John Masius

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John Masius
Born July 30, 1950 (age 68 years)
Scarsdale, New York U.S.
Education Scarsdale, N.Y. High School
Alma mater University of Pennsylvania
University of Los Angeles
Occupation Writer • Producer
Years active 1975-present
Spouse(s) Ellen Bry (m. ?; div. 1999)
Children 3

John Masius (born July 30, 1950 in Scarsdale, New York) is an American writer. He graduated Scarsdale, N.Y. High School, received a B.S.. in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.B.A from the University of California, Los Angeles. Masius is a writer and producer of television series, credited for creating the series Touched by an Angel (1994–2003), Providence (1999–2002) and Hawthorne (2009–2011).[1]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Masius has won two writing Emmy Awards for the drama St. Elsewhere. He also received a Writers Guild award, and the Humanitas Prize for his writing on St. Elsewhere. Masius also received The Humanitas Prize on the series "Brooklyn Bridge"

Personal[edit]

Masius was married to actress Ellen Bry, who was a series regular on St. Elsewhere. They divorced in 1999. They have three children: son Max, daughter Hannah and son Sam.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Contribution Notes
Producer Writer
1975 Las Vegas Lady Yes No Production Assistant
1976 Bittersweet Love Yes No Production Assistant
1976 Tracks Yes No Production Assistant
2009 Dead Like Me: Life After Death No Yes Writer; Direct-to-Video

Television[edit]

Year Title Contribution Notes
Creator Writer Producer
1979-1981 The White Shadow No Yes Yes Story Consultant for 7 episodes
Writer of 3 episodes
Coordinating Producer of 12 episodes
Production Assistant for 2 episodes
Production Associate Episode: "On the Line"
1982-1987 St. Elsewhere Yes Yes Yes Creator of 137 episodes
Writer of 26 episodes
Story by of 59 episodes
Teleplay by of 7 episodes
Producer of 54 episodes
1988-1989 Tattingers's Yes Yes No Creator of 13 episodes
Writer of Episode: "Pilot"
1989 Dolphin Cover No No Yes Executive Producer of Episode: "Two Shots and a Splash"
1990 Ferris Bueller Yes Yes Yes Creator of 11 episodes
Writer of 2 episodes
Executive Producer of 2 episodes
1991-1992 Brooklyn Bridge No Yes No 3 episodes
1992-1993 L.A. Law No Yes Yes Writer of 3 episodes
Co-Executive Producer of 14 episodes
1994-2003 Touched by an Angel Yes No No Creator of 211 episodes
1995-1997 The Single Guy Yes Yes No Creative Consultant for 14 episodes
Writer of Episode: "Starting Over"
1997-1998 The Visitor No Yes Yes Writer of Episode: "Fear of Flying"
Executive Producer of 13 episodes
1999-2001 Providence Yes Yes Yes Creator of 96 episodes
Writer of 3 episodes
Executive Producer of 62 episodes
2001 Chestnut Hill No No Yes Television Movie
2003-2004 Dead Like Me No Yes Yes Writer of 3 episodes
Executive Producer of 28 episodes
2009-2011 Hawthorne Yes Yes Yes Creator of 30 episodes
Executive Consultant of 3 episodes
Writer of 4 episodes
Executive Producer of 23 episodes

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Title Accolade Category Results Ref
1981 The White Shadow Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Drama Series Nominated [3]
1983 St. Elsewhere Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Drama Series Nominated [4]
1984 Humanitas Prize Award 60 Minute Category for episode ("Ties That Bind") Nominated [5]
Humanitas Prize Award 60 Minute Category for episode ("All About Eve") Nominated
Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Drama Series Nominated [6]
Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series for episode ("The Women") Won
Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series for episode ("All About Eve") Nominated
Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series for episode ("Newheart") Nominated
Writers Guild Award Episodic Drama for episode ("Addiction") Nominated [7]
1985 Humanitas Prize Award 60 Minute Category (shared with Tom Fontana) Won [8]
Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Drama Series Nominated [9]
Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series for episode ("Sweet Dreams") Nominated
Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series for episode ("Murder, She Rote") Nominated
Writers Guild Award Episodic Drama for episode ("Hello, Goodbye") Nominated [10]
Writers Guild Award Episodic Drama for episode ("The Women") Nominated
1986 Humanitas Prize Award 60 Minute Category for episode ("Sanctuary") Nominated [11]
Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Drama Series Nominated [12]
Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series for episode ("Haunted") Nominated
Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series for episode ("Time Heals") Won
Writers Guild Award Episodic Drama for episode ("Sweet Dreams") Nominated [13]
1987 Humanitas Prize Award 60 Minute Category for episode ("A Room With A View") Nominated [14]
Humanitas Prize Award 60 Minute Category for episode ("Where There's Hope, There's Crosby") Nominated
Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Drama Series Nominated [15]
Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series for episode ("Afterlife") Nominated
Writers Guild Award Episodic Drama for episode ("Remembrance of Things Past") Won [16]
1988 Writers Guild Award Episodic Drama for episode ("A Room with a View") Nominated [17]
1992 Brooklyn Bridge Humanitas Prize Award 30 Minute Network or Syndicated Television Won [18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biography for John Masius". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 2018-08-09.
  2. ^ "john masius - Google Search". www.google.com. Retrieved 2018-08-09.
  3. ^ "33rd Primetime Emmy Awards", Wikipedia, 2018-04-03, retrieved 2018-08-09
  4. ^ "35th Primetime Emmy Awards", Wikipedia, 2018-04-03, retrieved 2018-08-09
  5. ^ "Humanitas Prize (1984)". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-08-09.
  6. ^ "36th Primetime Emmy Awards", Wikipedia, 2018-08-07, retrieved 2018-08-09
  7. ^ "Writers Guild of America, USA (1984)". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-08-09.
  8. ^ "Humanitas Prize (1985)". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-08-09.
  9. ^ "37th Primetime Emmy Awards", Wikipedia, 2018-07-17, retrieved 2018-08-09
  10. ^ "Writers Guild of America, USA (1985)". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-08-09.
  11. ^ "Humanitas Prize (1986)". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-08-09.
  12. ^ "38th Primetime Emmy Awards", Wikipedia, 2018-04-03, retrieved 2018-08-09
  13. ^ "Writers Guild of America, USA (1986)". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-08-09.
  14. ^ "Humanitas Prize (1987)". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-08-09.
  15. ^ "39th Primetime Emmy Awards", Wikipedia, 2018-05-14, retrieved 2018-08-09
  16. ^ "Writers Guild of America, USA (1987)". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-08-09.
  17. ^ "Writers Guild of America, USA (1988)". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-08-09.
  18. ^ "Humanitas Prize (1992)". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-08-09.

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