Chip Johannessen

Chip Johannessen was born in Detroit and educated at Harvard University, where he wrote for The Harvard Lampoon. He later embarked on a short-lived career as a rock guitarist before turning his attention to television. His past writer-producer credits include Beverly Hills 90210, The X-Files and 24. He also served as showrunner for Millennium, Moonlight and Dexter.

Chip Johannessen was born in Detroit and educated at Harvard University, where he wrote for The Harvard Lampoon. He later embarked on a short-lived career as a rock guitarist before turning his attention to television. His past writer-producer credits include Beverly Hills 90210, The X-Files and 24. He also served as showrunner for Millennium, Moonlight and Dexter.

Chip recently completed a J.D. at UCLA's School of Law and passed the California bar before joining Homeland as Executive Producer.   At Homeland he’s been honored to share in an Emmy, two Golden Globes and a WGA award.  Just this year he picked up another WGA award, this time in long form, for Saints and Strangers.  Chip sits on the board of the Writers Guild of America, West and co-chaired the 2014 negotiating committee.

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Awards & Nominations

4 Nominations | 1 Emmy
Outstanding Drama Series - 2016
  • Nominee
  • Chip Johannessen, Executive Producer
  • Homeland
  • Showtime
  • SHOWTIME Presents, Fox 21 Television Studios, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet
Outstanding Drama Series - 2015
  • Nominee
  • Chip Johannessen, Executive Producer
  • Homeland
  • Showtime
  • Showtime Presents, Fox 21, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet
Outstanding Drama Series - 2012
  • Winner
  • Chip Johannessen
  • Homeland
  • Showtime
  • Showtime Presents, Fox 21, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet
Outstanding Drama Series - 2011
  • Nominee
  • Chip Johannessen , Executive Producer
  • Dexter
  • Showtime
  • Showtime Presents, John Goldwyn Productions, The Colleton Company, Chip Johannessen Productions
Chip Johannssen, Liz Friedman and Pete Hammond at the Writers Nominee Reception in North Hollywood, California.
Chip Johannessen, Pete Hammond and Charlie Sanders at the Writers Nominee Reception in North Hollywood, California.
Chip Johannessen and Rich Whitley at the Writers Nominee Reception in North Hollywood, California.
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From left to right, Alex Sepiol moderates while Alex Cary and Chip Johannessen participate in the Series Showrunners panel presented by the Television Academy Foundation on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, in Burbank, California. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

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From left to right, Alex Sepiol moderates while Alex Cary and Chip Johannessen also participate in the Series Showrunners panel presented by the Television Academy Foundation on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, in Burbank, California. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

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Chip Johannssen, Liz Friedman and Pete Hammond at the Writers Nominee Reception in North Hollywood, California.
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Chip Johannssen, Liz Friedman and Pete Hammond at the Writers Nominee Reception in North Hollywood, California.

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Chip Johannessen, Pete Hammond and Charlie Sanders at the Writers Nominee Reception in North Hollywood, California.
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Chip Johannessen, Pete Hammond and Charlie Sanders at the Writers Nominee Reception in North Hollywood, California.

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Chip Johannessen and Rich Whitley at the Writers Nominee Reception in North Hollywood, California.
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Chip Johannessen and Rich Whitley at the Writers Nominee Reception in North Hollywood, California.

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