Michael Grais is a screenwriter, best known as the co-writer of Poltergeist (1982).
From his association with Steven Spielberg, Grais co-wrote Poltergeist. Its success led to the inevitable sequel, Poltergeist II, which Grais co-wrote and produced. He then co-wrote and executive produced the TV pilot Visitors From the Unknown for CBS and executive-produced the film Great Balls of Fire!, starring Dennis Quaid as Jerry Lee Lewis.
In 1990, he co-wrote and produced Marked for Death, with Steven Seagal. In 1992, he produced Steven King’s Sleepwalkers, and co-wrote Cool World for director Ralph Bakshi. In 2000, he executive-produced Who Killed Atlanta's Children? for Showtime. Grais also oversaw production on the syndicated series, The Immortal.
- Baretta (1975) (TV)
- Starsky and Hutch (1976) (TV)
- Kojak (1977) (TV)
- Death Hunt (with Mark Victor) (1981)
- Poltergeist (with Mark Victor) (1982)
- Poltergeist II: The Other Side (with Mark Victor) (1986) (also Producer)
- Great Balls of Fire! (1989) (Executive Producer)
- Marked for Death (with Mark Victor) (1990) (also Producer)
- UFO Abductions (with Mark Victor) (1991) (TV) (Producer)
- Sleepwalkers (1992) (Producer)
- Cool World (with Mark Victor) (1992)
- Christina's House (1999) (Executive Producer)
- Who Killed Atlanta's Children? (2000) (TV) (Executive Producer)
- The Immortal (2001) (TV)
- Deception (2001) (Producer)
- Lakeshore Drive (2006) (Director/Executive Producer)
- Behind the Wall (2008) (Producer)
- The Death of Reason (2009)
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