Michael Jaffe

This article is about the American television and film producer. For the British art historian, see Michael Jaffé.
Michael Jaffe
Born Michael Muir Jaffe
(1945-01-09) January 9, 1945
New York City[1]
Occupation Television producer, writer

Michael Jaffe (born January 9, 1945) is an American TV and film producer. He has more than 120 producing credits but ventured into writing and directing only for the A&E television series A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2001–02), which he called "the love of my life." He started out in the business with his father, producer and former AFTRA lawyer Henry Jaffe (1907–1992). His mother was actress Jean Muir.[2]

He is a founding partner of Jaffe/Braunstein Films, which became Jaffe/Braunstein Entertainment in 2007, when ITV bought a controlling share of 51% in the company.[3]

Jaffe holds a BA from Yankton College and an MA in Theater from Cornell University.[4]



Michael Jaffe is credited as executive producer unless noted.[5]

Year Title Notes
1973 Alexander (TV)
1974 Emergency +4 (TV series) 12 episodes
1977 The Death of Richie (TV) producer
1977 Emily, Emily (TV) producer
1977 Romance (TV series) producer, episode "Emily"
1978 Battered (TV) producer
1978 A Woman Called Moses (TV) producer
1979 When She Was Bad… (TV) producer
1979 Aunt Mary (TV) producer
1980 Escape (TV) producer
1981 Incident at Crestridge (TV)
1982 A New Day in Eden (TV series)
1982 I Was a Mail Order Bride (TV) producer
1984 The Seduction of Gina (TV)
1985 Better Off Dead producer
1985 Bad Medicine
1986 One Crazy Summer producer
1986 Crime Story (TV series) producer
1987 Disorderlies producer
1988 18 Again!
1988 The Great Escape II: The Untold Story (TV)
1989 The Hijacking of the Achille Lauro (TV)
1990 On Thin Ice: The Tai Babilonia Story (TV)
1991 Wedlock
1991 In the Nick of Time (TV)
1992 A Murderous Affair: The Carolyn Warmus Story (TV)
1992 Mad at the Moon
1992 Amy Fisher: My Story (TV)
1993 Survive the Night (TV) producer
1993 Gregory K (TV)
1993 Body Snatchers producer
1993 Acting on Impulse (TV)
1993 Shattered Trust: The Shari Karney Story (TV)
1994 Snowbound: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa Story (TV)
1994 The Babymaker: The Dr. Cecil Jacobson Story (TV)
1994 Against Their Will: Women in Prison (TV)
1994 Madonna: Innocence Lost (TV)
1994 A Christmas Romance (TV)
1995 Deadlocked: Escape from Zone 14 (TV)
1995 Degree of Guilt (TV)
1995 A Holiday to Remember (TV)
1996 Mountain of Fear
1996 Shattered Mind (TV)
1996 Devil's Food (TV)
1996 Undue Influence (TV)
1996 To Brave Alaska (TV)
1996 A Holiday for Love (TV)
1997 …First Do No Harm (TV)
1997 Lies He Told (TV)
1997 All the Winters That Have Been (TV)
1997 The Third Twin (TV)
1997 I'll Be Home for Christmas (TV)
1998 Flood: A River's Rampage (TV)
1998 My Father's Shadow: The Sam Sheppard Story (TV)
1999 Mind Prey (TV) producer
1999 Judgment Day: The Ellie Nesler Story (TV)
1999 Spenser: Small Vices (TV)
1999 Ricky Nelson: Original Teen Idol (TV)
1999 As Time Runs Out (TV)
1999 Secret of Giving (TV)
1999 A Holiday Romance (TV)
2000 In the Name of the People (TV)
2000 The Golden Spiders: A Nero Wolfe Mystery (TV)
2000 Daydream Believers: The Monkees' Story (TV)
2000 Deliberate Intent (TV)
2000 Thin Air (TV)
2000 The Stalking of Laurie Show (TV)
2001 South Pacific (TV)
2001 The Judge (TV)
2001 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: The Heart Within (TV)
2001 Class Warfare (TV)
2001 Walking Shadow (TV)
2001 The Sons of Mistletoe (TV)
2001–2002 100 Centre Street (TV series) producer
2001–2002 A Nero Wolfe Mystery (TV series)
2002 The Rosa Parks Story (TV)
2002 Gilda Radner: It's Always Something (TV)
2002 A Family's Decision (TV)
2003 Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor (TV)
2003 Hunger Point (TV)
2003 Sounder (TV)
2003 Martha, Inc.: The Story of Martha Stewart (TV)
2003 Ice Bound: A Woman's Survival at the South Pole (TV)
2003 Hollywood Wives: The New Generation (TV)
2003 Word of Honor (TV)
2003 Undercover Christmas (TV)
2003 Picking Up & Dropping Off (TV)
2004 I Want to Marry Ryan Banks (TV) producer
2004 It Must Be Love (TV)
2004 She's Too Young (TV)
2004 The Survivors Club (TV)
2004 Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Charlie's Angels' (TV)
2004 10.5 (TV)
2004 Evel Knievel (TV)
2004 The Brooke Ellison Story (TV)
2005 Odd Girl Out (TV)
2005 Elvis (TV)
2005 Faith of My Fathers (TV)
2005 Cyber Seduction: His Secret Life (TV)
2005 The Engagement Ring (TV)
2005 Recipe for a Perfect Christmas (TV)
2006 10.5: Apocalypse (TV)
2006 Touch the Top of the World (TV)
2006 Not Like Everyone Else (TV)
2006 Firestorm: Last Stand at Yellowstone (TV)
2007 The Party Never Stops: Diary of a Binge Drinker (TV)
2007 Write & Wrong (TV)
2007 Custody (TV)
2007 Nature of the Beast (TV)
2007 More of Me (TV)
2007 Impact (TV)
2008 Jack and Jill vs. the World (TV)
2008 The Memory Keeper's Daughter (TV)
2008 The Tenth Circle (TV)
2009 Stranger with My Face (TV)
2009 The Informant! producer
2009 Christmas in Canaan (TV)
2010 Ice Castles
2010 Double Wedding (TV)
2010 The Client List (TV)
2010 Bond of Silence (TV)
2010 Avalon High (TV)
2011 Aux Presents: South by Southwest (TV)
2011 Texas Killing Fields (TV)
2011 Certain Prey (TV)
2012–2013 The Client List (TV series)
2013 Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story (TV)
2014 The Grim Sleeper (TV)


Year Title Notes
2001–2002 A Nero Wolfe Mystery (TV series) "The Doorbell Rang"
"The Silent Speaker"


Year Title Notes
2002 A Nero Wolfe Mystery (TV series) "The Silent Speaker"



  1. Michael Jaffe at Film Reference.com. Retrieved 2013-06-08.
  2. Luke Ford.net. Retrieved 2013-05-30.
  3. "ITV buys 51% of Jaffe/Braunstein films for $5.8m". TMCnet.com (Technology Marketing Corporation), May 9, 2007. Retrieved 2013-06-21.
  4. Michael Jaffe speaker biography, eClips, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics & Management, Cornell University. Retrieved 2013-06-21.
  5. Michael Jaffe at the Internet Movie Database. Michael Jaffe at Film Reference.com. Michael Jaffe at The New York Times (All Movie Guide). Retrieved June 4, 2013.
  6. 56th Annual Christopher Award Winners. Retrieved 2013-06-03
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