Favourite Writers

by avzinedine | created - 28 Jun 2013 | updated - 28 Jun 2013 | Public

1. Christopher McCulloch

Writer | The Venture Bros.

Also known under the pseudonym Jackson Publick. His debut as a writer was a comedy superhero comic book "Cement Shooz", which got the attention of Ben Edlund. This led to McCulloch working as a storyboard artist on Edlund's animated series The Tick (1994). He later story boarded PB&J Otter (...

2. Tina Fey

Writer | 30 Rock

Elizabeth Stamatina Fey was born in 1970 in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, just west of Philadelphia, to Xenobia "Jeanne" (Xenakes), a brokerage employee, and Donald Henry Fey, who wrote grant proposals for universities. Her mother is Greek, born in Piraeus, while her father had German, Northern Irish,...

3. H. Jon Benjamin

Actor | Archer

H. Jon Benjamin was born on May 23, 1966 in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Archer (2009), Wet Hot American Summer (2001) and Home Movies (1999).

4. Louis C.K.

Writer | Louie

Louis C.K. was born on September 12, 1967 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Louis Szekely. He is a writer and producer, known for Louie (2010), American Hustle (2013) and Horace and Pete (2016). He was previously married to Alix Bailey.

5. Greg Daniels

Writer | The Office

Greg Daniels was born on June 13, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Gregory Martin Daniels. He is a writer and producer, known for The Office (2005), Parks and Recreation (2009) and King of the Hill (1997). He has been married to Susanne Daniels since September 15, 1991. They have ...

6. Ricky Gervais

Writer | The Office

Ricky Dene Gervais was born in a suburb of Reading, Berkshire, to Eva Sophia (House) and Lawrence Raymond Gervais, who was a hod carrier and labourer. His father was born in Ontario, Canada, of French-Canadian descent, and his mother was English. He was educated at Ashmead Comprehensive School and ...

7. Stephen Merchant

Writer | Extras

Stephen Merchant was born on November 24, 1974 in Bristol, England. He is a writer and producer, known for Extras (2005), Logan (2017) and The Office (2005).

8. Michael Schur

Writer | The Office

Michael Schur was born on October 29, 1975 in West Hartford, Connecticut, USA as Michael Herbert Schur. He is a writer and producer, known for The Office (2005), Parks and Recreation (2009) and Saturday Night Live (1975). He has been married to J.J. Philbin since October 9, 2005. They have two ...

9. Mitchell Hurwitz

Producer | Arrested Development

Mitchell Hurwitz was born as Mitchell D. Hurwitz. He is a producer and writer, known for Arrested Development (2003), Lady Dynamite (2016) and Running Wilde (2010). He has been married to Mary Jo Keenen since May 1999. They have two children.

10. Scott Aukerman

Writer | Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis

Scott Aukerman was born on July 2, 1970 in Savannah, Georgia, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis (2008), Run Ronnie Run (2002) and Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002).

11. Adam Reed

Writer | Archer

Adam Reed is a writer and producer, known for Archer (2009), Frisky Dingo (2006) and Sealab 2021 (2000).

12. David Benioff

Writer | Game of Thrones

David Benioff was born on September 25, 1970 in New York City, New York, USA as David Friedman. He is a writer and producer, known for Game of Thrones (2011), The Kite Runner (2007) and 25th Hour (2002). He has been married to Amanda Peet since September 30, 2006. They have three children.

13. Chuck Palahniuk

Writer | Fight Club

Chuck is a low key writer who never stops writing and taking down notes to file away for future writing. Very funny, very creative and very thought provoking. His books often make you look at yourself in ways that you would never have before. Same goes for the world, he will make you notice things ...

14. Guy Ritchie

Director | Sherlock Holmes

Guy Ritchie was born in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK on September 10, 1968. After watching Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) as a child, Guy realized that what he wanted to do was make films. He never attended film school, saying that the work of film school graduates was boring and ...

15. Eric Kripke

Writer | Supernatural

Eric Kripke was born on April 24, 1974 in Toledo, Ohio, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Supernatural (2005), Boogeyman (2005) and The Adjustment Bureau (2011).

16. Chris Romano

Producer | Blue Mountain State

Chris Romano is an actor, writer, producer, and director; most commonly known for co-creating and acting in Spike TV's Blue Mountain State. He acted along side Darin Brooks, Alex Moran for 3 seasons of Blue Mountain State. On February 20, 2012, it was reported that Blue Mountain State would not be ...

17. Aaron McGruder

Writer | The Boondocks

An unlikely firestorm was ignited on the 19th of April, 1999. The Universal Press Syndicate made the largest launch ever of a single comic strip in the history of the printed page when it debuted an off-beat work in more than 160 newspapers that day (and 40 more by year's end). The strip, centering...

18. Rodney Barnes

Producer | Everybody Hates Chris

Award winning writer/producer Rodney Barnes has been said to be one of the rising African American creatives in Hollywood with projects ranging from The Boondocks to My Wife and Kids to Everybody Hates Chris, and more than two hundred episodes as both a writer and a producer across multiple ...

19. Ian Roberts

Actor | Bring It On

Ian Roberts was raised in Secaucus, New Jersey, and attended Grinnell College in Iowa. From 1987-1990, he lived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, performing plays with various local companies including the Acacia Theater, Hansberry Sands and Milwaukee Players. In 1990, he moved to Chicago and studied ...

20. Curtis Gwinn

Producer | The Walking Dead

Curtis was born in Chicago but grew up in the suburbs outside New York City.

Originally a comedic writer, director and improviser, he first made his mark in the early 2000's as a renowned member of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in NYC. From there he went on to work for some of the most ...

22. Lena Dunham

Writer | Tiny Furniture

New Yorker Lena Dunham is the daughter of a painter, Carroll Dunham and Laurie Simmons, a designer and photographer. Dunham was educated at Oberlin College, Ohio, graduating with a creative writing degree. It was while at Oberlin that she began writing shorts and feature films. In 2009, Dunham ...

23. Gregory Thomas Garcia

Writer | My Name Is Earl

Attended Frostburg State University in Frostburg, Maryland and participated in the Warner Bros. Writing for Television courses, which ultimately opened the door for him as a writer in Hollywood.

24. Jon Glaser

Writer | Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Jon Glaser was born on June 20, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is a writer and actor, known for Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993), Delocated (2009) and Inside Amy Schumer (2013).

25. Victor Fresco

Producer | New Monkees

Victor Fresco is a television writer, producer and show creator. He is credited with creating the critically acclaimed television series "Better Off Ted" which ran for two seasons on ABC, and the FOX show "Andy Richter controls the Universe", for which he was nominated for a writing Emmy. Fresco ...

26. Glenn Howerton

Actor | It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Glenn Howerton was born on April 13, 1976 in Japan as Glenn Franklin Howerton III. He is an actor and writer, known for It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005), The Strangers (2008) and Serenity (2005). He has been married to Jill Latiano since September 8, 2009. They have one child.

27. Genndy Tartakovsky

Producer | Samurai Jack

Genndy Tartakovsky was born and raised in Moscow, USSR. He and his family moved to Chicago, IL when he was 7 years old, after his father defected to the US. His interest in comic books and animation led him to study animation at CalArts in Los Angeles. While he was there he produced two student ...

28. Christopher Nolan

Writer | The Prestige

Best known for his cerebral, often nonlinear storytelling, acclaimed writer-director Christopher Nolan was born on July 30, 1970 in London, England. Over the course of 15 years of filmmaking, Nolan has gone from low-budget independent films to working on some of the biggest blockbusters ever made.

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29. Zack Snyder

Director | 300

Zachary Edward "Zack" Snyder (born March 1, 1966) is an American film director, film producer, and screenwriter, best known for action and science fiction films. Snyder made his feature film debut with the 2004 remake Dawn of the Dead and has gone on to be known for his comic book movies and ...

30. Mark Neveldine

Writer | Gamer

Mark Neveldine was born on May 11, 1973 in Watertown, New York, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Gamer (2009), Crank (2006) and Crank: High Voltage (2009). He has been married to Alison Lohman since August 19, 2009. They have two children.

31. Bryan Taylor

Visual_effects | I, Robot

32. Quentin Tarantino

Writer | Reservoir Dogs

Quentin Jerome Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. His father, Tony Tarantino, is an Italian-American actor and musician from New York, and his mother, Connie (McHugh), is a nurse from Tennessee. Quentin moved with his mother to Torrance, California, when he was four years old.

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33. Martin McDonagh

Writer | In Bruges

Martin McDonagh was born on March 26, 1970 in Camberwell, London, England. He is a writer and director, known for In Bruges (2008), Seven Psychopaths (2012) and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017).