Michael Mann Biography (1943-)

Full name, Michael K. Mann; born February 5, 1943, in Chicago, IL; son of grocers; divorced; married second wife, Summer (a painter); children: four daughters. Addresses: Agent: Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd.,Beverly Hills, CA 90212; International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211-1934.; Publicist: PMK/HBH, 8500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 700, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.; Contact: 13746 Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades, CA 90272-4020.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Director, producer, writer
Birth Details
February 5, 1943
Chicago, Illinois, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Creator and executive producer, Miami Vice (also known as MiamiUnworthiness), NBC, 1984-1989
  • Executive producer, Crime Story, NBC, 1986-1988
  • Executive producer and creator, R.H.D./LA (also known as R.H.D./LA: Robbery Homicide Division/Los Angeles), CBS, 2002
  • Movies
  • Director, The Jericho Mile, ABC, 1979
  • Executive producer and director, L.A. Takedown (also known as L.A. Crimewave and Made in L.A.), NBC, 1989
  • Executive producer, Drug Wars: The Cocaine Cartel, 1992
  • Miniseries
  • Co-executive producer, Drug Wars: The Camarena Story, NBC, 1990
  • Pilots
  • Executive producer, Miami Vice (also known as Miami Vice: Brother's Keeper), 1984
  • Producer, Crime Story, NBC, 1986
  • Executive producer, Robbery Homicide Division, CBS, 2002
  • Television Director
  • Episodic
  • "Top of the World," Crime Story, NBC, 1987
  • Also directed episodes of Police Woman; Vega$; Miami Vice.
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • James Caan: Making a Scene, Arts and Entertainment, 2001
  • Episodic
  • Dave, "By Silence Betrayed," Kojak, 1976
  • Lackey, "Citizen Krane," Laverne & Shirley, 1977
  • Sergeant Glassberg, "Major Topper," M*A*S*H, 1978
  • Film Work
  • Director, Jaunpuri (short film), 1971
  • Director, Eighteen Days down the Line (documentary), 1972
  • Executive producer and director, Thief (also known as Violent Streets), United Artists, 1981
  • Director, The Keep, Paramount, 1983
  • Executive producer, Band of the Hand, TriStar, 1986
  • Producer, director, and cinematographer, Manhunter (also known asRed Dragon: The Pursuit of Hannibal Lecter), De Laurentiis Entertainment, 1986
  • Director and (with Hunt Lowry) producer, The Last of the Mohicans,Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992
  • Producer and director, Heat, Warner Bros., 1995
  • Director, The Zen Differential, 1998
  • Producer and director, Man of the People (also known as The ManWho Knew Too Much), Buena Vista, 1999
  • Director and producer, The Insider, Buena Vista, 1999
  • Director and producer, Ali, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2001
  • Also directed the film Insurrection.
  • Film Appearances
  • Howard Hawks: American Artist, 1997
  • Himself, Chicago Filmmakers on the Chicago River, 1998
  • WRITINGS
  • Television Movies
  • (With Patrick J. Nolan) The Jericho Mile, ABC, 1979
  • (With Jeffrey Bloom and Ron Koslow) Swan Song, ABC, 1980
  • L.A. Takedown (also known as L.A. Crimewave and Made inL.A.), NBC, 1989
  • Television Miniseries
  • Drug Wars: The Camarena Story, NBC, 1990
  • Television Specials
  • Bronk, CBS, 1975
  • Television Pilots
  • Vega$ (also known as High Roller), 1978
  • Television Episodes
  • Starsky and Hutch (also known as Starsky & Hutch), ABC,c. 1970
  • Police Story, NBC, c. 1970
  • Vega$, ABC, 1978
  • Miami Vice (also known as Miami Unworthiness), NBC, 1984-1989
  • (As Michael Thomas Mann) The New Lassie, 1989
  • Screenplays
  • (Uncredited) Straight Time, Warner Bros., 1978
  • Thief (also known as Violent Streets), United Artists, 1981
  • The Keep (adapted from F. Paul Wilson's novel of the same title),Paramount, 1983
  • Manhunter (also known as Red Dragon: The Pursuit of Hannibal Lecter; adapted from Thomas Harris's novel Red Dragon), De Laurentiis Entertainment, 1986
  • (With Christopher Crowe and Philip Dunne) The Last of the Mohicans(based on James Fenimore Cooper's novel of the same title), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992
  • Heat, Warner Bros., 1995
  • Man of the People (also known as The Man Who Knew Too Much), Buena Vista, 1999
  • The Insider, Buena Vista, 1999
  • Ali, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2001

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Contemporary Authors, Volume 120, Gale, 1987
    Periodicals
    • Film Comment, November/December, 1983; March/April, 1996, p. 10
    • GQ, June, 1992, p. 172
    • Interview, December, 1995, p. 34
    • Rolling Stone, December 17, 1987, pp. 163-164; February 19, 1988,p. 163
    • USA Today, March, 2000, p. 74
    • Variety, July 15, 2002, p. 7
    • Washington Post, October 16, 1985 p. 1

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