Tim Kring / Executive Producer & Creator

Tim worked in production until selling his first pitch for an episode of "Knight Rider" in 1985.

Tim Kring is creator and executive producer of "Heroes," NBC's Emmy nominated epic saga that chronicles the lives of ordinary people who discover they possess extraordinary abilities.

Kring grew up primarily in Northern California. Eventually, his parents, who were both teachers, moved the family to Santa Maria on the Central California coast. Kring studied film at nearby Allan Hancock Junior College before transferring to the University of Santa Barbara, where he earned his bachelor of arts degree in religious studies.

Kring later attended the master of fine arts program at the University of Southern California's renowned film school and worked his way up in production as a grip, gaffer and on camera crews. He continued working in production until selling his first pitch for an episode of "Knight Rider" in 1985. Kring spent the next eleven years writing feature films, including the sequel "Teen Wolf II," series pilots and television movies such as "Bay Coven" and "Falling for You."

In 1996, Kring became a producer on the popular television series "Chicago Hope" and became the supervising producer on the series a year later. In 1998, he co-created the series "Strange World" and served as co-executive producer on the drama "L.A. Doctors." Kring joined the staff of NBC's "Providence" in 1999 as co-executive producer and signed an overall deal with NBC Studio. In 2001, Kring created the procedural drama "Crossing Jordan," which ran for 6 seasons and over 100 episodes.

In 2008, Kring expanded his horizons from the film and TV world by pairing with New York-based author Dale Peck to develop a trilogy of books for Crown Publishing. The trilogy is to be titled "The Flag of Orpheus" with the first book entitled "Shift."

Kring resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Lisa, who is a social worker, and their two children, Amelia and Ethan. In his spare time, he enjoys photography and collecting acoustic guitars.
Tim Kring
Executive Producer
& Creator
Allan Arkush
Executive Producer
& Director
Dennis Hammer
Executive Producer
Day & time: Mondays on NBC (9-10 p.m. ET)

Season 2 premiere date: September 24, 2007

Starring: Jack Coleman, Noah Gray-Cabey, Greg Grunberg, Ali Larter, James Kyson Lee, Masi Oka, Hayden Panettiere, Adrian Pasdar, Zachary Quinto, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Dania Ramirez, Milo Ventimiglia

Executive producers: Tim Kring, Dennis Hammer, Allan Arkush, Greg Beeman

Co-executive producers: Jesse Alexander, Michael Green, Jeph Loeb, Adam Armus, Kay Foster, J.J. Philbin, Jim Chory

Producer: Aron Eli Coleite

Co-producers: Lori Motyer, Cathy Mickel Gibson

Writers: Tim Kring, Michael Green, Jesse Alexander, Jeph Loeb, Adam Armus, Kay Foster, Aron Coleite, JJ Philbin, Joe Pokaski, Chuck Kim, Joy Blake, Melissa Blake

Directors: Allan Arkush, Greg Beeman and various

Casting directors: Jason La Padura and Natalie Hart

Production designer: Ruth Ammon

Art directors: Matthew Jacobs and Tom Taylor

Directors of photography: Nate Goodman and Charlie Lieberman

Editors: Lori Motyer, Mike Ketelsen, Michael S. Murphy, Donn Aron, Scott Boyd, Kristopher Lease

Special effects supervisor: Gary D'Amico

Visual effects producer: Mark Spatny

Costume designer: Debra McGuire

Music composers: Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman

Artists: Tim Sale, Alex Maleev

Origination: Los Angeles

Produced by: Universal Media Studios in association with Tailwind Productions

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