Glen Morgan

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Glen Morgan
Glen Morgan by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Born Syracuse, New York, U.S.
Alma mater Loyola Marymount University
Occupation Writer, director, producer
Spouse(s) Cindy Morgan (divorced; 1 child)
Kristen Cloke (1998–present; 4 children)

Glen Morgan is an American television producer, writer and director.

Life and career[edit]

Morgan was born in Syracuse, New York, and moved to El Cajon, California at the age of 14.[1]

While attending El Cajon Valley High School, he met James Wong, who would become his friend and professional partner. Both enrolled at Loyola Marymount University, graduating from the School of Film and Television in 1983, and afterward, wrote many scripts together.[2]

Morgan did not want to work on television at first, but wound up accepting a job on 21 Jump Street, which would later earn him and Wong a steady job at Stephen J. Cannell Productions.[3] As Morgan was about to leave the company following scripts for The Commish in 1992, his former boss at Cannell, Peter Roth, invited him to work on a show being developed at 20th Television, The X-Files.[4]

During their X Files run, Joel Silver hired him and Wong to write the third intended Tales from the Crypt film called Body Count. However while the executive producers Silver, Richard Donner, Walter Hill, David Giler and Robert Zemeckis all loving the script they turned in, Universal thought it would be too expensive and the main producers Gilbert Adler and A L Katz hated it.

Morgan and Wong's work on the series lead them to create Space: Above and Beyond, and be showrunners for Millennium. Both would eventually jump to film, making the Final Destination series, The One, the 2003 remake of Willard, and the 2006 remake of Black Christmas. Afterwards both developed different interests and started working separately.[5]

In May 2007, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Morgan had joined the production team of NBC's Bionic Woman as an executive producer,[6] however Variety reported in September 2007 that Morgan left the show due to "creative differences".[7]

Morgan served as executive producer on Cartoon Network's Tower Prep alongside Paul Dini. Morgan is also the writer and executive producer of Intruders, which premiered on BBC America on August 23, 2014.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Morgan has been married since 1998 to actress Kristen Cloke, whom he met while working on Space: Above & Beyond. At the time, Morgan was divorcing from his first wife, Cindy,[9] with whom he had a daughter.[10] Cloke has appeared in several of his other projects, including Millennium, Willard, Final Destination, The X-Files, and Black Christmas. They have four children.

He is the older brother of fellow X-Files writer Darin Morgan.

Filmography (actor)[edit]

Filmography (writer)[edit]

Filmography (director)[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ LOWRY, BRIAN (May 1, 1998). "Somehow, Satan Got Behind Them". Articles.latimes.com. Retrieved November 9, 2017. 
  2. ^ WELKOS, ROBERT W. (November 18, 2001). "OK, You're a Film School Grad. Now What?". Articles.latimes.com. Retrieved November 9, 2017. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Chamberlain, Adam; Dixon, Brian; Carter, Chris; Henriksen, Lance; Spotnitz, Frank (October 1, 2012). "Back to Frank Black". Lulu.com. Retrieved November 9, 2017 – via Google Books. 
  5. ^ "Glen Morgan on Intruders, The X-Files, and Why the 22-Episode Season Needs to Die". Vulture.com. August 21, 2014. Retrieved November 9, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Hollywood Reporter - Entertainment News". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 9, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Scifi.com". Scifi.com. Retrieved November 9, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 20, 2014. Retrieved July 25, 2014. 
  9. ^ The X-Files first season episode's Eve character of Cindy Reardon/Eve 10, was named after her.
  10. ^ Vitaris, Paula (October 1997). "Morgan and Wong Return to The X-Files". Cinefantastique. 29 (4/5). 

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