Writer, producer and director Glenn Gordon Caron wrote and directed the pilot for “Medium” (for which Patricia Arquette won a Best Actress Emmy), and went on to executive produce the series for all of its seven seasons, five on NBC and two on the Network.
While working at an advertising agency following college, a pilot script Caron wrote caught the attention of writer/producer/director James L. Brooks, who invited Caron to join the writing staff of his hit series “Taxi.” Caron segued from the Emmy Award-winning program to serve as the story editor on the highly acclaimed, short-lived series “Good Time Harry,” starring Ted Bessel.
Caron made his television producing debut after being asked by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Steve Tesich to assist in writing and producing the television adaptation of the award-winning film “Breaking Away.” Caron then wrote and produced the first 10 episodes of the hit series “Remington Steele,” starring Pierce Brosnan, before leaving the show to form his own company, Picturemaker Productions.
In 1985 Caron created the groundbreaking hit “Moonlighting.” The series, which is recognized as launching Bruce Willis’ career, broke many of the storytelling conventions associated with hour-long television shows. “Moonlighting,” which Caron also wrote for and produced, garnered 42 Emmy Award nominations, nine Golden Globe Award nominations, six Writers Guild of America nominations and four Directors Guild of America nominations. Caron received the WGA Award for his writing on the series.
In 1999 Caron wrote and directed the pilot for “Now and Again,” which won a Saturn Award as the Best Science Fiction Television of that year. He went on to write and direct several episodes of the series. Also, he served as EP for “Tyrant,” and wrote the pilot “The Middle Man,” with fellow executive producer Ben Affleck.
Caron began his feature film career in 1988, directing “Clean and Sober,” starring Michael Keaton. He followed that with “Wilder Napalm,” the first produced script from a young writer named Vince Gilligan and starring Debra Winger, Dennis Quaid and Arliss Howard. He was hand-picked by Warren Beatty to direct “Love Affair,” starring Beatty, Annette Bening and Katherine Hepburn in her final motion picture appearance. He ended the decade by writing and directing Jennifer Aniston’s first starring motion picture vehicle “Picture Perfect.”
Caron resides in Los Angeles.