Jack Amiel is an American TV writer, producer and screenwriter. He is best known for co-creating Cinemax's period medical drama The Knick, and for writing the films Raising Helen (2004), The Shaggy Dog (2006) and Big Miracle (2012), all with writing partner Michael Begler.
Jack Amiel and Juliet Rylance in May 2015
|Born||Manhattan, New York|
|Occupation||Television writer, screenwriter, producer, showrunner|
|Alma mater||University of Wisconsin–Madison|
|Notable works||The Knick |
The Shaggy Dog
He met his future writing partner Michael Begler while they were in college together.
After college, Amiel moved to Los Angeles and worked as a PA on a number of Fox sitcoms. He and Begler, who was working as a PA in New York, decided to write together shortly after, and Begler soon joined Amiel in Los Angeles. Their first writing job was on Fox's Herman's Head.
Amiel worked consistently from that point onwards, writing - with Begler - on a number of sitcoms, including Empty Nest, Minor Adjustments, The Jeff Foxworthy Show, The Tony Danza Show and Malcolm in the Middle.
Cinemax picked up Amiel and Begler's The Knick to series, after they wrote the pilot script on spec. Steven Soderbergh came on board the series as director and executive producer. Amiel and Begler served as co-showrunners and executive producers, and wrote the majority of the series' episodes. The series premiered on August 8, 2014. It was renewed for a second season of 10 episodes, airing October 2015.
|2004||The Prince and Me||Screenplay by|
|Raising Helen||Screenplay by|
|2006||The Shaggy Dog||Screenplay by|
|2007||Hell on Earth||Written by||TV movie; also Executive Producer|
|2012||Big Miracle||Screenplay by|
|1996||The Jeff Foxworthy Show||Co-producer|
|The Tony Danza Show||Producer|
|2014||The Knick||Executive Producer, Co-creator|
|1994||Herman's Head||3||"The Herm from Ipanema"||17|
|1995||Empty Nest||7||"The Ex-Files"||19|
|1996||Minor Adjustments||1||"Ask Dr. Ron"||9|
|The Jeff Foxworthy Show||2||"The Poor Sportsmen of the Apocalypse"||3|
|1997||"Feud for Thought"||11|
|"Can't Teach an Old Dog New Tricks"||12|
|1998||The Wonderful World of Disney||1||"Disneys Animal Kingdom: The First Adventure"||27|
|The Tony Danza Show||1||"C'gar Face"||6|
|2000||Malcolm in the Middle||1||"Lois vs. Evil"||9|
|2014||The Knick||1||"Method and Madness||1|
|"Mr. Paris Shoes"||2|
|"The Busy Flea"||3|
|"Where's the Dignity"||4|
|"Start Calling Me Dad"||6|
|"Get the Rope"||7|
|"Working Late a Lot"||8|
|"You're No Rose"||2|
|"The Best with the Best to Get the Best"||3|
|"Williams and Walker"||7|
|"Do You Remember Moon Flower?"||9|
|"This Is All We Are"||10|
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