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Michael Crichton

Born: Oct 23, 1942

Death: Nov 4, 2008

Birthplace: Chicago

Profession: Film Producer

Nationality: United States

Michael Crichton

Date of Birth : Oct 23, 1942
Date of Death : Nov 4, 2008
Birth Place : Chicago

John Michael Crichton /'d??n 'ma?k?l 'kra?t?n/, MD was an American best-selling author, physician, producer, director and screenwriter, best known for his work in the science fiction, medical fiction and thriller genres. His books have sold over 200 million copies worldwide, and many have been adapted into films. In 1994, Crichton became the only creative artist ever to have works simultaneously charting at No. 1 in US television, film, and book sales. His literary works are usually within the action genre and heavily feature technology. His novels epitomize the techno-thriller genre of literature, often exploring technology and failures of human interaction with it, especially resulting in catastrophes with biotechnology. Many of his future history novels have medical or scientific underpinnings, reflecting his medical training and science background. He authored, among other works, The Andromeda Strain, Congo, Sphere, Travels, Jurassic Park, Rising Sun, Disclosure, The Lost World, Airframe, Timeline, Prey, State of Fear, Next, Pirate Latitudes, and a final unfinished techno-thriller, Micro, which was published in November 2011.


  • Film Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Film director
  • Physician
  • Author
  • Television producer

Also known as

  • Michael Douglas
  • M Crichton
  • Michael Chrichton
  • AudioBook - Michael Crichton
  • John Michael Crichton
  • John Lange
  • J. Michael Crichton
  • Crichton, Michael
  • Jeffery Hudson


  • Zula Miller Crichton
  • John Henderson Crichton


  • Sherri Alexander
  • Suzanne Childs
  • Joan Radam
  • Kathy St. Johns
  • Anne-Marie Martin


  • Taylor Anne Crichton
  • John Michael Todd Crichton

Awards Won

  • Edgar Award for Best Novel
  • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series
  • Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation
  • Academy Award for Best Technical Achievement
  • Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay
  • PGA Television Producer of the Year Award in Episodic
  • Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Long Form - Television
  • Razzie Award for Worst Written Film Grossing Over $100 Million
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