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Joel Surnow Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Joel Surnow Quick Info
Height 6 ft
Weight 74 kg
Date of Birth December 18, 1955
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Spouse Colleen Surnow

Joel Surnow is an American writer, producer, and director who is best known for co-creating the action series La Femme Nikita and 24. In addition to that, he has also been a part of several other projects like Bay City BluesMiami ViceThe EqualizerBill & Ted’s Excellent AdventuresThe CommishNowhere ManThe ½ Hour News HourThe KennedysRed Eye w/Tom Shillue, and The Madness of Jane.

Born Name

Joel Surnow

Nick Name


Joel Surnow as seen in March 2014
Joel Surnow as seen in March 2014 (Cynthia Pyun / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States




For 2 years, Joel Surnow studied at the University of California, Berkeley and then graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles‘s Film School in the year 1976.


Writer, Producer, Director


  • Father – Max Surnow
  • Siblings – Seymour Surnow (Brother), Arnold Surnow (Brother)




6 ft or 183 cm


74 kg or 163 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Joel Surnow has dated –

  1. Wendy Surnow – He was previously married to Wendy and the duo parents 2 daughters – Molly Surnow and Rosie Surnow.
  2. Colleen Surnow (1989-Present) – Joel married Colleen Surnow on October 10, 1989, and they have 3 daughters.

Race / Ethnicity


Joel Surnow has Jewish roots.

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color

Light Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Deep-set eyes
  • Cheeky smile

Joel Surnow Facts

  1. He was raised in Michigan and Los Angeles.
  2. In the 70s, he worked as a boiler room carpet salesman along with his father.
  3. Alongside Robert Cochran, Joel Surnow co-created the action drama television series, 24, which stars Kiefer Sutherland and has won a number of awards including the 2002 Satellite Award for “Best Drama Series”, 2004 Golden Globe Award for “Best Drama Series”, and 2006 Primetime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Drama Series”.
  4. He shared a friendly bond with actor William Castle.
  5. Joel Surnow developed the action-drama television series, La Femme Nikita, which is based on the French action thriller film Nikita by Luc Besson. The show stars Peta Wilson, Roy Dupuis, Matthew Ferguson, Don Francks, Eugene Robert Glazer, and Alberta Watson.
  6. As a director, he made his film debut with the 2014 comedy film, Small Time, whose lead cast comprised of Christopher Meloni, Devon Bostick, Dean Norris, Bridget Moynahan, Xander Berkeley, and Ashley Jensen.

Featured Image by Cynthia Pyun / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

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