Kyle Killen

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Kyle Killen
Kyle Killen by Gage Skidmore1.jpg
Killen at 2011 Comic-Con
Born Chicago, Illinois
Nationality American
Occupation Writer, producer
Years active 2010–present
Known for Lone Star
Children 3

Kyle Killen is an American television writer and producer. He is best known as the creator and showrunner of the critically acclaimed television series Lone Star, Awake and more recently Mind Games.

Early life and education[edit]

Killen was born in Chicago and moved with his family to Burleson, Texas when he was three.[1] He is a graduate of the film school at the University of Southern California.[2]


Killen is the creator of the short-lived series Lone Star and Awake. He recently created the drama series Mind Games for ABC. He also wrote the feature film The Beaver, filmed in 2009 and released in 2011. It was directed by Jodie Foster and starred Jodie Foster and Mel Gibson. A second film written by Killen, 2013's Scenic Route, was directed by Kevin and Michael Goetz. His directorial debut is Mind Games's season finale As God Is My Witness.

Personal life[edit]

Until starting work on Awake, Killen had been based in Austin, Texas. After graduating from USC and leaving Los Angeles, he wrote short fiction and first-person journalism. While working at what he called "real jobs" (computer support, construction), Killen found it hard to give up screenplay-writing. In a last-ditch effort, he returned to L.A., dressed up as a courier and dropped copies of a script at every agency he could find. Six months later, one of those agents called. "That script probably wasn't deserving of getting produced," he told the trade publication Variety in a 2011 "10 TV Scribes to Watch" feature, "but it got me a teeny, tiny toe in the door."[2] Killen told the Austin American-Statesman in 2010 that "I quit, but I never really quit. I took a lot of horrible, crazy jobs, but I always ended up writing about them or writing things that came out of them."[1] Killen is married to an ER doctor;[3] the couple have three children.[1]


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