Scott M. Gimple

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Scott M. Gimple
Scott Gimple by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Gimple in July 2013.
Born (1971-03-29) March 29, 1971 (age 46)
Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, USA
Occupation Writer, producer
Years active 1997–present
Spouse(s) Julia Wackenheim (2009–present)

Scott M. Gimple (born (1971-03-29)March 29, 1971)[1] is an American writer for both comics and television. He is known for his work as a writer and producer for Fillmore!, Life, FlashForward, Chase, and The Walking Dead.

Early life[edit]

Gimple grew up in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey and graduated from Governor Livingston High School.[2] He graduated from the University of Southern California's School of Cinema-Television.


He was a writer on NBC's Life and Fox TV's Drive, and ABC's FlashForward.[3] Gimple co-wrote the script of Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance alongside Seth Hoffman and David S. Goyer.[4]

In 2011 he joined the crew of AMC's The Walking Dead as a producer and writer for the second season. He wrote the third episode of the season, "Save the Last One", as well as the critically acclaimed seventh, "Pretty Much Dead Already", and the tenth, "18 Miles Out" (alongside showrunner Glen Mazzara).

In January 2013, Gimple was named showrunner of The Walking Dead, replacing Glen Mazzara, who left when the series was renewed for a fourth season.[5]

He has also worked on Disney's Pepper Ann and as a writer for The Simpsons comics, including editing the Simpsons' Episode Guidebook "The Simpsons Forever!: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family... Continued".[6] Gimple created the cartoon Fillmore! and the comic book Heroes Anonymous with Bill Morrison.[7]

Personal life[edit]

He married actress Julia Wackenheim on August 30, 2009 and they have a son, born in 2015.[citation needed]



Year Film Role
2012 Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Co-writer



Year Show Role Notes
2014 The Walking Dead Executive producer (showrunner) Season four-present
Supervising producer Season three
Producer Season two
Chase Co-producer Season one
FlashForward Executive story editor Season one
Life Story editor Season two
2004 Fillmore! Creator
Executive producer
Dialogue director
Season Two
2003 Season two
Season one
2002 Season one


Year Show Episode Notes
2014-16 The Walking Dead "The Day Will Come When You Won't Be" Season 7, Episode 1
"Conquer" Season 5, Episode 16
"What Happened and What's Going On" Season 5, Episode 9
"No Sanctuary" Season 5, Episode 1
"A" (With Angela Kang) Season 4, Episode 16
"The Grove" Season 4, Episode 14
2013 Da Vinci's Demons "The Prisoner" Season 1, episode 3
"The Serpent" Season 1, episode 2
The Walking Dead "30 Days Without an Accident" Season 4, episode 1
"This Sorrowful Life" Season 3, episode 15
"Clear" Season 3, episode 12
2012 "Hounded" Season 3, episode 6
"18 Miles Out" (With Glen Mazzara) Season 2, episode 10
2011 "Pretty Much Dead Already" Season 2, episode 7
"Save the Last One" Season 2, episode 3
2010 Chase "The Longest Night" Season 2, episode 8
FlashForward "Future Shock" (With Timothy J. Lea) Season 1, episode 22
"Better Angels" (With Ian B. Goldberg) Season 1, episode 14
2009 "Black Swan" Season 1, episode 4
2008 Life "Did You Feel That?" (With Jonathan Shapiro) Season 2, episode 6
"Not for Nothing" Season 2, episode 4
2007 Drive "Rear View" (With Kristen Reidel) Season 1, episode 6
El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera "Eye Caramba" (Story By) Season 1, episode 13
"Miracle City Worker" Season 1, episode 8
American Dragon: Jake Long "The Love Cruise" Season 2, episode 18
2006 "The Rotwood Files" Season 2, episode 15
2005 "The Halloween Bash" Season 1, episode 17
2003 Fillmore! "Immune to All but Justice" Season 2, episode 5
2002 "Ingrid Third, Public Enemy #1" Season 1, episode 8
"Nappers Never Sleep" Season 1, episode 7
"A Wurm in Our Midst" Season 1, episode 3
1997 Jungle Cubs "Hair Ball" Season 2, episode 7


  1. ^ Internet Movie Database;– Scott M. Gimple. Retrieved on 14 September 2016.
  2. ^ LePoidevin, Michelle H. "From Berkeley Heights to Berkeley, Gimple Finds Justice With ‘Fillmore!’", The Westfield Leader, September 26, 2002, p. 24. Accessed February 27, 2011. "As the Creator and Executive Producer of Walt Disney Television Animation's new Saturday morning program, Fillmore!, Berkeley Heights native Scott Gimple has brought a new duo of crime-solving intermediate school superheroes to the screen – minus the violence.... Gimple, who attended fifth grade through senior year in Berkeley Heights, graduated Governor Livingston High School."
  3. ^ Molly McAleer. "FlashForward Writer Scott Gimple Dishes on What's Next For the Show". 
  4. ^ "Columbia Pictures Might Be Forced to Recast 'Ghost Rider'". BloodyDisgusting. 
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 14, 2013). "Scott Gimple Promoted To Showrunner Of 'The Walking Dead', Replaces Glen Mazzara". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2013-01-14. 
  6. ^ Brigid Alverson. "Fun Rules the Day at Kids Comic Con". Publishers Weekly. 
  7. ^ Disney-Clipart – Wikki-Jake Long

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