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Jason Katims Biography

Birth Place:
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Writer, executive producer

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


  • 2011Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated


  • Phoebe Katims -- Daughter
  • Robert Katims -- Father
  • Sawyer Katims -- Son
  • Kathy Katims -- Wife