An Emmy-and Peabody-Award-winning film and television screenwriter and producer whose credits include St. Elsewhere, Moonlighting, NYPD Blue, Dexter, and The Walking Dead will be the Williston Northampton School’s speaker for its 178th Convocation.
Chic Eglee graduated cum laude from Williston Academy in 1970 and received a B.A. in English from Yale University. He will address the Williston community on September 14 on the campus Quadrangle.
After a brief stint teaching film history at Yale, Eglee moved to California and worked for Roger Corman, where he met James Cameron. With Cameron, Eglee wrote Piranha II: The Spawning under the screen name H.A. Milton. Subsequently, he wrote and produced the Canuxploitation classic Deadly Eyes.
In 1984, Eglee moved to television, joining the writing staff of St. Elsewhere. He became writer/supervising producer of the ABC hit Moonlighting.
At Steven Bochco Productions, Eglee wrote and co-executive produced the ABC series Civil Wars, and wrote for L.A. Law. He co-created the short-lived ABC series, The Byrds of Paradise, starring Timothy Busfield, Seth Green and Jennifer Love Hewitt. Eglee joined NYPD Blue as writer/co-executive producer. With Steven Bochco, he co-created the series Murder One and Total Security for ABC starring James Belushi and James Remar.
Eglee and James Cameron co-created Dark Angel, a futuristic dystopian drama starring Jessica Alba. Eglee has served as writer, executive producer and show runner for The Shield, The Walking Dead, Hemlock Grove and Dexter, which received Emmy nominations for Best Dramatic Series during his tenure. He earned an Emmy (NYPD Blue) and a Peabody Award (Dexter).
Of “The 101 Best Written TV Series of All Time,” chosen by the Writers Guild of America, Charles Eglee has been on the writing staff of six of them.