Ed Solomon

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This article is about the writer/producer/director. For the Professor of Chemistry, see Edward I. Solomon. For the composer, see Edward Solomon.
Ed Solomon
Born Edward James Solomon
(1960-09-15) September 15, 1960 (age 56)
Saratoga, California, United States
Occupation Writer, director, producer
Spouse(s) Cynthia Cleese (1995–2011)
Children Evan

Ed Solomon (born September 15, 1960) is an American writer, producer and director. He began his career in college as a joke writer, stand up comedian, and playwright and, while still in college, was a staff writer for Laverne & Shirley — making him (at the time) the youngest member of the Writers Guild of America. He then spent three years writing the cult Showtime TV series, It's Garry Shandling's Show, and has created critically acclaimed hit franchise films in each of the past four decades, including Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (with Chris Matheson) (the 1980s), Men in Black (90s), Charlie's Angels (00s) and X-Men (uncredited - 2000s) and Now You See Me (’10s).

In March 2016 he completed production on Mosaic, a 12-hour long-form TV project for HBO in collaboration with director Steven Soderbergh,[1] and is currently working on The Invisible Man[2] for Universal Studios and Johnny Depp.

The villain De Nomolos in Bill and Ted is Ed Solomon spelled backwards.[3]

He lives in Santa Monica, CA, with his two children.



  1. ^ Jagernauth, Kevin (September 24, 2015). "Steven Soderbergh To Direct 'Mosaic' Film For HBO With Garrett Hedlund And Sharon Stone". Indiewire. Retrieved April 19, 2016. 
  2. ^ Kit, by Borys (February 9, 2016). "Johnny Depp to Star in Universal's "Invisible Man" Reboot". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 19, 2016. 
  3. ^ Washington Post review, July 26, 1991. Retrieved August 20, 2016.
  4. ^ Kit, by Borys (February 9, 2016). "Johnny Depp to Star in Universal's 'Invisible Man' Reboot". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 19, 2016. 

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