Tony Puryear is a very well-known director and producer of the Hollywood industry. According to the IMDb, he is the first African-American ever to write a $100 million summer blockbuster- his script for the 1996 Arnold Schwarzenegger film, Eraser.
Early Life And Education Of Tony Puryear
Tony Puryear grew up with her artist parents in New York. He belongs to African-American ethnicity and holds an American nationality. During his early days, he was an avid comic fan and also used to read comics secretly.
Regarding his education, he went to Brown University, and also joined The Walt Disney Company’s Writers Fellowship, in which he was part of its inaugural class.
Tony Puryear’s Career
Tony Puryear began his career as a chef, reaching an award-winning standard at an early age. He then hired as an art director for a number of TV commercials includes Burger King and Goodyear after catching the eye of an advertising executive for the presentation of his food.
Moreover, he also directed music videos for music artists such as K-Solo, EPMD, and LL Cool J. To add to this, Puryear wrote the script for Eraser, and for the TV series Street Time from 2002 to 2003. Moreover, he was also a staff writer for the American series Queen of the South.
Besides pursuing a career in film and television, Tony has also co-written and drawn Concrete Park, a critically acclaimed graphic novel series. This project was made in collaboration with Erika Alexander, to whom he was also married.
One of his recent projects, Gangkstas! is a political art series that follows the “Trump Crime Family” as they scheme and take over the American government.
Tony Puryear’s Personal Life And Net Worth
Tony married American actress Erika Rose Alexander in 1997. His wife is a popular actress most known for her appearance in The Cosby Show. As of 2020, she is worth $3 million. The pair have also collaborated on an award-winning graphic novel series Concrete Park. Unfortunately, after a decade, they ended their relationship in 2017.
Tony is currently worth $1 million. On average the screenwriter earns between $31k - $250k with an additional bonus of $100 - $25k. The salary varies as per the quality and experience of an individual.
He currently lives in Los Angeles.