Dan Angel

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Dan Angel
Born Newport Beach, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Producer, showrunner, writer, story-editor
Known for Sci-fi, horror, supernatural, thriller, family entertainment, movies and series
Spouse(s) Cindy Angel

Dan Angel is an American film and television producer, screenwriter, story editor and showrunner. He has written and produced a number of television series and movies, often with his writing partner Billy Brown, including The X-Files, Goosebumps, Animorphs, Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story, Door to Door, R. L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It, Christmas in Canaan, R. L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: The Series and Dan Vs.. His work has won numerous awards, including a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Made for Television Movie and Peabody Award recognizing his work executive producing Door to Door.[1][2] and another Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Series in his work on R. L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: The Series.

Education and career[edit]

Born and raised in Newport Beach, California, Angel attended UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television where he studied screenwriting and production.[3]

Angel started his professional career in 1984, writing and producing for the Kenny Solms sketch comedy series The Homemade Comedy Special hosted by Michael J. Fox and Angie Dickinson. In 1993, Dan wrote and produced the Showtime Networks horror film John Carpenter Presents: Body Bags with his writing partner Billy Brown. The writing partners transitioned into series television, writing and story editing for the 1995–98 series run of popular children's anthology series Goosebumps based on the scary children's book series, also called Goosebumps, by R.L. Stine. Angel and Brown also wrote and story edited for the Emmy-award winning fifth season (1997–98)[4] of The X-Files.

Dan Angel wrote, produced and created a number of thriller and family-based television series throughout the following decade, notably Animorphs (1998–99), the television series adaptation of the scholastic children's book series of the same name, the hour-long Fox network horror anthology series Night Visions (2001–02) which featured well-known directors from the genre like Tobe Hooper and Joe Dante and notable guest stars each episode, like Bill Pullman, Lou Diamond Phillips, Jack Palance and Pam Grier, and historical fantasy adventure series Young Blades (2005) based on the adventures of four young Musketeers.

In 2002, Dan produced the film adaptation of the memoir of Bill Porter, a door to door salesman with cerebral palsy. The TNT telefilm Door to Door, written by and starring William H. Macy, was nominated for multiple Golden Globes awards and with twelve nominations and six wins, the film was the most-winning program of the year at the 2003 primetime Emmys.[5] Dan received a number of honors and awards for producing this film including a Peabody Award, a Critic's Choice Award, and an AFI Award, among multiple other nominations.[6][7][8]

Following this success, Dan produced a number of notable telefilms, including the NAACP Image Award-winning[9] TNT biopic about American Presidential Medal of Freedom-winning pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson, Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story starring Cuba Gooding Jr., and Hallmark Channel's Christmas in Canaan starring country music singer Billy Ray Cyrus, as well as direct-to-DVD films and network television series (see section: Selected filmography), and is currently executive producer of two television series for The Hub television network, the live-action family thriller anthology series R. L. Stine's The Haunting Hour and animated comedy series Dan Vs. (produced with The Simpsons production company Film Roman), both of which are in their third seasons.[10] Dan has served as partner and Chief creative officer of The Hatchery, LLC production company since 2003.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Angel is married to Cindy Angel. The couple lives in the Burbank area. They have three children: daughters Jessica and Nikki, and son Matt Angel (born October 23, 1990), who is an actor.

Selected filmography[edit]

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