Paul Attanasio Biography (1959-)

Born November 14, 1959, in Bronx, NY; son of Joseph (a commercial consultant)and Connie (a real estate broker) Attanasio; married Katie Jacobs (a producer); children: Annie. Addresses: Agent: Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Office: Heel & Toe Films, 2059 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90404.

Screenwriter, producer, television series creator
Birth Details
November 14, 1959
Bronx, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Host, The Movie Show, Cinemax, 1986-87
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Co-creator, Homicide: Life on the Streets (also known as H:LOTS and Homicide), NBC, 1993-99
  • Executive producer and creator, Gideon's Crossing, ABC, 2000
  • Executive producer and creator, Century City, CBS, 2004
  • Executive producer, House, M.D. (also known as House), Fox,2004-
  • Pilots
  • Executive producer, R.U.S./H., CBS, 2002
  • Executive producer, Hotel Guam, CBS, 2003
  • Screenplays
  • (With Cindy Cirile and Alan B. McElroy) Rapid Fire, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992
  • Disclosure (adapted from Michael Crichton's book of the same title), Warner Bros., 1994
  • Quiz Show (adapted from Richard N. Goodwin's Remembering America: A Voice from the 60s), Buena Vista, 1994
  • Donnie Brasco (adapted from Donnie Brasco: My Undercover Life in the Mafia by Joseph D. Pistone and Richard Woodley), Columbia/TriStar,1995
  • (With Barry Levinson) Sphere (adapted from Michael Crichton's bookof the same title), Warner Bros., 1997
  • (Uncredited) Armageddon, Buena Vista, 1998
  • (Uncredited) Town & Country, New Line Cinema, 2001
  • (With David Pyne) The Sum of All Fears (adapted from Tom Clancy'snovel of the same title; also known as Der Anschlag), Paramount, 2002
  • Beyond the Sea, Lions Gate Releasing, 2004
  • Television Episodes
  • "Pediatricks," Doctor, Doctor, 1989
  • "Don't Mess with Elephants," Doctor, Doctor, 1989
  • "See No Evil," Homicide: Life on the Streets (also known as H:LOTS and Homicide), NBC, 1994
  • "The Lottery," Gideon's Crossing, ABC, 2000
  • Television Pilots
  • "Gone for Goode," Homicide: Life on the Streets (also known as H:LOTS and Homicide), NBC, 1993
  • R.U.S./H., CBS, 2002
  • Other
  • Contributor to periodicals, including Esquire.

Further Reference


    • Entertainment Weekly, December 16, 1994, p. 43

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