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Manny Coto

Manny Coto is a Cuban-American writer, director and producer of films and television programs. He was the executive producer and showrunner of Star Trek: Enterprise in its final season. He is the co-executive producer on the fifth season and the the sixth season of 24.

Coto graduated from the American Film Institute and has had much experience in sci-fi and fantasy genre. He wrote and directed an episode of Tales from the Crypt and also wrote an episode for and produced The Outer Limits when it was revived on Showtime in 1995. He was given the chance to create and write a series for Showtime after The Outer Limits was cancelled. The resulting series was Odyssey 5 and starred Peter Weller, the original RoboCop (Coto would later cast Weller in roles on both Enterprise and 24).

Coto joined the writing crew of Enterprise in 2003, when the show was in its third season, and became a co-executive producer later that season. In the fourth season he became an executive producer of the show, alongside creators Rick Berman and Brannon Braga. He wrote a number of episodes of the series, such as Similitude, Chosen Realm, and Azati Prime.

According to his bio on StarTrek.com [1], he has been a fan of Star Trek all his life and once wrote a Star Trek comic book. Because of this, and his radical approach to tie in Enterprise with the original Star Trek and preserve continuity, has resulted in high support for his work from the fanbase and he was largely credited with improving the quality of the series in its last season.

Coto has also directed a number of films including Dr. Giggles and Star Kid. He is also a cast member on Fox News Channel's The Half Hour News Hour.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.

Manny Coto Facts

OccupationDirector, Producer, Screenwriter

Selected Filmography

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