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T. S. Cook Biography (1947-)
Full name Thomas Stephen Cook; born August 25, 1947, in Cleveland, OH; son ofHorace William (a business executive) and Betty Marion (a homemaker; maidenname, Thompson) Cook; married Marie Monique de Varennes (a homemaker and writer); children: Katherine Grandbois, Christopher Thomas. Career: Writerand producer. ITT Gilfillan, Panorama City, CA, technical editor, 1974-75; University of Nevada, Las Vegas, lecturer in continuing education program, 1983-85. Member: Writers Guild of America (member of board of directors),Monday Night Club. Awards, Honors: Academy Award nomination, best original screenplay, Golden Globe Award nomination, best screenplay for a motionpicture (with Mike Gray and James Bridges), British Academy Award nomination, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, American Movie Award, WritersGuild of America Award, and Christopher Award, all 1979, for The China Syndrome; Drug Abuse Prevention Award, Scott Newman Foundation, 1981; Writers Guild of America Award, 1983, for Red Flag--The Ultimate Game; Christopher Award, 1985, for Out of the Darkness; Writers Guild of AmericaAward, best original teleplay, 1989, for Nightbreaker; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding individual achievement in writing for a television miniseries or special, 1995, for the story for The Tuskegee Airmen..
- writer, producer
- Birth Details
- August 25, 1947
- Cleveland, Ohio, United States
- Supervising producer, Airwolf (also known as Lonewolf and Lobo del Aire), Universal, 1984-85
- Coexecutive producer, High Desert Kill, USA, 1989
- Executive producer, In the Line of Duty: Street War (also known asUrban Crossfire), NBC, 1992
- Executive producer, The Switch, CBS, 1993
Scared Straight--Another Story, CBS, 1980
Red Flag--The Ultimate Game, CBS, 1981
We're Fighting Back, CBS, 1981
Attack on Fear, CBS, 1984
Out of Darkness, CBS, 1985
Nightbreaker (also known as Advance to Ground Zero), TNT, 1989
High Desert Kill, USA, 1989
In the Line of Duty: Street War (also known as Urban Crossfire), NBC, 1992
- (And author of story) The Switch, CBS, 1993
Texas Justice, ABC, 1995
- Writer for Airwolf (also known as Lonewolf and Lobo delAire), Baretta,
The Paper Chase, and Project UFO.
- (With Mike Gray and James Bridges; also author of story) The China Syndrome, Columbia, 1979
- The television movie The Tuskegee Airmen, broadcast by HBO in 1995, was based on a story by Cook and Robert Williams.
Contemporary Authors, Volume 128, Gale (Detroit, MI), 19??.
- http://www.wga.org/craft/interviews/tscook.html* December 17, 1998