Greg Berlanti

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Greg Berlanti
Greg Berlanti at Paley Center, on September 8, 2012.jpg
Berlanti in 2012
Born (1972-05-24) May 24, 1972 (age 41)
Rye, New York
Partner(s) Robbie Rogers

Greg Berlanti (born May 24, 1972) is an American television writer, producer and director. He is the creator of cult television series Everwood and co-creator of Jack & Bobby, No Ordinary Family, and Arrow. He also co-wrote Green Lantern.

Personal life[edit]

Berlanti was born in Rye, New York. His parents are Barbara Moller Berlanti and Eugene Berlanti. Greg has one sister, Dina and is the uncle of two nieces.[1] He has Italian and Irish ancestry.[2] He described his early life in an August 2004 interview with Entertainment Weekly: "We were Italians in a town of WASPs" and his family was not "doing as well as 90% of the community."[citation needed] After each of his shows is his Berlanti Television logo which features a family with their backs to the audience and a quote which says "Greg, move your head!" which is actually what his father Gene used to yell at him when he was blocking the television screen.


He is the writer, director and producer behind several of the most creative and lauded television series including ABC's Brothers & Sisters, Eli Stone, and Political Animals, the USA Network mini-series. He started in television as a writer and executive producer on Dawson's Creek before going on to create two of the WB's most critically acclaimed dramas Everwood and Jack & Bobby.

Berlanti co-wrote and produced the Warner Bros. action film Green Lantern. He also directed the 2010 film Life As We Know It, starring Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel which grossed over $100m worldwide.

Greg currently serves as executive producer and co-creator of Arrow and executive producer for The Tomorrow People, both of which air on The CW. Greg is currently in production on two pilots, The Flash for the CW and The Mysteries of Laura for NBC.

He is also producing Pan for Warner Bros. under his Berlanti Productions banner. The film is scheduled to be released on July 17, 2015.






External links[edit]