John Wells

Birthplace: 
Alexandria, Virginia
Birthday: 
May 28

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John Wells

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About

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.

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 Drama Series - 2002

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 - 2001

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

Outstanding Drama Series - 2001

Outstanding Drama Series - 2000

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

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 - 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

Awards & Nominations

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

4 Wins10 Nominations

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  • John Wells is inducted into the 24th Television Academy Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

    Photographs by Mike Ruiz
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  • Marilyn Wells, John Wells and Jack Wells attend the 24th Television Academy Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

    Photographs by Mike Ruiz
    2 of 6 Photos
  • Michael Hissrich, John Wells and Jimmy Smits attend the 24th Television Academy Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

    Photographs by Mike Ruiz
    3 of 6 Photos
  • Shanola Hampton, Emmy Rossum, John Wells and Emma Kenney attend the 24th Television Academy Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

    Photographs by Mike Ruiz
    4 of 6 Photos
  • Richard Schiff, John Wells, Janel Moloney and Bradley Whitford attend the 24th Television Academy Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

    Photographs by Mike Ruiz
    5 of 6 Photos
  • John Wells and Noah Wyle attend the 24th Television Academy Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

    Photographs by Mike Ruiz
    6 of 6 Photos