Eric Blakeney

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Eric Blakeney
Born Eric Blakeney
(1959-09-14) September 14, 1959 (age 55)
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
Years active 1985–present

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.

After working in television, Blakeney wrote and directed his first film - Gun Shy, starring Liam Neeson and Sandra Bullock.

In 2011 he was hired to ghostwrite the first book in The Books of Essence book series How to Wish by Ruben Papian. The book was published in June 2013.

External links[edit]

Eric Blakeney at the Internet Movie Database