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David Fury is an American television writer, producer, actor and director.

David Fury
David Fury in 2007
David Fury in 2007
BornNew York City, New York, U.S.
OccupationWriter, producer
Notable awardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series
2006 24
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series
2005 Lost
Writers Guild of America Award
2006 Lost
SpouseElin Hampton (1993-present)

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CareerEdit

He is well known for his work on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Lost, 24, Fringe, Hannibal and The Tick.

Fury was a co-executive producer and writer for the first season of Lost. He was nominated for a Best Writing Emmy for his episode "Walkabout." He and the writing staff won the Writers Guild of America (WGA) Award for Best Dramatic Series at the February 2006 ceremony for their work on the first season.[1]

Fury was born in New York City, the son of a model and a textile salesman.[2] He was a stand-up comic at The Improv, Comedy Cellar, Comedy U and Catch a Rising Star, and founded the comedy theater troupe "Brain Trust" at the Manhattan Punch Line Theater. He also wrote for The Jackie Thomas Show, House of Buggin, Dream On and Pinky and the Brain.

In 2008, Fury cameoed alongside Marti Noxon as a singing newsreader in Joss Whedon's short film Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. In 2009 he cameoed in the seventh season of 24 as Arthur Carr.

He was also the (uncredited) voice of ‘Jock’ in Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Fury is married to fellow screenwriter and playwright Elin Hampton (producer of Mad About You), and has three children.

Buffy the Vampire SlayerEdit

Fury first freelanced episodes throughout seasons two and three of Buffy before joining the writing staff in season four as a producer. He was promoted to a supervising producer in season five and to a co-executive producer in season six. He is the only writer besides creator Joss Whedon to write a Buffy season finale episode.

AngelEdit

Fury freelanced episodes throughout the first three seasons of Angel, then took over Marti Noxon's role as consulting producer on the show beginning with season four. After Buffy concluded, he was promoted to co-executive producer for the final season of Angel, and then to full executive producer midseason. He appears as an actor in the fifth-season episode "Smile Time", portraying the producer of a children's television program. At Tim Minear's request,[3] he also makes an appearance in season two episode Reprise.

LostEdit

Fury served as a co-executive producer for the first season of Lost. Significantly, Fury wrote the first flashback episodes for many of the important characters including Locke, Sayid, Hurley, and Walt. His episodes also introduced such important series phenomena as the numbers and the whispers, and the episode "Walkabout" was the first time that any of the survivors saw the monster.

24Edit

Fury was hired to co-executive produce the fifth and sixth seasons of 24, and moved up to executive producer during the show's seventh season, a title he also held during the series' final season. He also wrote for 24: Live Another Day.

  • 5x06 "Day 5: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m." (writer)
  • 5x09 "Day 5: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m." (co-writer; with Howard Gordon)
  • 5x17 "Day 5: 11:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m." (writer)
  • 5x22 "Day 5: 4:00 a.m. – 5:00 a.m." (co-writer; with Sam Montgomery)
  • 6x03 "Day 6: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m." (co-writer; with Evan Katz)
  • 6x08 "Day 6: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m." (co-writer; with Evan Katz)
  • 6x12 "Day 6: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m." (teleplay; with Evan Katz)
  • 6x14 "Day 6: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m." (story; with Manny Coto)
  • 6x17 "Day 6: 10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m." (writer)
  • 6x24 "Day 6: 5:00 a.m. – 6:00 a.m." (co-writer; with Robert Cochran & Manny Coto)
  • 7x04 "Day 7: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m." (co-writer; with Alex Gansa)
  • 7x08 "Day 7: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m." (story)
  • 7x09 "Day 7: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m." (writer)
  • 7x15 "Day 7: 10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m." (story)
  • 7x19 "Day 7: 2:00 a.m. – 3:00 a.m." (writer)
  • 7x23 "Day 7: 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m." (co-writer; with Alex Gansa)
  • 8x03 "Day 8: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m." (co-writer; with Alex Gansa)
  • 8x08 "Day 8: 11:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m." (writer)
  • 8x11 "Day 8: 2:00 a.m. – 3:00 a.m." (co-writer; with Evan Katz)
  • 8x17 "Day 8: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m." (writer)
  • 8x22 "Day 8: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m." (writer)
  • 9x02 "Day 9: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m." (co-writer; with Robert Cochran)
  • 9x06 "Day 9: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m." (writer)
  • 9x11 "Day 9: 9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m." (co-writer; with Robert Cochran)

Terra NovaEdit

Brannon Braga brought Fury on board as a co-executive producer for the 2011 series Terra Nova. Fury left the show during pre-production in September 2010 due to creative differences.[4]

FringeEdit

Fury joined the FOX science-fiction/horror series Fringe for its fourth season as a writer and co-executive producer. Episodes he contributed to include:[5]

HannibalEdit

HomelandEdit

The Tick (2016 series)Edit

Fury came on to Amazon's reboot as executive producer and co-showrunner with creator Ben Edlund for the 12-episode first season.

  • 1x02 "Secret/Identity" (writer)
  • 1x06 "Tale From the Crypt" (writer)
  • 1x11 "The End of the Beginning of the Start of the Dawn of the Age of Superheroes" (co-writer; with Ben Edlund)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Awards Winners". Writers Guild of America. Archived from the original on May 25, 2012. Retrieved 2007-10-17.
  2. ^ "David Fury Biography ((?)-)". Filmreference.com. 2003-03-13. Retrieved 2012-09-23.
  3. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/buffy/interviews/fury/page3.shtml
  4. ^ "UPDATE: Stephen Lang Eyes 'Terra Nova' Lead, EP David Fury Exits The Fox Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2011-02-08.
  5. ^ Roco. "David Fury Joins FRINGE Season 4 As Writer Producer". Fringebloggers.com. Retrieved 2012-09-23.

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