Eric Kripke

Eric Kripke

American producer, television director and screenwriter
Date of Birth: 24.04.1974
Country: USA

  1. Biography of Eric Kripke
  2. Early Life and Education
  3. Early Career
  4. Television Career
  5. Supernatural
  6. Recent Work
  7. Interview

Biography of Eric Kripke

Eric Kripke is an American producer, television director, and screenwriter, best known as the creator of the supernatural television series "Supernatural." He was born on April 24, 1974, in Toledo, Ohio, USA.

Early Life and Education

Kripke graduated from the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California in 1996.

Early Career

In 1997, Kripke wrote and directed two short films, "Battle of the Sexes" and "Truly Committed." His film "Truly Committed" was nominated for the Short Film Award in 1997 and won the Audience Award for Best Short Film in 1998.

Television Career

In 2003, Kripke wrote the screenplay for the television series "Tarzan," which was, however, canceled after eight episodes. He then wrote the screenplay for the horror film "Boogeyman" in 2005.


In the same year, Kripke created the popular television series "Supernatural," for which he is currently the showrunner and producer. The show aired its final episode of the fifth season, titled "Swan Song," in 2010, bringing Kripke international fame and recognition.

Recent Work

According to recent reports, Kripke is no longer the director for the sixth season of "Supernatural." The responsibilities have been passed on to Sera Gamble. However, Kripke has promised to oversee and write the screenplay for one of the episodes in the new season.


An interview featuring Eric Kripke, Sera Gamble, and Jensen Ackles can be found under the title "Eric Kripke, Sera Gamble, and Jensen Ackles Interview xvid."