Kerry McCluggage

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Kerry McCluggage (born October 1954) is the owner and president of Craftsman Films.[1]

He was Chairman of Paramount Television Group and President of Universal Television for more than ten years each.[2] He was a co-founder of United Paramount Network (UPN).[3]


At the University of Southern California, McCluggage studied broadcasting and film and became a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. He later gained his MBA at the Harvard Business School, graduating in 1978. He currently serves on the Sigma Chi Foundation Board of Governors.[4]


McCluggage has developed and supervised many television series including: The A-Team, Coach, Deadwood, The Equalizer, Frasier, JAG, Northern Exposure, Law & Order, Miami Vice, Murder She Wrote, Knight Rider, Quantum Leap, Cheers, and Entertainment Tonight.[2]

While an executive at Universal Pictures, he also worked on The Breakfast Club, Out of Africa and Cocktail.[5]


  1. ^ "Kerry McCluggage and Christopher Crowe Sell Feature Film Script to Paramount Pictures". Retrieved November 17, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Lippman, John (September 26, 1991). "McCluggage Will Head Paramount TV". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 17, 2016.
  3. ^ Kerry McCluggage profile,; accessed July 13, 2015.
  4. ^ "Sigma Chi Foundation Board of Governors 1939-2014" (PDF). Sigma Chi Foundation Annual Report 2014. Sigma Chi Foundation. p. 13. Retrieved November 17, 2016.
  5. ^ Kerry McCluggage profile,; accessed December 9, 2016.