David Shore is the son of Marvin and Cecile Shore, and was born on July 3, 1959, at Victoria Hospital in London, Ontario, Canada. His twin brothers, Ephraim and Raphael, are rabbis who conduct outreach programs in Israel.
He attended Masonville public school, A.B. Lucas secondary school, University of Western Ontario, and University of Toronto's law school. Shore is married and lives with his wife, Judy, a former TV producer, and their three children in Encino Hills, California.
David was a municipal and corporate lawyer in Canada before moving to Los Angeles in 1991 to pursue a writing career. His writing and producing credits include serving as executive producer of Hack
and Family Law
, and he was nominated for two Emmy Awards as supervising producer on Law & Order
. He was a consulting producer on Century City
and Beggars and Choosers
on cable television. In addition, Shore served as head writer and supervising producer on Traders
, which he developed for television. Shore also wrote episodes for NYPD Blue
, The Practice
, EZ Streets
, Due South
and The Outer Limits
David Shore won the 2005 Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for the House
episode "Three Stories