Matt Olmstead

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Matt Olmstead is an American writer and producer for television shows.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Olmstead graduated from California State University, Chico in 1988. He is an alumnus of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts. He went to Hollywood in hopes of being a script writer. Olmstead eventually worked with an agent, who set him up with Steven Bochco. After 10 minutes of talking, Bochco offered him to write an episode for the show NYPD Blue.

Career[edit]

In 1993, Olmstead wrote for the television series NYPD Blue. The series was created by Steven Bochco and David Milch. It focused on a single homicide unit in New York City. Olmstead eventually became an Executive Producer of NYPD Blue, and became a Producer in 2002.

Olmstead worked as a writer on the series Brooklyn South in 1997. The series was created by Milch and Bochco along with William M. Finkelstein and ex-police officer Bill Clark. The show detailed the lives of a single precinct of police patrol officers. Olmstead wrote four episodes for the series first season. The series was canceled after completing its first season.

He also worked as a writer and producer for NYPD 2069 in 2004. In 2005, he was one of the creators of the show Blind Justice. He wrote the Pilot and Episode 3. The show was canceled in June 2005 after just 13 episodes.

Prison Break (13 episodes)[edit]

Olmstead is credited for being a writer and an executive producer for the successful Fox network's television series, Prison Break.

Breakout Kings (23 episodes)[edit]

Olmstead is credited for being a writer and an executive producer for the successful A&E's television series, Breakout Kings.

  1. Pilot (6 March 2011) - executive producer , (written)
  2. Collected (13 March 2011) - executive producer
  3. The Bag Man (20 March 2011) - executive producer
  4. Out of the Mouths of Babes (27 March 2011) - executive producer
  5. Queen of Hearts (3 April 2011) - executive producer , (written)
  6. Like Father, Like Son (10 April 2011) - executive producer
  7. Fun with Chemistry (17 April 2011) - executive producer
  8. Steaks (24 April 2011) - executive producer
  9. One for the Money (1 May 2011) - executive producer
  10. Paid in Full (8 May 2011) - executive producer
  11. Off the Beaten Path (15 May 2011) - executive producer
  12. There Are Rules (22 May 2011) - executive producer
  13. Where in the World Is Carmen Vega (30 May 2011) - executive producer
  14. An Unjust Death (4 March 2012) - executive producer
  15. Round Two (11 March 2012) - executive producer
  16. Double Down (18 March 2012) - executive producer
  17. Cruz Control (25 March 2012) - executive producer
  18. Self Help (1 April 2012) - executive producer
  19. I Smell Emmy (8 April 2012) - executive producer
  20. Ain't Love (50) Grand? (15 April 2012) - executive producer
  21. SEALd Fate (22 April 2012) - executive producer
  22. Served Cold (29 April 2012) - executive producer
  23. Freakshow (29 April 2012) - executive producer

Blind Justice (5 episodes)[edit]

  • 1 - Pilot (8 March 2005) (written)
  • 3 - Rub a Tub Tub (22 March 2005) (written)
  • 8 - Past Imperfect (26 April 2005) (written)
  • 11 - Dance with Me (17 May 2005) (written)
  • 12 - Under the Gun (31 May 2005) (written)

NYPD Blue (71 episodes)[edit]

  • 6.10 - Show & Tell (12 January 1999) (written)
  • 6.16 - T'aint Misbehavin (13 April 1999) (written)
  • 7.06 - Brothers Under Arms (15 February 2000) (written)
  • 7.09 - Jackass (29 February 2000) (written)
  • 7.14 - Sleep Over (4 April 2000) (written)
  • 7.17 - Roll Out the Barrel (25 April 2000) (written)
  • 8.01 - Daveless in New York (9 January 2001) (written)
  • 10.01 - Ho Down (24 September 2002) - (produced)
  • 10.02 - You've Got Mail (1 October 2002) (produced)
  • 10.03 - One in the Nuts (8 October 2002) (produced)
  • 10.04 - Meat Me in the Park (15 October 2002) (produced)
  • 10.05 - Death by Cycle (22 October 2002) (produced)
  • 10.06 - Maya Con Dios (29 October 2002) (produced)
  • 10.07 - Das Boots (12 November 2002) (produced)
  • 10.08 - Below the Belt (19 November 2002) (produced)
  • 10.09 - Half-Ashed (26 November 2002) (produced)
  • 10.10 - Healthy McDowell Movement (10 December 2002) (produced)
  • 10.11 - I Kid You Not (7 January 2003) (produced)
  • 10.12 - Arrested Development (14 January 2003) (produced)
  • 10.13 - Bottoms Up (4 February 2003) (produced)
  • 10.14 - Laughlin All the Way to the Clink (11 February 2003) (produced)
  • 10.15 - Tranny Get Your Gun (18 February 2003) (produced)
  • 10.16 - Nude Awakening (25 February 2003) (produced)
  • 10.17 - Off the Wall (8 April 2003) (produced)
  • 10.18 - Marine Life (15 April 2003) (produced)
  • 10.19 - Meet the Grandparents (29 April 2003) (produced)
  • 10.20 - Maybe Baby (6 May 2003) (produced)
  • 10.21 - Yo, Adrian (13 May 2003) (produced)
  • 10.22 - 22 Skidoo (20 May 2003) (produced)
  • 11.01 - Frickin' Fraker (23 September 2003) (produced)
  • 11.02 - Your Bus, Ted (30 September 2003) (produced)
  • 11.03 - Shear Stupidity (7 October 2003) (produced)
  • 11.04 - Porn Free (14 October 2003) (produced)
  • 11.05 - Keeping Abreast (21 October 2003) (produced & written)
  • 11.06 - Andy Appleseed (28 October 2003) (produced)
  • 11.07 - It's to Die For (4 November 2003) (produced)
  • 11.08 - And the Wenner Is... (18 November 2003) (produced)
  • 11.09 - Only Schmucks Pay Income Tax (25 November 2003) (produced)
  • 11.10 - You Da Bomb (10 February 2004) (produced & written)
  • 11.11 - Passing the Stone (17 February 2004) (produced)
  • 11.12 - Chatty Chatty Bang Bang (2 March 2004) (produced)
  • 11.13 - Take My Wife, Please (9 March 2004) (produced)
  • 11.14 - Colonel Knowledge (16 March 2004) (produced)
  • 11.15 - Old Yeller (23 March 2004) (produced)
  • 11.16 - On the Fence (30 March 2004) (produced)
  • 11.17 - In Goddess We Trussed (6 April 2004) (produced)
  • 11.18 - The Brothers Grim (13 April 2004) (produced)
  • 11.19 - Peeler? I Hardley Knew Her (20 April 2004) (produced)
  • 11.20 - Traylor Trash (27 April 2004) (produced)
  • 11.21 - What's Your Poison? (4 May 2004) (produced)
  • 11.22 - Who's Your Daddy? (11 May 2004) (produced)
  • 12.01 - Dress for Success (21 September 2004) (produced)
  • 12.02 - Fish Out of Water (28 September 2004) (produced)
  • 12.03 - Great Balls of Ire (12 October 2004) (produced)
  • 12.04 - Divorce, Detective Style (12 October 2004) (produced)
  • 12.05 - You're Buggin' Me (26 October 2004) (produced)
  • 12.06 - The Vision Thing (9 November 2004) (produced)
  • 12.07 - My Dinner with Andy (16 November 2004) (produced)
  • 12.08 - I Like Ike (23 November 2004) (produced)
  • 12.09 - The 3-H Club (30 November 2004) (produced)
  • 12.10 - The Dead Donald (7 December 2004) (produced)
  • 12.11 - Bale Out (14 December 2004) (produced)
  • 12.12 - I Love My Wives, But Oh You Kid (21 December 2004) (produced)
  • 12.13 - Stoli with a Twist (11 January 2005) (produced)
  • 12.14 - Stratis Fear (18 January 2005) (produced)
  • 12.15 - La Bomba (25 January 2005) (produced)
  • 12.16 - Old Man Quiver (1 February 2005) (produced)
  • 12.17 - Sergeant Sipowicz' Lonely Hearts Club Band (8 February 2005) (produced)
  • 12.18 - Lenny Scissorhands (15 February 2005) (produced)
  • 12.19 - Bale to the Chief (22 February 2005) (produced)
  • 12.20 - Moving Day (1 March 2005) (produced)

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