Devlin at the New York Comic Con in 2017
|Occupation||Screenwriter, producer, television director|
Lisa Brenner (m. 2003)
Devlin was born in New York City, the son of actress Pilar Seurat and Don Devlin, a writer, actor, and producer. His father was Jewish and his mother was Filipino. He is married to actress Lisa Brenner. Devlin has two daughters.
Devlin appeared as an actor on numerous television shows throughout the 1980s. He also appeared in films including My Bodyguard, The Wild Life, Real Genius and Martians Go Home. Due to his youthful appearance, Devlin often played teenage characters despite being in his 20s.
Devlin gradually began writing scripts. His first produced screenplay was for Universal Soldier. He reached prominence as a writer/producer working alongside director Roland Emmerich, with whom he teamed after appearing in Emmerich's film Moon 44. Together they cowrote and produced Stargate, the first movie to have a web site. The team then produced Independence Day and Godzilla. They split following the 2000 Mel Gibson film The Patriot, but re-teamed to film Independence Day: Resurgence in 2015. Devlin has also produced Cellular, Who Killed the Electric Car?, and Flyboys.
Devlin's directorial debut was the action sci-fi film Geostorm for Warner Bros. The film was set for a March 2016 release, later rescheduled for October 2017. It starred Gerard Butler as the lead  with Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, Ed Harris and Andy García. The film made $221-million on a $120-million budget.
Devlin produced: The Triangle miniseries; Leverage, of which he has directed twelve episodes; The Librarian franchise; and is currently producing The Outpost. He also co-created The Visitor series. Devlin together with Filipino Network Giant ABS-CBN will produce a series called Off Tropic.
|2002||Eight Legged Freaks||No||Yes||No|
|2016||Independence Day: Resurgence||No||Yes||Yes|
|1984||The Wild Life||Liquor Store Clerk|
|1989||Martians Go Home||Joe Fledermaus|
|1991||Total Exposure||Adult Bookstore Manager|
|Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films|
|1996||Independence Day||Best Writer||Nominated|
|1998||N/A||George Pal Memorial Award||Won|
|Golden Raspberry Awards|
|1996||Independence Day||Worst Written Film Grossing Over $100 Million||Nominated|
|2016||Independence Day: Resurgence||Nominated|
|1994||Stargate||Best Dramatic Presentation||Nominated|
|Online Film & Television Association|
|1996||Independence Day||Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror Picture||Nominated|
|Sci-Fi Universe Magazine|
|1996||Independence Day||Best Writing for a Genre Motion Picture||Won|
|Stinkers Bad Movie Awards|
|1998||Godzilla||Worst Screenplay for a Film Grossing More than
$100 Million Using Hollywood Math