Epps, Jack, Jr. 1949–

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EPPS, Jack, Jr. 1949


Born November 3, 1949, in Detroit, MI; son of Jack and Shirley Mae Epps; married; wife's name, Cynthia; children: two. Education: Michigan State University, B.F.A., 1972.

Addresses: Agent Adam Kanter, Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career: Writer and producer. Worked as a cinematographer, 197378.

Member: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Awards, Honors: Blue Ribbon, American Film Institute, 1970, for Pigs vs. Freaks.


Television Work; Movies:

Producer (with Robert Huddleston), Off Sides (also known as Pigs vs. Freaks ), NBC, 1984.



Pigs vs. Freaks (short film), 1970.

(With Jim Cash) Top Gun, Paramount, 1986.

(With Cash) Legal Eagles, Universal, 1986.

(With Cash and A. J. Carothers) The Secret of My Succe$s (also known as The Secret of My Success ), Universal, 1987.

(With Cash, Dennis Shyrack, Michael Blodgett, and Daniel Petrie, Jr.) Turner & Hooch, Buena Vista, 1989.

(With Cash) Dick Tracy (adapted from characters created by Chester Gould in the comic strip Dick Tracy ), Buena Vista, 1990.

(With Cash, Paul Rudnick, Eleanor Bergstein, and others) Sister Act, Buena Vista, 1992.

(With Cash and Hans Bauer) Anaconda, Columbia, 1997.

The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, MCA/Universal, 2000.

Television Episodes:

Writer for episodes of Hawaii Five0 (also known as McGarrett ) and Kojak.


The screenplay Legal Eagles was adapted for a novel by Martin Owens, published by New York Zoetrope (New York City), in 1986. Dick Tracy was adapted for publication by Len Wein, W. D. Publications (Burbank, CA), 1990. The television movie Off Sides was adapted from a story by Epps and from his short film Pigs vs. Freaks.



Contemporary Authors, Volume 133, Gale, 1991.