Jason Katims' television credits include developing and serving as executive producer/showrunner on the critically acclaimed series "Parenthood." He's also the executive producer/showrunner of the Emmy Award-winning NBC series "Friday Night Lights," for which he has received numerous accolades, including the Peabody Award and the Humanitas Prize.
Katims started his career in television on "My So-Called Life." Following that, Katims was the writer/showrunner and executive producer of "Relativity," which he created; "Roswell," which he also developed for television; and "Boston Public, Seasons 3 and 4. His film credits include co-writing the 1996 movie "The Pallbearer," starring David Schwimmer and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Katims began his career as a playwright. His plays include "The Man Who Couldn't Dance" and "Who Made Robert De Niro King of America?" Katims lives in Los Angeles with his wife Kathy and their two children, Sawyer and Phoebe.