Keyser, Christopher 1960–

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Keyser, Christopher 1960–


Full name, Christopher Adam Keyser; born 1960, in Long Island, NY; married, wife's name Susan (a lawyer); children: Madeline, Benjamin. Education: Harvard University, bachelor's degree and law degree (both magna cum laude).

Addresses: Agent—Nancy Josephson, International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Career: Writer (often in partnership with Amy Lippman), and producer, beginning 1988. Worked as a political speech writer. Affiliated with I Have a Dream Foundation.

Awards, Honors: Humanitas Prize (with Amy Lippman), Human Family Educational and Cultural Institute, 1995, for "Thanksgiving," Party of Five; Golden Globe Award (with Lippman), best television drama, 1995, for Party of Five; and Golden Globe Award nomination (with Lippman), best television drama, 1996, for Party of Five.


Television Work; Series:

Story editor, Eddie Dodd, ABC, 1991.

Creator and co-executive producer, Sisters, NBC, 1991–94.

Creator and executive producer, Party of Five, Fox, 1994.

Creator and executive producer, Partners, 1995.

Creator and executive producer, Significant Others, Fox, 1998.

Creator and executive producer, Time of Your Life, Fox, 1999.

Television Executive Producer; Pilots:

No Place like Home, CBS, 1989.

(And creator) Heart Department, CBS, 2001.

Television Appearances:

Party of Five: A Family Album (special), 1998.

Appeared in Great Confrontations at the Oxford Union (series), PBS.


Television Pilots; with Amy Lippman:

Party of Five, Fox, 1994.

Significant Others, Fox, 1998.

No Place like Home, Fox, 2003.

Television Episodes; with Amy Lippman:

"Lie Down and Deliver," L.A. Law, NBC, 1989.

"Whatever Happened to Hannah?," L.A. Law, NBC, 1990.

"Solomon's Choice," Eddie Dodd, ABC, 1991.

"Welcome Home," Eddie Dodd, ABC, 1991.

"Excuses, Excuses," Eddie Dodd, ABC, 1991.

"One to Grow On," Sisters, NBC, 1991.

"A Kiss is Still a Kiss," Sisters, NBC, 1991.

"The Family Way," Sisters, NBC, 1991.

"Heart and Soul," Sisters, NBC, 1992.

"And God Laughs," Sisters, NBC, 1992.

"Crash and Born," Sisters, NBC, 1992.

"Teach Your Children Well," Sisters, NBC, 1992.

"Things Are Tough All Over," Sisters, NBC, 1993.

"Some Other Time," Sisters, NBC, 1993.

"A Kick in the Caboose," Sisters, NBC, 1993.

"A Path Through the Snow," Sisters, NBC, 1994.

"Poison," Sisters, NBC, 1994.

"Protective Measures," Sisters, NBC, 1994.

Party of Five, Fox, 1994–2000.

"The Next Big Thing," Significant Others, Fox, 1998.

"The Time She Came to New York," Time of Your Life, Fox, 1999.

"The Time They All Came Over for Thanksgiving," Time of Your Life, Fox, 1999.

"The Time They Decide to Date," Time of Your Life, Fox, 2000.

"The Time Everything Changed," Time of Your Life, Fox, 2000.

Also wrote "The Time They Threw That Party," Time of Your Life, Fox; other writings include episodes of Partners.

Television Movies:

Only the Good Die Young, ABC, 1990.


Benefit of the Doubt (also known as Im bann des zweifels), Miramax, 1993.

Children's Books:

(With Amy Lippman and Megan Stine) Bailey: On My Own, Simon & Schuster, 1997.

(With Lippman and Page McBrier) The Best Things in Life Are Free, Right?, Simon & Schuster, 1997.

(With Lippman and Stine) One Step Too Far: Bailey, Simon & Schuster, 1998.