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Date Of Birth1960
FactWon the 1994 Humanitas Prize in the 60 Minute Category for "Party of Five" (shared with Amy Lippman).

Christopher Keyser is an American television writer, producer, and novelist. He is best known for creating the television series Party of Five.

Keyser was born in New York City, New York on October 26, 1957. He is the son of Ann (née Sager) and Robert Keyser, Jr., a stockbroker. He has two sisters, Pamela and Amy. Keyser was raised in Scarsdale, New York. He graduated from Scarsdale High School in 1975. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Yale University in 1979.

Keyser began his career as a journalist for The Washington Post. He later worked as a speechwriter for New York Governor Mario Cuomo. In 1989, Keyser moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in television.

Keyser’s first television credit was for an episode of the television series thirtysomething. He went on to write for the series Sisters, L.A. Law, and Melrose Place. In 1994, Keyser created the television series Party of Five. The show ran for six seasons and earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama in 1996.

In 2001, Keyser co-created the television series The Education of Max Bickford. The show starred Richard Dreyfuss and ran for two seasons. In 2003, Keyser created the short-lived television series American Dreams.

Keyser has also written two novels. The first, A Sense of Honor (1985), is about a young man at Yale who is accused of plagiarism. The second, The Last Days of Summer (1999), is about the friendship between a young boy and a baseball player in the 1940s.

Keyser is married to Laurie McCarthy. They have two children together.

Keyser has an estimated net worth of $5 million. He earns a salary of $1 million per year from his work as a television writer and producer.

General Info

Date Of Birth1960
Place Of BirthLong Island, New York, United States
ProfessionFilm producer, Screenwriter, Television producer
EducationHarvard Law School


MoviesHighland Park, Benefit of the Doubt
TV ShowsParty of Five, Significant Others, Time of Your Life

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1Won the 1994 Humanitas Prize in the 60 Minute Category for "Party of Five" (shared with Amy Lippman).




TyrantTV Series executive producer - 22 episodes, 2015 - 2016 consulting producer - 9 episodes, 2014
The Last Tycoon2016TV Series executive producer
Warriors2014TV Movie executive producer
Lone Star2010TV Series executive producer - 3 episodes
No Place Like Home2003TV Movie executive producer
Party of Five1994-2000TV Series executive producer - 142 episodes
Time of Your Life1999TV Series executive producer - 2 episodes
Significant Others1998TV Series executive producer - 6 episodes
SistersTV Series supervising producer - 24 episodes, 1992 - 1993 co-executive producer - 22 episodes, 1993 - 1994
No Place Like Home1989TV Movie producer


Witness for the Prosecution2018screenplay announced
Tyrant2014-2016TV Series written by - 10 episodes
Warriors2014TV Movie
Highland Park2013written by
Party of FiveTV Series created by - 102 episodes, 1994 - 1999 creator - 38 episodes, 1996 - 2000 written by - 27 episodes, 1994 - 2000 story by - 5 episodes, 1994 - 1998 teleplay - 1 episode, 1999
Time of Your LifeTV Series 5 episodes, 1999 - 2000 writer - 1 episode, 1999 creator - 1 episode, 1999 created by - 1 episode
Significant Others1998TV Series creator - 4 episodes
SistersTV Series 2 episodes, 1992 - 1993 writer - 14 episodes, 1991 - 1994 story - 5 episodes, 1992 - 1994 written by - 1 episode, 1992
Benefit of the Doubt1993screenplay
Equal Justice1990TV Series writer - 1 episode
L.A. Law1989-1990TV Series written by - 2 episodes


Biography2009TV Series documentaryHimself - Co-creator, Party of Five
After Hours with Daniel Boulud2007TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Profile1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Party of Five1998TV SeriesHimself


Nominated Awards

1996Humanitas PrizeHumanitas Prize60 Minute CategoryParty of Five (1994)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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