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Shawn Ryan

Biography

Maker and screenwriter who also rose to prominence for composing The Shield, a string that ran from 2002 to 2008, as well as the 2011 film The Chicago Code. He received the Norman Lear Playwriting Honor from Columbia Photos Television, getting $25,000. He created THE MACHINE, which went from 2006 to 2009. He wedded and experienced two kids with celebrity Cathy Cahiln Ryan, who starred around the Shield. He created the comedic procedural Beverly Hillsides Cop with Marney Hochman and Eddie Murphy in 2013.

Quick Facts


Full Name Shawn Ryan
Date Of Birth October 11, 1966
Place Of Birth Rockford, IL
Profession Screenwriter
Education Middlebury College, Keith Country Day School
Nationality American
Spouse Cathy Cahlin Ryan
Children Haley Ryan
Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Movies Beverly Hills Cop, Welcome to Hollywood, The Good Things
TV Shows Last Resort, The Chicago Code, The Shield, Timeless
Star Sign Libra

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#Fact
1Graduate of Middlebury College in Vermont, class of 1988. Named his production company MiddKid Productions after his alma mater.


Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Timeless2016-2017TV Series executive producer - 7 episodes
The Get Down2016-2017TV Series executive producer - 12 episodes
Timeless: Continuum Recon2016TV Short executive producer
Mad Dogs2015-2016TV Series executive producer - 2 episodes
Last Resort2012-2013TV Series executive producer - 7 episodes
Beverly Hills Cop2013TV Movie executive producer
The Chicago Code2011TV Series executive producer - 13 episodes
Terriers2010TV Series executive producer - 13 episodes
Lie to Me2009-2010TV Series executive producer - 22 episodes
The Unit2006-2009TV Series executive producer - 66 episodes
The Shield2002-2008TV Series executive producer - 88 episodes
The Oaks2008TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Angel2000-2001TV Series producer - 22 episodes
Nash Bridges1999-2000TV Series co-producer - 22 episodes

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
TimelessTV Series created by - 11 episodes, 2016 - 2017 written by - 1 episode, 2016
Mad Dogs2016TV Series written by - 1 episode
Last ResortTV Series created by - 12 episodes, 2012 - 2013 written by - 1 episode, 2012
Beverly Hills Cop2013TV Movie
The Chicago CodeTV Series created by - 13 episodes, 2011 written by - 2 episodes, 2011
Terriers2010TV Series written by - 2 episodes
The ShieldTV Series created by - 89 episodes, 2002 - 2008 written by - 17 episodes, 2002 - 2008 story by - 3 episodes, 2005 teleplay by - 1 episode, 2005
The UnitTV Series teleplay - 1 episode, 2007 written by - 1 episode, 2006
The Good Things2001Short
Angel2000-2001TV Series written by - 5 episodes
Nash Bridges1997-2000TV Series written by - 11 episodes
Welcome to Hollywood1998screenplay / story
Life with LouieTV Series written by - 2 episodes, 1997 - 1998 teleplay - 1 episode, 1997
My Two Dads1990TV Series written by - 1 episode

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nash BridgesTV Series executive story editor - 24 episodes, 1998 - 1999 story editor - 14 episodes, 1997 - 1998

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Speechless2008TV Movie documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show2014DocumentaryHimself
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show2012TV SeriesHimself
America in Primetime2011TV Series documentaryHimself - Creator, The Shield
Nash Bridges Writers Roundtable Season 12009Video documentary shortHimself
Last Call: The Final Episode2009Video documentary shortHimself
Séries express2008TV SeriesHimself
Square Off2006TV SeriesHimself
The Shield: Breaking Episode 3152005Video documentaryHimself
Inside TV Land: Cops on Camera2002TV Movie documentaryHimself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Episode of the YearThe Shield (2002)· Clark Johnson (director)
2002Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Drama SeriesThe Shield (2002)
1998Humanitas PrizeHumanitas PrizeChildren's Animation CategoryLife with Louie (1995)· Russell P. Marleau (story by)
· Matthew O'Callaghan (story by)


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