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David Simkins

Mostly Credited As: David Simkins
Country Of Birth: USA



David Simkins began his career in film and television while still in high school in South Bend, Indiana. David was a member of the award winning and nationally recognized Junior Achievement sponsored comedy television show "Beyond Our Control." Four years of writing, directing, editing, acting, and cutting math class led him to the University of Iowa where he majored in film and broadcasting. After realizing he'd learned more about film and broadcasting in "Beyond Our Control" than any college course could ever teach him, he coasted into the theater department, acted in almost a dozen plays, wrote short stories under the guidance of folks from the Writers' Workshop (not a member, just a hanger-on), and made some oddball narrative films to satisfy his grumbling professors. A few years later he gathered his BA degree and headed for Los Angeles. David, with the help of producer Don Borchers (a fellow BOC alum), landed a job at Sandy Howard Productions. After six months answering phones, gophering, and doing script breakdowns for upcoming productions David joined Don at New World Pictures. It was there, as a development executive, that David assisted in the production of such genre classics as "Children of the Corn," and "Crimes of Passion." After successfully putting two original ideas into development at New World David pitched a third idea that was rejected. He returned to his office, closed the door, began writing and two weeks later got his spec script, "Adventures in Babysitting" to Stacey Sher who gave it to producers Linda Obst and Debra Hill. In short order David quit his job at New World and began his career as a writer for film. After the Disney release of "Adventures in Babysitting" there followed a several year run of production rewrites, optioned originals, and sold pitches. It was a meeting with screenwriter Jeffrey Boam and television producer Carlton Cuse that started David in his second career in television. Boam and Cuse had sold a concept for a western to the Fox Network. David wrote the pilot, "The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr," (shared credit with Boam and Cuse) and the series was launched. Ambitious and fun, "Brisco" didn't catch fire with enough of an audience to keep it on the air and after one season it was gone. But David was back in the TV business. During the past few seasons he's sold (unproduced) pilots to CBS and Fox, consulted, written, and produced for "Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman," "Dark Angel," "Roswell," and "Charmed," as well as co-creating two series in the same year, "Vengeance Unlimited," and "Mercy Point." He continues to write and work in television and currently lives with his wife and family in Los Angeles.


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Crew Credits

Show Crew


Blade: The Series (2006)• Executive Producer
Charmed (1998)• Staff Writer
Freakylinks (2000)• Executive Producer
Mercy Point (1998)• Creator
The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (1993)• Co-Producer
Vengeance Unlimited (1998)• Creator
The Book of Daniel (2006)• Co-Executive Producer
The Dresden Files (2007)• Executive Producer
• Consulting Producer
Warehouse 13 (2009)• Executive Producer
Human Target (2010) (2010)• Co-Executive Producer
Grimm (2011)• Co-Executive Producer

Episode Crew


Grimm (2011) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Quill 02x04 Sep/03/2012 As: Writer
Human Target (2010) (2010) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Taking Ames 02x03 Dec/01/2010 As: Writer
Warehouse 13 (2009) (Credited in 5 episodes from this show) 
 
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Beyond Our Control 02x03 Jul/20/2010 As: Writer
Nevermore 01x11 Sep/15/2009 As: Writer
Elements 01x05 Aug/04/2009 As: Teleplay
Resonance 01x02 Jul/14/2009 As: Writer
Pilot 01x01 Jul/07/2009 As: Teleplay
The Dresden Files (2007) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
What About Bob? 01x10 Apr/01/2007 As: Writer
Blade: The Series (2006) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Death Goes On 01x03 Jul/05/2006 As: Writer
The Book of Daniel (2006) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
God's Will 01x07 Unaired As: Writer
Charmed (1998) (Credited in 6 episodes from this show) 
 
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Hyde School Reunion 06x17 Mar/14/2004 As: Writer
Sword and the City (aka Charmed in Camelot) 06x08 Nov/09/2003 As: Writer
Astral Monkey 02x20 May/04/2000 As: Writer
Murphy's Luck 02x16 Mar/30/2000 As: Writer
Heartbreak City 02x10 Jan/20/2000 As: Writer
Roswell (1999) (Credited in 3 episodes from this show) 
 
Crash 03x16 Apr/30/2002 As: Writer
Interruptus 03x07 Nov/20/2001 As: Writer
Significant Others 03x03 Oct/23/2001 As: Writer
Dark Angel (2000) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
I and I am a Camera 01x18 May/01/2001 As: Writer
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993) (Credited in 3 episodes from this show) 
 
Oedipus Wrecks 03x19 Mar/24/1996 As: Writer
The Dad Who Came in from the Cold 03x13 Jan/14/1996 As: Writer
Don't Tug on Superman's Cape 03x06 Nov/05/1995 As: Writer
The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (1993) (Credited in 4 episodes from this show) 
 
Mail Order Brides 01x14 Dec/10/1993 As: Writer
Showdown 01x10 Oct/29/1993 As: Writer
Brisco for the Defense 01x09 Oct/22/1993 As: Writer
Pilot 01x01 Aug/27/1993 As: Writer
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