Davis has set up three distinct divisions at his company-feature films, classics and television, to specifically develop and produce its numerous projects. His feature film division currently has a production deal at 20th Century Fox, and along with the other two divisions has over 30 projects in development at various major studios, as well as at the four major television networks.
Davis produced last year's phenomenally-successful comedy Dr. Dolittle, starring Eddie Murphy and directed by Betty Thomas.
On the small screen, Davis recently produced for NBC the made-for-television movie The Jesse Ventura Story, based on the true story of the newly-elected governor of Minnesota's implausible rise from professional wrestler to politician. Davis also produced last year's ABC made-for-television movie Miracle at Midnight for the Wonderful World of Disney franchise, starring Sam Waterston.
Davis has produced several motion pictures in the '90s, including Out to Sea starring the venerable comedic pair of Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon; the blockbuster The Firm, which starred Tom Cruise and won a People's Choice Award for Best Dramatic Film; Grumpy Old Men, which was a People's Choice Award winner for Best Comedic Film; and Grumpier Old Men, whose casting of Matthau and Lemmon (and box office success) has been influential in the production of films targeted for an older generation; Courage Under Fire, starring Denzel Washington and Meg Ryan; The Chamber, John Grisham's bestseller starring Gene Hackman and Chris O'Donnell; Daylight starring Sylvester Stallone; Waterworld, starring Kevin Costner; and Richie Rich, starring Macaulay Culkin.
His other feature film credits include: Predator, The Thing Called Love, Fortress, Gunmen, Storyville, Shattered, Little Monsters, The Last of the Finest, License to Drive, Three O'Clock High and The Hunted.
In the television and cable arenas, Davis recently produced Asteroid, the NBC mini-series which received the highest ratings for a mini-series, made-for-television movie and a feature film presentation on television during the 1996-97 season. The success of Asteroid also serves as the inspiration for an upcoming NBC pilot. Davis Entertainment Television's development slate also includes Stealth, an event mini-series set up with the FOX Broadcasting Company, among several other projects.
Davis Entertainment has also produced the widely-watched made-for-television movie Volcano: Fire on the Mountain; the highly-rated NBC movie Truman Capote's One Christmas, starring Katherine Hepburn; and the popular CBS movie, This Can't be Love, starring Katherine Hepburn and Anthony Quinn. In addition, Davis produced Tears and Laughter for NBC, starring Joan and Melissa Rivers, and the HBO feature The Last Outlaw, which starred Mickey Rourke and Dermot Mulroney.
Davis' other television and cable credits include Silhouette, New Eden, Heads, Voyage, Irresistible Force, Wild Card, Dangerous Passion, Curiosity Kills and Caught in the Act.
Davis is a graduate of Bowdoin College, he attended Amherst College and received an MBA from the Harvard Business School.