Joe Sachs

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Joe Sachs is an American television writer and producer. He has worked extensively on ER in both capacities.


Sachs first became involved with ER as a technical advisor midway through the first season. He had a guest starring role as an Emergency Medical Technician in the first season episode "Motherhood".

Sachs became a writer beginning in the second season. He continued in his role as a technical advisor and writer until the fifth season, when he assumed the additional responsibility of story editor. He became executive story editor and continued to write episodes for the sixth season, finally giving up his technical advisor role. He then joined the production team and became a supervising producer by the eleventh season. He was promoted to co-executive producer for the thirteenth season and finally became an executive producer for the fourteenth season. As of the close of the fourteenth season he has written 29 episodes.

In 1999 Sachs was nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for his work on the episode "Exodus" along with his co-writer Walon Green. In 2001 ER was nominated for an Emmy Award for it and Sachs shared the nomination with the other producers.



Year Show Episode Notes
1996 ER "A Shift in the Night" Season 2, episode 18
1997 "Make a Wish" Story - Season 3, episode 21
1998 "Exodus" Season 4, episode 15
"Masquerade" Story - Season 5, episode 5
1999 "Sticks and Stones" Season 5, episode 17
2000 "The Domino Heart" Season 6, episode 11
"Under Control" Season 6, episode 16
"Flight of Fancy" Season 7, episode 5
2001 "Surrender" Story - Season 7, episode 12
"Thy Will Be Done" Story - Season 7, episode 13
"Survival of the Fittest" Season 7, episode 17
"Rampage" Season 7, episode 22
"Start All Over Again" Season 8, episode 5
2002 "Lockdown" Season 8, episode 22
"A Hopeless Wound" Season 9, episode 5
2003 "Freefall" Season 10, episode 8
2004 "One for the Road" Season 11, episode 1
"Shot in the Dark" Season 11, episode 8
2005 "Refusal of Care" Season 11, episode 18
"Canon City" Season 12, episode 1
"Two Ships" Season 12, episode 8
2006 "Body & Soul" Season 12, episode 13
"Bloodline" Season 13, episode 1
"Ames v. Kovac" Season 13, episode 5
2007 "Family Business" Season 13, episode 19
"The War Comes Home" Season 14, episode 1
"Under the Influence" Season 14, episode 5
"300 Patients" Season 14, episode 10
2008 "Owner of a Broken Heart" Season 14, episode 14


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