Michael Loceff

Michael Loceff ( born 1952 ) is an American computer scientist, producer and screenwriter for television series.

Life and achievements

Michael Loceff grew up in Detroit. His parents called Ethel Katzman and Sanford Loceff. He is of Jewish descent. He has the older brothers Alan and Fred. Loceff studied mathematics and computer science. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science (BS ) and Stanford University with a Master of Science ( MS).

From 1984 he worked as a professor at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, in the heart of Silicon Valley, in California. In 1994 he created the first accredited online college courses in the United States. In 1995, he developed the learning platform ETUDES (Easy to Use Distance Education Software ), a software for online teaching. The Foothill College thereby became one of the U.S. leader in online computer programming classes. Loceff taught his students at Foothill College in a virtual classroom. The next version ETUDES -NG was incidentally published in collaboration with Sakai 2005. From Etudes system Jamboa Learning Technologies Inc., a company created for distance learning. Loceff served as Chairman ( Chairman and Chief Technology Officer ) in this company, Joel Surnow was involved from the start. It was sold in late 2001.

From 1988 to 1990 Loceff worked at Medical Computer Imaging in the development of software technology. From 1989 to 1993 he was a consultant for Silicon Graphics and taught the Unix operating system, the programming languages ​​C and C . 2001 won Loceff Technology Leadership Award. He also deals with Java, the programming Windows and Macintosh, OpenGL, the Internet and Unix.

Loceff lives in Washington state. In 2000 he moved to the Seattle area, according to Mercer Iceland ( in the administrative area of ​​King County ). He commutes with his wife Kitty Mercer between Iceland and Kitsap County.

Joel Surnow did years ago Loceff who has no pertinent training, writing for TV series. Loceff worked in an advisory capacity as a special consultant for the television series Undercover Man ( Wiseguy ) ( 1996). He was story editor and wrote episode acts as a screenwriter for the dramatic spy series Nikita (1997) with Peta Wilson and Roy Dupuis. Since 2001, he produces and writes for the action series 24 starring Kiefer Sutherland. He shows up to 2007 responsible for the screenplays of 36 episodes series, produced 145 episodes and was in the functions of the Executive Producer (executive producer), Co - Executive Producer and Supervising Producer operates. Both series were created primarily by Loceffs cousin Joel Surnow. Another cousin is Don Was. In addition to his contributions to Nikita Loceff worked at Foothill College as a professor. Since the beginning of 24 ( 2001), his involvement is because on top of the teaching. He also writes dialogues for the character of CTU agent Chloe O'Brian.

For 24 as best drama series in 2006, he won an Emmy, together with Joel Surnow, Robert Cochran, Kiefer Sutherland, Jon Cassar, Brad Turner and others. He was nominated in 2003, 2004 and 2005 for this price. The PGA Golden Laurel Awards he was nominated for 24 together with Surnow, Cochran, Cassar and others in 2006 and 2007 as Television Producer of the Year Award in Episodic. In 2007 he was nominated for 24 together with others from the Writers Guild of America for the WGA Award ( TV). 24 won the 2004 Golden Globe for Best Series - Drama.



  • 2001-2007: 24 (145 episodes)