Chris Gerolmo

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Chris Gerolmo
Born United States
Residence Brentwood, California
Occupation Film director, screenwriter, singer-songwriter
Spouse(s) Joan (?–2007; her death)
Children 3

Chris Gerolmo is a Golden Globe nominated screenwriter,[1] director,[1] and singer-songwriter best known for writing the screenplay for the multi-Academy Award nominated film Mississippi Burning and the less successful Miles from Home starring Richard Gere.

He has also written a book about the death of his wife, Joan, from cancer in 2007.[2] This is titled Death for Beginners, published by Patcheny Press in 2011. He lives in Brentwood, California with his three children and stepson.

Early life and education[edit]

He was born to Frank Gero (1929–2014), a former theater actor and stage manager who later became a producer, and Woji Gero who worked alongside her husband in the production business in the mid-1950s. He attended Harvard University in the early 1970s graduating with a BA in Writing & Film-making.

Television work[edit]

In 1995 Gerolmo wrote and directed the acclaimed made-for-TV movie Citizen X, about the Ukrainian serial killer Andrei Chikatilo.[1] Gerolmo's screenplay for Citizen X — based on the book The Killer Department by Robert Cullen — earned him an Emmy nomination, a Writers Guild of America Award, and an Edgar Award.

He also co-created with Steven Bochco the FX Networks military drama series Over There.[3][4][5][6][7] He also wrote and performed the title song.

He was a consulting producer on The Bridge, an American police drama on the FX network, based on a 2011 police drama series co-produced in Denmark and Sweden.



  1. ^ a b c O'Connor, John J. (February 25, 1995). "TELEVISION REVIEW; A Soviet Serial Murderer". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ "Joan Gerolmo Obituary". December 28, 2007. 
  3. ^ Gloria Goodale. "TV series 'Over There' dramatizes Iraq war". Retrieved 2013-08-31. 
  4. ^ Marc Peyser (2005-07-24). "FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT - Newsweek and The Daily Beast". Retrieved 2013-08-31. 
  5. ^ Bianco, Robert (2005-07-26). "'Over There' brings the Iraq war home". Usatoday.Com. Retrieved 2013-08-31. 
  6. ^ "Over There – Hollywood Joins the War Party by Justin Raimondo". 2012-10-28. Retrieved 2013-08-31. 
  7. ^ John Koopman (2005-08-30). "There's 'Over There' - and there's the real thing. Soldiers who served in Iraq share their views on the show". SFGate. Retrieved 2013-08-31. 

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