Stephen Carpenter (writer)

Stephen Carpenter, born in Weatherford, Texas, and raised in Kansas City, Missouri,[1][2] is an American writer, director, and cinematographer[3] with nine films and two television works to his credit, and more in development.[4]

Stephen Carpenter
Alma materUniversity of California, Los Angeles
OccupationWriter, film director and cinematographer
Known forNBC television series Grimm

Carpenter has been writing since 7th grade.[5] He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Theater, Film and Television.[1][2] He lectures on writing and story structure at the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts.[2]

His screenplays include The Man, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Eugene Levy, Blue Streak, starring Martin Lawrence,[2] and others.[1][2] He has written and directed several thrillers, including Soul Survivors, starring Eliza Dushku and Casey Affleck.[1][2] His most recent (2011) creation is the NBC television series, Grimm, which premiered in the 2011 fall season.[1][5]

Carpenter's first novel, Killer, published in 2010 on Amazon Kindle[2] was No. 1 on Amazon's Mystery/Thriller lists, and was characterized as "a blockbuster debut" by Entertainment Weekly. His latest book, Killer in the Hills, was published by Amazon in December 2011.[1] He is currently (December 2011) developing a one-hour mystery series for NBC.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Stephen Carpenter,, accessed December 17, 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Stephen Carpenter: About Me,, accessed December 17, 2011.
  3. ^ Internet Movie Stephen Carpenter,, accessed December 17, 2011.
  4. ^ The New York Times: Stephen Carpenter,, accessed December 17, 2011.
  5. ^ a b E. J. Stevens: Guest Author Interview: Stephen Carpenter,, Thursday, January 13, 2011.

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