Michael Crichton (1942–2008)

Writer | Producer | Director
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KNOWN FOR 
Jurassic Park (1993) | Twister (1996) | Westworld (1973)
AWARDS 
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 11 wins & 12 nominations More »
AKA 
J. Michael Crichton | Michael Douglas | Jeffery Hudson | John Lange  Less
BORN 
Oct 23, 1942 (died Nov 4, 2008)
HEIGHT 
6' 9" (2.06m)

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Projects in Development (4 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
  • Primary photo for Jurassic Park: Island SurvivalJurassic Park: Island Survival Dedicated In Loving Memory Of  Less Pre-Prod
  • Primary photo for MicroMicro Writer (novel), Writer (screenplay)  Less Optioned
  • Primary photo for Pirate LatitudesPirate Latitudes Writer (based on the novel by)  Less
  • Primary photo for Jurassic World 3Jurassic World 3 Writer (based on characters created by)  Less 2021 Treatment
Past Film & Video (28 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Jurassic World: Fallen KingdomJurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Writer (based on characters created by)  Less 2018 $170MM $373MM / $1.17B
  • Primary photo for Jurassic WorldJurassic World Writer (based on the characters created by)  Less 2015 $150MM $652MM / $1.67B
  • Primary photo for Aberrant Forms: A Jurassic ShortAberrant Forms: A Jurassic Short (Short) Writer (based on characters created by)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Jurassic Park: Prime SurvivalJurassic Park: Prime Survival (Short) Dedicated To  Less 2010 £1K
  • Primary photo for ThrenodyThrenody (Short) Special Thanks  Less 2010 $5K
  • Primary photo for A Federal CaseA Federal Case The Producers Wish To Thank  Less 2008 $100K
  • Primary photo for TimelineTimeline Writer (novel)  Less 2003 $80MM $19MM / $24MM
  • Primary photo for Jurassic Park IIIJurassic Park III Writer (characters)  Less 2001 $93MM $181MM / $369MM
  • Primary photo for The 13th WarriorThe 13th Warrior Director (reshoots) (uncredited), Producer, Writer (novel "Eaters of the Dead")  Less 1999 $160MM $33MM / $29MM
  • Primary photo for SphereSphere Producer, Writer (novel)  Less 1998 $80MM $37MM / $13MM
  • Primary photo for The Lost World: Jurassic ParkThe Lost World: Jurassic Park Writer (novel "The Lost World")  Less 1997 $73MM $229MM / $619MM
  • Primary photo for TwisterTwister Producer, Writer  Less 1996 $92MM $242MM / $253MM
  • Primary photo for CongoCongo Writer (novel)  Less 1995 $50MM $81MM / $152MM
  • Primary photo for DisclosureDisclosure Producer, Writer (novel)  Less 1994 $55MM $83MM / $214MM
  • Primary photo for Rising SunRising Sun Writer (novel), Writer (screenplay)  Less 1993 $35MM $63MM / $107MM
  • Primary photo for Jurassic ParkJurassic Park Writer (novel), Writer (screenplay)  Less 1993 $63MM $402MM / $1.03B
  • Primary photo for Physical EvidencePhysical Evidence Director  Less 1989 $17MM $3.6MM / —
  • Primary photo for RunawayRunaway Director, Writer  Less 1984 $6.8MM / —
  • Primary photo for LookerLooker Director, Writer  Less 1981 $3.3MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Great Train RobberyThe Great Train Robbery Director, Writer (based on his novel), Writer (screenplay by)  Less 1978 $6MM $13MM / —
  • Primary photo for ComaComa Director, Writer (screenplay)  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for The Terminal ManThe Terminal Man Writer (novel)  Less 1974
  • Primary photo for WestworldWestworld Director, Writer  Less 1973 $1.2MM $10MM / —
  • Primary photo for Extreme Close-UpExtreme Close-Up Writer  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for The Carey TreatmentThe Carey Treatment Writer (novel "A Case of Need") (as Jeffery Hudson)  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag BluesDealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues Writer (novel) (as Michael Douglas)  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for The Andromeda StrainThe Andromeda Strain Bearded Surgeon (uncredited), Writer (novel)  Less 1971 $6.5MM $12MM / —
  • Primary photo for Information ProcessingInformation Processing (Short) Consulting Producer  Less 1971
Past Television (9 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for WestworldWestworld (TV Series) Writer (based on the film written by) (20 episodes, 2016), Writer (story) (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016–2018 20
    • The Passenger (Jun 24, 2018) Writer (based on the film written by)  Less
    • Vanishing Point (Jun 17, 2018) Writer (based on the film written by)  Less
    • Kiksuya (Jun 10, 2018) Writer (based on the film written by)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Sala de UrgenciasSala de Urgencias (TV Series) Writer (format creator) (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015 1
    • Episode #1.1 (Mar 10, 2015) Writer (format creator)  Less
  • Primary photo for ERER (TV Series) Writer (created by) (331 episodes, 1994), Executive Producer (331 episodes, 1994), Writer (1 episode, 1994), Special Acknowledgment (1 episode, 2008)  Less 1994–2009 331
    • And in the End... (Apr 2, 2009) Executive Producer, Writer (created by)  Less
    • I Feel Good (Mar 26, 2009) Executive Producer, Writer (created by)  Less
    • Shifting Equilibrium (Mar 19, 2009) Executive Producer, Writer (created by)  Less
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  • Primary photo for The Andromeda StrainThe Andromeda Strain (TV Mini-series) Writer (novel) (4 episodes, 2008)  Less 2008 4
    • Episode #1.4 (2008) Writer (novel) (as J. Michael Crichton)  Less
    • Episode #1.3 (2008) Writer (novel) (as J. Michael Crichton)  Less
    • Episode #1.2 (May 27, 2008) Writer (novel) (as J. Michael Crichton)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Beneath the Surface: The Making of 'Sphere'Beneath the Surface: The Making of 'Sphere' (TV Movie) Himself (uncredited), Special Thanks  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for The Real Jurassic ParkThe Real Jurassic Park (TV Movie) Writer  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for Beyond WestworldBeyond Westworld (TV Series) Writer (creator) (5 episodes, 1980)  Less 1980 5
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  • Primary photo for InsightInsight (TV Series) Writer (3 episodes, 1971)  Less 1971–1974 3
  • Primary photo for PursuitPursuit (TV Movie) Director, Writer (novel "Binary") (as John Lange)  Less 1972
Self (27 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Archive Footage (6 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Le Fossoyeur de FilmsLe Fossoyeur de Films (TV Mini-series) Himself (1 episode, 2017)  Less 2017
    • Le monde perdu (Apr 20, 2017) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Welcome to 'Jurassic World'Welcome to 'Jurassic World' (Video) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Return to Jurassic Park: Dawn of a New EraReturn to Jurassic Park: Dawn of a New Era (Video) Himself - Author & Co-Screenwriter (archive footage)  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Return to Jurassic Park: Making PrehistoryReturn to Jurassic Park: Making Prehistory (Video) Himself - Author & Co-Screenwriter (archive footage)  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for The 81st Annual Academy AwardsThe 81st Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for LatelineLateline (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005
Other (12 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE

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