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

Famous Works

  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Supervising producer, Airwolf (also known as Lonewolf and Lobo del Aire), Universal, 1984-85
  • Movies
  • 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
  • Television Movies
  • 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
  • Television Episodes
  • Writer for Airwolf (also known as Lonewolf and Lobo delAire), Baretta, The Paper Chase, and Project UFO.
  • Screenplays
  • (With Mike Gray and James Bridges; also author of story) The China Syndrome, Columbia, 1979

Further Reference


  • 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

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