Rick Suvalle is a writer, producer and showrunner known for creating and producing DreamWorks’ Dew Drop Diaries and Mattel’s Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go! Prior to that, Rick was the Head Writer/Story Editor for Amazon’s Emmy-nominated animated series The Stinky & Dirty Show. Other recent credits include five television movie premieres including the Hallmark Channel Original Movie Campfire Kiss and the Syfy Original Movies The Hollow and Roadkill.
Rick began his professional career as an Executive Story Editor on Sony’s hit syndicated series V.I.P. starring Pamela Anderson. Rick remained with the show for all four seasons. After its final bow Rick continued his relationship with Sony writing for several of their animated series including Cartoon Network’s Astro Boy and MTV’s Spider-Man. This led to developing, and writing on, several animated series for Disney, Nickelodeon, PBS, Netflix, HBO and DreamWorks.
On the feature front, Rick co-wrote and sold the comedy screenplay One Last Fling to A.K.A. Films. Rick was then hired to write the family action comedy Stunt School for the producers of the highly successful Police Academy film franchise. Rick was then hired to write modern day adaptations of both Don Quixote and Moby Dick for legendary producer Robert Halmi. Rick also penned four sci-fi action features for Sonar Entertainment, including the aforementioned The Hollow. Rick has also worked as a script doctor performing re-writes and script consultations.
Additionally Rick wrote 525, a sci-fi action web series for Universal Cable Productions (NBC Universal). Rick’s one-act play, Cex and the Sity, a parody of the HBO series, was an official selection in the Midtown International Theatre Festival/NYC. Rick is originally from Boston. He married his college sweetheart and they have two daughters.