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John Wells

  • Birthplace: Alexandria, Virginia
  • Birthday: May 28

John Wells is an American theater, film and television producer, writer and director. He is best known for his role as executive producer and showrunner of the television series ER, Third Watch, The West Wing, Southland, and Shameless.

His company, John Wells Productions, is currently based at Warner Bros. studios in Burbank, California.

Wells is also a labor leader, and was elected president of the Writers Guild of America, West in 2009, after serving a prior term in that office from 1999 to 2001.

John Wells was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 2017.

John Wells is an American theater, film and television producer, writer and director. He is best known for his role as executive producer and showrunner of the television series ER, Third Watch, The West Wing, Southland, and Shameless.

His company, John Wells Productions, is currently based at Warner Bros. studios in Burbank, California.

Wells is also a labor leader, and was elected president of the Writers Guild of America, West in 2009, after serving a prior term in that office from 1999 to 2001.

John Wells was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 2017.

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John Wells

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AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

6 Wins24 Nominations

Outstanding Miniseries or Movie - 2011

  • Nominee
  • John Wells, Executive Producer
  • Mildred Pierce
  • HBO
  • A Killer Films/John Wells Production in association with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and HBO Miniseries

Outstanding Drama Series - 2006

Outstanding Made For Television Movie - 2006

  • Nominee
  • John Wells, Executive Producer
  • Mrs. Harris
  • HBO

Outstanding Drama Series - 2005

Outstanding Drama Series - 2004

Outstanding Drama Series - 2003

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series - 2002

  • Nominee
  • John Wells, Writer
  • ER
  • NBC
  • Constant c Productions, Amblin Television in association with Warner Bros. Television

Outstanding Drama Series - 2002

Outstanding Drama Series - 2001

  • Nominee
  • John Wells, Executive Producer
  • ER
  • NBC
  • Constant c Productions, Amblin Television in association with Warner Bros. Television

Outstanding Drama Series - 2001

Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series - 2000

  • Nominee
  • John Wells,
  • ER
  • NBC
  • Constant c Productions, Amblin Television in association with Warner Bros. Television

Outstanding Drama Series - 2000

  • Nominee
  • John Wells,
  • ER
  • NBC
  • Constant c Productions, Amblin Television in association with Warner Bros. Television

Outstanding Drama Series - 1999

  • Nominee
  • John Wells,
  • ER
  • NBC
  • Constant c Productions, Amblin Television in association with Warner Bros. Television

Outstanding Drama Series - 1998

  • Nominee
  • John Wells,
  • ER
  • NBC
  • Constant c Productions, Amblin Television in association with Warner Bros. Television

Outstanding Drama Series - 1997

  • Nominee
  • John Wells,
  • ER
  • NBC
  • Constant c Productions, Amblin Television in association with Warner Bros. Television

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series - 1997

  • Nominee
  • John Wells,
  • ER
  • NBC
  • Constant c Productions, Amblin Television in association with Warner Bros. Television

Outstanding Drama Series - 1996

  • Winner
  • John Wells,
  • ER
  • NBC
  • Constant c Productions, Amblin Television in association with Warner Bros. Television

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series - 1996

  • Nominee
  • John Wells,
  • ER
  • NBC
  • Constant c Productions, Amblin Television in association with Warner Bros. Television

Outstanding Drama Series - 1995

  • Nominee
  • John Wells,
  • ER
  • NBC
  • Constant c Productions, Amblin Television in association with Warner Bros. Television

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