Born: 1959-10-07 in Pago Pago, American Samoa (59 years old)
Gary Scott Thompson is the show runner and executive producer of the reinvented 1980s classic, "Knight Rider". The creator and executive producer of NBC's hit series "Las Vegas", Thompson was also the writer of "The Fast and the Furious". Spending much of his childhood in American Samoa, Thompson first gained exposure to the world of entertainment as an actor, studying the craft from such notable actors as Powers Boothe. Eventually settling on writing, he received a Master of Fine Arts degree from New York University and went to work as a playwright. Thompson's theater credits include "Small Town Syndrome," "Cowboy's Don't Cry" and "Private Hells." His feature credits include "The Fast and the Furious" starring Vin Diesel, the sequel "2 Fast 2 Furious," "Hollow Man" with Kevin Bacon, and the cult classic "Split Second", and "88 Minutes," starring Al Pacino. Thompson resides in Los Angeles.