Eric Kripke

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Writer • Producer

Birth Date: April 24, 1974

Age: 49 years old

Birth Place: Toledo, Ohio

Television writer and producer Eric Kripke's interest in horror and fantasy inspired him to create the long-running series "Supernatural" (The WB/CW, 2005- ) and other genre efforts, including "Revolution" (NBC, 2012-13) and "Timeless" (NBC, 2016- ). Born April 24, 1974 in Toledo, Ohio, Kripke developed an interest in making movies at an early age, and after graduating from Sylvania Southview High School in 1992, he studied film at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. He directed a pair of short films immediately after graduating in 1997, but did not earn his first professional credits until 2005, when he wrote and co-produced the horror film "Boogeyman" for producer Sam Raimi. Though critically panned, the film was a success at the box office, and begat two direct-to-video sequels. That same year, Kripke created "Supernatural," a horror/fantasy series about two brothers (Jensen Ackles and Jared Padelecki) who hunt monsters and other supernatural beings. Conceived as an anthology series, the program soon blossomed into a blend of end-times fantasy, urban folklore and family drama, which drew a devoted audience. Kripke served as showrunner and executive producer for "Supernatural" from its debut season and transition from The WB to The CW in 2006 until 2010, when he reduced his role to executive consultant in order to work on other projects. Some of these proved short-lived or stillborn - a "Supernatural" spin-off about its hapless paranormal investigators, the Ghostfacers, a series based on the DC comics character "Deadman" (The CW, 2012) and a featured titled "Haunted," which concerned a ghost's perspective on life in a haunted house - while others, like the dystopian fantasy feature "The Adjustment Bureau," came to fruition. In 2012, he created "Revolution," a science fiction drama series about survivors in a post-apocalyptic world where electronic devices have become permanently disabled. A cult favorite among TV viewers, it lasted two seasons before the network brought it to a close. Three years later, he penned "Amped," a comic book series about a man imbued with super powers after ingesting a "smart pill," for the DC imprint Vertigo. That same year, Kripke teamed with Shawn Ryan to create "Timeless," a sprawling science fiction adventure series about a team of experts who travel through time to stop a criminal from altering history.

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