Nick Santora

Nick Santora (born 1970) is a writer and producer born in Queens, New York. He won the Best Screenplay of the Competition in the New York City Independent International Film Festival. He has also written and/or produced The Sopranos,[1] The Guardian, Law & Order, Prison Break, Lie to Me, Scorpion and he created and executive produced Beauty and the Geek. Nick also co-wrote/created/executive produced the television series Breakout Kings. He served as executive producer and developer of Scorpion from 2014 to 2018 with 4 seasons.[2][3]

Santora at the 2014 Comic-Con International


Santora graduated from Columbia Law School and practiced law for six years before giving up a full-time practice to write and produce television.

Nick also wrote and produced The Longshots, a film starring Ice Cube and Keke Palmer, and was a credited writer on the Lionsgate/Marvel Studios film Punisher: War Zone.

Other workEdit

Santora's first novel, Slip & Fall, was selected by Borders Books Stores to be the debut novel for their newly created publishing division. It was a National Best Seller.[4] His second novel, Fifteen Digits, was published in 2012 by Little Brown's suspense/thriller imprint, Mulholland Books.




Year Title Credited as
Writer Producer
2002 The Sopranos Yes No
2002–04 The Guardian Yes Yes
2004–05 Law & Order Yes Yes
2005–09 Prison Break Yes Yes
2005–09 Beauty and the Geek No Yes
2009–2010 Lie to Me Yes Yes
2011–12 Breakout Kings Yes Yes
2012–13 Vegas Yes Yes
2013 Hostages Yes No
2014–18 Scorpion Yes Yes
2019 FBI Yes No
2020 Most Dangerous Game Yes Yes
2020 The Fugitive Yes Yes
2022 Reacher Yes Yes


  1. ^ "An Interview with Nick Santora, writer of an episode of the Sopranos and the television show "Prison Break"".
  2. ^ "'Scorpion' Creator Nick Santora on His Journey to the New CBS Drama and Beyond". Forbes.
  3. ^ "DDFP: 'Scorpion' showrunner Nick Santora -". Archived from the original on October 20, 2018.
  4. ^ "Nick Santora".
  5. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (August 5, 2021). "Rob Lowe To EP & Star In Netflix Family Film 'Dog Gone'". Deadline. Retrieved August 7, 2021.

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