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Matt Groening


Growing up in Portland, Oregon, Matt Groening did not particularly like school, which is what originally turned him towards drawing. In the mid-1980s, he moved to Los Angeles and started drawing a comic strip named "Life in Hell", which eventually became published in the newspaper where he worked. In 1988, James L. Brooks, looking for a filler in ... See full bio »
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Won 12 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »

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  The Simpsons (TV Series) (created by - 565 episodes, 1989 - 2015) (developed by - 564 episodes, 1989 - 2015) (written by - 4 episodes, 1990 - 1996)
- The Musk Who Fell to Earth (2015) ... (creator) / (creator)
- The Man Who Came to Be Dinner (2015) ... (creator) / (creator)
- Episode #26.11 (2014) ... (creator) / (creator)
- Blazed and Confused (2014) ... (creator) / (creator)
- Simpsorama (2014) ... (creator) / (creator)
 2014 The Simpsons Take the Bowl (Video) (creator) / (creator)
  Futurama (TV Series) (created by - 124 episodes, 1999 - 2013) (developed by - 124 episodes, 1999 - 2013) (story - 2 episodes, 2010) (written by - 1 episode, 1999)
- Meanwhile (2013) ... (creator) / (creator)
- Stench and Stenchibility (2013) ... (creator) / (creator)
- Murder on the Planet Express (2013) ... (creator) / (creator)
- Game of Tones (2013) ... (creator) / (creator)
- Leela and the Genestalk (2013) ... (creator) / (creator)
 2012 The Longest Daycare (Short) (characters - uncredited) / (written by)
 2009 Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder (Video) (creator) / (creator)
 2008 Futurama: Bender's Game (Video) (creator) / (creator)
 2008 Futurama: The Lost Adventure (Video short) (creator) / (creator)
 2008 Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs (Video) (creator) / (creator)
 2007 'Futurama' Returns (Video documentary short) (creator)
 2007 Futurama: Bender's Big Score (Video) (creator) / (creator)
 2007 The Simpsons Game (Video Game) (creator)
 2007 The Simpsons Movie (based on the television series "The Simpsons" created by - uncredited) / (based on the television series "The Simpsons" developed by - uncredited) / (screenplay)
 2003 Futurama (Video Game) (creator) / (creator)
 1997 The Simpsons: Virtual Springfield (Video Game) (creator)
 1994 Virtual Bart (Video Game) (characters)
 1992 Krusty's Super Fun House (Video Game) (characters)
 1992 The Simpsons: Bart's Nightmare (Video Game) (characters)
 1992 The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Juggernauts (Video Game) (creator)
 1991 The Simpsons (Video Game) (characters)
 1991 The Simpsons: Bart's House of Weirdness (Video Game) (creator)
 1991 The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants (Video Game) (creator)
 1989 The Simpsons: Family Therapy (TV Short)
 1987-1989 The Tracey Ullman Show (TV Series) (written by - 4 episodes)
- Episode #3.21 (1989) ... (written by - segment "Psychiatric Hour")
- Episode #2.19 (1988) ... (written by - segment "Fear")
- Episode #2.7 (1987) ... (written by - segment "Space Patrol")
- Episode #1.3 (1987) ... (written by - segment "Good Night")
 1988 The Simpsons: Family Portrait (TV Short)
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10 Interviews | 4 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Bat Groaning | Bat Groening | Brat Groening | Mad Matt Groening | Mad Groening | Malevolent Matt Groening | Matt ''Mildly Frightening'' Groening | Matt ''Scary Nickname'' Groening | Matt 'Count Chocula' Groening | Matt 'El Monstro' Groening | Matt 'Funk Lord of USA' Groening | Matt 'Grave-Robbin' Groening | Matt 'Merchandising' Groening | Matt 'Monstroso' Groening | Matt 'Mr Spooky' Groening | Matt 'Scary Nickname' Groening | Morbid Matt Groening | Mummified Matt Groening | Rat Groening | Wotsa Matta U. Groening | Matt Gruesome | Bat Groin Injury | Matt Groin Injury | Grat Moaning | The Rock Bottom Remainders

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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I'm a writer who just happens to draw See more »

Trivia:

Many members of the Simpson family are named for members of his own family: Homer, Marge, Maggie, Lisa, and Patty. In order to avoid insulting another family member by making him the namesake of a Simpsons character, he left Homer's father unnamed. The writers of the show named him Abraham. Coincidentally, Groening's own middle name is Abram. In 1993, he named his second son Abe. See more »

Trademark:

His characters' middle name often begins with the letter "J", e.g. Homer J(ay) Simpson, Bart J(ojo) Simpsons, Philip J. Fry See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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