|Born||John Henry Falsey, Jr.
November 6, 1951
New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.
|Occupation||Television writer, director, producer|
Falsey was born in New Haven, Connecticut, the son of Patricia Helene (née Sisk) and John Henry Falsey. Falsey graduated from Hampshire College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 1975 and earned a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa. In 1979, he joined the production staff of The White Shadow, where he met Joshua Brand.
He created St. Elsewhere, I'll Fly Away, and Northern Exposure with Brand. Falsey also wrote and produced Amazing Stories and A Year in the Life. He has been nominated for eleven Emmy Awards and won three, as well as the Humanitas Prize, the Producers Guild of America Award, and the Environmental Media Award for Ongoing Commitment.