John Patrick Shanley Biography (1950-)

Born October 3, 1950, in New York, NY; father, a meat-packer; mother, a telephone operator; married Jayne Haynes (an actress; divorced). Addresses:Agent: Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212-4545.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Playwright, screenwriter, producer, director
Birth Details
October 3, 1950
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Work
  • Associate producer, Five Corners, Cineplex Odeon, 1988
  • Director, I Am Angry (short film), c. 1988
  • Director, Joe versus the Volcano (also known as Joe against theVolcano), Warner Bros., 1990
  • Film Appearances
  • Celebrity party guest, Crossing Delancey, Warner Bros., 1988
  • Television Appearances
  • Episodic
  • The New Hollywood (talk show), NBC, 1990
  • Specials
  • Himself, Intimate Portrait: Park Overall, Lifetime, 2000
  • Stage Director
  • Psychopathia Sexualis, Manhattan Theater Club Stage I, New York City, 1997
  • Cellini, Second Stage, New York City, 2001
  • Where's My Money?, LABrynth Theater, Center Stage, New York City,2001
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • Moonstruck, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1987
  • Five Corners, Cineplex Odeon, 1988
  • The January Man, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1989
  • Joe versus the Volcano (also known as Joe against the Volcano), Warner Bros., 1990
  • Alive (also known as Alive: The Miracle of the Andes), Buena Vista, 1993
  • We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (animated), MCA/Universal, 1993
  • Congo, Paramount, 1995
  • Television Movies
  • Live from Baghdad, HBO, 2002
  • Plays
  • Ketchup (staged reading), produced at New Dramatists, New York City, c. 1980
  • Rockaway, produced at Vineyard Theater, New York City, 1982
  • Welcome to the Moon, produced at Ensemble Studio Theatre, New YorkCity, 1982
  • Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, produced at Circle in the Square, NewYork City, 1984
  • Savage in Limbo, produced at 47th Street Theater, New York City, 1985
  • the dreamer examines his pillow (staged reading), produced at O'Neill Playwrights Conference, New Haven, CT, 1985, then at Double Image Theater, New York City, 1986
  • Women of Manhattan, produced at Manhattan Theatre Club, City Center Theater, New York City, 1986
  • "All for Charity," in Marathon '87: Evening B, produced at Ensemble Studio Theatre, 1987
  • Italian-American Reconciliation, produced in New York City, 1988
  • Beggars in the House of Plenty, produced at Manhattan Theater ClubStage I, New York City, 1991
  • What Is This Everything?, produced in New York City, 1992
  • Four Dogs and a Bone, produced at Manhattan Theatre Club, 1993
  • Psychopathia Sexualis, produced at Seattle Rep, then Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, later Manhattan Theater Club Stage I, New York City, 1997
  • Cellini, produced at Second Stage, New York City, 2001
  • Where's My Money?, produced at Center Stage, New York City, 2001
  • Published Plays
  • Danny and the Deep Blue Sea: An Apache Dance, Dramatists Play Service, 1984
  • "Welcome to the Moon," in Welcome to the Moon and Other Plays, Dramatists Play Service, 1985
  • Savage in Limbo, Dramatists Play Service, 1986
  • the dreamer examines his pillow: A Heterosexual Homily, DramatistsPlay Service, 1987
  • Collected Plays, 1992
  • Television Writings
  • Author of television scripts.

Further Reference

ADAPTATIONS

  • Danny and the Deep Blue Sea was adapted into the film Papillonsde nuit, 2002.
OTHER SOURCES
    Books
    • Contemporary Dramatists, St. James Press, 1999
    Periodicals
    • American Film, September, 1989
    • Chicago Tribune, March 9, 1990
    • Los Angeles Times, February 5, 1986; March 5, 1988; February 9, 1989; March 9, 1990
    • Maclean's, April 4, 1988
    • National Review, March 4, 1988
    • Newsweek, December 21, 1987
    • New York, October 20, 1986; November 14, 1988
    • New Yorker, January 25, 1988
    • New York Times, October 14, 1982; November 24, 1982; September 26,1985; May 5, 1986; December 16, 1987; December 27, 1987; April 10, 1988; January 13, 1989
    • People, January 18, 1988
    • Time, November 7, 1988; January 23, 1989
    • Village Voice, January 5, 1988; February 2, 1988

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