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Tony Spiridakis

Writer | Producer | Actor
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KNOWN FOR 
Noise (2004) | Tinseltown (1997) | The Last Word (1995)
AWARDS 
4 wins & 1 nomination More »
AKA 
Tony Spiradakis
BORN 
Jan 17, 1958 (age 59)
GUILDS *
WGA | SAG | AEA | DGA  Less
VANITY URL *
http://www.imdb.me/tonyspiridakis
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  • Primary photo for House M.D.House M.D. (TV Series) Ben ( 1 episode, 2007 )  Less 2007 1
  • Primary photo for AlibiAlibi (TV Movie) Oberman  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for FalconeFalcone (TV Series) Writer ( 1 episode, 2000 )  Less 2000 1
  • Primary photo for The HeightsThe Heights (TV Series) Writer (created by) ( 13 episodes, 1992 ) , Writer ( 7 episodes, 1992 ) , Supervising Producer ( 6 episodes, 1992 ) , Executive Producer ( 2 episodes, 1992 ) , Writer ( 1 episode, 1992 ) , Writer (teleplay) ( 1 episode, 1992 )  Less 1992 13
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  • Primary photo for L.A. LawL.A. Law (TV Series) D.A. Anthony Blake ( 1 episode, 1991 )  Less 1991 1
  • Primary photo for MonstersMonsters (TV Series) Hercules Valvalotus ( 1 episode, 1991 )  Less 1991 1
  • Primary photo for Hometown Boy Makes GoodHometown Boy Makes Good (TV Movie) Chuck Frazier  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for My Sister SamMy Sister Sam (TV Series) Actor ( 1 episode, 1988 )  Less 1988 1
  • Primary photo for The EqualizerThe Equalizer (TV Series) Wrong Waiter ( 1 episode, 1986 )  Less 1986 1
  • Primary photo for HaremHarem (TV Movie) Murat  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for Search for TomorrowSearch for Tomorrow (TV Series) Jared Burke ( 7 episodes, 1985 )  Less 1985 7
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  • Primary photo for Bay City BluesBay City Blues (TV Series) Lee Jacoby ( 8 episodes, 1983 )  Less 1983 8
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  • * Tony Spiridakis graduated from Albany University and immediately began teaching English at his old high school in Queens. At night, he pursued acting. He joined Circle in the Square’s Professional Workshop, which led to roles at the Williamstown Theater Festival, then his acceptance to the prestigious Yale School of Drama. From Yale, he was cast in the television series, BAY CITY BLUES, created by legendary producer Stephen Bochco, alongside Sharon Stone. Acting took him to Europe, where he starred in HAREM with Omar Sharif, THE AMERICAN WAY with Dennis Hopper, DEATHWISH III with Charles Bronson, and in director Stanley Kubrick’s FULL METAL JACKET. Mr. Kubrick inspired him to try his hand at writing.

    In his first screenplay, QUEENS LOGIC, he co-starred with Kevin Bacon, John Malkovich, Joe Mantegna and Jamie Lee Curtis. Suddenly, he was writing scripts for powerhouse producers Scott Rudin, Laura Ziskin, John Davis and Harvey Weinstein. Known for creating great roles for actors, he wrote for Academy Award winners Dustin Hoffman, Diane Keaton and Richard Dreyfuss, as well as Eddie Murphy, Chazz Palminteri and Giancarlo Giannini. He co-wrote the romantic comedy IF LUCY FELL, with Ben Stiller and Sarah Jessica Parker. His first film as writer-director, THE LAST WORD, starred Academy Award winner Timothy Hutton. He directed the indie-winning film NOISE, with Giancarlo Esposito (“Breaking Bad”); TINSELTOWN, with Ron Perlman and Emmy winner Joe Pantoliano; BEYOND THE ASHES, with Tony Goldwyn and Janeane Garofalo; his documentary, DRIVING TO GROUND ZERO, captured a road trip from Los Angeles to lower Manhattan during the terrifying week of 9-11.

    In television, Tony co-created the series THE HEIGHTS with Eric Roth, Academy Award for “Forrest Gump” and Aaron Spelling, which ran on FOX network. The Heights earned a gold record and a number one single on Billboard, “How Do You Talk To An Angel.” He had the honor of writing with FBI Agent Joe Pistone, the real-life “Donnie Brasco”, for the CBS series, FALCONE. On stage, his plays were produced at the Mark Taper Forum, the Odyssey and Open Fist theaters in Los Angeles. He also produced and acted in Academy and Tony Award winner Doug Wright’s first play, CALLBACKS, with his dear friend, three-time Emmy winner Michael E. Knight.

    He attributes his accomplishments to the quality of teachers and friends: Uta Hagen, Nikos Psacharopoulos, Geraldine Page, Michael Kahn, Larry Moss and the incomparable Bob Krakower. He’s been a screenwriting mentor at the Hamptons Film Festival, taught film production at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film, and co-founded the Manhattan Film Institute, a boutique conservatory, alongside his life partner Lisa Gillooly.

    Currently, he is writing a new series, OLIVER’S ARMY, for TNT network, and a screenplay, INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR, under option to Weintraub Films.

    Mr. Spiridakis is the proud father of two - Nikos and Dimitri - and with Lisa and her four - Richard, Lauren, Lianne and Elizabeth - they divide their time between Orient, New York and Sherman Oaks, California.
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