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Daniel Knauf is a writer and producer, best known as the creator of the supernatural series "Carnivàle." Born and raised in California, Knauf received a bachelor's degree in English from California State University Los Angeles in 1982. He wrote an original script for "Carnivàle" in 1992, but its extended length led him to believe it might work better as a novel. In 1994, he wrote the western feature film "Blind Justice" for HBO and in 2001, Knauf wrote a detective pilot for actress Jenny McCarthy called "Honey Vicarro," which was produced but never picked up as a series. He also wrote and produced the CBS horror series "Wolf Lake" in 2001, about a group of werewolves living in Seattle, which lasted nine episodes. He wrote and directed the feature film "Descent Into Darkness" in 2002, about an underwater mining dispute. In 2003, "Carnivàle" debuted on HBO; set in the Dust Bowl, the series followed a supernatural battle between a preacher and a traveling carnival. The show lasted two of its six proposed seasons and earning 15 Emmy nominations, winning five. Since "Carnivàle"'s cancellation, Knauf has written episodes of the WB series "Supernatural," a pilot based on the comic strip "The Phantom," and issues of the "Iron Man" comic book. Knauf wrote for the gladiator program "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" in 2010. He will make a return to the comic book world with "Captain America Theater of War: Operation Zero Point," a World War II set Captain America comic.
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