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David Greenwalt is an American
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

 screenwriter, director and producer.

He was the co-executive producer of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and co-creator of its spinoff, Angel
Angel (TV series)
Angel is an American television series, a spin-off of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The series was created by Buffys creator, Joss Whedon, in collaboration with David Greenwalt, and first aired on October 5, 1999...

. He is also co-creator of the short-lived cult television show Profit
Profit (TV series)
Profit is an American television series that originally aired on the Fox Broadcasting Company in 1996. The series was created by David Greenwalt and John McNamara, and starred Adrian Pasdar as the titular character, Jim Profit. In February 2008, episodes began airing on Chiller in the USA...

. He recently co-created the NBC supernatural drama Grimm
Grimm (TV series)
Grimm is an American fantasy/mystery/crime drama series that made its debut on NBC on October 28, 2011. It airs Fridays at 9:00 pm ET/8:00 pm CT. The show has been described as "a cop drama—with a twist.....

.

On June 1, 2007, The Hollywood Reporter
The Hollywood Reporter
Formerly a daily trade magazine, The Hollywood Reporter re-launched in late 2010 as a unique hybrid publication serving the entertainment industry and a consumer audience...

announced that he would serve as executive producer
Executive producer
An executive producer is a producer who is not involved in any technical aspects of the film making or music process, but who is still responsible for the overall production...

 and showrunner on Moonlight
Moonlight (TV series)
Moonlight was an American paranormal romance television drama created by Ron Koslow and Trevor Munson, who was also executive producer for all episodes with Joel Silver, Gerard Bocaccio, Gabrielle Stanton and Harry Werksman. The series follows private investigator Mick St...

, a similarly themed vampire detective show.http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/television/news/e3ic037e503baf6e57c2233c754efeb30c9 He later had to leave the show prior to its debut for health reasons, but executive producer Joel Silver
Joel Silver
Joel Silver is an American Hollywood film producer, co-creator of the sport of Ultimate, co-founder of Dark Castle Entertainment and owner of Silver Pictures.-Life and career:...

 stated that his imprint would remain: "He worked really hard on the arc of the series. He really helped us focus and get started."http://classic-horror.com/newsreel/its_nothing_like_angel_we_swear_cbss_new_vamp_detective_show_moonlight

Buffy the Vampire Slayer


Greenwalt was a co-executive producer on Buffy until the show's third season, when he was promoted to executive producer. He left the show at the end of the third season to co-create the spin-off series, Angel
Angel (TV series)
Angel is an American television series, a spin-off of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The series was created by Buffys creator, Joss Whedon, in collaboration with David Greenwalt, and first aired on October 5, 1999...

with Joss Whedon
Joss Whedon
Joseph Hill "Joss" Whedon is an American screenwriter, executive producer, director, comic book writer, occasional composer and actor, founder of Mutant Enemy Productions and co-creator of Bellwether Pictures...

. He was credited as a consulting producer on Buffy from season four until the final season, although did not write or direct any episodes.
  • 1x04 "Teacher's Pet" (writer)
  • 1x07 "Angel
    Angel (Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode)
    "Angel" is the seventh episode of season 1 of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It was written by co-executive producer David Greenwalt and directed by Scott Brazil. The narrative follows Buffy Summers , vampire slayer, coming to terms with her feelings for Angel , who is revealed to...

    " (writer)
  • 1x10 "Nightmares" (teleplay; story with Joss Whedon
    Joss Whedon
    Joseph Hill "Joss" Whedon is an American screenwriter, executive producer, director, comic book writer, occasional composer and actor, founder of Mutant Enemy Productions and co-creator of Bellwether Pictures...

    )
  • 2x03 "School Hard
    School Hard
    "School Hard" is episode three of season two of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The story for the episode was conceived by series creator and executive producer Joss Whedon and co-executive producer David Greenwalt, with Greenwalt penning the teleplay. It was directed by John T....

    " (teleplay and story; story by Joss Whedon)
  • 2x05 "Reptile Boy" (writer and director)
  • 2x11 "Ted" (co-writer; with Joss Whedon)
  • 2x12 "Bad Eggs" (director)
  • 3x03 "Faith, Hope & Trick" (writer)
  • 3x05 "Homecoming" (writer and director)
  • 3x09 "The Wish" (director)

Angel


Greenwalt was an executive producer and served as the showrunner for the first three seasons. He left the staff at the end of the third season to pursue other works, and was credited as a consulting producer for the final two seasons. He returned in the fifth season to direct an episode.
  • 1x01 "City Of" (co-writer; with Joss Whedon
    Joss Whedon
    Joseph Hill "Joss" Whedon is an American screenwriter, executive producer, director, comic book writer, occasional composer and actor, founder of Mutant Enemy Productions and co-creator of Bellwether Pictures...

    )
  • 1x04 "I Fall to Pieces" (teleplay and story; story with Joss Whedon)
  • 1x05 "Rm w/a Vu" (story; teleplay and story by Jane Espenson
    Jane Espenson
    Jane Espenson is an American script writer and television producer who has worked on both situation comedies and serial dramas. She had a five-year stint as a writer and producer on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and shared a Hugo Award for her writing on the episode "Conversations with Dead People"...

    )
  • 1x08 "I Will Remember You" (co-writer; with Jeannine Renshaw)
  • 1x13 "She" (co-writer and director; with Marti Noxon
    Marti Noxon
    Martha Mills "Marti" Noxon is an American television and film writer first known for writing and producing Buffy the Vampire Slayer.- Production :...

    )
  • 1x14 "I've Got You Under My Skin" (story; teleplay and story by Jeannine Renshaw)
  • 1x22 "To Shanshu in L.A." (writer and director)
  • 2x01 "Judgment" (teleplay and story; story with Joss Whedon)
  • 2x05 "Dear Boy" (writer and director)
  • 2x09 "The Trial" (story; teleplay by Doug Petrie
    Doug Petrie
    Doug Petrie is an American screenwriter, director, and producer. Best known as a writer, director, and co-executive producer on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He co-wrote the screenplays for the Fantastic Four film and Harriet the Spy. He has also written for the television shows Angel, The 4400 and Tru...

     and Tim Minear
    Tim Minear
    Tim Minear is an American screenwriter and director. He was born in New York, grew up in Whittier, California, and studied film at California State University, Long Beach....

    )
  • 2x13 "Happy Anniversary" (teleplay and story; story with Joss Whedon)
  • 2x18 "Dead End" (writer)
  • 2x22 "There's No Place Like Plrtz Glrb" (writer and director)
  • 3x01 "Heartthrob" (writer and director)
  • 3x07 "Offspring" (writer)
  • 3x16 "Sleep Tight" (writer)
  • 3x22 "Tomorrow" (writer and director)
  • 5x20 "The Girl in Question" (director)

Trivia

  • After he left Angel to do Jake 2.0, both shows ended up competing against each other on Wednesday nights at 9/8c on The WB and UPN
    UPN
    United Paramount Network was a television network that was broadcast in over 200 markets in the United States from 1995 to 2006. UPN was originally owned by Viacom/Paramount and Chris-Craft Industries, the former of which, through the Paramount Television Group, produced most of the network's...

     respectively in the 2003–2004 season.
  • In the Superman comic #180 Superman battles Dracula and in Dracula's "wine" cellar is a bottle of blood marked "Mr. David Greenwalt - 1949-1999". One of the contributors to the comic was Joss Whedon, who worked with David Greenwalt on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel.

Filmography

  • Wacko
    Wacko
    Wacko is a 1983 arcade game by Bally Midway. It debuted during the "Golden Age of Arcade Games". It featured a unique angled, or "sloped" cabinet design and a combination of trackball and joystick controls.-Description:...

    (with Jim Kouf
    Jim Kouf
    Jim Kouf is an American screenwriter, director, and producer. He received the 1988 Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay for his work on Stakeout .-Filmography :...

    , Dana Olsen
    Dana Olsen
    Dana Olsen is an American actor, film producer and screenwriter. His written works include George of the Jungle, The 'Burbs and Inspector Gadget...

     and Michael Spound) (1982)
  • Utilities
    Utilities (film)
    Utilities is a 1983 film starring Robert Hays and Brooke Adams.One of Bob Hunt's neighbours' electricity is cut off because she cannot pay the bill...

    (with Jim Kouf
    Jim Kouf
    Jim Kouf is an American screenwriter, director, and producer. He received the 1988 Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay for his work on Stakeout .-Filmography :...

    ) (1983)
  • Class
    Class (film)
    Class is a 1983 American movie that was directed by Lewis John Carlino, the writer/director of the 1979 film The Great Santini. It features the film debuts of actors Andrew McCarthy, John Cusack, Virginia Madsen, Lolita Davidovich, and Alan Ruck....

    (with Jim Kouf
    Jim Kouf
    Jim Kouf is an American screenwriter, director, and producer. He received the 1988 Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay for his work on Stakeout .-Filmography :...

    ) (1983)
  • American Dreamer
    American Dreamer (film)
    American Dreamer is a 1984 American film starring JoBeth Williams and Tom Conti. It was directed by Rick Rosenthal from a script by Ann Biderman, David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf.An American housewife wins a trip to Paris in a mystery-writing contest...

    (with Jim Kouf
    Jim Kouf
    Jim Kouf is an American screenwriter, director, and producer. He received the 1988 Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay for his work on Stakeout .-Filmography :...

    ) (1984)
  • Secret Admirer
    Secret Admirer
    Secret Admirer is a 1985 romantic comedy film directed by David Greenwalt starring C. Thomas Howell, Lori Loughlin, Kelly Preston and Fred Ward. The screenplay was written by Greenwalt and Jim Kouf...

    (with Jim Kouf
    Jim Kouf
    Jim Kouf is an American screenwriter, director, and producer. He received the 1988 Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay for his work on Stakeout .-Filmography :...

    ) (1985)
  • Help Wanted: Kids (1986) (TV) (Director Only)
  • Double Switch (1987) (TV) (Director Only)
  • Rude Awakening
    Rude Awakening (1989 film)
    Rude Awakening is a 1989 comedy film directed by David Greenwalt and Aaron Russo.-Plot:In 1969 New York City, two hippies, Fred Wook and Jesus Monteya, flee the US to avoid arrest by the FBI and hide out in the jungles of Central America...

    (1989) (Co-Director Only, with Aaron Russo
    Aaron Russo
    Aaron Russo was an American entertainment businessman, movie producer and director, and political activist. He was best-known for producing such blockbuster movies as Trading Places, Wise Guys, and The Rose...

    )
  • Shannon's Deal
    Shannon's Deal
    Shannon's Deal is an American legal drama about a successful Philadelphia corporate lawyer named Jack Shannon who lost his family and his job to a compulsive gambling habit. It aired on NBC, originating as a high-rated two-hour television pilot on June 4, 1989, later becoming a regular series for...

    (1990) (TV)
  • Exile
    Exile
    Exile means to be away from one's home , while either being explicitly refused permission to return and/or being threatened with imprisonment or death upon return...

    (1990) (TV) Director Only)
  • The Wonder Years
    The Wonder Years
    The Wonder Years is an American television comedy-drama created by Carol Black and Neal Marlens. It ran for six seasons on ABC from 1988 through 1993. The pilot aired on January 31, 1988 after ABC's coverage of Super Bowl XXII....

    (1991-1992) (TV)
  • Doogie Howser M.D. (1992) (TV)
  • The Commish
    The Commish
    The Commish is a television series that aired on ABC in the United States from 1991 to 1996. The series focused on the work and home life of a suburban police commissioner in upstate New York....

    (1993-1995) (TV)
  • Profit
    Profit (TV series)
    Profit is an American television series that originally aired on the Fox Broadcasting Company in 1996. The series was created by David Greenwalt and John McNamara, and starred Adrian Pasdar as the titular character, Jim Profit. In February 2008, episodes began airing on Chiller in the USA...

    (1996) (TV)
  • The X-Files
    The X-Files
    The X-Files is an American science fiction television series and a part of The X-Files franchise, created by screenwriter Chris Carter. The program originally aired from to . The show was a hit for the Fox network, and its characters and slogans became popular culture touchstones in the 1990s...

    (1997) (TV)
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-1998)
  • Angel
    Angel (TV series)
    Angel is an American television series, a spin-off of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The series was created by Buffys creator, Joss Whedon, in collaboration with David Greenwalt, and first aired on October 5, 1999...

    (1999-2004) (TV) (also Co-Creator)
  • Miracles
    Miracles (TV series)
    Miracles is an American drama television program starring Skeet Ulrich and Angus Macfadyen. Created by Richard Hatem and Michael Petroni, the series has sometimes been dubbed a "spiritual version of The X-Files" by its creators...

    (2003) (TV)
  • Jake 2.0
    Jake 2.0
    Jake 2.0 is an American science fiction television series originally broadcast on UPN in 2003. The series was canceled on January 14, 2004 due to low ratings, leaving four episodes unaired in the United States. In the United Kingdom, all the episodes aired on Sky1...

    (2003) (TV)
  • Surface
    Surface (TV series)
    Surface is a science fiction television series that premiered on NBC on 19 September 2005. The program aired fifteen episodes before going on hiatus on February 6, 2006 due to NBC's coverage of the 2006 Winter Olympics...

    (2005) (TV)
  • Eureka
    Eureka (TV series)
    Eureka is an American science fiction television series that premiered on Syfy on July 18, 2006. Since then four seasons have aired, and a fifth is currently being filmed. The second half of season 4 began on SyFy on July 11, 2011 and ended on September 19, 2011...

    (2006) (TV) (Consulting Producer Only)
  • Kidnapped
    Kidnapped (TV series)
    Kidnapped is an American television drama series from Sony Pictures Television which aired on NBC from September 20, 2006, to August 11, 2007...

    (2006) (TV)
  • Moonlight
    Moonlight (TV series)
    Moonlight was an American paranormal romance television drama created by Ron Koslow and Trevor Munson, who was also executive producer for all episodes with Joel Silver, Gerard Bocaccio, Gabrielle Stanton and Harry Werksman. The series follows private investigator Mick St...

    (2007) (TV)
  • In Plain Sight
    In Plain Sight
    In Plain Sight is an American dramatic television series on USA Network. The series revolves around Mary Shannon , a Deputy United States Marshal attached to the Albuquerque, New Mexico office of the Federal Witness Security Program , more commonly known as the Federal Witness Protection Program...

    (2010) (TV) (Consulting Producer Only)
  • Grimm
    Grimm (TV series)
    Grimm is an American fantasy/mystery/crime drama series that made its debut on NBC on October 28, 2011. It airs Fridays at 9:00 pm ET/8:00 pm CT. The show has been described as "a cop drama—with a twist.....

    (2011) (TV) (also Co-Creator)

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