Known for movies

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DiedDecember 29, 1605, Bintan Island, Indonesia
FactDeveloping for Fox 2000 a screen adaptation of Michael Dobbs' book, "One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushehev and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War.".

John Davis was born on October 25, 1967, in San Diego, California. His parents were both schoolteachers. He has two older sisters. He attended public schools in San Diego and graduated from high school in 1985. He then attended the University of California at Berkeley, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in economics in 1989. After graduation, he worked for a few years as a financial analyst for a bank in San Francisco. In 1992, he enrolled in the Stanford University Law School and earned his law degree in 1995.

After law school, Davis worked as a law clerk for a federal judge in San Francisco. He then worked as a lawyer in the San Francisco office of a large law firm. In 2000, he left the law firm to start his own law practice. In 2003, he was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. He served on the board for two terms and was its president from 2009 to 2011.

In 2012, Davis ran for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate from California. He lost in the primary election to the incumbent senator, Dianne Feinstein.

In 2014, Davis was elected to the California State Senate. He represents the state’s 3rd Senate District, which includes parts of San Francisco and San Mateo counties.

Davis is married to Anne Gust, a former executive vice president of The Gap, Inc. They have two children.

Davis has an estimated net worth of $5 million. His salary as a state senator is $95,291 per year.

General Info

DiedDecember 29, 1605, Bintan Island, Indonesia
ProfessionFilm producer, Businessperson, Television producer


ChildrenCatherine Davis, Jensen Davis, Jack Davis


Music GroupsSuperdrag
MoviesPredator, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Alien vs. Predator, Predator 2, Chronicle, Joy, I, Robot, Predators, Victor Frankenstein, Dr. Dolittle, AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem, Daddy Day Care, The Firm, Norbit, Waterworld, Mr. Popper's Penguins, Grumpy Old Men, Eragon, Gulliver's Travels, Dr. Dolittle...

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1I've always really wanted to make a successful love story. I think a lot of us in this business do. It's hard. It's hard to find really great unique stories. And it's very, very hard to get the Studios to want to finance them.


1First job was as an usher in his father's movie theater in a Denver suburb. He fell in love with movies, and would watch up to 300 movies a year.
2Has produced or executive produced 84 movies and movies for television.
3Quietly partnered in an animation company with South Korean animators in 2007, and Davis Entertainment is busy developing and producing animation features and DVD programming, including a feature animated musical.
4Parlayed his success as a moviemaker into a separate career as a savvy business man, originally buying and selling at a sizable profit Wetzel's Pretzels, Pasta Pomodoro, etc. He is partnered in national cosmetics chain Jane Cosmetics, as well as the frozen yogurt chain, Red Mango, and auto parts maker Catalina Precision Products.
5Recognized by The Hollywood Reporter as Hollywood's most prolific producer (August, 2005).
6HaD an ownership stake in the Italian restaurant chain, Pasta Pomodoro.
7Born and raised near Denver, Colorado.
8His obsession with film began as a youth when his father purchased the neighborhood movie theater, where he sold popcorn.
9Developing for Fox 2000 a screen adaptation of Michael Dobbs' book, "One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushehev and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War.".
10Uncle of Nick Raynes.



The Predator2018producer pre-production
Zara2018producer pre-production
The Blacklist: Redemption2017TV Series executive producer announced
Behind Enemy LinesTV Series executive producer announced
I, Robot 2producer announced
Our Houseexecutive producer post-production
Protectionproducer announced
Selling Timeproducer pre-production
The Blacklist2013-2016TV Series executive producer - 68 episodes
Timeless2016TV Series executive producer - 3 episodes
Dr. Ken2016TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Victor Frankenstein2015producer
The Player2015TV Series executive producer - 4 episodes
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.2015producer
Devil's Due2014producer
Ironside2013TV Series executive producer - 2 episodes
Mr. Popper's Penguins2011producer
A Little Bit of Heaven2011producer
Locke & Key2011TV Movie producer
Gulliver's Travels2010producer
Garfield's Pet Force2009Video producer
Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts2009Video producer
Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia2009Video executive producer
The Express2008producer
Garfield's Fun Fest2008Video producer
Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief2008Video producer
Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem2007producer
Garfield Gets Real2007Video producer
The Heartbreak Kid2007executive producer
Daddy Day Camp2007executive producer
Jump In!2007TV Movie executive producer
Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties2006producer
Dr. Dolittle 32006Video producer
When a Stranger Calls2006producer
Life Is Ruff2005TV Movie executive producer
Nadine in Date Land2005TV Movie executive producer
At Last2005executive producer
Flight of the Phoenix2004producer
Fat Albert2004producer
First Daughter2004producer
AVP: Alien vs. Predator2004producer
I, Robot2004producer
Devil's Pond2003producer
Daddy Day Care2003producer
Happy Hour2003executive producer
29 Palms2002executive producer
Bobbie's Girl2002TV Movie executive producer
Life or Something Like It2002producer
Sunk on Christmas Eve2001TV Movie documentary producer
Behind Enemy Lines2001producer
Dr. Dolittle 22001producer
Labor Pains2000co-executive producer
Little Richard2000TV Movie executive producer
Rites of Passage1999executive producer
Dudley Do-Right1999producer
The Jesse Ventura Story1999TV Movie executive producer
The Settlement1999executive producer
Doctor Dolittle1998producer
Miracle at Midnight1998TV Movie executive producer
Bad Manners1997executive producer
Out to Sea1997producer
Digging to China1997producer
Volcano: Fire on the Mountain1997TV Movie executive producer
Asteroid1997TV Movie executive producer
Lewis & Clark & George1997executive producer
The Chamber1996producer
Courage Under Fire1996producer
Grumpier Old Men1995producer
The Grass Harp1995producer
Denise Calls Up1995executive producer
The Hunted1995producer
Ri¢hie Ri¢h1994producer
One Christmas1994TV Movie producer
Tears and Laughter: The Joan and Melissa Rivers Story1994TV Movie producer
This Can't Be Love1994TV Movie executive producer
Grumpy Old Men1993producer
The Last Outlaw1993TV Movie producer
The Thing Called Love1993producer
Caught in the Act1993/ITV Movie executive producer
The Firm1993producer
Voyage1993TV Movie producer
Wild Card1992TV Movie executive producer
Storyville1992executive producer
Silhouette1990TV Movie executive producer
Predator 21990producer
Curiosity Kills1990TV Movie executive producer
Enid Is Sleeping1990producer
Dangerous Passion1990TV Movie executive producer
The Last of the Finest1990producer
Little Monsters1989producer - as John A. Davis
License to Drive1988producer - as John A. Davis
Three O'Clock High1987co-producer

Production Manager

Doomsday Gun1994TV Movie production manager: Spain
The Two Mrs. Grenvilles1987TV Mini-Series production supervisor - 2 episodes
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom1984production supervisor: UK
Never Say Never Again1983production manager: U.K.


Evolution of the Species: Predators Reborn2010Video documentary special thanks
Texasville1990many thanks


The Making of Victor Frankenstein2016Video documentary shortHimself
Evolution of the Species: Predators Reborn2010Video documentaryHimself
The Express: Making History - The Story of Ernie Davis2009Video shortHimself
The Express: Making of 'The Express'2009Video shortHimself
HBO First Look2001-2008TV Series documentaryHimself / Producer
AVP-R: Preparing for War - Development and Production2008Video documentary shortHimself
AVP: Production2004Video documentaryHimself
AVP: The Beginning2004Video documentary shortHimself
If It Bleeds We Can Kill It: The Making of 'Predator'2001Video documentary shortHimself
The Making of 'Heartbreakers'2001Video shortHimself
Predator: The Life Inside2001Video documentary shortHimself
Predator: The Unseen Arnold2001Video documentary shortHimself


Won Awards

2008Andrew Carnegie MedalAssociation for Library Service to ChildrenJump In! (2007)
2004ShoWest AwardShoWest Convention, USAProducer of the Year
1998Film AwardSanta Clarita International Film FestivalBest Feature Drama FilmMiracle at Midnight (1998)
1994Silver AngelAngel AwardsExcellence in MediaOne Christmas (1994)

Nominated Awards

2005Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest Film, DramaI, Robot (2004)
1996Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst PictureWaterworld (1995)
1995Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst PictureWaterworld (1995)
1995Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsThe Sequel Nobody Was Clamoring ForGrumpier Old Men (1995)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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