrote for various print publications, until he found his calling - and his first writing job - in television on Crime Story.
Based on the strength of his work on Crime Story and Moonlighting, Blakeney was hired as a story editor on Wiseguy, until becoming a senior writer. During this time, he was also nominated for an Edgar Award for his work on Wiseguy - specifically, the episode "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell". He later became the show runner for 21 Jump Street starring Johnny Depp. Blakeney also co-created the Fox series "Booker" starring Richard Grieco.