Howard Gordon was the showrunner and executive producer of the hit television series "24." A 25-year industry veteran, Gordon first gained national attention for his award-winning work on the groundbreaking series "The X-Files," for which he won multiple Golden Globes. His other credits include "Angel," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Beauty and the Beast," "Sisters" and "Spenser: For Hire." He created the innovative 1999 drama "Strange World" and the series "The Inside."
In addition to "Awake," his current projects include "Homeland," which he co-created.
Gordon's first novel, "Gideon's War," was published in 2011 with a sequel, "Hard Target," to be released in January 2012.
He graduated from Princeton University, and now lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three children. He is an active member of the Pacific Counsel on International Relations, and a current board member and former president of the Stroke Association of Southern California.