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David Hollander (born May 16, 1968) is an American television writer, director, and producer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Hollander is the creator, screenwriter, and an executive producer of The Guardian, a Pittsburgh-based legal drama. The series starred Simon Baker and aired on CBS from September 2001 until May 2004.

He also created the TNT series Heartland in 2007 and has been the show runner of the Showtime series Ray Donovan since 2014. He was nominated for an Emmy for directing the episode “Exsuscito."

Hollander also directed the 2008 film Personal Effects, starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Ashton Kutcher and Kathy Bates.

Hollander has also served on the faculty of the USC Screenwriting Master's Program from 1995–2000.


He is an alumnus of Northwestern University in Chicago.

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  • David Hollander on IMDb
  • Owen, Rob (August 3, 2004). "Hollander gets deal for drama set here". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved December 30, 2018. Regarding Personal Effects script, with Hollander's picture
  • Article from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette regarding Heartland
  • producer biography for The Guardian at Sony Pictures (2002)
  • Bruce Fretts (September 16, 2016). "David Hollander on 'Ray Donovan' Season 4 and Taking Over as Showrunner". The New York Times.
  • Rob Sheffield (August 25, 2015). "'Ray Donovan': How to Get L.A. Noir Right". Rolling Stone.