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Paris Qualles
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Paris Qualles was involved in writing a total of 12 "QL" episodes in Seasons 4 & 5, ten as a story editor.
Personal Information
Born: (1951-12-05) December 5, 1951 (age 69)
Birthplace: Harlem, New York City, New York, U.S.
Career information
Television producer / Screenwriter
Years active: 1991-present
Appears on/involved with: Quantum Leap (TV series)
Job on series Story editor, 10 episodes (Season 4)
Writer/Co-Writer, 2 episodes, Seasons 4 & 5

Paris Qualles (born December 5, 1951) was involved in the writing and editing of a total of 12 episodes for Quantum Leap, as he wrote "Unchained" in Season 4 and the Season 5 episode "Ghost Ship", which he co-wrote with series creator and executive producer Donald P. Bellisario. Paris also served as a story editor in ten other Season 4 epsodes, beginning with "The Leap Back", the Season opener.


A screenwriter and television producer. Qualles has written episodes for several television series, including Seaquest DSV, The Cape, M.A.N.T.I.S., Law & Order, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Amen, and China Beach. His television movies include A Raisin in the Sun, The Rosa Parks Story, The Color of Friendship, A House Divided, and The Tuskegee Airmen.

In 2003, Paris won the Humanitas Prize and the Writers Guild of America (WGA) Award for The Color of Friendship and the Black Reel Award for Best Network/Cable Screenplay for The Rosa Parks Story. He was nominated for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing for a Miniseries or a Special for The Tuskegree Airman. In 2008, Qualles received the Humanitas Prize for his Sundance Feature Film ''A Raisin in the Sun.[1]


  1. Screenwriters lauded with Humanitas Prize (dead link - July 2016) Associated Press (AP), Los Angeles, September 17, 2008

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