Marc Guggenheim

Marc Guggenheim Biography

Marc Guggenheim (born September 24, 1970) is an American screenwriter, television producer, comic book writer, and novelist. He is best known as the creator of the television series Eli Stone (2008-2009), Arrow (2012-present), and Legends of Tomorrow (2016-present), as well as the writer of the feature films Green Lantern (2011), and Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013).

Early life

Marc Guggenheim was born and raised to a Jewish family on Long Island, New York. He attended the University at Albany, State University of New York. His brothers are screenwriters Eric Guggenheim and David Guggenheim.


Guggenheim worked in Boston, Massachusetts as a lawyer at Hutchins Wheeler & Dittmar, and part-time writer for five years.


After a romantic comedy script led to a few meetings with producers, he moved to California to pursue a career as a screenwriter. A script for The Practice was his first produced work. He eventually served as a producer for Law & Order, Jack and Bobby, CSI: Miami, and In Justice.

With Greg Berlanti, Guggenheim is the co-creator of the ABC show Eli Stone. He later became executive producer of ABC's No Ordinary Family. Guggenheim, together with Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg, adapted the Green Arrow comics into the television series Arrow. The three, alongside Phil Klemmer, went on to develop the spin-off series Legends of Tomorrow. Guggenheim served as co-showrunner on Arrow for seasons 1-6, and on Legends of Tomorrow for seasons 1-4. From the fall of 2018, he will step down as showrunner and serve as an executive consultant to both shows.

Comic books

He served as an intern at Marvel for a time in 1990 for editor Terry Kavanagh, and was the colorist for an eight-page Iceman/Human Torch story while there. His writing experiences also include the comic books Aquaman for DC Comics, Wolverine and The Punisher for Marvel, and scripts for the Rare Game Perfect Dark Zero. He wrote Blade for 12 issues with artist Howard Chaykin.

In 2006, Guggenheim took over the writing of The Flash. Guggenheim's run concluded with the death of the fourth Flash, Bart Allen.

In 2007, Guggenheim became one of the rotating team of writers on The Amazing Spider-Man. His first story appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #549. He also launched a creator-owned comic, Resurrection, for Oni Press.

He wrote the comic book Young X-Men for Marvel which was launched in April 2008, and in 2008 was working on a comic with Hugh Jackman and Virgin Comics, Nowhere Man, and on Super Zombies for Dynamite Entertainment and Stephen King.

He wrote the script for the 2009 video game X-Men Origins: Wolverine, developed by Raven Software, a video game based on the film of the same name.

Guggenheim was intended to take over Action Comics after the War of the Supermen limited series, but was replaced by Paul Cornell. Guggenheim instead worked on Justice Society of America.

Personal life

Guggenheim is married to fellow writer-producer Tara Butters, who has previously worked on projects including Marvel's Agent Carter, ABC's Resurrection and Dollhouse.



Year Title Credited as Notes
Writer Producer Executive producer
2001 The Practice Writer (1 episode), staff writer
2003 Dragnet Writer (1 episode)
2001-2004 Law & Order Writer (8 episodes), executive story editor; co-producer, producer
2004-2005 Jack & Bobby Writer (4 episodes); supervising producer
2005 CSI: Miami Writer (3 episodes); supervising producer
2006 In Justice Writer (1 episode); supervising producer
2006-2007 Brothers & Sisters Writer (2 episodes); consulting producer
2008-2009 Eli Stone Co-creator; writer (5 episodes)
2009-2010 FlashForward Writer (4 episodes)
2010-2011 No Ordinary Family Writer (3 episodes); consulting producer
2012-present Arrow Co-developer; writer (27 episodes)
2015-present Vixen Writer (1 episode)
2016-present Legends of Tomorrow Co-developer; writer (8 episodes)
2016 Trollhunters Executive Producer; writer


Year Title Credit Notes
2011 Green Lantern Screen story by, screenplay by With Greg Berlanti & Michael Green and Michael Goldberg
2013 Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Screenplay by Based on the novel by Rick Riordan

Video games

Year Title Credit Notes
2005 Perfect Dark Zero Writer With Dale Murchie
2006 Call of Duty 3 Writer With Richard Farrelly and Adam Gascoine
2009 Join the Mosaic Writer
2009 X-Men Origins: Wolverine Writer Based on the film directed by Gavin Hood
2010 Singularity Written by With Lindsey Allen and Emily Silver



  • Overwatch (2014)
  • Arrow:Fatal Legacies (2018) co-authored with James R. Tuck


Marvel Comics

  • X-Men vol 4 #18-22 (with Harvey Tolibao, August-December 2014)
    • Volume 4: Exogenous (tpb, 112 pages, 2015)
  • Squadron Sinister #1-4 (4-issue limited series, June-November 2015)
    • Squadron Sinister (tpb, 141 pages, 2015) collects:
      • "No Honor Among Thieves" (with Carlos Pacheco, in #1, 2015)
      • "The War To End All Warriors" (with Carlos Pacheco, in #2, 2015)
      • "New Universal Destruction" (with Carlos Pacheco, in #3, 2015)
      • "The Night Falls" (with Carlos Pacheco, in #4, 2015)
  • X-Tinction Agenda #1-4 (4-issue limited series, with Carmine Di Giandomenico, June-September 2015, collected in X-Tinction Agenda: Warzones!, tpb, 112 pages, 2016)
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D #1-... (with Germn Peralta, January 2016-ongoing)
  • X-Men: Gold #1-... (April 2017-ongoing)

Oni Press

  • Stringers #1-5 (5-issue limited series, with Justin Greenwood, August-December 2015, collected in Stringers Volume 1, tpb, 141 pages, 2016)

Legendary Comics

  • The Infinite Adventures of Jonas Quantum#1-6 (with Freddie E. Williams III, September 2015-February 2016)

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