Marshall Herskovitz Biography (1952-)

Full name, Marshall Schreiber Herskovitz; born February 23, 1952, in Philadelphia, PA; son of Alexander and Frieda (maiden name, Schreiber) Herskovitz; married Susan Amanda Shilladay (a writer), February 15, 1981; children: Elizabeth Gray, May Myles. Addresses: Agent: Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Office: Bedford Falls Company, 409 Santa Monica Blvd., Penthouse Suite, Santa Monica, CA 90401; Producers Guild ofAmerica, 8530 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 450, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Writer, producer, director, television series creator
Birth Details
February 23, 1952
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Work
  • Director, Jack the Bear, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1993
  • Coproducer, Legends of the Fall, TriStar, 1994
  • Producer and director, Dangerous Beauty (also known as Courtesan, The Honest Courtesan, A Destiny of Her Own, and Venice), Warner Bros., 1998
  • Producer, Executive Search, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1999
  • Producer, Traffic (also known as Traffic--Die Macht des Kartells), USA Films, 2000
  • Producer, I Am Sam, New Line Cinema, 2001
  • Executive producer, Lone Star State of Mind (also known as Cowboys and Idiots and Road to Hell), TriStar, 2002
  • Producer, The Last Samurai (also known as The Last Samurai: Bushidou), Warner Bros., 2003
  • Producer, The Blood Diamond, Warner Bros., forthcoming
  • Producer, Happy Endings, Columbia, forthcoming
  • Producer, The Lions of Al-Rassan, Warner Bros., forthcoming
  • Film Appearances
  • Himself, Becoming Sam (documentary short), New Line Home Video, 2002
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Producer, Family, ABC, 1976
  • Executive producer and creator (with Edward Zwick), thirtysomething, ABC, 1987-91
  • Executive producer, Dream Street, NBC, 1989
  • Executive producer, My So-Called Life, ABC, 1994-95
  • Executive producer (with Zwick), Relativity, ABC, 1996-97
  • Executive producer and creator, Once and Again, ABC, 1999-2001
  • Movies
  • Producer (with Edward Zwick), Special Bulletin, NBC, 1983
  • Executive producer, Extreme Close-up (also known as Home Video), NBC, 1990
  • Executive producer, Women vs. Men, Showtime, 2002
  • Specials
  • Executive producer, Rock the Vote, Fox, 1992
  • Pilots
  • Executive producer, "Sawdust," CBS Summer Playhouse, CBS, 1987
  • Director, thirtysomething, ABC, 1987
  • Executive producer and director, The Castle, ABC, 1998
  • Executive producer, The Only Living Boy in New York, Fox, 2000
  • Executive producer, Midnights, ABC, 2003
  • Executive producer and director, 1/4Life, ABC, 2005
  • Television Director
  • Episodic
  • "Whispers," Family, ABC, 1980
  • "Couples," thirtysomething, ABC, 1987
  • "Therapy," thirtysomething, ABC, 1988
  • "New Baby," thirtysomething, ABC, 1989
  • "Love and Sex," thirtysomething, ABC, 1989
  • Once and Again, ABC, 1999-2001
  • Also directed "Guns and Gossip," My So-Called Life, ABC.
  • Television Appearances
  • Miniseries
  • Himself, Retrosexual: The 80's (documentary), VH1, 2004
  • Movies
  • Tom, Women vs. Men, Showtime, 2002
  • Specials
  • Frank Capra's American Dream, 1997
  • Intimate Portrait: Patricia Heaton (documentary), Lifetime, 2000
  • Inside Traffic: The Making of "Traffic" (documentary), 2000
  • Inside "thirtysomething" (documentary), Bravo, 2001
  • The Perfect Pitch (also known as Brilliant But Cancelled: The Perfect Pitch; documentary), TRIO, 2002
  • Brilliant But Cancelled: Pilot Season (documentary), TRIO, 2003
  • Boomer Nation (documentary), Arts and Entertainment, 2004
  • Bleep! Censoring Hollywood (documentary), AMC, 2005
  • Episodic
  • Dr. Nicholson, "therapy," thirtysomething, ABC, 1988
  • (Uncredited) Dr. Kirchhoffer, "Unfinished Business," Once and Again, ABC, 1999
  • The Museum of Television and Radio: Influences, Bravo, 2000
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • The Last Samurai (also known as The Last Samurai: Bushidou), Warner Bros., 2003
  • Also wrote (with Edward Zwick) Baby Genius; Drawing Fire.
  • Television Movies
  • Special Bulletin (based on a story by Herskovitz and Zwick), NBC,1983
  • Extreme Close-up (also known as Home Video), NBC, 1990
  • Also wrote Secret Seventeen.
  • Television Specials
  • America: A Tribute to Heroes, 2001
  • Television Pilots
  • thirtysomething, ABC, 1987
  • The Castle, ABC, 1998
  • Once and Again, ABC, 1999
  • 1/4 Life, ABC, 2005
  • Television Episodes
  • (With Vicki Zlotnick) "A Safe House," Family, ABC, 1977
  • "Going Straight," Family, ABC, 1979
  • "The Athlete," Family, ABC, 1979
  • The White Shadow, CBS, 1979-80
  • CHiPs (also known as CHiPs Patrol), NBC, 1980
  • "The Man in the White Hat," Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, CBS,1982
  • "Dreams," Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, CBS, 1982
  • thirtysomething, ABC, 1987-91
  • Dream Street, NBC, 1989
  • Once and Again, ABC, 1999-2000

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Esquire, November, 1990, pp. 160-164, 218-220

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