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Zackary Lowell "Zack" Stentz is an American writer and producer of film and television, journalist, novelist, and teacher, best known for his work on Marvel properties with former writing partner Ashley Edward Miller.[1][2]

Zackary Lowell Stentz
BornSeptember 13
Fort Bragg, California, United States
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, United States
EducationUC Santa Cruz, B.A. in Journalism
OccupationWriter, Producer
Notable credit(s)
Agent Cody Banks, Thor, X-Men: First Class, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Spouse(s)Leah Glynn
FamilyWill, Jesse, Molly, Alex (siblings)



A native of Fort Bragg, California, Stentz graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a degree in journalism. As a journalist, he wrote and edited for publications such as The Economist, Esquire, Sports Illustrated, and Entertainment Weekly.[3] In addition, he was an environmental activist for Earth First! in the early 1990s.[4]

After graduating from UC Santa Cruz with a degree in Journalism, [5] he worked for Metro Silicon Valley, writing about television, books and popular culture, as well as the Sonoma County Independent (now the North Bay Bohemian)[6][7] In 1997, publisher Dan Pulcrano tapped Stentz to oversee Metro's rebranding and launch of its San Francisco monthly, The Metropolitan.[8]

After turning to screenwriting full-time, from 2000 to 2015 he worked with writing partner Ashley Edward Miller, beginning with Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda. As a team, they co-wrote the films X-Men: First Class, the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Thor, and Agent Cody Banks.

He and Miller did some of the initial work on the project that became Top Gun: Maverick, a sequel to the 1986 Tom Cruise film, Top Gun, releasing in 2020.

As writer and producer, he is currently in post-production on the Netflix science fiction adventure film Rim of the World, directed by McG.

He has written and produced multiple television programs, including Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda, The CW's The Flash, Fox's Fringe, and NBC's Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. He also created and developed a forthcoming animated show based on a popular franchise for DreamWorks, Universal, and Netflix.

He has several projects in development, including television programs for Skydance Television, Warner Bros., and HBO, as well as the DC superhero film Booster Gold at Warner Bros. and a remake of Big Trouble in Little China at Fox.

Additionally, he co-wrote the acclaimed young adult novel Colin Fischer, and is currently writing an adventure/thriller entitled Nevermore.

He also teaches screenwriting in the United States and in China. He was recently a guest of the Wutianming Foundation in Tianjin, and of Wanda Studios in Beijing, where he taught young Chinese screenwriters the tricks and techniques of writing American action movies.



Year Film Credit Notes
2003 Agent Cody Banks Screenplay by Co-wrote screenplay with Ashley Edward Miller and Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski, based on a story by Jeffrey Jurgenesen
2011 Thor Co-wrote screenplay with Ashley Edward Miller and Don Payne, based on a story by J. Michael Straczynski and Mark Protosevich
X-Men: First Class Co-wrote screenplay with Ashley Edward Miller and Jane Goldman & Matthew Vaughn, based on a story by Sheldon Turner and Bryan Singer
2019 Rim of the World Screenplay by Writer and producer


Year Film Credit Notes
2001-2005 Andromeda Consultant, written by, excerpts written by, story by; with Ashley Edward Miller
2003 The Twilight Zone written by; with Ashley Edward Miller episode 35 "Cold Fusion"
2008-2009 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles written by; with Ashley Edward Miller
2009-2010 Fringe written by; with Ashley Edward Miller
2016-2019 The Flash[9][10] written by; consulting producer[11]


  • Stentz, Zack &; Miller, Ashley Edward (2013). Colin Fischer. Penguin Books. ISBN 978-0141343990.
  • Stentz, Zack. Nevermore.


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