David Benioff (born David Friedman, September 25, 1970) is an American screenwriter and television producer, writer, and director.
Along with his collaborator D.B. Weiss, he is best known as co-creator, showrunner and writer of Game of Thrones (20112019), the HBO adaptation of George R. R. Martin's series of books A Song of Ice and Fire.
Along with Weiss, Benioff will also direct, produce and write films and TV shows to Netflix.
- The 25th Hour (2001, novel)
- When the Nines Roll Over (2004, short story collection)
- City of Thieves (2008, novel)
- 25th Hour (2002, writer)
- Troy (2004, writer)
- Stay (2005, writer)
- When the Nines Roll Over (2004, short film)
- The Kite Runner (2007, writer)
- X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009, co-writer)
- Brothers (2009, writer)
- Gemini Man (2019, co-writer)
- Game of Thrones (2011-2019): Co-creator, executive producer, writer (51 episodes) and director (episodes Game of Thrones S3E3: "Walk of Punishment" and Game of Thrones S8 E6: "The Iron Throne"). Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series (2015-2016, 2018). Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (2015-2016).
- It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2013): wrote episode "Flowers for Charlie".