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J. Michael Straczynski

Born: Jul 17, 1954

Birthplace: Paterson

Profession: Actor

Nationality: United States

J. Michael Straczynski

Date of Birth : Jul 17, 1954
Birth Place : Paterson

Joseph Michael Straczynski, known professionally as J. Michael Straczynski and informally as Joe Straczynski or jms, is an American writer and producer. He works in films, television series, novels, short stories, comic books, radio dramas and other media. Straczynski is a playwright, former journalist, and author of The Complete Book of Scriptwriting. He was the creator and showrunner for the science fiction television series Babylon 5, its spin-off Crusade, as well as Jeremiah, a series loosely based on Hermann Huppen's comics. Straczynski wrote 92 out of the 110 Babylon 5 episodes, notably including an unbroken 59-episode run through the third and fourth seasons, and all but one episode of the fifth season. He also wrote the four Babylon 5 TV movies produced alongside the series. From 2001 to 2007, he was the writer for the long-running Marvel comic book series The Amazing Spider-Man. He also famously wrote for Thor, Superman, the Superman: Earth One original graphic novels, Before Watchmen and Wonder Woman. In 2009, Straczynski was nominated for the BAFTA Award for his screenplay for Changeling. His new series, Sense8, premiered in 2015.

Profession


  • Actor
  • Film Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Journalist
  • Author
  • Television producer
  • Novelist
  • Cartoonist
  • Science-fiction writer

Also known as


  • Joseph Michael Straczynski
  • Joe
  • Fettes Gray
  • J. Micheal Straczynski
  • JMS
  • Joe Straczynski

Parents


  • Evelyn Pate
  • Charles Straczynski

Spouse


  • Kathryn M. Drennan

Awards Won


  • Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation
  • Ray Bradbury Award
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