is an American television writer, director and producer.
He is best known for co-creating with Ryan Murphy the comedy-drama television series Glee and the horror-drama anthology series American Horror Story and more recently Scream Queens.
In high school, he tried to stand out from his classmates by wearing a tie to school each day and declaring himself a Republican.
Falchuk's career in television began as a writer for Mutant X (2001), Earth: Final Conflict (2001–02) and Veritas: The Quest (2003), before he was hired to work on the first season of Nip/Tuck in 2003.
While working on Nip/Tuck, he formed a close bond and partnership with the show's creator, Ryan Murphy.
Falchuk and Murphy went on to write a television pilot titled Pretty/Handsome, about a transsexual gynecologist, which the FX network bought in 2008. As Nip/Tuck neared its sixth and final season, Falchuk and Murphy began to look for their next project, and decided to focus on a lighter subject.
They teamed up with Ian Brennan, who had written a screenplay about high school show choirs, to pitch a one-hour comedy about a glee club to the Fox Broadcasting Company.
Their pitch was successful and turned into the television show Glee, which premiered in 2009.
After the early success of Glee, Falchuk signed a two-year, seven-figure deal with 20th Century Fox Television which will involved further work on Glee as well as the development of other projects for the studio.
Glee concluded following its sixth season, which aired from January 9, to March 20, 2015.
In 2011, Falchuk co-created the FX horror-drama anthology series American Horror Story with previous collaborator Ryan Murphy.
The first season, starring Jessica Lange, Connie Britton and Dylan Mc Dermott, premiered October 5, 2011, and received critical acclaim; the series was nominated for 17 Primetime Emmy Awards in 2012, and 15 Primetime Emmys in 2013, with Falchuk nominated for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie both years.
In 2014, the show was once again nominated for 17 Primetime Emmy Awards, with Falchuk nominated for Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special.