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Glen Mazzara is an American television writer and producer who worked as a writer for Season 1, Season 2 and Season 3 of the AMC horror/drama series, The Walking Dead. He was the Showrunner for Season 2 and 3.


Glen Mazzara was born in Manhattan and grew up in Queens, New York. He attended NYU, and earned a masters in English. He worked as a hospital administrator in New York before moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a writer in 1998.

He was a story editor, and writer for the fourth and fifth seasons of Nash Bridges. He joined the drama series, The Shield as an executive story editor and writer for its first season in 2002, was promoted to producer for the second season while continuing to write, to supervising producer for the third season, to co-executive producer for the fourth season, to executive producer for the fifth season, and left midway through the sixth season in 2006. Later in 2006 he was an executive producer on the short-lived series Standoff, and then a co-executive producer on the first season of NBC drama Life.

Mazzara left Life to create and executive produce a new series Crash based on the Oscar-winning film of the same name, serving as head writer and show runner.[1] He left after one season, but was credited as a consulting producer for the second season premiere.

Episodes Written

Season 1

Season 2

Season 3

Crew (TV Series)
Showrunners Frank DarabontGlen MazzaraScott GimpleAngela Kang
Directors Bill GierhartClark JohnsonDaniel AttiasDaniel SackheimDavid BoydErnest R. DickersonFrank DarabontGreg NicoteroGuy FerlandGwyneth Horder-PaytonJeffrey F. JanuaryJennifer LynchJeremy PodeswaJohan Renck Julius RamsayLarysa KondrackiLesli Linka GlatterMichael Edison SatrazemisMichael UppendahlMichelle MacLarenPhil AbrahamSeith MannStefan SchwartzTricia BrockMichael SlovisStephen WilliamsAvi Youabian
Writers Adam FierroAngela KangChanning PowellCharles H. EgleeCharlie AdlardCorey ReedCurtis GwinnDavid JohnsonEvan T. ReillyFrank DarabontFrank RenzulliGlen MazzaraHeather BellsonJack LoGiudiceMatthew NegreteNichole BeattieRobert KirkmanRyan C. ColemanSang Kyu KimScott M. GimpleSeth HoffmanTony Moore
Producers Adam FierroAngela KangCaleb WombleChanning PowellCharles H. EgleeCorey ReedCurtis GwinnDavid AlpertDenise M. HuthEvan T. ReillyFrank DarabontGale Anne HurdGlen MazzaraGreg NicoteroHeather BellsonJack LoGiudiceJolly DaleKenneth RequaMatthew NegreteNichole BeattiePaul GaddRobert KirkmanSang Kyu KimScott GimpleSeth HoffmanSkip SchoolnikTom Luse

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  • The Official Beat Mazzara Thread

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    • I Have No Tommy and I Must Scream wrote:Daily reminder that Mazzara was better than current Kirkman ''Nat...
    • A Blackguard wrote:All he did was kill off enjoyable characters like a fucking serial killer (or ruin them) and he absolutely raped the pri...
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    • KeepOnKeepingOn wrote:Who would be a better showrunner? I mean, drop a few names. Not just “anyone but Gimple”. I'm thinking Bened...
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