|Occupation||Producer, showrunner, writer, story-editor|
|Known for||Sci-fi, horror, supernatural, thriller, family entertainment, movies and series|
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Dan Angel is an American film and television producer, screenwriter, story editor and showrunner. He has written and produced a number of television series and movies, often with his writing partner Billy Brown, including The X-Files, Goosebumps, Animorphs, Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story, Door to Door, R. L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It, Christmas in Canaan, R. L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: The Series and Dan Vs.. His work has won numerous awards, including a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Made for Television Movie and Peabody Award recognizing his work executive producing Door to Door. and another Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Series in his work on R. L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: The Series.
Education and career
Angel started his professional career in 1984, writing and producing for the Kenny Solms sketch comedy series The Homemade Comedy Special hosted by Michael J. Fox and Angie Dickinson. In 1993, Dan wrote and produced the Showtime Networks horror film John Carpenter Presents: Body Bags with his writing partner Billy Brown. The writing partners transitioned into series television, writing and story editing for the 1995–98 series run of popular children's anthology series Goosebumps based on the scary children's book series, also called Goosebumps, by R.L. Stine. Angel and Brown also wrote and story edited for the Emmy-award-winning fifth season (1997–98) of The X-Files.
Dan Angel wrote, produced and created a number of thriller and family-based television series throughout the following decade, notably Animorphs (1998–99), the television series adaptation of the scholastic children's book series of the same name, the hour-long Fox network horror anthology series Night Visions (2001–02) which featured well-known directors from the genre like Tobe Hooper and Joe Dante and notable guest stars each episode, like Bill Pullman, Lou Diamond Phillips, Jack Palance and Pam Grier, and historical fantasy adventure series Young Blades (2005) based on the adventures of four young Musketeers.
In 2002, Dan produced the film adaptation of the memoir of Bill Porter, a door to door salesman with cerebral palsy. The TNT telefilm Door to Door, written by and starring William H. Macy, was nominated for multiple Golden Globes awards and with twelve nominations and six wins, the film was the most-winning program of the year at the 2003 primetime Emmys. Dan received a number of honors and awards for producing this film including a Peabody Award, a Critic's Choice Award, and an AFI Award, among multiple other nominations.
Following this success, Dan produced a number of notable telefilms, including the NAACP Image Award-winning TNT biopic about American Presidential Medal of Freedom-winning pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson, Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story starring Cuba Gooding Jr., and Hallmark Channel's Christmas in Canaan starring country music singer Billy Ray Cyrus, as well as direct-to-DVD films and network television series (see section: Selected filmography), and is currently executive producer of two television series for The Hub television network, the live-action family thriller anthology series R. L. Stine's The Haunting Hour and animated comedy series Dan Vs. (produced with The Simpsons production company Film Roman), both of which are in their third seasons. Dan has served as partner and Chief creative officer of The Hatchery, LLC production company since 2003.
Angel is married to Cindy Angel. The couple lives in the Burbank area. They have three children: daughters Jessica and Nikki, and son Matt Angel, who is an actor.
Leo Awards Nominee – R.L. Stine's Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls – Best Television Movie – 2016
Emmy Awards Nominee – R.L. Stine's Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls – Outstanding Special Class Special – 2016
Emmy Awards – Winner – R.L. Stine's The Hauntng Hour – Outstanding Children's Series – 2015
Emmy Awards – Nominee – Spooksville – Outstanding Children's Series – 2015
Emmy Awards – Nominee – Spooksville – Best Writing In a Children's Series –2015
WGC – Nominee – R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour – Best Writing in a Children's Series – Episode: Good will Towards Men – 2015
Emmy Awards – Winner – R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour – Outstanding Children's Series – 2014
Emmy Awards – Nominee – R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour – Best Writing In a Children's Series – 2014
Emmy Awards – Nominee – Outstanding Special Class Best Animated Series – Dan Vs. – 2014
Emmy Awards – Winner – R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour – Outstanding Children's Series – 2013
Emmy Awards – Nominee – Outstanding Special Class Best Animated Series – Dan Vs. – 2013
Emmy Awards – Nominee – R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour – Best Writing In a Children's Series – 2013
TCA Award – Television Critics Association – Nominee – R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour – Outstanding Achievement In Youth Programming – 2011
BFCA Critics Choice Awards – Nominee – Best Picture Made For Television – Gifted Hands – 2009
WGA Awards – Nominee – R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour Movie – Best Writing Children's Long form – 2008
Critics Choice Awards – Winner – Best Picture – Door To Door – 2003
Emmy Awards – Winner – Door To Door – Best Made For TV Movie – 2003
Peabody Award Winner – Best Picture – Door To Door – 2003
Producers Guild Awards – Winner – Diversity Award – Door To Door – 2003
WGA Awards – Winner – Goosebumps – Best Writing Children's TV – 1997