Year of birth: 1961
Birthplace: Saratoga, California
Sometimes Credited as: Edward Solomon
Biography from 1989 Excellent Adventure
Solomon began his writing career at 21 when he joined the
writing staff of the series "Laverne and Shirley." He toured the
country as a stand-up comic after leaving UCLA and contributed material to many
top comedians, including Garry Shandling. His association with that
performer led to his appointment as executive story editor on Showtime’s
highly-acclaimed series, "It’s Garry Shandling’s Show."
Biography from 1991 Bogus Journey Press Kit
Solomon began his career as a joke writer, contributing material to many top
comedians, including Garry Shandling. He later became executive story
editor on Showtime’s highly acclaimed series, "It’s Garry Shandling’s
Show." "Leaving Normal," a bittersweet character comedy
Solomon wrote on his own, is currently filming in Canada and stars Christine
Lahti and Meg Tilly with Ed Zwick ("Glory") as director.
Ed Solomon continues to be a successful screenwriter and has
even ventured now into the arena of directing, making his feature film
directorial debut in 2003 with the Billy Bob Thornton film Levity (which
he also wrote and produced.) Notable scripts which Ed has either written or co-written include Mom and Dad
Save the World (co-written with Chris Matheson), Super Mario Bros., Men
in Black, Charlie's Angels and The In-Laws. Ed not only made
cameo appearances in both Bill & Ted films but also in Leaving Normal
and Mom and Dad Save the World. In 2007, he appeared as himself in a film about screenwriters in
Hollywood titled Dreams on Spec.
The film Imagine That, which Ed co-wrote with B&T writing partner Chris
Matheson and which stars Eddie Murphy, was released in 2009.
Ed Solomon is currently producing the upcoming film Rapturepalooza, which
was written by Chris Matheson, and has also worked on the
screenplay for the upcoming film Now You See Me.
For a list of Ed's writing and directing credits,
please visit the Internet Movie Database