Michael Colleary

Michael Colleary is an American film producer, screenwriter and television writer. His writing credits include Face/Off,[1] Firehouse Dog, The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents, the story for Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, and the Cartoon Network live-action series Unnatural History.

Michael Colleary
OccupationFilm producer, screenwriter, television writer
Years active1988–present

He is a frequent collaborator with Mike Werb. Together they won a Saturn Award for their original screenplay of Face/Off.[2]

Colleary is currently the writer-showrunner of the independently financed, action-adventure TV series, The Professionals, starring Tom Welling, Brendan Fraser, and Elena Anaya, which commenced production in May, 2019, in Ireland and South Africa.

Colleary was born and raised in Montclair, New Jersey.[3] He is married to screenwriter Shannon Bradley-Colleary, whose film "To the Stars" premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2019.


  1. ^ Maslin, Janet (June 27, 1997). "Good and Evil Trade Places, Body and Soul". The New York Times.
  2. ^ Saturn Award for Best Writing: Past winners Archived May 12, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Hamil, Denis. "Scripted for Success; The Co-author of Face/Off Has Screenwriting in His Blood", New York Daily News, July 13, 1997. Accessed July 20, 2017. "Last month, there was a special screening of Face/Off in Cedar Grove, N.J., followed by a party at Lotsa Pasta on Bellevue Ave. where the family and friends of co-writer Michael Colleary honored the local boy made real good. 'I grew up in Montclair,' says Colleary, who in 1990 penned the best action movie of Summer '97 with writing partner Mike Werb."

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