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Aaron Sorkin

Mostly Credited As: Aaron Sorkin
Birth Name: Aaron Benjamin Sorkin
Date Of Birth: June 09, 1961 (Age 53)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: New York City, New York
Height: 6' 1 " (1.85 m)

Aaron Sorkin


Aaron Sorkin was born on June 9, 1961 in New York City, New York. After graduating from Syracuse University with a degree in Theater, Aaron started to pursue a career in acting. However, he soon discovered that his real passion and talent was writing.

As a Broadway writer, Aaron wrote several plays including A Few Good Men, which was later made into a major motion picture and helped jump-start is career as a Hollywood writer. Sorkin then went on to write two more plays, 1990's Hidden in this Picture and 1992's Making Movies, and was involved in the writing of several films including Malice, The American President, Bulworth, and the upcoming The Farnsworth Invention.

In 1998, Aaron made his television writing debut on the ABC series Sports Night which he created and produced. Prior to Sport Night's cancellation in 2000, Sorkin created, wrote and produced NBC's The West Wing. Sorkin's critically acclaimed writing, memorable lines and fast-paced dialogue for The West Wing landed the show 9 Emmys in its debut season and the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series in 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003. At the end of the show's fourth season, Sorkin decided to leave the show.

Sorkin was arrested for the possession of hallucinogenic mushrooms, marijuana and crack cocaine on April 15, 2001 at a security checkpoint at the Burbank Airport. He was able to avoid jail time for the incident and was ordered to attend a drug-diversion program.

In 2005, NBC announced that Sorkin's newest project, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, had been picked up by the network and is set to premiere on September 18, 2006.

TV Appearances

Episode Cast Credits 

The Big Interview (2013) 
  Aaron Sorkin 01x01: (Sep/16/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (1996) 
  Aaron Sorkin 18x87: (Jul/15/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Colbert Report (2005) 
  Aaron Sorkin 08x84: (Jun/28/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Aaron Sorkin 06x125: (Sep/30/2010) As Himself, [Interviewees]

30 Rock (2006) 
  Plan B 05x18: (Mar/24/2011) As Aaron Sorkin 

The Academy Awards (1953) 
  The 83rd Annual Academy Awards 59x01: (Feb/27/2011) As Winner: Best Writing – Adapted Screenplay (for 'The Accidental Billionaires) 

The Golden Globes (1944) 
  The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards 68x01: (Jan/16/2011) As Winner: Best Screenplay (for 'The Social Network') 

Entourage (2004) 
  Bottoms Up 07x05: (Aug/01/2010) As Himself, [Special Guest Stars]
  The Sorkin Notes 06x08: (Aug/30/2009) As Himself 

The West Wing (1999) 
  Tomorrow 07x22: (May/14/2006) As An Extra, [Uncredited]

The Emmy Awards (1949) 
  The 52nd Annual Emmy Awards 52x01: (Sep/10/2000) As Winner: Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (for 'The West Wing': episode 'In Excelsis Deo') 
Crew Credits

Show Crew


Sports Night (1998)• Creator
• Executive Producer
The West Wing (1999)• Creator
• Executive Producer (1999-2003)
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006)• Creator
• Executive Producer
The Newsroom (2012) (2012)• Executive Producer
• Creator

Episode Crew


The Newsroom (2012) (2012) (Credited in 19 episodes from this show) 
 
Election Night, Part 2 02x09 Sep/15/2013 As: Writer
Election Night, Part 1 02x08 Sep/08/2013 As: Writer
Red Team III 02x07 Aug/25/2013 As: Writer
One Step Too Many 02x06 Aug/18/2013 As: Writer
News Night With Will McAvoy 02x05 Aug/11/2013 As: Writer
Unintended Consequences 02x04 Aug/04/2013 As: Writer
Willie Pete 02x03 Jul/28/2013 As: Story, Teleplay
The Genoa Tip 02x02 Jul/21/2013 As: Story, Teleplay
First Thing We Do, Let's Kill All the Lawyers 02x01 Jul/14/2013 As: Story, Teleplay
The Greater Fool 01x10 Aug/26/2012 As: Writer
The Blackout, Part 2: Mock Debate 01x09 Aug/19/2012 As: Writer
The Blackout, Part 1: Tragedy Porn 01x08 Aug/12/2012 As: Writer
5/1 01x07 Aug/05/2012 As: Writer
Bullies 01x06 Jul/29/2012 As: Writer
Amen 01x05 Jul/22/2012 As: Writer
I'll Try to Fix You 01x04 Jul/15/2012 As: Writer
The 112th Congress 01x03 Jul/08/2012 As: Writer
News Night 2.0 01x02 Jul/01/2012 As: Writer
We Just Decided To 01x01 Jun/24/2012 As: Writer
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006) (Credited in 22 episodes from this show) 
 
What Kind of Day Has It Been 01x22 Jun/28/2007 As: Writer
K&R, Part III 01x21 Jun/21/2007 As: Teleplay
K&R, Part II 01x20 Jun/14/2007 As: Teleplay
K&R, Part I 01x19 Jun/07/2007 As: Teleplay
Breaking News 01x18 May/31/2007 As: Writer
The Disaster Show 01x17 May/24/2007 As: Teleplay
4AM Miracle 01x16 Feb/19/2007 As: Teleplay
The Friday Night Slaughter 01x15 Feb/12/2007 As: Teleplay
The Harriet Dinner, Part II 01x14 Feb/05/2007 As: Teleplay
The Harriet Dinner, Part I 01x13 Jan/29/2007 As: Teleplay
Monday 01x12 Jan/22/2007 As: Teleplay
The Christmas Show 01x11 Dec/04/2006 As: Teleplay
B-12 01x10 Nov/27/2006 As: Writer
The Option Period 01x09 Nov/20/2006 As: Teleplay
Nevada Day, Part II 01x08 Nov/13/2006 As: Teleplay
Nevada Day, Part I 01x07 Nov/06/2006 As: Teleplay
The Wrap Party 01x06 Oct/23/2006 As: Teleplay
The Long Lead Story 01x05 Oct/16/2006 As: Teleplay
The West Coast Delay 01x04 Oct/09/2006 As: Writer
The Focus Group 01x03 Oct/02/2006 As: Writer
The Cold Open 01x02 Sep/25/2006 As: Writer
Pilot 01x01 Sep/18/2006 As: Writer
The West Wing (1999) (Credited in 86 episodes from this show) 
 
Twenty Five 04x23 May/14/2003 As: Writer
Commencement 04x22 May/07/2003 As: Writer
Life On Mars 04x21 Apr/30/2003 As: Teleplay
Evidence of Things Not Seen 04x20 Apr/23/2003 As: Teleplay
Angel Maintenance 04x19 Apr/02/2003 As: Teleplay
Privateers 04x18 Mar/26/2003 As: Teleplay
Red Haven's on Fire 04x17 Feb/26/2003 As: Teleplay
The California 47th 04x16 Feb/19/2003 As: Teleplay
Inauguration: Over There (Part 2) 04x15 Feb/12/2003 As: Teleplay
Inauguration: (Part 1) 04x14 Feb/05/2003 As: Teleplay
Guns Not Butter 04x12 Jan/08/2003 As: Writer
Holy Night 04x11 Dec/11/2002 As: Writer
Arctic Radar 04x10 Nov/27/2002 As: Teleplay
Process Stories 04x08 Nov/13/2002 As: Teleplay
Election Night 04x07 Nov/06/2002 As: Teleplay
Game On 04x06 Oct/30/2002 As: Writer
Debate Camp 04x05 Oct/16/2002 As: Teleplay
The Red Mass 04x04 Oct/09/2002 As: Teleplay
College Kids 04x03 Oct/02/2002 As: Teleplay
20 Hours in America (2) 04x02 Sep/25/2002 As: Writer
20 Hours in America (1) 04x01 Sep/25/2002 As: Writer
Posse Comitatus 03x21 May/22/2002 As: Writer
We Killed Yamamoto 03x20 May/15/2002 As: Writer
The Black Vera Wang 03x19 May/08/2002 As: Writer
Enemies Foreign and Domestic 03x18 May/01/2002 As: Writer
Stirred 03x17 Apr/03/2002 As: Teleplay
The U.S. Poet Laureate 03x16 Mar/27/2002 As: Teleplay
Dead Irish Writers 03x15 Mar/06/2002 As: Teleplay
Hartsfield's Landing 03x14 Feb/27/2002 As: Writer
Night Five 03x13 Feb/06/2002 As: Writer
The Two Bartlets 03x12 Jan/30/2002 As: Teleplay
100,000 Airplanes 03x11 Jan/16/2002 As: Writer
H. Con-172 03x10 Jan/09/2002 As: Teleplay
Bartlet for America 03x09 Dec/12/2001 As: Writer
The Women of Qumar 03x08 Nov/28/2001 As: Teleplay
The Indians in the Lobby 03x07 Nov/21/2001 As: Teleplay
Gone Quiet 03x06 Nov/14/2001 As: Teleplay
War Crimes 03x05 Nov/07/2001 As: Teleplay
On the Day Before 03x04 Oct/31/2001 As: Teleplay
Ways and Means 03x03 Oct/24/2001 As: Teleplay
Manchester: Part 2 03x02 Oct/17/2001 As: Writer
Manchester: Part 1 03x01 Oct/10/2001 As: Writer
Isaac and Ishmael   Oct/03/2001 As: Writer
Two Cathedrals 02x22 May/16/2001 As: Writer
18th and Potomac 02x21 May/09/2001 As: Teleplay
The Fall's Gonna Kill You 02x20 May/02/2001 As: Teleplay
Bad Moon Rising 02x19 Apr/25/2001 As: Teleplay
17 People 02x18 Apr/04/2001 As: Writer
The Stackhouse Filibuster 02x17 Mar/14/2001 As: Teleplay
Somebody's Going to Emergency, Somebody's Going to Jail 02x16 Feb/28/2001 As: Writer
Ellie 02x15 Feb/21/2001 As: Teleplay
The War at Home 02x14 Feb/14/2001 As: Writer
Bartlet's Third State of the Union 02x13 Feb/07/2001 As: Teleplay
The Drop-In 02x12 Jan/24/2001 As: Teleplay
The Leadership Breakfast 02x11 Jan/10/2001 As: Teleplay
Noël 02x10 Dec/20/2000 As: Teleplay
Galileo 02x09 Nov/29/2000 As: Writer
Shibboleth 02x08 Nov/22/2000 As: Teleplay
The Portland Trip 02x07 Nov/15/2000 As: Teleplay
The Lame Duck Congress 02x06 Nov/08/2000 As: Teleplay
And It's Surely to Their Credit 02x05 Nov/01/2000 As: Teleplay
In This White House 02x04 Oct/25/2000 As: Teleplay
The Midterms 02x03 Oct/18/2000 As: Writer
In the Shadow of Two Gunmen: Part 2 02x02 Oct/04/2000 As: Writer
In the Shadow of Two Gunmen: Part 1 02x01 Oct/04/2000 As: Writer
What Kind of Day Has It Been? 01x22 May/17/2000 As: Writer
Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics 01x21 May/10/2000 As: Writer
Mandatory Minimums 01x20 May/03/2000 As: Writer
Let Bartlet Be Bartlet 01x19 Apr/26/2000 As: Teleplay
Six Meetings Before Lunch 01x18 Apr/05/2000 As: Writer
The White House Pro-Am 01x17 Mar/22/2000 As: Writer
20 Hours in L.A. 01x16 Feb/23/2000 As: Writer
Celestial Navigation 01x15 Feb/16/2000 As: Teleplay
Take This Sabbath Day 01x14 Feb/09/2000 As: Story, Teleplay
Take Out the Trash Day 01x13 Jan/26/2000 As: Writer
He Shall, From Time to Time 01x12 Jan/12/2000 As: Writer
Lord John Marbury 01x11 Jan/05/2000 As: Teleplay
In Excelsis Deo 01x10 Dec/15/1999 As: Writer
The Short List 01x09 Nov/24/1999 As: Story, Teleplay
The State Dinner 01x07 Nov/10/1999 As: Writer
Mr. Willis of Ohio 01x06 Nov/03/1999 As: Writer
The Crackpots and These Women 01x05 Oct/20/1999 As: Writer
Five Votes Down 01x04 Oct/13/1999 As: Teleplay
A Proportional Response 01x03 Oct/06/1999 As: Writer
Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc 01x02 Sep/29/1999 As: Writer
Pilot 01x01 Sep/22/1999 As: Writer
Sports Night (1998) (Credited in 40 episodes from this show) 
 
Quo Vadimus 02x22 May/16/2000 As: Writer
La Forza Del Destino 02x21 May/09/2000 As: Writer
Bells And A Siren 02x20 Apr/04/2000 As: Writer
Draft Day: Part II - The Fall of Ryan O'Brian 02x18 Mar/21/2000 As: Teleplay
Draft Day: Part I - It Can't Rain at Indian Wells 02x17 Mar/14/2000 As: Writer
The Local Weather 02x16 Mar/07/2000 As: Story, Teleplay
Celebrities 02x15 Feb/29/2000 As: Writer
And the Crowd Goes Wild 02x14 Feb/08/2000 As: Teleplay
The Sweet Smell of Air 02x12 Jan/25/2000 As: Teleplay
The Cut Man Cometh 02x11 Jan/18/2000 As: Teleplay
The Giants Win the Pennant, the Giants Win the Pennant 02x10 Jan/11/2000 As: Writer
The Reunion 02x08 Dec/21/1999 As: Writer
Kyle Whitaker's Got Two Sacks 02x07 Dec/14/1999 As: Writer
Louise Revisited 02x04 Oct/26/1999 As: Teleplay
Cliff Gardner 02x03 Oct/19/1999 As: Writer
When Something Wicked This Way Comes 02x02 Oct/12/1999 As: Writer
Special Powers 02x01 Oct/05/1999 As: Writer
What Kind of Day Has it Been 01x23 May/04/1999 As: Writer
Napoleon's Battle Plan 01x22 Apr/27/1999 As: Writer
Ten Wickets 01x21 Apr/13/1999 As: Teleplay
Ordnance Tactics 01x20 Apr/06/1999 As: Teleplay
Eli's Coming 01x19 Mar/30/1999 As: Writer
The Sword of Orion 01x18 Mar/23/1999 As: Writer
How Are Things in Glocca Morra? 01x17 Mar/09/1999 As: Writer
Sally 01x16 Feb/23/1999 As: Writer
Dana and the Deep Blue Sea 01x15 Feb/09/1999 As: Writer
Rebecca 01x14 Jan/26/1999 As: Writer
Small Town 01x13 Jan/12/1999 As: Writer
Smoky 01x12 Jan/05/1999 As: Writer
The Six Southern Gentlemen of Tennessee 01x11 Dec/15/1998 As: Writer
Shoe Money Tonight 01x10 Dec/08/1998 As: Writer
The Quality of Mercy at 29K 01x09 Dec/01/1998 As: Writer
Thespis 01x08 Nov/17/1998 As: Writer
Dear Louise 01x07 Nov/10/1998 As: Writer
The Head Coach, Dinner and the Morning Mail 01x06 Oct/27/1998 As: Writer
Mary Pat Shelby 01x05 Oct/20/1998 As: Writer
Intellectual Property 01x04 Oct/13/1998 As: Writer
The Hungry and the Hunted 01x03 Oct/06/1998 As: Writer
The Apology 01x02 Sep/29/1998 As: Writer
Pilot 01x01 Sep/22/1998 As: Writer
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