Shane Salerno biography

Shane Salerno

Screenwriter, Film writer

1972 –


Who is Shane Salerno?

Shane Salerno is an American screenwriter, producer, director and New York Times bestselling author. At the age of 24 he co-wrote the worldwide blockbuster Armageddon directed by Michael Bay, which became the highest-grossing film of 1998. He most recently co-wrote and executive produced Savages directed by Oliver Stone. On August 1, 2013 he was announced as co-screenwriter of the sequel Avatar 4 with James Cameron.

In television, he served as a writer-producer of the Golden Globe-nominated Hawaii Five-0 for CBS, co-creator, executive producer and showrunner of UC: Undercover for NBC and writer for Fox's New York Undercover, the first police drama on American television to feature two people of color in the starring roles. He began his career straight out of high school as a writer-director apprentice to nine-time Emmy winning director-producer Gregory Hoblit, on NYPD Blue.

He is the producer and director of the documentary Salinger about reclusive author J. D. Salinger which was released theatrically by The Weinstein Company on September 6, 2013 and then premieres as the 200th episode of American Masters on January 21, 2014.


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Nov 27, 1972
  • United States of America
  • San Dieguito Academy
Lived in
  • Memphis

on July 23, 2013

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