Fast Facts

  • 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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