Michael Grais

Michael Grais

producer, writer, additional crew

Michael Grais was born on Mar 28, 1948 in USA. Michael Grais's big-screen debut came with Death Hunt directed by Peter R. Hunt in 1981. Michael Grais is known for Poltergeist directed by Tobe Hooper, Craig T. Nelson stars as Steve Freeling and JoBeth Williams as Diane Freeling. The upcoming new movie Michael Grais plays is Poltergeist which will be released on May 22, 2015.

Michael Grais has written and produced movies of domestic and international acclaim, whose gross revenues have exceeded 650 million dollars. He has written everything from romantic comedies to action thrillers for seven Academy Award winning producers & directors.From his association with Steven Spielberg, Grais co-wrote the mega-hit POLTERGEIST. This hugely successful film guaranteed a sequel, POLTERGEIST II, which Grais wrote and produced. In 2015, his screenplay for POLTERGEIST was remade into a hit for MGM.Grais produced another box office hit, Stephen King's SLEEPWALKERS for Columbia Pictures, and co-wrote COOL WORLD starring Brad Pitt, Kim Basinger, and Gabriel Byrne with director Ralph Bakshi for Paramount Pictures.Michael wrote and executive produced a limited series VISITORS FROM THE UNKNOWN for CBS and executive produced the film GREAT BALLS OF FIRE, starring Dennis Quaid, Alec Baldwin and Winona Ryder for Orion Pictures. He then co-wrote, produced, and financed the successful MARKED FOR DEATH with Steven Seagal for 20th Century Fox.In Television, Michael executive produced WHO KILLED ATLANTA'S CHILDREN, the highest rated movie of that year for Showtime. He was also show runner in episodic television on the syndicated series, THE IMMORTAL, a supernatural one-hour action skein that shot in British Columbia and Prague.In the late 90s to 2018, Grais' stage works included THE IMPERSONAL LIFE, play written and directed by Michael Grais (West L.A.). Notable plays directed by Michael Grais are MANGO TEA by Paul Weitz (L.A.), THE DEATH OF REASON by Stephanie Glick (San Miguel de Allende, Mexico), DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA by John Patrick Shanley (Berkeley, CA)

  • Birthday

    Mar 28, 1948
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