Phoef Sutton started as an actor and playwright in college where he won the Norman Lear Award for Comedy Playwriting. He has had plays produced at various regional theaters around the country, had his award winning play BURIAL CUSTOMS selected for publication by the Theatre Communications Group, and was awarded a National Endowment for Arts Playwrights Fellowship.
Phoef started his career at the NBC television show CHEERS, working his way up from staff writer to executive producer, winning two Emmys and a Writer’s Guild Award. He has produced and created a number of television shows and consulted on others, including NEWS RADIO and BOSTON LEGAL. He has won a Peabody Award, a GLAAD award and a Television Academy Honors award . He has worked on critically acclaimed series for FX, TV Land, and the SyFy Channel.
He directed a short film, ‘TIL DEATH, starring Joe Mantegna, which has been shown at various film festivals around the world and received prizes at the Garden State Festival and WorldFest in Houston, Texas. Phoef has also worked for many years as a screenwriter and script doctor.
Phoef is the author of ALWAYS SIX O’CLOCK, THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL, and the co-author of REBORN: A DEAD MAN ADVENTURE. The first book in a new series, CRUSH, is forthcoming.
He is co-authoring a series of 4 books with best selling author Janet Evanovich, the first of which will be published in 2015.