John Tinker (born July 11, 1958) is an American television producer and writer. Tinker is the co-creator of the CBS drama Judging Amy, and has been an executive producer and writer on American television shows such as the CBS drama Chicago Hope, the ABC drama The Practice, and the NBC drama The Book of Daniel. Prior, Tinker won the 1986 Emmy for Outstanding Writing in a Drama series for the script "Time Heals", which he co-wrote with Tom Fontana and John Masius. He is the son of Grant Tinker and the brother of Mark Tinker. John graduated Middlebury College in 1981.