|Joel Surnow Quick Info|
|Date of Birth||December 18, 1955|
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 Blues, Miami Vice, The Equalizer, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventures, The Commish, Nowhere Man, The ½ Hour News Hour, The Kennedys, Red Eye w/Tom Shillue, and The Madness of Jane.
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 –
- Wendy Surnow – He was previously married to Wendy and the duo parents 2 daughters – Molly Surnow and Rosie Surnow.
- Colleen Surnow (1989-Present) – Joel married Colleen Surnow on October 10, 1989, and they have 3 daughters.
Race / Ethnicity
Joel Surnow has Jewish roots.
Salt and Pepper
- Deep-set eyes
- Cheeky smile
Joel Surnow Facts
- He was raised in Michigan and Los Angeles.
- In the 70s, he worked as a boiler room carpet salesman along with his father.
- 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”.
- He shared a friendly bond with actor William Castle.
- 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.
- 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.
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