Gary Scott Thompson

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Gary Scott Thompson
IX8P4566 Gary Scott Thompson.jpg
Thompson in 2004
Born

(1959-10-07) October 7, 1959 (age 55),

Ukiah, California
Education

Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts
Occupation Film, Screenwriter, Television producer

Gary Scott Thompson is a screenwriter, television producer, and director. Thompson is most notable for his work on The Fast and the Furious starring Vin Diesel, the sequel 2 Fast 2 Furious, Hollow Man with Kevin Bacon, the cult classic Split Second, 88 Minutes, starring Al Pacino, and K-911 and K-9: P.I..

As creator, showrunner, writer, and executive producer of NBC's hit series Las Vegas,[1] Thompson also directed 4 episodes and made a brief appearance as a psychotherapy patient. Recently, Thompson wrote, co-developed, and executive produced NBC and TF1's Taxi Brooklyn.

Life[edit]

Born in Ukiah, California, but spending much of his childhood in American Samoa,[2] Thompson first gained exposure to the world of entertainment as an actor, studying the craft from such actors as Powers Boothe.[citation needed] To pay for his education and support himself, Thompson worked in a junkyard, operated heavy equipment, delivered mail, built sets for a theatre company, tutored college students in English, taught high school in New York City, worked in a gym, was a stagehand at the Metropolitan Opera House NYC, was a reader and assistant dramaturgy at Circle Rep Theatre, and did story notes and development for a Hollywood film studio and distributor. [3] Eventually settling on writing, he received a Master of Fine Arts degree from New York University and went to work as a playwright. Thompson's theater credits include "Small Town Syndrome," "Cowboys Don't Cry" and "Private Hells." Thompson resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.

Awards[edit]

For Las Vegas, Thompson received the honor of Best Drama Series at the WIN Awards, an awards show dedicated to highlighting positive and multi-dimensional portrayals of women in media. [4] Additionally, Thompson received the first ever Visionary Award from spinal cord injury advocacy organization Life Rolls On for the first ever portrayal of a featured character with a SCI on national television.[5]

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bierly, Mandy. "Entertainment Weekly - Las Vegas: Against All Odds As NBC's prime-time soap celebrates its 100th episode, its creator shares some crazy tales from its longshot run of success, from not recognizing Molly Sims to shooting with Josh Duhamel and 55,000 drunks to...nipple wars". Entertainment Weekly. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved October 27, 2012. 
  2. ^ About, Gary Scott Thompson was born in Ukiah, California, and grew up on the South Pacific island of Pago Pago, American Samoa.
  3. ^ About, Thompson worked in a junkyard, operated heavy equipment, delivered mail, built sets for a theatre company, tutored college students in English, taught high school in New York City, worked in a gym, was a stagehand at the Metropolitan Opera House NYC, was a reader and assistant dramaturgy at Circle Rep Theatre, and did story notes and development for a Hollywood film studio and distributor.
  4. ^ 2005 Winners
  5. ^ [1] This year’s gala will proudly salute the work of producer Gary Scott Thompson and his hit NBC-show “Las Vegas” for its positive portrayal of the SCI community in the media.

External links[edit]