|Born||1960 (age 56–57)
Rockford, Illinois, USA
|Alma mater||University of Wisconsin
University of Illinois
Boylan Catholic High School
|Notable work||9 to 5|
|Title||Chairman, NBC Entertainment|
|Awards||Norman Felton Producer of the Year Award in Episodic Television Drama|
Early life and education
Greenblatt was born and raised in Rockford, Illinois, USA. He was raised Catholic and attended Boylan Catholic High School. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theatre management from the University of Illinois and a Master of Arts in arts administration from the University of Wisconsin's Madison School of Business. He also earned a Master of Fine Arts from the USC School of Cinema-Television's Peter Stark Producing Program.
Greenblatt began his television career at the Fox Broadcasting Company where he ran prime-time programming and developed such shows as the original Beverly Hills, 90210 and Melrose Place, The X-Files, and Party of Five.
From 2003 to 2010, Greenblatt was President of Entertainment for Showtime. He supervised a slate of original programming that dramatically repositioned the pay channel as a leader in the premium cable business. Under his leadership, he developed and supervised award-winning shows like Weeds, Dexter, Californication, The Tudors, Nurse Jackie, and United States of Tara.
As a theatrical producer, he developed the musical stage adaptation of 9 to 5, which premiered on Broadway in April 2009 and closed September 2009, with the National Tour starting in September 2010. The show was nominated for 4 Tony Awards.
Greenblatt is homosexual and is the first and currently the only openly gay broadcast TV president.
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|Chairman of NBC Entertainment