|Born||1960 (age 53–54)
|Occupation||Television director, writer, producer|
George Verschoor is a showrunner, director and a creator of television shows, known primarily for producing unscripted and reality series for television, such as The Real World. He is considered one of the pioneers of non-fiction programming.
Verschoor developed, produced and directed the first four seasons of MTV's groundbreaking series The Real World, which launched the modern non-fiction genre and is one of the longest-running reality programs in history. As an Emmy-nominated showrunner, he executive produced and directed MTV's Fear, created and ran the hybrid mystery series Murder in Small Town X for FOX, and was creator and showrunner for the live music competition series Nashville Star, which went for six season and launched the career of country music star Miranda Lambert.
Verschoor also executive produced and was showrunner of the long-running ABC hit series Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. He also executive produced the David Lynch Foundation's star-studded charity benefit Change Begins Within for PBS, featuring a reunion of the two surviving Beatles, Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.
Verschoor executive produced and directed other successful television series, including the scripted comedies Austin Stories, Howard Stern's Son of the Beach, and Blowin' Up starring Jamie Kennedy. He also executive produced the award winning National Geographic documentary film Death on the Mountain: the Women of K2.
Most recently, Verschoor has been show running and creating television series for the National Geographic Channel. Which include, the hit investigative series Border Wars, the documentary adventure series Die Trying, and their off the grid build series Building Wild.
Verschoor is the founder and President of Hoosick Falls Productions, based in Santa Monica, CA. He currently serves on the advisory board of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, the board of directors for the Woodstock Academy of Music, and is an Executive Producer with David Lynch Foundation Television.
For more information on George Verschoor and Hoosick Falls Productions, log on to www.hfpla.com
|Production||Role||Network||Year||Building Wild Season 2||Creator, Executive Producer||Nat Geo||2015|
|Building Wild||Creator, Executive Producer||Nat Geo||2014|
|Die Trying||Creator, Executive Producer||Nat Geo||2014|
|Border Wars||Executive Producer||Nat Geo||2012|
|Change Begins Within||Executive Producer||PBS||2012|
|Extreme Makeover: Home Edition||Executive Producer||ABC||2011|
|Extreme Makeover: Home Edition||Executive Producer||ABC||2010|
|Scrappers||Creator, Executive Producer||Spike||2010|
|Shafted (pilot)||Creator, Executive Producer||GSN||2009|
|Buzzin'||Creator, Executive Producer||MTV||2008|
|The Smart Show||Executive Producer||AOL/HBO||2007|
|Brother Baldwin (pilot)||Creator, Executive Producer||Vh1||2007|
|The Rock Life||Creator, Executive Producer||MTV||2007|
|Tim Stack's Family Vacation (Pilot)||Creator, Executive Producer||Nick at Nite||2006|
|Jamie Kennedy's Blowin' Up||Creator, Executive Producer||MTV||2004|
|Home James||Creator, Executive Producer||Vh1||2005|
|Most Likely To(pilot)||Creator, Executive Producer||Vh1||2004|
|The Women of K2||Executive Producer||National Geographic Channel||2003|
|Nashville Star||Creator, Executive Producer||USA Network||2003|
|Star Dates||Creator, Executive Producer||E!||2002|
|Murder in Small Town X||Creator, Executive Producer||Fox||2001|
|MTV's Fear||Director, Executive Producer||MTV||2000|
|MTV's Now What?||Episodic Director||MTV||2000|
|Son of the Beach||Episodic Director||FX||1999|
|Austin Stories||Director, Co-Executive Producer||MTV||1997|
|A Tribute to Pedro Zamora||Creator, Executive Producer||MTV||1995|
|The Real World: London||Director, Producer||MTV||1994|
|The Real World: San Francisco||Director, Producer||MTV||1993|
|The Real World: Los Angeles||Director, Producer||MTV||1992|
|The Real World: New York||Director, Producer||MTV||1991|
- "Development Update: July 24–28 (Weekly Round-Up)", The Futon Critic, July 28, 2006