Tom Kapinos

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Tom Kapinos
Born July 12, 1969
Levittown, New York
Occupation Writer, Television producer, director

Tom Kapinos is an American television executive producer and screenwriter best known for his creation of the television series Californication.

Early life[edit]

Kapinos was born in 1969, raised in Levittown, New York and graduated from Island Trees High School in 1987.


Kapinos moved from New York to California in the mid-1990s, working in Los Angeles for Creative Artists Agency as a script reader, until Fox Studios purchased his first screenplay The Virgin Mary in 1999 and attached actress Jennifer Aniston to the title role.[1] The film was never made, due to script rewrites delaying production past Aniston's availability between shooting her TV series Friends,[2] but interest in the screenplay reached the Dawson's Creek producers who offered Kapinos a job later that same year.[3]

After beginning his career in television in 1999 as a screenwriter and eventually executive producer on drama series Dawson's Creek, (of which he said his time on the show was like a four year boot camp, but also "a guilty pleasure for me”)[3] Kapinos moved onto his own series, Californication, a dramedy for which he serves as both executive producer and chief screenwriter.


  1. ^ Chris Petrikin (February 11, 1999). "Fox 2000 buys 'Virgin' spec". Variety. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Dominic Wills. "Jennifer Aniston - Biography". Tiscali UK dba TalkTalk Group. p. 9. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Tara de Bach. "Sex, Lies and Californication". Writers Guild of America. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 

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