Joel Surnow

Writer | Producer | Miscellaneous Crew
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KNOWN FOR 
24 (2001-2010) | Nowhere Man (1995-1996) | The Kennedys (2011)
AWARDS 
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 12 nominations More »
AKA 
Jel Surnow | Jowel Surnow
BORN 
Nov 29, 1954 (age 63)

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Past Film & Video (3 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Past Television (33 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for 24: Legacy24: Legacy (TV Series) Executive Consultant (12 episodes, 2016), Writer (based on the television series "24" created by) (12 episodes, 2016)  Less 2016–2017 12
    • 11:00 p.m.-12:00 p.m. (Apr 17, 2017) Executive Consultant, Writer (based on the television series "24" created by)  Less
    • 10:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. (Apr 10, 2017) Executive Consultant, Writer (based on the television series "24" created by)  Less
    • 9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. (Apr 3, 2017) Executive Consultant, Writer (based on the television series "24" created by)  Less
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  • Primary photo for 2424 (TV Series) Writer (creator: "24") (48 episodes, 2013), Writer (11 episodes, 2013), Writer (teleplay) (2 episodes, 2013)  Less 2013–2016 48
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  • Primary photo for Hawaii Five-0Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series) Director (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015 1
  • Primary photo for 24: Live Another Day24: Live Another Day (TV Mini-series) Writer (created by) (12 episodes, 2014), Executive Consultant (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014 12
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  • Primary photo for ESPN FilmsESPN Films (TV Series) Director (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011 1
  • Primary photo for The KennedysThe Kennedys (TV Mini-series) Executive Producer (8 episodes, 2011), Writer (4 episodes, 2011)  Less 2011 8
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  • Primary photo for 2424 (TV Series) Writer (created by) (195 episodes, 2001), Executive Producer (155 episodes, 2001), Executive Consultant (40 episodes, 2009), Writer (36 episodes, 2001), Writer (teleplay by) (4 episodes, 2002)  Less 2001–2010 195
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  • Primary photo for Red EyeRed Eye (TV Series) Producer (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010 1
  • Primary photo for Night and DayNight and Day (TV Movie) Executive Producer, Writer  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for 24: Redemption24: Redemption (TV Movie) Executive Consultant, Writer (creator)  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for The Madness of JaneThe Madness of Jane (TV Movie) Executive Producer  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for The ½ Hour News HourThe ½ Hour News Hour (TV Series) Writer (creator) (17 episodes, 2007), Executive Producer (17 episodes, 2007), Writer (developer) (4 episodes, 2007)  Less 2007 17
    • Episode #1.17 (Sep 23, 2007) Executive Producer, Writer (creator)  Less
    • Episode #1.16 (Sep 9, 2007) Executive Producer, Writer (creator)  Less
    • Episode #1.15 (Sep 2, 2007) Executive Producer, Writer (creator), Writer (developer)  Less
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  • Primary photo for 24: Day Six - Debrief24: Day Six - Debrief (TV Mini-series) Writer (creator) (5 episodes, 2007), Executive Producer (5 episodes, 2007)  Less 2007 5
    • 10:37 p.m. (Jun 18, 2007) Executive Producer, Writer (creator)  Less
    • 10:33 p.m. (Jun 11, 2007) Executive Producer, Writer (creator)  Less
    • 10:31 p.m. (Jun 4, 2007) Executive Producer, Writer (creator)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Company ManCompany Man (TV Movie) Executive Producer  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for The CallThe Call (TV Movie) Executive Producer, Writer  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for 24: Access All Areas24: Access All Areas (TV Movie) Himself, Creator ("24") (uncredited)  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for 24: The Postmortem24: The Postmortem (TV Movie) Creator ("24") (uncredited)  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for 24 Heaven24 Heaven (TV Movie) Himself, Creator ("24") (uncredited)  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for Special Unit 2Special Unit 2 (TV Series) Writer (2 episodes, 2001), Writer (1 episode, 2001), Creative Consultant (1 episode, 2001)  Less 2001 3
  • Primary photo for La Femme NikitaLa Femme Nikita (TV Series) Executive Consultant (96 episodes, 1997), Writer (creator) (15 episodes, 2000), Director (3 episodes, 1999)  Less 1997–2001 96
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  • Primary photo for Nowhere ManNowhere Man (TV Series) Co-Executive Producer (13 episodes, 1996), Supervising Producer (11 episodes, 1995), Writer (5 episodes, 1995)  Less 1995–1996 24
    • Gemini (May 20, 1996) Co-Executive Producer  Less
    • Marathon (May 13, 1996) Co-Executive Producer  Less
    • Zero Minus Ten (May 6, 1996) Co-Executive Producer  Less
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  • Primary photo for WiseguyWiseguy (TV Movie) Executive Producer, Writer  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for The CommishThe Commish (TV Series) Supervising Producer (44 episodes, 1993), Writer (11 episodes, 1993), Writer (story) (1 episode, 1994)  Less 1993–1995 44
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  • Primary photo for PointmanPointman (TV Series) Writer (creator) (1 episode, 1995)  Less 1995 1
  • Primary photo for Ring of the MusketeersRing of the Musketeers (TV Movie) Executive Producer, Writer  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for Covington CrossCovington Cross (TV Series) Producer (12 episodes, 1992), Writer (2 episodes, 1992), Writer (story) (1 episode, 1992), Writer (teleplay) (1 episode, 1992)  Less 1992 12
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  • Primary photo for Bill & Ted's Excellent AdventuresBill & Ted's Excellent Adventures (TV Series) Co-Executive Producer (7 episodes, 1992), Writer (1 episode, 1992)  Less 1992 7
    • Stand Up Guy (Aug 8, 1992) Co-Executive Producer  Less
    • Deja Vu (Aug 2, 1992) Co-Executive Producer  Less
    • Destiny Babes (Jul 26, 1992) Co-Executive Producer, Writer  Less
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  • Primary photo for Falcon CrestFalcon Crest (TV Series) Co-Executive Producer (22 episodes, 1989), Writer (6 episodes, 1989), Writer (excerpts written by: Episode 'The Price of Freedom ') (1 episode, 1989)  Less 1989–1990 22
    • Home Again (May 18, 1990) Co-Executive Producer  Less
    • Danny's Song (May 11, 1990) Co-Executive Producer, Writer  Less
    • The Return (May 4, 1990) Co-Executive Producer, Writer  Less
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  • Primary photo for The EqualizerThe Equalizer (TV Series) Co-Executive Producer (13 episodes, 1985), Supervising Producer (8 episodes, 1985), Writer (teleplay) (7 episodes, 1985), Writer (story) (2 episodes, 1985), Writer (1 episode, 1986)  Less 1985–1986 21
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  • Primary photo for Miami ViceMiami Vice (TV Series) Writer (executive story editor) (16 episodes, 1984), Executive Story Consultant (6 episodes, 1985), Writer (4 episodes, 1984), Writer (story by) (4 episodes, 1984), Executive Story Editor (2 episodes, 1984)  Less 1984–1985 23
    • The Dutch Oven (Oct 25, 1985) Executive Story Consultant  Less
    • Out Where the Buses Don't Run (Oct 18, 1985) Writer (story by)  Less
    • Lombard (May 10, 1985) Executive Story Consultant, Writer (story by)  Less
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  • Primary photo for St. ElsewhereSt. Elsewhere (TV Series) Writer (teleplay by) (2 episodes, 1982), Writer (story by) (1 episode, 1982)  Less 1982–1984 2
    • Breathless (Oct 24, 1984) Writer (teleplay by)  Less
    • Legionnaires: Part 1 (Dec 7, 1982) Writer (story by), Writer (teleplay by)  Less
  • Primary photo for Bay City BluesBay City Blues (TV Series) Story Editor (2 episodes, 1983), Writer (1 episode, 1983)  Less 1983–1984 3
  • Primary photo for LegmenLegmen (TV Series) Writer (1 episode, 1984)  Less 1984 1
Self (9 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for America in PrimetimeAmerica in Primetime (TV Series) Himself - Co-Creator, 24 (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011
    • The Crusader (Nov 20, 2011) Himself - Co-Creator, 24  Less
  • Primary photo for The Making of the KennedysThe Making of the Kennedys Himself  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for 24Inside24Inside (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 2006)  Less 2006–2007
  • Primary photo for The 50 Greatest Television DramasThe 50 Greatest Television Dramas (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy AwardsThe 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Winner  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Charlie RoseCharlie Rose (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Journeys Below the Line: 24 - The Editing ProcessJourneys Below the Line: 24 - The Editing Process (Video) Himself  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Pure 24Pure 24 (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2003)  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for The 54th Annual Primetime Emmy AwardsThe 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Winner  Less 2002
Other (1 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE

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