Biography

Gary Scott Thompson is the show runner and executive producer of the reinvented 1980s classic, "Knight Rider". The creator and executive producer of NBC's hit series "Las Vegas", Thompson was also the writer of "The Fast and the Furious". Spending much of his childhood in American Samoa, Thompson first gained exposure to the world of entertainment as an actor, studying the craft from such notable actors as Powers Boothe. Eventually settling on writing, he received a Master of Fine Arts degree from New York University and went to work as a playwright. Thompson's theater credits include "Small Town Syndrome," "Cowboy's Don't Cry" and "Private Hells." His feature credits include "The Fast and the Furious" starring Vin Diesel, the sequel "2 Fast 2 Furious," "Hollow Man" with Kevin Bacon, and the cult classic "Split Second", and "88 Minutes," starring Al Pacino. Thompson resides in Los Angeles.

Gary Scott Thompson is the show runner and executive producer of the reinvented 1980s classic, "Knight Rider". The creator and executive producer of NBC's hit series "Las Vegas", Thompson was also the writer of "The Fast and the Furious". Spending much of his childhood in American Samoa, Thompson first gained exposure to the world of entertainment as an actor, studying the craft from such notable actors as Powers Boothe. Eventually settling on writing, he received a Master of Fine Arts degree from New York University and went to work as a playwright. Thompson's theater credits include "Small Town Syndrome," "Cowboy's Don't Cry" and "Private Hells." His feature credits include "The Fast and the Furious" starring Vin Diesel, the sequel "2 Fast 2 Furious," "Hollow Man" with Kevin Bacon, and the cult classic "Split Second", and "88 Minutes," starring Al Pacino. Thompson resides in Los Angeles.

Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender Male

Known Credits 20

Birthday 1959-10-07

Place of Birth Pago Pago, American Samoa

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Also Known As

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Writing TV ShowsMovies

2021 Fast & Furious 10 Characters
2020 Fast & Furious 9 Characters
2017 The Fate of the Furious Characters
2015 Furious 7 Characters
2014 Taxi Brooklyn (12 episodes)Writer
2013 Fast & Furious 6 Characters
2009 Fast & Furious Characters
2007 88 Minutes Screenplay
2006 Hollow Man II Characters Story
2003 Las Vegas (18 episodes)Writer
2003 2 Fast 2 Furious Characters Story
2002 K-9: P.I. Teleplay Story
2001 The Fast and the Furious Screenplay Screenstory
2000 Hollow Man Story
1999 K-911 Writer
1992 Split Second Writer
1988 White Ghost Writer

Production

2008 Knight Rider (17 episodes)Producer
2007 88 Minutes Producer
2003 Las Vegas (106 episodes)Producer
1992 Split Second Associate Producer

Acting

2016 Bruno & Boots: Go Jump in the Pool as Headmaster Hartley
2005 The Pacifier as Director

Creator

2014 Taxi Brooklyn Creator
2003 Las Vegas Creator

Directing

2003 Las Vegas (4 episodes)Director

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