Charles H. Eglee

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27 November 1951 New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Charles Hamilton Eglee grew up in North Haven, Connecticut and Eastham, Massachusetts. He was graduated cum laude from Williston Academy and received his B.A. in English from Yale College. After a brief stint teaching film history at Yale, Mr. Eglee moved to California and worked for Roger Corman, where he served in a variety of production capacities and struck up a friendship with then production designer, James Cameron. With Cameron, Mr. Eglee wrote the immortal Piranha II: The Spawning. Later, he wrote and produced the mutant rodent epic Deadly Eyes. In 1984, Mr. Eglee joined the writing staff of St. Elsewhere as story editor. During his tenure, his work was nominated for the Emmy Award and Humanitas Prize. He went on to become writer and supervising producer of the ABC series Moonlighting, where he was, once again, nominated for an Emmy Award. At Twentieth Century Fox Television, Mr. Eglee co-wrote and executive produced the one-hour television pilot, Rockenwagner. Joining Steven Bochco Productions in 1991, Mr. Eglee wrote and co-executive produced the ABC series Civil Wars for two seasons, during which time he also shouldered writing chores on L.A. Law. In 1993, he co-created and executive produced the short-lived ABC series, The Byrds of Paradise, starring Timothy Busfield, Seth Green and Jennifer Love Hewitt. Upon that show's demise, Mr. Eglee joined NYPD Blue during its second season as writer and co-executive producer and received an Emmy Award for best drama. In 1995, he co-created Murder One with Steven Bochco and was the show's executive producer. His work was nominated for an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe, the Writer's Guild Award, and received the People's Choice Award. Murder One was also voted best foreign drama by the British Academy of Film and Television. Again with Bochco, Mr. Eglee co-created and executive produced Total Security for ABC starring James Belushi. Eglee and James Cameron teamed up again to co-create Dark Angel, a futuristic drama starring Jessica Alba in the role of Max, a genetically-enhanced human prototype hunted by her military creators through the edgy street life of 21st-Century Seattle. Dark Angel garnered a People's Choice Award for Favorite New Television Dramatic Series and star Alba was nominated for a Golden Globe Award.
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