Katz is the executive producer of the hit television series 24, which aired original episodes on the Fox Network from 2001 to 2010. Prior to his work on 24 he created, wrote, and executive produced the American sci-fi/comedy television series Special Unit 2, which aired original episodes for two seasons on UPN from April 2001 through February 2002. In May 2010, Katz was signed as showrunner and executive producer for the NBC series The Event.
He won a 2006 primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series (for 24) and has been nominated for two additional Emmy Awards.[clarification needed] Also for 24, he won the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Screenplay – Episodic Drama for the Season 2 episode Day 2: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Katz was such a huge fan of Robert Forster and his friend Grant McLennan, of the Australian band The Go-Betweens, that he named the sinister corporation in 24's fourth season, McLennan-Forster, after them.
Education and personal life
He is a graduate of Wesleyan University and the University of Southern California. His wife, Lisa Miller Katz, was the casting director on Everybody Loves Raymond.
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