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|Born||Manuel Hector Coto|
June 10, 1961
Orlando, Florida, US
|Occupation||Director, screenwriter and television producer|
|Alma mater||American Film Institute|
|Genre||Drama, adventure, science fiction|
Coto was the executive producer and showrunner of Star Trek: Enterprise in its final season, and executive producer of four seasons of 24. He was an executive producer and writer for the fifth season of the Showtime TV series Dexter.
Coto graduated from the American Film Institute and has experience in the sci-fi and fantasy genres. In 1990, Brian Helgeland and Coto sold a script, The Ticking Man, for $1 million, but the film was never made. He wrote and directed an episode of Tales from the Crypt and also wrote an episode for and produced The Outer Limits when it was revived on Showtime in 1995. He was given the chance to create and write a series for Showtime after The Outer Limits was cancelled. The resulting series was Odyssey 5 and starred Peter Weller (Coto would later cast Weller in roles on Enterprise, 24, and Dexter).
Coto joined the writing crew of Enterprise in 2003, when the show was in its third season; his episodes include "Similitude", "Chosen Realm" and "Azati Prime". He became a co-executive producer later that season. In the fourth season he became executive producer of the show, alongside series creators Rick Berman and Brannon Braga. According to his bio on StarTrek.com, he has been a fan of Star Trek all his life and once wrote a Star Trek comic book.
In 2010 Coto joined the crew of Showtime drama series Dexter as a writer and executive producer for the fifth season. He continued to work as a writer and executive producer for the show's sixth and seventh seasons, airing 2011 and 2012.
Coto is currently the Executive Producer of American Horror Story and American Horror Stories, having written numerous episodes of both series. He directed the well-received episode, "Feral", from American Horror stories season one, and wrote the season opener, "Dollhouse", for season two.
Coto married Robin Trickett on December 27, 2004 in Venice, Italy.
Filmography (as director)
|1989||Jack in the Box||short|
|2000||The Other Me|
|2001||Zenon: The Zequel|
|1991||Tales from the Crypt||"Mournin' Mess"|
|2021||American Horror Stories||"Feral"|
|Alfred Hitchcock Presents||
|Tales from the Crypt||
|Tales from the Cryptkeeper||
|Dead at 21||
|The Outer Limits||
|Star Trek: Enterprise||
14 episodes (2003-2005):
|The 1/2 Hour News Hour||
||Fox News Channel|
10 episodes (2010-2013):
|24: Live Another Day||
|American Horror Stories||
||FX on Hulu|
|American Horror Story||
- The New York Times
- Welkos, Robert W. (1995-05-28). "Megabucks Turn to Megabusts". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2019-03-10.
- "Star Trek Coto, Manny". StarTrek.com.
- "Venetian Wedding for Executive Producer Manny Coto". Star Trek.com. February 1, 2005. Archived from the original on February 6, 2005. Retrieved December 27, 2013.