|Also Known As:
John Marcum Wells
|Born: || May 28, 1956
||Cause of Death: ||
|| Alexandria, Virginia, USA
producer, screenwriter, director, stage manager, roadie
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Created and executive produced the CBS detective series "Angel Street"; also wrote the first episode
Was the show runner on NBC's "Third Watch" for its first three seasons and served as an executive producer throughout its six season run
Began writing for television with an episode of CBS Summer Playhouse entitled "Roughhouse"
Co-wrote and co-executive producer of the TV movie "The Nightman"
Signed a five-year contract with Warner Bros. for an estimated $30 million; reportedly the most lucrative development deal to date; under the deal Wells would continue to develop and produce TV programming as well as features
Executive produced and wrote episodes of the short-lived NBC family drama "Trinity"
Hired as a producer for the second season of the ABC drama series "China Beach"; also penned several episodes; promoted to supervising producer for the third season in 1989 and co-executive producer for the fourth and final season in 1990
Served as executive story editor for the ABC limited series "Just in Time"
Executive produced the popular NBC medical drama "ER"; served as the show runner for the first six seasons; wrote and directed several episodes during the shows run; earned Emmy nominations for Writing in 1997 and 2002 and Directing in 2000
Wrote the screenplay for the feature film "Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story"
Produced first feature film "Nice Girls Don't Explode"
Executive produced NBC's "The West Wing"; took over as show runner for the fifth season
Was an executive producer on the CBS fall drama "Citizen Baines"
Executive produced the NBC series "Southland"; show moved to TNT for its second season
Made feature directorial debut with "The Company Men," starring Ben Affleck
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USC School of Cinematic Arts:
Los Angeles, California
Wells received a George Foster Peabody Award and a Humanitas Award for his work on the TV series "China Beach"
Not to be confused with the British comic of the same name who died in 1998.
Rachel Madison Wells. Born on October 29, 1997.