Shane Black Biography (1961-)

Born December 16, 1961, in Pittsburgh, PA; son of Paul (in the printing business) and Patricia Ann Black; brother of Terry Black (a screenwriter). Addresses: Agent: Endeavor Talent Agency, 9701 Wilshire Blvd., 10th floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Writer, actor, producer
Birth Details
December 16, 1961
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Work
  • Executive producer, The Last Boy Scout, Warner Bros., 1991
  • Producer, The Long Kiss Goodnight, New Line Cinema, 1996
  • Executive producer, A.W.O.L., Bipolar Pictures, 1999
  • Film Appearances
  • Hawkins, Predator, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1987
  • Patrolman, Dead Heat, New World, 1988
  • Donnelly, RoboCop 3, Orion, 1993
  • Night Realm, Mark I Productions, 1994
  • Himself, An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (also known asBurn, Hollywood, Burn), Buena Vista, 1997
  • Frank, Cafe 24 manager, As Good As It Gets, TriStar/Sony PicturesEntertainment, 1997
  • Screenplays
  • Lethal Weapon, Warner Bros., 1987
  • (With Fred Dekker) The Monster Squad, TriStar, 1987
  • The Last Boy Scout (based on a story by Black and Greg Hicks), Warner Bros., 1991
  • Last Action Hero, Columbia, 1993
  • The Long Kiss Goodnight, New Line Cinema, 1996
  • A.W.O.L., Bipolar Pictures, 1999
  • Also wrote Shadow Company.

Further Reference


  • Lethal Weapon 2 was adapted by Jeffrey Brown from a story by Blackand Warren Murphy, released by Warner Bros., 1989. Lethal Weapon 3 (released by Warner Bros., 1992) and Lethal Weapon 4 (released by WarnerBros., 1998) are based on characters created by Black.

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