Tom Clancy Biography (1947-)

Full name, Thomas L. Clancy, Jr.; born April 12, 1947, in Baltimore, MD; sonof a mail carrier and credit employee; married Wanda Thomas (an insurance agency manager and eye surgeon), August 1969 (divorced, 1998); married AlexandraMarie Llewellyn, July 26, 1999; children: (first marriage) Michelle, Christine, Tom, Kathleen. Addresses: Contact: P.O. Box 800, Huntington, MD 20639.

Novelist, producer
Birth Details
April 12, 1947
Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Work
  • Executive producer, The Sum of All Fears (also known as Der Anschlag), Paramount, 2002
  • Television Work
  • Miniseries
  • Executive producer, Tom Clancy's OP Center, NBC, 1995
  • Executive producer and creator, Tom Clancy's NetForce, ABC, 1999
  • Television Appearances
  • Episodic
  • "Flight," Understanding, The Learning Channel, 1994
  • Himself, "Power Players Tournament," Jeopardy!, 1997
  • Specials
  • Himself, Submarine: Steel Boats, Iron Men, 1989
  • Himself, Nuclear Submarines, 2001
  • Video Games; Creator
  • Politika, Red Storm Entertainment, 1997
  •, Red Storm Entertainment, 1998
  • (Idea) Ghost Recon (also known as Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon), 2001
  • (Idea) Splinter Cell (also known as Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell), 2002
  • Also created the game Dominant Species.
  • Novels
  • The Hunt for Red October, Naval Institute Press, 1984
  • Red Storm Rising, Putnam, 1986
  • Patriot Games, Putnam, 1987
  • Cardinal of the Kremlin, Putnam, 1988
  • Clear and Present Danger, Putnam, 1989
  • The Sum of All Fears, Putnam, 1991
  • Red Storm Rising, The Cardinal of the Kremlin: Two Complete Novels, Putnam, 1993
  • Without Remorse, Putnam, 1994
  • Debt of Honor, 1994
  • Three Complete Novels: Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, The Sum of Fears, Putnam, 1994
  • (Created with Steve Pieczenik), Tom Clancy's OP Center, Berkley, 1995
  • (Created with Pieczenik), Tom Clancy's OP Center II: Mirror Image,Berkley, 1995
  • (Created with Pieczenik), Tom Clancy's OP Center III: Games of State, Berkley, 1996
  • SSN: Strategies of Submarine Warfare, Berkley, 1996
  • Executive Orders, Putnam, 1996
  • (Created with others), Tom Clancy's Power Plays: Politika, Berkley, 1997
  • (Created with others), Tom Clancy's Power Plays:, Berkley, 1998
  • Rainbow Six, Putnam, 1998
  • (Created with Pieczenik), Tom Clancy's Net Force, Berkley, 1999
  • (Created with Pieczenik), Tom Clancy's Net Force: The Deadliest Game, Berkley, 1999
  • (Created with Pieczenik), Tom Clancy's Net Force: One Is the LoneliestNumber, Berkley, 1999
  • (Created with Pieczenik), Tom Clancy's Net Force: Virtual Vandals,Berkley, 1999
  • Op-Center: State of Siege, Berkley, 1999
  • Red Rabbit, 2002
  • Nonfiction
  • (Foreword only) Steve Kaufman, Silent Chase: Submarines of the U.S. Navy, Thomasson-Grant, 1989
  • Submarine: A Guided Tour inside a Nuclear Warship, Berkley, 1993
  • Armed Cav: A Guided Tour of an Armored Calvary Regiment, Putnam, 1994
  • Fighter Wing: A Guided Tour of an Air Force Combat Wing, Berkley,1995
  • Marine: A Guided Tour of a Marine Expeditionary Unit, Berkley, 1996
  • (With General Fred Franks, Jr.) Into the Storm: A Study in Command, Putnam, 1997
  • Reality Check: What's Going on Out There?, Putnam, 1997
  • Airborne: A Guided Tour of an Airborne Task Force, 1997
  • Carrier: A Guided Tour of an Aircraft Carrier, Berkley, 1999
  • (With General Chuck Horner) Every Man a Tiger, Putnam, 1999
  • Contributed article to Proceedings (the magazine of the U.S. NavalInstitute).

Further Reference


  • The Hunt for Red October was adapted for film and released by Paramount, directed by John McTiernan and starring Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin,1990; Patriot Games was adapted for film and released by Paramount, directed by Phillip Noyce and starring Harrison Ford and Anne Archer, 1992; Clear and Present Danger was adapted for film and released by Paramount,directed by Phillip Noyce and Starring Harrison Ford and William Dafoe, 1994; Tom Clancy's OP Center was adapted as a television miniseries for NBC in 1995; SSN was adapted as a video game produced by Red Storm Entertainment, Tom Clancy SSN, 1996; SSN was adapted for film and released in 1996; Netforce was made into a miniseries for ABC, 1999; Rainbow Six was adapted into three video games, Rainbow Six: Eagle Watch, Red Storm Entertainment, 1999, Rainbow Six, Red Storm Entertainment, 1998, and Rogue Spear, Red Storm Entertainment, 1999; The Sum of All Fears was adapted for film and was released in 2002, and adapted for a video game and released in 2002.
    • Contemporary Authors: New Revision Series, Volume 62, Gale (Detroit, MI), 1998
    • Contemporary Popular Writers, St. James Press, 1997
    • Newsmakers 1998, Issue 4, Gale Group, 1998
    • Entertainment Weekly, August 14, 1998, p. 73
    • Independent, December 9, 1997, p. N6
    • Newsweek, August 8, 1988, p. 60
    • Publishers Weekly, July 13, 1998, p. 43; July 27, 1998, p. 55
    • Time, July 29, 2002, p. 8
    • Washington Post, January 29, 1985, p. C1
    • The Writer, May, 2002, p. 10

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