Biography

John Michael Crichton (October 23, 1942 – November 4, 2008), best known as Michael Crichton, was an American author, producer, director, and screenwriter, best known for his work in the science fiction, medical fiction, and thriller genres. His books have sold over 150 million copies worldwide, and many have been adapted into films. In 1994, Crichton became the only creative artist ever to have works simultaneously charting at #1 in television, film, and book sales (with ER, Jurassic Park, and Disclosure, respectively).

His literary works are usually based on the action genre and heavily feature technology. His novels epitomize the techno-thriller genre of literature, often exploring technology and failures of human interaction with it, especially resulting in catastrophes with biotechnology. Many of his future history novels have medical or scientific underpinnings, reflecting his medical training and science background. He was the author of, among others, Jurassic Park, The Andromeda Strain, Congo, Travels, Sphere, Rising Sun, Disclosure, The Lost World, Airframe, Timeline, Prey, State of Fear, Next (the final book published before his death), Pirate Latitudes (published November 24, 2009), and a final unfinished techno-thriller yet to be released. Forbes listed Crichton in tenth place in its list of "Top-Earning Dead Celebrities" of 2009.

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John Michael Crichton (October 23, 1942 – November 4, 2008), best known as Michael Crichton, was an American author, producer, director, and screenwriter, best known for his work in the science fiction, medical fiction, and thriller genres. His books have sold over 150 million copies worldwide, and many have been adapted into films. In 1994, Crichton became the only creative artist ever to have works simultaneously charting at #1 in television, film, and book sales (with ER, Jurassic Park, and Disclosure, respectively).

His literary works are usually based on the action genre and heavily feature technology. His novels epitomize the techno-thriller genre of literature, often exploring technology and failures of human interaction with it, especially resulting in catastrophes with biotechnology. Many of his future history novels have medical or scientific underpinnings, reflecting his medical training and science background. He was the author of, among others, Jurassic Park, The Andromeda Strain, Congo, Travels, Sphere, Rising Sun, Disclosure, The Lost World, Airframe, Timeline, Prey, State of Fear, Next (the final book published before his death), Pirate Latitudes (published November 24, 2009), and a final unfinished techno-thriller yet to be released. Forbes listed Crichton in tenth place in its list of "Top-Earning Dead Celebrities" of 2009.

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Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender Male

Known Credits 32

Birthday 1942-10-23

Day of Death 2008-11-04

Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Writing TV ShowsMovies

2019 MicroNovel
2018 Jurassic World: Fallen KingdomCharacters
2016 Westworld(10 episodes)Original Film Writer
2016 Westworld(1 episode)Story
2015 Jurassic WorldCharacters
2008 The Andromeda Strain(2 episodes)Writer
2003 TimelineNovel
2001 Jurassic Park IIICharacters
1999 The 13th WarriorNovel
1998 SphereAuthor
1997 The Lost World: Jurassic ParkNovel
1996 TwisterScreenplay
1995 CongoAuthor
1994 ER(1 episode)Writer
1993 Rising SunScreenplay
1993 Rising SunNovel
1993 Jurassic ParkScreenplay
1993 Jurassic ParkNovel
1984 RunawayScreenplay
1981 LookerWriter
1978 The First Great Train RobberyScreenplay
1978 ComaScreenplay
1974 The Terminal ManNovel
1973 WestworldScreenplay
1973 Extreme Close-UpWriter
1972 PursuitWriter
1972 The Carey TreatmentNovel
1972 Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag BluesNovel
1971 The Andromeda StrainNovel
1960 Insight(1 episode)Writer

Directing

1989 Physical EvidenceDirector
1984 RunawayDirector
1981 LookerDirector
1978 The First Great Train RobberyDirector
1978 ComaDirector
1973 WestworldDirector
1972 PursuitDirector

Production

1999 The 13th WarriorProducer
1998 SphereProducer
1996 TwisterProducer
1994 ER(335 episodes)Executive Producer

Acting

2001 Beyond Jurassic Park as HImself
1997 The View(1 episode)
1995 The Making of 'Jurassic Park'

Creator

1994 ERCreator
1980 Beyond WestworldCreator

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