Graham Yost Biography (1959-)

Born September 5, 1959, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; immigrated to the UnitedStates; son of Elwy McMurran (a television personality and children's author) and Lila (a banker; maiden name, Melby) Yost; married; wife's name, Connie;children. Addresses: Agent: Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Nationality
Canadian
Gender
Male
Occupation
Writer, producer, director, actor
Birth Details
September 5, 1959
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Story Editor
  • Series
  • Full House, ABC, beginning c. 1987
  • Herman's Head, Fox, beginning 1991
  • (And director and executive script consultant) The Powers That Be,NBC, multiple episodes, 1992-1993
  • Television Director
  • "Whither Thou Goest," L.A. Doctors (episodic; also known as L.A. Docs), CBS, 1998
  • (With others) From the Earth to the Moon (miniseries), HBO, 1998
  • Television Work
  • Other
  • Supervising producer, From the Earth to the Moon (miniseries), HBO, 1998
  • Executive producer, Young Arthur (pilot), NBC, 2002
  • Creator and executive producer, Boomtown (series), NBC, 2002-
  • Television Appearances
  • Miniseries
  • Engineer Dave, From the Earth to the Moon, HBO, 1998
  • Film Foley Artist
  • Mergers & Acquisitions, 1989
  • WRITINGS
  • Teleplays
  • Series
  • Hey Dude!, Nickelodeon, 1989-1991
  • Miniseries
  • (With others) From the Earth to the Moon, HBO, 1998
  • (With others) Band of Brothers, HBO, 2001
  • Episodic
  • Herman's Head, Fox, episodes beginning 1991
  • "Bill Gets Shot," The Powers That Be, NBC, 1992
  • "Kiss Me Caitlyn," The Powers That Be, NBC, 1992
  • "Sophie's Big Decision," The Powers That Be, NBC, 1992
  • "Grandma's Big Decision," The Powers That Be, NBC, 1993
  • "Having a Ball," The Powers That Be, NBC, 1993
  • "Possession," Boomtown, NBC, 2002
  • (And story with Mykelti Williamson) "Fearless," Boomtown, NBC, 2003
  • Pilots
  • Boomtown, NBC, 2002
  • Young Arthur, NBC, 2002
  • Screenplays
  • (Story with Montieth M. Illingworth) Death Sentence, 1986, later produced as the film The Chair (also known as Hot Seat), Angelika Films, 1989
  • Blown Away, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1994
  • Speed, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1994
  • Broken Arrow, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996
  • Firestorm, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1998
  • Hard Rain (also known as Flood), Paramount, 1998
  • Mission to Mars (also known as M2M), Buena Vista, 2000
  • The Last Castle, DreamWorks, 2001
  • Nonfiction
  • (Editor of revision) Space, Facts on File, 1985
  • Spy-Tech: A Look at the Fascinating Tools of the Espionage Trade,Facts on File, 1985
  • Vitamins and Minerals, Springhouse, 1985
  • Back Problems, Springhouse, 1986
  • (Editor of revision) Scientists and Inventors, Facts on File, 1986
  • (With Joel Feiner) Taming Monsters, Slaying Dragons: The RevolutionaryFamily Approach to Overcoming Childhood Fears and Anxiety, Arbor House,1988
  • The CIA, Facts on File, 1989
  • The KGB: The Russian Secret Police from the Days of the Czars to the Present, Facts on File, 1989
  • Spies in the Sky, Facts on File, 1989
  • Contributor to periodicals, including Film Comment.

Further Reference

ADAPTATIONS

  • The film Speed 2: Cruise Control, released by Twentieth Century-Fox in 1997, features the characters Yost created for the film Speed.
OTHER SOURCES
    Periodicals
    • Alternative Cinema, Issue 4, 1995, pp. 26-31
    • San Jose Mercury News, November 3, 2002

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