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      Shawn Ryan

      Shawn Ryan

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      Birthday: Oct 11, 1966

      Birthplace: Rockford, Illinois, USA

      Having created one of the grittiest police shows in television history, writer and executive producer Shawn Ryan broke new ground with "The Shield" (FX, 2002-08), thanks to centering the show on corrupt cop antihero Vic Mackey. Inspired by real events surrounding the Rampart division of the LAPD, "The Shield" opened a window into the harsh world of gangs, drug dealers and corrupt police officers in realistic and often stomach-churning fashion. Prior to creating the show, Ryan was a writer and producer on both "Nash Bridges" (CBS, 1996-2001) and "Angel" (The WB, 1999-2004) - hardly proving ground for the bitter reality of "The Shield." By creating the first high-rated show on the small cable station, FX, Ryan was given more creative leeway as the executive producer and showrunner on more widely seen network shows like "The Unit" (CBS, 2006-09), which was created by playwright David Mamet, and the procedural drama "Lie To Me" (Fox, 2009-11). He returned to the cable channel to oversee "Terriers" (FX, 2010) before creating his first show since "The Shield," another hard-edged cop drama about cops and politicians called "The Chicago Code" (Fox, 2011-11), all of which made Ryan one of the most highly-sought executive producers on the small screen.

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      Last Resort, Shawn Ryan, 09/27/2012, ©ABC Last Resort, from left: Karl Gajdusek, Shawn Ryan, Autumn Reeser, Andre Braugher, Scott Speedman, Daisy Betts, 09/27/2012, ©ABC

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Charlie (Character),
      Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 2015

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 68% S.W.A.T. Writer,
      Executive Producer
      2017-2024
      74% 78% The Night Agent Executive Producer,
      Creator
      2023
      91% 67% Timeless Executive Producer 2016-2018
      67% 82% Mad Dogs Executive Producer 2016
      90% 83% Bones Destiny Childs / Lloyd Egan (Guest Star) 2014
      79% 85% Last Resort Executive Producer,
      Writer
      2012-2013
      No Score Yet 89% The Mentalist Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
      100% 84% The Chicago Code Creator,
      Executive Producer,
      Writer
      2011
      No Score Yet 87% Lie to Me Executive Producer 2010-2011
      84% 72% The Unit Executive Producer,
      Writer
      2006-2009
      90% 96% The Shield Executive Producer,
      Writer
      2002-2008
      87% 88% Angel Writer 2000-2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Nash Bridges Writer 1997-2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet My Two Dads Writer 1990