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Date Of BirthOctober 26, 1954


Jonathan Murray is an American television producer. He is best known for co-creating and executive producing the MTV reality television series The Real World, and the Bravo reality television series Project Runway.

Murray was born in Lexington, Kentucky, on October 28, 1957. He is the son of Nancy and James Murray. He has two sisters, Barbara and Susan. Murray graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1980 with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism.

Murray’s career in television began as a producer on the CBS daytime soap opera As the World Turns. He later served as a supervising producer on the ABC primetime drama thirtysomething. In 1992, Murray co-created and executive produced The Real World, which is credited with being the first reality television series. The show followed the lives of seven young adults who lived together in a New York City loft apartment. The Real World was an instant hit, and spawned numerous imitators.

In 2004, Murray co-created and executive produced Project Runway, a reality competition series that follows aspiring fashion designers as they compete for a chance to show their collections at New York Fashion Week. Project Runway has been praised for its positive portrayal of the fashion industry, and has won multiple Emmy Awards.

Murray is currently the Chairman of Bunim/Murray Productions, a television production company he co-founded with partner Mary-Ellis Bunim in 1987. Bunim/Murray Productions is responsible for producing several popular reality television series, including The Real World, Project Runway, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, and Total Divas.

Murray has an estimated net worth of $200 million. He has won multiple Emmy Awards for his work as a television producer.

General Info

Full NameJonathan Murray
Date Of BirthOctober 26, 1954
ProfessionScreenwriter, Television producer, Film producer, Television Director
EducationFayetteville–Manlius High School, University of Missouri
NationalityAmerican

Family

ChildrenDyllan Murray
PartnerHarvey Reese

Accomplishments

AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Non-Fiction Special, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Series
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program, PGA Television Producer of the Year Award - Competition Television, News & Documentary Emmy Award for Best Documentary, News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story – Long Form, Primetime Emmy Aw...
MoviesPedro
TV ShowsReal World, The Challenge, Bad Girls Club, Born This Way, Road Rules, The Simple Life, Kourtney & Kim Take Miami, Starting Over, The Challenge: Battle of the Exes II, Road Rules: USA – The First Adventure, Bad Girls All-Star Battle, Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too, Making the Band, Kourtney an...

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Movies

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Keeping Up with the Kardashians2007-2016TV Series executive producer - 75 episodes
Project Runway2009-2016TV Series executive producer - 143 episodes
Born This Way2015-2016TV Series executive producer - 15 episodes
Valerie's Home Cooking2015-2016TV Series documentary executive producer - 36 episodes
The Challenge: After Show2016TV Series executive producer - 2 episodes
Project Runway All Stars2012-2016TV Series executive producer - 59 episodes
They Call Us Monsters2016Documentary executive producer
Guardians of Recoleta2016Documentary short executive producer
Stewarts & Hamiltons2015TV Series executive producer
The ChallengeTV Series executive producer - 65 episodes, 2003 - 2015 producer - 4 episodes, 2000 - 2004
Love Thy Sister2015TV Series executive producer
Motor City Masters2014TV Series executive producer - 2 episodes
Under the Gunn2014TV Series executive producer - 13 episodes
Best Ink2013-2014TV Series executive producer - 4 episodes
The Assistant2013/IIShort executive producer
Bad Girls All Star Battle2013TV Series executive producer - 6 episodes
Best Ink: Redemption2013TV Series executive producer
Kourtney & Kim Take Miami2009-2013TV Series executive producer - 20 episodes
Valentine Road2013Documentary executive producer
Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too2011-2013TV Series executive producer - 20 episodes
The Controller: Medal of Honor Warfighter2012TV Series executive producer - 2012
TRYathlon2012TV Series executive producer - 2012
Mrs. Eastwood & Company2012TV Series executive producer - 2 episodes
Bad Girls Club2007-2012TV Series executive producer - 69 episodes
Power of Music2012TV Movie executive producer
After the Runway2011TV Series executive producer - 4 episodes
Saddle Ranch2011TV Series executive producer
Khloé & Lamar2011TV Series executive producer
Kourtney & Kim Take New York2011TV Series executive producer - 6 episodes
Real WorldTV Series executive producer - 188 episodes, 1992 - 2010 producer - 1 episode, 2004
Models of the Runway2009-2010TV Series executive producer - 29 episodes
Spring Break Challenge 20102010TV Mini-Series executive producer
Teen Mom2010TV Series floor producer - 1 episode
Bad Girls Club Reunion2009TV Movie executive producer
Styl'd2009TV Series executive producer - 5 episodes
Project Runway: All-Star Challenge2009TV Special executive producer
Make My Day2009TV Series producer - 1 episode
Shadow Billionaire2009Documentary executive producer
Old Skool with Terry and Gita2008TV Series executive producer - 3 episodes
Wealth Hunters2008TV Movie executive producer
Ski Patrol2008TV Series executive producer - 2 episodes
Pedro2008executive producer
Living Lohan2008TV Series executive producer - 2 episodes
The Real World Awards Bash2008TV Special executive producer
Supreme Court of Comedy2008TV Series executive producer
An Eye for Alba2008TV Movie executive producer
America's Psychic Challenge2007TV Series executive producer
Dr. Steve-O2007TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Murder2007TV Series executive producer - 2 episodes
Bad Girls Road Trip2007TV Mini-Series executive producer - 6 episodes
Reunited: The Real World Las Vegas2007TV Mini-Series executive producer
Road Rules2007TV Series executive producer - 11 episodes
Autism: The Musical2007Documentary executive producer
One Ocean View2006TV Series producer
The Real World Denver: The After Show2006TV Series short executive producer
Camp Steve-O2006TV Movie executive producer
The Scholar2005TV Series executive producer - 6 episodes
The Simple Life2003-2005TV Series executive producer - 30 episodes
The Rebel Billionaire: Branson's Quest for the Best2004-2005TV Series executive producer - 12 episodes
Secrets of the Dead2004TV Series documentary executive producer - 1 episode
Starting Over2003TV Series executive producer / producer
Born to Diva2003TV Series executive producer
The Real Cancun2003Documentary producer
Making the Band 22002TV Series executive producer - 2002-2003
Playboy: Who Wants to Be a Playboy Centerfold?2002TV Special documentary executive producer
Love Cruise: The Maiden Voyage2001TV Series executive producer
Real World/Road Rules Casting Special2001TV Movie executive producer
The Real World: Tenth Anniversary Special2000TV Movie documentary executive producer
Personally Yours2000TV Movie co-executive producer
Making the Band2000TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
The Real World You Never Saw: Boston + Seattle1998Video documentary producer
The Real World You Never Saw1997Video documentary producer
The Real World Casting Special1997TV Movie executive producer
The Real World Reunion: Inside Out1996Video documentary producer
Class Reunion1996TV Movie documentary executive producer
The Real World Reunion1995TV Movie producer
The Real World Vacations: Behind the Scenes1995Video documentary short producer
Fatal Past1993co-executive producer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Real WorldTV Series 174 episodes, 1992 - 2010 creator - 12 episodes, 1994 - 2009
The ChallengeTV Series 37 episodes, 2003 - 2010 creator - 29 episodes, 2000 - 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2004
Styl'd2009TV Series creator - 5 episodes
The Real World Awards Bash2008TV Special creator
Invisible2006/VShort
Road Rules1995TV Series creator

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too2010TV Series programme editor
Invisible2006/VShort
The Challenge2004TV Series 1 episode

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pedro2008Guest Lecturer

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Reel in the Closet2015Documentary special thanks
We Heart Diem2014TV Movie documentary special thanks - as Jon Murray
The Challenge2004-2008TV Series special thanks - 3 episodes

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
2016 Creative Arts Emmys2016TV MovieHimself - Winner: Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program
2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming / Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming / Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series / ... (as Jon Murray)
Fox Reality Really Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2008TV Series documentaryHimself
The Challenge2005TV SeriesHimself
Reality TV Secrets Revealed2004TV Movie documentaryHimself

Awards

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2016Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Unstructured Reality ProgramBorn This Way (2015)
2008Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Nonfiction SpecialAutism: The Musical (2007)
2005Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class SeriesStarting Over (2003)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2016Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality Competition ProgramProject Runway (2004)
2016PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Competition TelevisionProject Runway (2004)
2015Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality-Competition ProgramProject Runway (2004)
2015PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Competition TelevisionProject Runway (2004)
2014Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality-Competition ProgramProject Runway (2004)
2014EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsBest DocumentaryValentine Road (2013)
2014EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Coverage of a Continuing News Story - Long FormValentine Road (2013)
2014EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Coverage of a Current News Story - Long FormValentine Road (2013)
2014PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Competition TelevisionProject Runway (2004)
2013Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality-Competition ProgramProject Runway (2004)
2013PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Competition TelevisionProject Runway (2004)
2012Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality-Competition ProgramProject Runway (2004)
2012PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Competition TelevisionProject Runway (2004)
2011Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality - Competition ProgramProject Runway (2004)
2011PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Competition TelevisionProject Runway (2004)
2010Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality - Competition ProgramProject Runway (2004)
2007Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class SeriesStarting Over (2003)
2006Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class SeriesStarting Over (2003)
2001Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Non-Fiction Program (Special Class)Road Rules (1995)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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