- Started out as an actor; landed a small part in the TV soap opera Another World in New York; later moved to L.A. and worked as an assistant to a music video director while writing screenplays.
- Was inspired to write Scream as a response to senator Bob Dole's criticisms of the violence in the film Natural Born Killers.
- Earned reputation for being TV's master of teen-angst as creator and executive producer of The WB series Dawson's Creek (1998)and The Vampire Diaries (2009).
- Publicly came out as gay in 1999 around the same time a character on Dawson's Creek also came out.
- Has his own production company, Outer Banks Entertainment.
- John Williamson — Brother
- Faye Williamson — Mother
- Wade Williamson — Father
- East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, United States (BFA, 1987); attended University of California, Los Angeles, California, United States
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- Birth Name: Kevin Meade Williamson
- Birth Place: New Bern, North Carolina, United States
- Profession: Screenwriter, Producer, Director, Actor
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