John Falsey
John Henry Falsey Jr.

(1951-11-06)November 6, 1951
DiedJanuary 3, 2019(2019-01-03) (aged 67)
OccupationTelevision writer, director, producer

John Henry Falsey Jr. (November 6, 1951 – January 3, 2019) was an American television writer, director and producer.


Falsey was born in New Haven, Connecticut, the son of Patricia Helene (née Sisk) and John Henry Falsey.[1] 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 co-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 was 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.

Falsey died on January 3, 2019, from injuries sustained in a fall.[2]


  1. ^ profile Retrieved 31 July 2008
  2. ^ "John Falsey, Creator of Acclaimed TV Series, Is Dead at 67". January 11, 2019. Retrieved January 11, 2019.