- Began career as a playwright in New York.
- First professional TV writing gig came in 1994 when he wrote for the CBS drama The Road Home.
- Created first TV show, Relativity, for ABC in 1996.
- Cowrote and coproduced the movie The Pallbearer in 1996.
- Nominated for numerous Writers Guild of America Awards for his work on the NBC drama Friday Night Lights.
- In 2009, won the Humanitas Prize for his writing on Friday Night Lights.
- 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: Winner
- 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Nominee
- Sawyer Katims — Son
- Kathy Katims — Wife
- Robert Katims — Father
- Phoebe Katims — Daughter
- Attended City University of New York, Queens College, Queens, New York, United States
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- Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, United States
- Profession: Writer, Executive producer
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