Glen Morgan (born July 12, 1961) is an American television producer, writer and director. Most recognized for his work on The X-Files and the Final Destination franchise, Morgan has worked on many other projects including Amazon's Lore and New Line Cinema's Willard. In 2017, he was an executive producer on season eleven of The X-Files which premiered in 2018 on Fox. He also serves as an executive producer on The Twilight Zone reboot by Jordan Peele's Monkeypaw Productions.
Morgan speaking at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con International
|Born||July 12, 1961|
Syracuse, New York, U.S.
|Alma mater||Loyola Marymount University|
|Occupation||Writer, director, producer|
While attending El Cajon Valley High School, he met James Wong, who would become his friend and professional partner. Both enrolled at Loyola Marymount University, graduating from the School of Film and Television in 1983.
Morgan did not want to work in television at first, but wound up accepting a job on 21 Jump Street with James Wong as his writing partner. This would later earn him and Wong a steady job at Stephen J. Cannell Productions. As both men were about to leave the company following writing for The Commish in 1992, their former boss at Cannell, Peter Roth, invited them to work on a new show being developed at 20th Television, The X-Files.
Morgan and Wong left The X-Files after season two to create their own show, Space: Above and Beyond, which was canceled after one season. They returned to The X-Files for season four, after which, Chris Carter hired the duo as showrunners for season two of Millennium. Both Morgan and Wong would eventually jump to film, creating the Final Destination series, The One, the 2003 remake of Willard, and the 2006 remake of Black Christmas, as well as work on American television shows The Others and The X-Files spinoff, The Lone Gunmen. Afterwards, Morgan and Wong developed different interests and started working separately.
In May 2007, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Morgan had joined the production team of NBC's Bionic Woman as an executive producer, however Variety reported in September 2007 that Morgan left the show due to "creative differences".
In 2010, Morgan served as executive producer on Cartoon Network's Tower Prep alongside Paul Dini. Morgan was a co-ep on The River in 2012, before writing and serving as executive producer on Those Who Kill for A&E in 2014.
In 2015, Morgan was once again called in by The X-Files creator and show runner Chris Carter to executive produce The X-Files season ten event series, which aired in 2016 on Fox. Morgan wrote and directed one episode titled "Home Again" that was met with positive reviews from critics.
In 2017, Morgan was executive producer and writer of Amazon's Lore, before leaving the series to serve as executive producer on The X-Files season eleven. Morgan wrote and directed one episode, "This", which was met with generally positive reviews from critics. He directed a second episode titled "Rm9sbG93ZXJz", which received very positive reviews from critics.
Morgan has been married since 1998 to actress Kristen Cloke, whom he met while working on Space: Above & Beyond. At the time, Morgan was divorcing from his first wife, Cindy, with whom he had a daughter. Cloke has appeared in several of his other projects, including "Space: Above and Beyond", Millennium, Willard, Final Destination, The X-Files, and Black Christmas. They have four children.
He is the older brother of fellow X-Files writer Darin Morgan.
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