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Prolific documentarian and TV writer turned screenwriter, executive producer and director. Frost is best known for his collaborative efforts with director David Lynch. Frost's career as a TV writer began after he quit school to work with Steven Bochco at Universal Pictures, where he penned episodes for such series as "The Six Million Dollar Man", "Lucas Tanner" and "Sunshine". Frost later moved to PBS to write, produce and direct documentaries. Notable among his work for public television is "The Road Back", a documentary about a rehabilitation program for juvenile felons. He then moved back to commercial TV, writing episodes for "Hill Street Blues" and "The Equalizer".Frost made the jump from TV to features with his screenplay for "The Believers" (1987), a slick horror film directed by John Schlesinger and "Scared Stiff" (1987). Teaming up with director David Lynch, their Lynch/Frost Productions created the cult TV series "Twin Peaks" and the feature "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me" (1992), the TV documentary series "American Chronicles" which Frost directed as well as wrote, and the short-lived sitcom "On the Air". Frost made his feature directorial debut with "Storyville" (1992). ...

Prolific documentarian and TV writer turned screenwriter, executive producer and director. Frost is best known for his collaborative efforts with director David Lynch. Frost's career as a TV writer began after he quit school to work with Steven Bochco at Universal Pictures, where he penned episodes for such series as "The Six Million Dollar Man", "Lucas Tanner" and "Sunshine". Frost later moved to PBS to write, produce and direct documentaries. Notable among his work for public television is "The Road Back", a documentary about a rehabilitation program for juvenile felons. He then moved back to commercial TV, writing episodes for "Hill Street Blues" and "The Equalizer".

Frost made the jump from TV to features with his screenplay for "The Believers" (1987), a slick horror film directed by John Schlesinger and "Scared Stiff" (1987). Teaming up with director David Lynch, their Lynch/Frost Productions created the cult TV series "Twin Peaks" and the feature "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me" (1992), the TV documentary series "American Chronicles" which Frost directed as well as wrote, and the short-lived sitcom "On the Air". Frost made his feature directorial debut with "Storyville" (1992).

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  Storyville (1992) Director

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Wrote episodes of "Sunshine" and "The Six Million Dollar Man" for Universal Television
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Returned to Minneapolis; became literary associate at Guthrie Theater and playwright-in-residence at Midwestern Playwright's Lab
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Chicago's St. Nicholas Theater produced his play, "The Nuclear Family"; Mark Medoff's workshop at New Mexico State University staged another, "Heart Trouble"
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Made TV documentary (for PBS), "The Road Back"
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Worked as writer, story editor, and executive story editor for the NBC drama series, "Hill Street Blues"
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Fiction directorial debut for TV, "Hill Street Blues"
1986:
First collaboration with David Lynch, writing a script for a feature film, "Goddess" (about Marilyn Monroe), never produced
1987:
Wrote and produced first feature, "The Believers"
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Established Lynch/Frost productions with David Lynch
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Debut as executive producer and creator with the ABC TV series "Twin Peaks" (also writer)
1990:
Writer, executive producer and director for the documentary series "American Chronicles"
1992:
Writer and executive producer for the short-lived TV series "On the Air"
1992:
First executive producer credit for a feature film, "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me"
1992:
Made feature directorial debut with "Storyville"
1993:
Wrote first novel, "The List of 7"
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Education

Carnegie Institute of Technology: Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania -
Carnegie Institute of Technology: Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania -

Notes

Frost grew up in New York, Los Angeles and Minneapolis.

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wife:
Jody Frost.

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father:
Warren Frost. Actor, director, playwright, acting teacher.
sister:
Lindsay Frost. Actor.
brother:
Scott Frost. Writer.

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"The List of 7"

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