(born August 6, 1976) is an American screenwriter
and television producer
. Schwartz is best known for creating and executive producing the Fox
drama The O.C.
Schwartz recently developed The CW
's teen drama series, Gossip Girl
from the Gossip Girl
books series, and co-created NBC
's comedy-drama-spy series, Chuck
At 26, he became the youngest person in network history to create a network series and run its day-to-day production when he ran The O.C.
He currently resides in Los Angeles
Schwartz was born in 1976 in Providence, Rhode Island
to Steve and Honey Schwartz. His parents were both toy inventors at Hasbro
, working on the development of toys such as Transformers
and My Little Pony
, until they went on to start their own company. When Schwartz was seven years old, he won an essay-writing contest at sleep-away camp
for a review of the recently released movie Gremlins
; the opening line was "Spielberg has done it again" and stood out amongst the pile of essays from the other kids. He even had a subscription to the entertainment industry newspaper......