John Drimmer is a former producer at 60 Minutes and has run landmark series for many television networks. He is the founder of Wisdomify.com, the wisdom- sharing website. He holds a doctorate degree in psychology.
Drimmer received an Emmy Award for creating the series "Intervention. He has worked as a journalist, director and writer of both fictional and documentary films as well as the executive producer of series for New York Times-Discovery, National Geographic, A&E and History Channel.
John Drimmer was born in New York City and educated at the University of Pennsylvania and Hamilton College, where he studied with writer-in-residence Alex Haley, author of Roots. Drimmer is the son of author and editor Frederick Drimmer.
Drimmer started his career making non-fiction films for PBS, where he was the youngest person to ever win the DuPont-Columbia Award for his film "Towers of Frustration," about life inside a high-rise ghetto in Newark, New Jersey. He then moved to 60 Minutes where he was a producer of the landmark series.
Among his dramatic films were Iceman for Universal Studios, produced by Norman Jewison and directed by Fred Schepisi; Hero in the Family, which he wrote and produced for ABC/Disney; Battle in the Erogenous Zone, which he wrote, directed and produced for Showtime; and The Tear Collector, which he directed and wrote for Tales from the Darkside.
He later became the executive producer of many series for television. He also ran the non-fiction TV division of Hearst Publishing and was executive producer at GRB Entertainment.
He now splits his time between independent media projects and has a private practice as a psychologist. He also teaches positive psychology to the medical students at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and founded the Positive Psychology Center of Los Angeles.
Dr Drimmer has won include the Emmy, the Dupont-Columbia Award, the Writers Guild Foundation Award, the Telly Award, and the Aurora Award.
He is married and lives in Santa Monica California with his wife Barbara and daughter Zoee.
198060 Minutes (TV series)
- 1986 : Hero in the Family (TV)
- 1992 : Battle in the Erogenous Zone (TV)
- 1999 : War Dogs: America's Forgotten Heroes (TV)
- 1999 : Medal of Honor (TV)
- 2000 : Without Warning (TV series)
- 2002 : Mysterious Worlds (TV series)
- 2002 : Travel Scams & Rip-Offs Revealed (TV series)
- 2004 : Forecast Earth
- 2003 : Critical Condition - Stories of the ER"
- 2003 : Coming Home (TV miniseries)
- 2003 : The Last Mission (TV)
- 2004 : Intervention (TV)
- 2004 : Expeditions to the Edge (TV series)
- 2004 : Shot from the Sky (TV)
- 2005 : Untold Stories of the ER (TV series)
- 2005 : History Hogs (TV)
- 2006 : Guardian Angels, MD (TV series)