Cheo Hodari Coker

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Cheo Hodari Coker
Born (1972-12-12) December 12, 1972 (age 50)
Storrs, Connecticut, United States
Occupation(s)Writer, television producer, journalist

Cheo Hodari Coker (born December 12, 1972) is an American former music journalist turned television writer and producer known for such television series as Luke Cage, NCIS: Los Angeles, Southland and Ray Donovan. Coker also wrote the screenplay for the 2009 biographical film Notorious, based on the life and death of The Notorious B.I.G.[1][2][3][4][5][6]



Year(s) Title Credit
2011 Southland Writer, Co-Producer, Supervising Producer
2012–2013 NCIS: Los Angeles Writer, Supervising Producer
2013–2014 Almost Human Writer, Co-Executive Producer
2014–2020 Ray Donovan Writer, Co-Executive Producer
2016–2018 Luke Cage Creator, Writer, Executive Producer, Showrunner


Year(s) Title Credit
2009 Notorious Co-writer
2018 Creed II Story writer
TBA Nightwatch Screenwriter


  1. ^ "Hip-Hop And Superheroes Inspire 'Luke Cage' Showrunner Cheo Coker". NPR. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  2. ^ "The World Is Ready for a Bulletproof Black Man". Variety. July 22, 2016. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  3. ^ "Everything we learned about Marvel's Luke Cage at the Netflix Comic-Con panel". Los Angeles Times. July 22, 2016. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  4. ^ Williams, Monte (December 22, 1998). "Irate Rappers Give Journalists A Combat Beat; Music Press Is a Target Of Violence and Threats". The New York Times. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  5. ^ "Cheo Hodari Coker Will Serve as Executive Producer and Showrunner of Marvel's Luke Cage For Netflix". Marvel. Archived from the original on April 11, 2016. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  6. ^ "Rap's New Gold Standard". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on October 2, 2016. Retrieved October 1, 2016.

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