Marshall Herskovitz

Producer, Writer, Director

Producer, Writer, Director


Marshall Herskovitz was born on February 23, 1952 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for Thirtysomething (1987), Traffic (2000) and The Last Samurai (2003). He is married to Landry Major. He was previously married to Susan Shilliday.
Birth date
1952-02-23
Awards
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 18 wins & 11 nominations.
Height
6' 1" (1.85 m)

Known For


Thirtysomething
Thirtysomething
Producer (1987-1991)
Traffic
Traffic
Producer (2000)
The Last Samurai
The Last Samurai
Producer (2003)
Once and Again
Once and Again
Producer (1999-2002)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
ProducerThe Suck
(TV Series) (executive producer) (pre-production)
ProducerTrial by Fire
(executive producer)
2018/I
ProducerNashville
(TV Series) (executive producer - 38 episodes) - Beyond the Sunset (2018) ... (executive producer) - I Don't Want to Lose You Yet (2018) ... (executive producer) - For the Sake of the Song (2018) ... (executive producer) - Strong Enough to Bend (2018) ... (executive producer) - The House That Built Me (2018) ... (executive producer) Show all 38 episodes
2016-2018
ProducerWoman Walks Ahead
(producer)
2017
ProducerAbout Alex
(executive producer)
2014
ProducerBoys of Abu Ghraib
(executive producer)
2014
ProducerLove & Other Drugs
(producer)
2010
ProducerA Marriage
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
2009
ProducerDefiance
(executive producer)
2008/I
ProducerSave It
(Short) (executive producer)
2008
ProducerQuarterlife
(TV Series) (producer - 11 episodes, 2007 - 2008) (executive producer - 3 episodes, 2008) - Home Sweet Home (2008) ... (executive producer) - Anxiety (2008) ... (producer) - Goodbyes (2008) ... (executive producer) - Finding a Voice (2008) ... (executive producer) - Pilot (2008) ... (producer) Show all 14 episodes
ProducerBlood Diamond
(producer)
2006
Producer1/4life
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
2005
ProducerThe Last Samurai
(producer - produced by)
2003
ProducerWomen vs. Men
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
2002
ProducerLone Star State of Mind
(executive producer)
2002
ProducerOnce and Again
(TV Series) (executive producer - 62 episodes) - Chance of a Lifetime (2002) ... (executive producer) - Losing You (2002) ... (executive producer) - Experience Is the Teacher (2002) ... (executive producer) - Aaron's List of Dreams (2002) ... (executive producer) - One Step (Parent) Backward (2002) ... (executive producer) Show all 62 episodes
1999-2002
ProducerI Am Sam
(producer)
2001
ProducerThe Only Living Boy in New York
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
2000
ProducerTraffic
(producer)
2000
ProducerDangerous Beauty
(producer)
1998
ProducerRelativity
(TV Series) (executive producer - 2 episodes) - Just One More Thing (1996) ... (executive producer) - Pilot (1996) ... (executive producer)
1996
ProducerMy So-Called Life
(TV Series) (executive producer - 19 episodes) - In Dreams Begin Responsibilities (1995) ... (executive producer) - Weekend (1995) ... (executive producer) - Betrayal (1995) ... (executive producer) - Resolutions (1995) ... (executive producer) - So Called Angels (1994) ... (executive producer) Show all 19 episodes
1994-1995
ProducerLegends of the Fall
(producer)
1994
ProducerRock the Vote
(TV Special) (executive producer)
1993
ProducerThirtysomething
(TV Series) (executive producer - 85 episodes) - California (1991) ... (executive producer) - Melissa in Wonderland (1991) ... (executive producer) - A Stop at Willoughby (1991) ... (executive producer) - Hopeless (1991) ... (executive producer) - Out the Door (1991) ... (executive producer) Show all 85 episodes
1987-1991
ProducerExtreme Close-Up
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
1990
ProducerDream Street
(TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode) - Bachelor Party (1989) ... (executive producer)
1989
ProducerCBS Summer Playhouse
(TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode) - Sawdust (1987) ... (executive producer)
1987
ProducerSpecial Bulletin
(TV Movie) (producer)
1983
ProducerFamily
(TV Series) (producer)
1976
RoleTitleYear
WriterThe Suck
(TV Series) (pre-production)
WriterThirtysomething(else)
(TV Movie)
2020
WriterAmerican Assassin
(screenplay by)
2017
WriterNashville
(TV Series) (story by - 1 episode, 2016) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 2016) - The Wayfaring Stranger (2016) ... (story by) / (teleplay by)
WriterThe Great Wall
(story)
2016/I
WriterJack Reacher: Never Go Back
(screenplay)
2016
WriterLove & Other Drugs
(screenplay)
2010
WriterA Marriage
(TV Movie) (written by)
2009
WriterQuarterlife
(TV Series) (creator - 6 episodes, 2008) (story - 2 episodes, 2008) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 2008) - Home Sweet Home (2008) ... (creator) - Compromise (2008) ... (creator) / (story) / (teleplay) - Anxiety (2008) ... (creator) - Goodbyes (2008) ... (creator) - Finding a Voice (2008) ... (creator) Show all 6 episodes
Writer1/4life
(TV Movie) (additional story and dialogue)
2005
WriterThe Last Samurai
(screenplay)
2003
WriterOnce and Again
(TV Series) (creator - 54 episodes, 1999 - 2002) (writer - 11 episodes, 1999 - 2002) (story by - 1 episode, 1999) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 1999) - Chance of a Lifetime (2002) ... (creator) / (writer) - Losing You (2002) ... (creator) - One Step (Parent) Backward (2002) ... (creator) - The Gay-Straight Alliance (2002) ... (creator) - Taking Sides (2002) ... (creator) Show all 55 episodes
WriterAmerica: A Tribute to Heroes
(TV Special documentary)
2001
WriterThirtysomething
(TV Series) (created by - 84 episodes, 1987 - 1991) (written by - 8 episodes, 1987 - 1991) - California (1991) ... (creator) / (written by) - Melissa in Wonderland (1991) ... (creator) - A Stop at Willoughby (1991) ... (creator) - Hopeless (1991) ... (creator) - Out the Door (1991) ... (creator) Show all 85 episodes
WriterExtreme Close-Up
(TV Movie) (story) / (teleplay)
1990
WriterSpecial Bulletin
(TV Movie) (story) / (teleplay)
1983
WriterSeven Brides for Seven Brothers
(TV Series) (2 episodes) - Dreams (1982) - The Man in the White Hat (1982)
1982
WriterThe White Shadow
(TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes) - Mister Hero (1981) ... (written by) - No Place Like Home (1979) ... (written by)
1979-1981
WriterCHiPs
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - The Poachers (1980) ... (writer)
1980
WriterFamily
(TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes) - Going Straight (1979) ... (writer) - Ballerina (1979) ... (writer) - The Athlete (1979) ... (writer) - A Safe House (1977) ... (writer)
1977-1979
RoleTitleYear
DirectorA Marriage
(TV Movie)
2009
DirectorQuarterlife
(TV Series) (2 episodes) - Compromise (2008) - Pilot (2008)
2008
DirectorOnce and Again
(TV Series) (5 episodes) - Armageddon (2001) - Wake Up, Little Susie (2000) - Strangers and Brothers (2000) - Let's Spend the Night Together (1999) - Boy Meets Girl (1999) ... (directed by)
1999-2001
DirectorDangerous Beauty1998
DirectorMy So-Called Life
(TV Series) (1 episode) - Guns and Gossip (1994)
1994
DirectorJack the Bear1993
DirectorThirtysomething
(TV Series) (5 episodes) - New Baby (1989) - Love and Sex (1989) - Therapy (1988) - Couples (1987) - Thirtysomething (1987)
1987-1989
DirectorFamily
(TV Series) (2 episodes) - Whispers (1980) - Ballerina (1979)
1979-1980
RoleTitleYear
ActorWomen vs. Men
(TV Movie) Tom
2002
ActorOnce and Again
(TV Series) Dr. Kirchhoffer - Unfinished Business (2000) ... Dr. Kirchhoffer (uncredited)
2000
ActorThirtysomething
(TV Series) Dr. Nicolson - Therapy (1988) ... Dr. Nicolson (uncredited)
1988
RoleTitleYear
Script and Continuity DepartmentBlood Diamond
(script revisions - uncredited)
2006
Script and Continuity DepartmentDesperate Measures
(script revisions - uncredited)
1998
RoleTitleYear
ThanksUn jour de lucidité
(Short) (special thanks)
2014
ThanksThe Nina Foch Course for Filmmakers and Actors
(Video documentary) (special thanks)
2010
ThanksMy So-Called Life: A Conversation with Winnie Holzman and Marshall Herskovitz
(Video documentary short) (special thanks)
2007
ThanksMy So-Called Life: My So-Called Life Story
(Video documentary short) (special thanks)
2007
ThanksIn the Valley of Elah
(special thanks)
2007
ThanksCrash
(the producers gratefully acknowledge the help of)
2004/I
ThanksShakespeare in Love
(thanks)
1998
RoleTitleYear
SelfEntertainment Tonight
(TV Series) Self - Episode #37.235 (2018) ... Self
2018
SelfBulletproof Screenwriting Show
(TV Series) Self (2021)
2018
SelfUp to Snuff
(Documentary) Self
2018
SelfNashChat
(TV Series) Self - Writers' Round Table Talk Nashville (2017) ... Self - Marshall Herskovitz Talks Nashville (2017) ... Self
2017
SelfNational Endowment for the Arts: United States of Arts
(TV Series documentary short) Self - Producer, Writer, Director, AFI Alumnus & Board Member - American Film Institute (2017) ... Self - Producer, Writer, Director, AFI Alumnus & Board Member
2017
SelfAmerica in Primetime
(TV Series documentary) Self - Co-Creator, Thirtysomething - The Crusader (2011) ... Self - Co-Creator, Thirtysomething - Man of the House (2011) ... Self - Co-Creator, Thirtysomething
2011
SelfEcoDivas TV
(TV Series) Self - Playboy Mansion - United Nations (2009) ... Self
2009
SelfPlymouth Rock Studios: The Series
(TV Series) Self
2009
SelfAFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Warren Beatty
(TV Special) Self
2008
SelfMy So-Called Life: A Conversation with Winnie Holzman and Marshall Herskovitz
(Video documentary short) Self
2007
SelfMy So-Called Life: My So-Called Life Story
(Video documentary short) Self - Executive Producer
2007
SelfBlood Diamond: Focus Points
(Video documentary) Self
2007
SelfBlood Diamond: Becoming Archer
(Video short) Self
2007
SelfBlood Diamond: Inside the Siege of Freetown
(Video short) Self
2007
SelfBlood Diamond: Journalism on the Front Line
(Video short) Self
2007
SelfThe Dialogue: An Interview with Screenwriter Marshall Herskovitz
(Video) Self
2007
SelfHBO First Look
(TV Series documentary short) Self - 'Blood Diamond': Making an African Epic (2006) ... Self - The Last Samurai: An Epic Journey (2003) ... Self
2003-2006
SelfRetrosexual: The 80's
(TV Mini-Series documentary) Self
2004
SelfSilk and Armor: Costume Design with Ngila Dickson
(Video short) Self
2004
SelfTom Cruise: A Warrior's Journey
(Video documentary short) Self
2004
SelfBrilliant But Cancelled: Pilot Season
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2003
SelfBrilliant But Cancelled
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2002
SelfThe Perfect Pitch
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2002
SelfInside TV Land
(TV Series) Self - Inside TV Land: Taboo TV (2002) ... Self
2002
SelfBecoming Sam
(Video documentary short) Self
2002
SelfCharlie Rose
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode dated 12 March 2001 (2001) ... Self - Guest
2001
SelfIntimate Portrait
(TV Series documentary) Self - Patricia Heaton (2000) ... Self
2000
SelfInside Traffic: The Making of 'Traffic'
(TV Short documentary) Self
2000
SelfFrank Capra's American Dream
(TV Movie documentary) Self - Interviewee: Director
1997
SelfThe Media Show
(TV Series documentary) Self - Episode #6.3 (1990) ... Self
1990
SelfThe 40th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
(TV Special) Self - Winner
1988
SelfThe 35th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
(TV Special) Self - Winner
1983
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageEntertainment Tonight
(TV Series) Self - Episode #37.258 (2018) ... Self
2018
Archive footageCleanflix
(Documentary) Self - Producer, The Last Samurai
2009