Joseph Michael Straczynski

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Date of Birth July 17, 1954
Place of Birth New Jersey
Age 66 years old
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J. Michael Straczynski

Joseph Michael Straczynski is an American television and film screenwriter, producer and director, and comic book writer. He is the founder of Studio JMS and is best known as the creator of the science fiction television series Babylon 5 and its spinoff Crusade, as well as the series Jeremiah and Sense8. Straczynski wrote the psychological drama film Changeling and was co-writer on the martial arts thriller Ninja Assassin, horror film Underworld: Awakening, and apocalyptic horror film World War Z. From 2001 to 2007, Straczynski wrote Marvel Comics' The Amazing Spider-Man, followed by runs on Thor and Fantastic Four. He is also the author of the Superman: Earth One trilogy of graphic novels, and he has written Superman, Wonder Woman, and Before Watchmen for DC Comics. Straczynski is the creator and writer of several original comic book series such as Rising Stars, Midnight Nation, Dream Police, and Ten Grand through Joe's Comics.

Born: Joseph Michael Straczynski, July 17, 1954, Paterson, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupation: Writer, producer
Years active: 1979–present
Partner(s): Patricia Tallman, (200?–2013)
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About Joseph Michael Straczynski

A screenwriter, playwright, and film producer, he is best known as the creator of the popular television series, Babylon 5. He also penned the popular Marvel comic book series, The Amazing Spider-Man, from 2001-2007.

Before Fame

He attended San Diego State University, where he wrote for The Daily Aztec.


He wrote the screenplay for the BAFTA-nominated film, Changeling (2008).

Family Life

He grew up in New Jersey, the son of Catholic parents of Polish descent. He was married to Kathryn M. Drennan from 1983-2002.


He wrote the screenplay for Ninja Assassin, a film that starred Naomie Harris.

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