John Wells

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John Wells
Birth name John Marcum Wells
Born May 28, 1956 in Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Notable Shows ER
The West Wing
Third Watch
Southland
Shameless
Awards

John Wells is an American theater, film, and television producer, writer, and director. He is known for being the executive producer of shows like ER, The West Wing, and Shameless.

Contents

Biography

Producer

Series Produced

Series Year(s) Producer Credit Season(s)
China Beach 1988 –1989 Producer 2
1989 –1990 Supervising Producer 3
1990 –1991 Co-Executive Producer 4
Angel Street 1992 Executive Producer 1
ER 1994 –2009 Executive Producer 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Trinity 1998 Executive Producer 1
The West Wing 1999 –2006 Executive Producer 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Third Watch 1999 –2005 Executive Producer 1 2 3 4 5 6
Citizen Baines 2001 Executive Producer 1
Presidio Med 2002 –2003 Executive Producer 1
Jonny Zero 2005 Executive Producer 1
Smith 2006 Executive Producer 1
Southland 2009 –2013 Executive Producer 1 2 3 4 5
Shameless 2011 –  Executive Producer 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Animal Kingdom 2016 –  Executive Producer 1
American Woman 2017 –  Executive Producer 1

Miniseries Produced

Series Year(s) Producer Credit Season(s)
Mildred Pierce 2011 Executive Producer

Writer

Episodes Written

Series Episode Airdate
CBS Summer Playhouse 2x14 - Roughhouse August 16, 1988
China Beach 2x04 - X-Mas Chnbch VN '67 December 21, 1988
China Beach 2x16 - The World (1) April 26, 1989
China Beach 2x17 - The World (2) May 3, 1989
China Beach 3x03 - Dear China Beach October 4, 1989
China Beach 3x11 - Magic January 3, 1990
China Beach 3x17 - The Thanks of a Grateful Nation February 28, 1990
China Beach 4x08 - One Small Step December 1, 1990
China Beach 4x14 - Rewind July 9, 1991
ER 1x03 - Day One September 22, 1994
ER 1x15 - Feb. 5,'95 February 2, 1995
ER 1x17 - The Birthday Party February 16, 1995
ER 1x25 - Everything Old Is New Again May 18, 1995
ER 2x01 - Welcome Back, Carter! September 21, 1995
ER 2x11 - Dead of Winter January 5, 1996
ER 2x16 - The Healers February 22, 1996
ER 2x22 - John Carter, M.D. May 16, 1996
ER 3x01 - Dr. Carter, I Presume September 26, 1996
ER 3x16 - Faith February 20, 1997
ER 3x22 - One More for the Road May 15, 1997
ER 4x07 - Fathers and Sons November 13, 1997
ER 4x13 - Carter's Choice January 29, 1998
ER 5x14 - The Storm (1) February 11, 1999
ER 5x15 - The Storm (2) February 18, 1999
Third Watch 1x06 - Sunny, Like Sunshine November 7, 1999
ER 6x06 - The Peace of Wild Things November 11, 1999
Third Watch 1x13 - This Band of Brothers February 7, 2000
Third Watch 1x19 - Spring Forward, Fall Back April 17, 2000
ER 6x21 - Such Sweet Sorrow May 11, 2000
Third Watch 1x22 - Young Men and Fire May 22, 2000
ER 7x06 - The Visit November 16, 2000
Third Watch 2x12 - True Love January 22, 2001
Third Watch 2x15 - Requiem for a Bantamweight February 12, 2001
ER 7x14 - A Walk in the Woods February 15, 2001
Third Watch 2x22 - ...And Zeus Wept May 21, 2001
Third Watch 3x02 - September Tenth October 22, 2001
ER 8x16 - Secrets and Lies March 7, 2002
Third Watch 3x21 - Two Hundred and Thirty-Three Days May 6, 2002
ER 8x21 - On the Beach May 9, 2002
Presidio Med 1x03 - Do No Harm October 2, 2002
ER 9x22 - Kisangani May 15, 2003
The West Wing 5x01 - 7A WF 83429 September 24, 2003
ER 10x01 - Now What? September 25, 2003
The West Wing 5x02 - The Dogs of War October 1, 2003
ER 10x10 - Makemba December 11, 2003
The West Wing 5x14 - An Khe February 18, 2004
ER 10x21 - Midnight May 6, 2004
The West Wing 6x01 - NSF Thurmont October 20, 2004
The West Wing 6x02 - The Birnam Wood October 27, 2004
The West Wing 6x13 - King Corn January 26, 2005
The West Wing 6x22 - 2162 Votes April 6, 2005
ER 11x21 - Carter est Amoureux May 12, 2005
ER 12x01 - Cañon City September 22, 2005
The West Wing 7x17 - Election Day (2) April 9, 2006
The West Wing 7x18 - Requiem April 16, 2006
The West Wing 7x22 - Tomorrow May 14, 2006
Smith 1x01 - Pilot September 19, 2006
Smith 1x02 - Two September 26, 2006
Smith 1x03 - Three October 3, 2006
ER 15x19 - Old Times March 12, 2009
ER 15x20 - Shifting Equilibrium March 19, 2009
ER 15x22 - And in the End... (1) April 2, 2009
ER 15x23 - And in the End... (2) April 2, 2009
Southland 2x01 - Phase Three March 2, 2010
Southland 3x01 - Let It Snow January 4, 2011
Shameless (USA) 1x12 - Father Frank, Full of Grace March 27, 2011
Shameless (USA) 2x01 - Summertime January 8, 2012
Shameless (USA) 2x12 - Fiona Interrupted April 1, 2012
Shameless (USA) 3x01 - El Gran Canon January 13, 2013
Shameless (USA) 4x01 - Simple Pleasures January 12, 2014
Shameless (USA) 4x06 - Iron City February 16, 2014
Shameless (USA) 4x12 - Lazarus April 6, 2014
Shameless (USA) 5x06 - Crazy Love February 15, 2015
Shameless (USA) 5x12 - Love Songs (In the Key of Gallagher) April 5, 2015
Shameless (USA) 6x01 - I Only Miss Her When I'm Breathing January 10, 2016
Shameless (USA) 6x12 - Familia Supra Gallegorious Omnia! April 3, 2016
Animal Kingdom 1x09 - Judas Kiss August 2, 2016
Animal Kingdom 1x10 - What Have You Done? August 9, 2016

Director

Series Episode Airdate
ER 4x13 - Carter's Choice January 29, 1998
ER 5x14 - The Storm (1) February 11, 1999
ER 6x21 - Such Sweet Sorrow May 11, 2000
ER 7x14 - A Walk in the Woods February 15, 2001
ER 8x21 - On the Beach May 9, 2002
The F.B.I. Files 5x25 - Broken Trust August 12, 2003
ER 11x22 - The Show Must Go On May 19, 2005
ER 13x07 - Jigsaw November 9, 2006
ER 14x10 - 300 Patients December 6, 2007
ER 15x19 - Old Times March 12, 2009
Shameless (USA) 1x02 - Frank the Plank January 16, 2011
Shameless (USA) 2x02 - Summer Loving January 15, 2012
Shameless (USA) 2x12 - Fiona Interrupted April 1, 2012
Shameless (USA) 4x01 - Simple Pleasures January 12, 2014
Animal Kingdom 1x01 - Pilot June 14, 2016
Animal Kingdom 1x02 - We Don't Hurt People June 14, 2016
Animal Kingdom 1x10 - What Have You Done? August 9, 2016

Creator

Series Premiere Date Creation Credit
Angel Street September 15, 1992 Creator
Third Watch September 23, 1999 Co-Creator
Presidio Med September 24, 2002 Co-Creator
Smith September 19, 2006 Creator

Awards and Accolades

Primetime Emmy Awards

  • Won: Outstanding Drama Series (1996)
ER
  • Won: Outstanding Drama Series (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003)
The West Wing
Won: Outstanding Special Class Program (2002)
The West Wing: Documentary Special

Trivia