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John Wells (III)

Producer | Writer | Director
KNOWN FOR 
ER (1994-2009) | The West Wing (1999-2006) | Shameless (2011-2017)
AWARDS 
Won 6 Primetime Emmys. Another 21 wins & 45 nominations More »
BORN 
May 28, 1956 (age 60)

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Projects in Development (2 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Television in Production (2 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNTSTATUS
  • Primary photo for ShamelessShameless (TV Series) Writer (Developed For American Television By) (12 episodes, 2016– )  Less 2016–  12 Released
    • Episode #7.12 (Dec 18, 2016) Writer (Developed For American Television By)  Less
    • Episode #7.11 (2017) Writer (Developed For American Television By)  Less
    • Episode #7.10 (2017) Writer (Developed For American Television By)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Animal KingdomAnimal Kingdom (TV Series) Executive Producer (3 episodes, 2016)  Less 2016 3 Released
Past Film & Video (34 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Past Television (32 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Animal KingdomAnimal Kingdom (TV Series) Executive Producer (7 episodes, 2016), Director (2 episodes, 2016)  Less 2016 7
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  • Primary photo for ShamelessShameless (TV Series) Executive Producer (72 episodes, 2011–2016), Writer (Developer) (39 episodes, 2011–2014), Writer (Developed For American Television By) (32 episodes, 2011–2016), Writer (11 episodes, 2011–2016), Director (4 episodes, 2011–2014), Writer (Teleplay) (2 episodes, 2011)  Less 2011–2016 72
    • Familia Supra Gallegorious Omnia! (Apr 3, 2016) Executive Producer, Writer (Developed For American Television By), Writer  Less
    • Sleep No More (Mar 27, 2016) Executive Producer, Writer (Developed For American Television By)  Less
    • Paradise Lost (Mar 20, 2016) Executive Producer, Writer (Developed For American Television By)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Studio CityStudio City (TV Movie) Executive Producer  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for SouthlandSouthland (TV Series) Executive Producer (43 episodes, 2009–2013), Writer (2 episodes, 2010–2011), Writer (Teleplay) (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2009–2013 43
    • Reckoning (Apr 17, 2013) Executive Producer  Less
    • Chaos (Apr 10, 2013) Executive Producer  Less
    • The Felix Paradox (Apr 3, 2013) Executive Producer  Less
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  • Primary photo for BoomerangBoomerang (TV Movie) Executive Producer  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Bad GirlsBad Girls (TV Movie) Executive Producer  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for Prodigy BullyProdigy Bully (TV Movie) Executive Producer, Writer (Creator)  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for Mildred PierceMildred Pierce (TV Mini-series) Executive Producer (5 episodes, 2011)  Less 2011 5
    • Part Five (Apr 10, 2011) Executive Producer  Less
    • Part Four (Apr 10, 2011) Executive Producer  Less
    • Part Three (Apr 3, 2011) Executive Producer  Less
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  • Primary photo for Gimme ShelterGimme Shelter (TV Movie) Executive Producer  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Previously On: E.R.Previously On: E.R. (TV Movie) Himself, Executive Producer  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for ERER (TV Series) Executive Producer (331 episodes, 1994–2009), Writer (29 episodes, 1994–2009), Director (9 episodes, 1998–2009), Writer (Story) (1 episode, 2003), Writer (Excerpts Written By) (1 episode, 2009), Writer (Teleplay By) (1 episode, 1994)  Less 1994–2009 331
    • And in the End... (Apr 2, 2009) Executive Producer, Writer  Less
    • I Feel Good (Mar 26, 2009) Executive Producer  Less
    • Shifting Equilibrium (Mar 19, 2009) Executive Producer, Writer (Excerpts Written By) (uncredited)  Less
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  • Primary photo for SmithSmith (TV Series) Writer (Creator) (7 episodes, 2006–2007), Writer (3 episodes, 2006), Executive Producer (2 episodes, 2006–2007)  Less 2006–2007 7
    • Seven (Apr 24, 2007) Executive Producer, Writer (Creator)  Less
    • Six (Apr 17, 2007) Writer (Creator)  Less
    • Five (Apr 3, 2007) Writer (Creator)  Less
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  • Primary photo for The West WingThe West Wing (TV Series) Executive Producer (154 episodes, 1999–2006), Writer (10 episodes, 2003–2006)  Less 1999–2006 154
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  • Primary photo for Prodigy/BullyProdigy/Bully (TV Movie) Executive Producer, Writer (Creator)  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for The EvidenceThe Evidence (TV Series) Producer  Less 2006– 
  • Primary photo for Mrs. HarrisMrs. Harris (TV Movie) Executive Producer  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Dark ShadowsDark Shadows (TV Movie) Executive Producer  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Third WatchThird Watch (TV Series) Writer (Creator) (132 episodes, 1999–2005), Executive Producer (132 episodes, 1999–2005), Writer (11 episodes, 1999–2002), Writer (Teleplay) (3 episodes, 1999–2001), Writer (Story) (2 episodes, 1999–2001)  Less 1999–2005 132
    • Goodbye to Camelot (May 6, 2005) Executive Producer, Writer (Creator)  Less
    • End of Tour (Apr 29, 2005) Executive Producer, Writer (Creator)  Less
    • How Do You Spell Belief? (Apr 22, 2005) Executive Producer, Writer (Creator)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Jonny ZeroJonny Zero (TV Series) Executive Producer  Less 2005– 
  • Primary photo for The F.B.I. FilesThe F.B.I. Files (TV Series) Director (1 episode, 2003)  Less 2003 1
  • Primary photo for Presidio MedPresidio Med (TV Series) Writer (Created By) (14 episodes, 2002–2003), Writer (1 episode, 2002), Executive Producer (1 episode)  Less 2002–2003 14
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  • Primary photo for The Big TimeThe Big Time (TV Movie) Executive Producer  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for The West Wing Documentary SpecialThe West Wing Documentary Special (TV Movie) Executive Producer  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for Citizen BainesCitizen Baines (TV Series) Executive Producer, Writer  Less 2000– 
  • Primary photo for TrinityTrinity (TV Series) Writer , Executive Producer  Less 1998–1999
  • Primary photo for The AdversariesThe Adversaries (TV Movie) Executive Producer, Writer  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for Mystery DanceMystery Dance (TV Series) Producer (1 episode, 1995)  Less 1995 1
  • Primary photo for Angel StreetAngel Street (TV Series) Executive Producer  Less 1992– 
  • Primary photo for The NightmanThe Nightman (TV Movie) Co-Executive Producer, Writer  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for Angel StreetAngel Street (TV Movie) Executive Producer, Writer  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for China BeachChina Beach (TV Series) Supervising Producer (22 episodes, 1989–1990), Producer (17 episodes, 1988–1989), Co-Executive Producer (16 episodes, 1990–1991), Writer (8 episodes, 1988–1991), Writer (Story) (8 episodes, 1990–1991), Writer (Teleplay) (3 episodes, 1989–1991), Writer (Continuity) (1 episode, 1989)  Less 1988–1991 55
    • Hello Goodbye (Jul 22, 1991) Co-Executive Producer, Writer (Story), Writer (Teleplay)  Less
    • Through and Through (Jul 16, 1991) Co-Executive Producer  Less
    • Rewind (Jul 9, 1991) Co-Executive Producer, Writer  Less
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  • Primary photo for CBS Summer PlayhouseCBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series) Writer (1 episode, 1988), Producer (1 episode, 1988)  Less 1988 1
    • Roughhouse (Aug 16, 1988) Producer, Writer  Less
Self (26 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Archive Footage (1 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for E! True Hollywood StoryE! True Hollywood Story (TV Series) Himself - ER (1 episode, 2008)  Less 2008
    • Mariska Hargitay (Apr 18, 2008) Himself - ER (archive footage)  Less

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