David Ayer

Screenwriter, Producer, Electrician
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Born: 01/18/1968 in Champaign, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Writer (10)

Suicide Squad 2016 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Fury 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Sabotage 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

End of Watch 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Harsh Times 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Dark Blue 2003 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

S.W.A.T. 2003 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Fast and the Furious 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Training Day 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

U-571 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (7)

Suicide Squad 2016 (Movie)

(Director)

Fury 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Sabotage 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

End of Watch 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

Street Kings 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

Harsh Times 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Mafia Cop (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (5)

Fury 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Sabotage 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

End of Watch 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Harsh Times 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

Training Day 2001 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)
Actor (1)

Precinct Hollywood 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

EDUCATION

Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies

Los Angeles , California

Milestones

2012

Wrote, directed, and produced cop drama "End of Watch"

2008

Helmed crime thriller "Street Kings"

2006

Made directorial debut with "Harsh Times," a drama set on the streets of South Central Los Angeles

2003

Wrote screenplay for corrupt cop drama "Dark Blue"

2003

Created a new draft of the screenplay for "S.W.A.T."

2001

First penned script "Training Day" released, starring Denzel Washington and directed by Antoine Fuqua

2001

Collaborated on the script for "The Fast and the Furious"

2000

First produced screenplay, "U-571"

1995

Scripted first screenplay "Training Day"; script earned him an agent and writing assignments

Met screenwriter Wesley Strick, who became his mentor

Honorably discharged; returned to Los Angeles

Dropped out of high school to join the U.S. Navy; became a sonar man aboard a nuclear attack submarine

Moved to South Central Los Angeles as a teenager

Bonus Trivia

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Spent two years serving in the U.S. Navy's Submarine Corps.

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Was thrown out of the house as a teenager and spent time living with his cousin in South Central Los Angeles.

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