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Adam Horowitz
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Gender

Male

Birthdate

December 4, 1971

Age

45

Occupation

Writer
Producer

Social Media

Twitter

Education

Hunter College High School
University of Wisconsin–Madison

Adam Horowitz is an American screenwriter and producer.

He is known for his work with writing partner Edward Kitsis on Felicity, Black Sash, One Tree Hill, Popular, Fantasy Island, Birds of Prey, Life As We Know It, and Lost.

He currently works on the ABC fantasy series Once Upon a Time, which he and Kitsis created.

View the Adam Horowitz Gallery.

Early life

Horowitz graduated from Hunter College High School in 1990. He attended University of Wisconsin–Madison and graduated with a B.A. in 1994, majoring in communication arts and political science. There he met his future collaborator, Edward Kitsis. Horowitz was writer and reporter for the Daily Cardinal student newspaper, writing as many as five articles in the same issue. He often caught editors off-guard with humorous leads or picking odd quotes. He worked on articles about spearfishing and the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

Career

Television

After graduating, Kitsis and Horowitz traveled together to Los Angeles, and worked together on Fantasy Island, Felicity and Popular, before joining the Lost team halfway through the first season. He is married to Erin Barrett Horowitz.

Horowitz, Kitsis and the Lost writing staff won the Writers Guild of America (WGA) Award for Best Dramatic Series at the February 2006 ceremony for their work on the first and second seasons. They were nominated for the WGA Award for Best Dramatic Series again at the February 2007 ceremony for their work on the second and third seasons, at the February 2009 ceremony for the fourth season of Lost and at the February 2010 ceremony for the fifth season. They also wrote Confessions of an American Bride, a made for television movie.

Horowitz and Kitsis created the ABC fantasy drama series Once Upon a Time, which began airing on October 23, 2011. The show focuses on a town which is actually a parallel world populated by fairytale characters who are unaware of their true identity. The two came up with the concept seven years prior to joining the staff of Lost, but wanted to wait until it ended before they focused on this project.

Kitsis and Horowitz also worked on the first four episodes of Tron: Uprising. He explains that he has used this chance to explore the Tron universe, particularly the life of a program under CLU's regime.

Film

Kitsis and Horowitz worked as writers on early unused drafts of the Universal project Ouija,[8] and co-wrote the film Tron: Legacy in 2010.

Credits

  • Fantasy Island, 1998-1999
    • Episode 1.02 "Superfriends" with Edward Kitsis
    • Episode 1.08 "Handymen" with Kitsis
    • Episode 1.12 "The Real Thing" with Kitsis
  • Popular, 1999–2001
    • Episode 1.08 "Tonight's the Night" with Edward Kitsis and Ryan Murphy
    • Episode 1.15 "Booty Camp" with Kitsis
    • Episode 1.21 "What Makes Sammy Run" with Kitsis
    • Episode 2.02 "Baby, Don't Do It" with Kitsis
    • Episode 2.07 "Ur-ine Trouble" with Kitsis
    • Episode 2.12 "The Shocking Possession of Harrison John" with Kitsis
    • Episode 2.15 "It's Greek to Me" with Kitsis
    • Episode 2.20 "You Don't Tug on Superman's Cape...You Don't Spit into the Wind...You Don't Pull the Mask off the Ol' Lone Ranger...And You Don't Mess Around with Big Bertha Muffin" with Kitsis
  • Felicity, 2001
    • Episode 4.03 "Your Money or Your Wife" with Edward Kitsis
    • Episode 4.09 "Moving On" with Kitsis
  • Birds of Prey, 2002–2003
    • Episode 1.03 "Prey for the Hunter" teleplay with Edward Kitsis, story by Adam Armus & Kay Foster
    • Episode 1.06 "Primal Scream" teleplay with Kitsis, story by Adam Armus & Kay Foster
    • Episode 1.07 "Split" teleplay with Kitsis, story by Adam Armus & Kay Foster
    • Episode 1.08 "Lady Shiva" teleplay with Kitsis, story by Adam Armus & Kay Foster
    • Episode 1.11 "Reunion" with Kitsis
  • Black Sash, 2003
    • Episode 1.04 "Prodigal Son" with Edward Kitsis
  • One Tree Hill, 2004
    • Episode 1.20 "What Is and What Should Never Be" with Edward Kitsis
  • Life as We Know It, 2004
    • Episode 1.08 "Family Hard-ships" with Edward Kitsis
  • Confessions of an American Bride, 2005 with Edward Kitsis
  • Lost, 2005–2010
    • Episode 1.22 "Born to Run" teleplay with Edward Kitsis, story by Javier Grillo-Marxuach
    • Episode 2.04 "Everybody Hates Hugo" with Kitsis
    • Episode 2.12 "Fire and Water" with Kitsis
    • Episode 2.18 "Dave" with Kitsis
    • Episode 2.22 "Three Minutes" with Kitsis
    • Episode 3.04 "Every Man for Himself" with Kitsis
    • Episode 3.10 "Tricia Tanaka Is Dead" with Kitsis
    • Episode 3.14 "Exposé" with Kitsis
    • Episode 3.18 "D.O.C." with Kitsis
    • Episode 3.21 "Greatest Hits" with Kitsis
    • Episode 4.03 "The Economist" with Kitsis
    • Episode 4.07 "Ji Yeon" with Kitsis
    • Episode 4.10 "Something Nice Back Home" with Kitsis
    • Episode 5.02 "The Lie" with Kitsis
    • Episode 5.05 "This Place Is Death" with Kitsis
    • Episode 5.10 "He's Our You" with Kitsis
    • Episode 5.14 "The Variable" with Kitsis
    • Episode 6.02 "What Kate Does" with Kitsis
    • Episode 6.07 "Dr. Linus" with Kitsis
    • Episode 6.12 "Everybody Loves Hugo" with Kitsis
    • Episode 6.16 "What They Died For" with Kitsis and Elizabeth Sarnoff
  • Tron: Legacy, 2010 (with Edward Kitsis)
  • Once Upon a Time, 2011–2018 (with Edward Kitsis)
  • Tron: Uprising, 2012
    • Episode 1.01 "Beck's Beginning" with Edward Kitsis
    • Episode 1.02 "The Renegade, Part 1" with Kitsis (Story – Written by Kamran Pasha, Adam Nussdorf and Bill Wolkoff)
    • Episode 1.03 "The Renegade, Part 2" with Kitsis (Story – Written by Kamran Pasha, Adam Nussdorf and Bill Wolkoff)
    • Episode 1.04 "Blackout" with Kitsis
  • Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, 2013–2014 (with Edward Kitsis)
  • Dead of Summer, 2016 (with Edward Kitsis)
    • Episode 1.01 "Patience" (also with Ian Goldberg) (also as director)
    • Episode 1.03 "Mix Tape"
    • Episode 1.04 "Modern Love"
    • Episode 1.10 "She Talks to Angels"

Awards

  • 2005 Writers Guild of America Award for Best Dramatic Series for Lost.
  • 2000 SHINE Award for Best Comedy Episode for Popular episode "Booty Camp".
  • Nominated for 2000 Shine Award for Best Dramatic Episode for Popular episode "Tonight's the Night".
  • Nominated for 2008 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series for Lost
  • Nominated for 2009 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series for Lost
  • Nominated for 2010 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series for Lost
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