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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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  The Simpsons (TV Series) (created by - 594 episodes, 1989 - 2016) (developed by - 588 episodes, 1989 - 2016) (written by - 4 episodes, 1990 - 1996)
- Havana Wild Weekend (2016) ... (creator)
- To Courier with Love (2016) ... (creator)
- Simprovised (2016) ... (creator)
- How Lisa Got Her Marge Back (2016) ... (creator)
- The Burns Cage (2016) ... (creator)
 2014 Family Guy (TV Series) (character based on the series created by - 1 episode)
- The Simpsons Guy (2014) ... (character based on the series created by)
 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")
- Lottery/Ambulance Pickup/Golf/Girl on a Ledge (1987) ... (written by - segment "Good Night")
 1988 The Simpsons: Family Portrait (TV Short)
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Other Works:

Video commentary: A Terrifying Message from Al Gore (2006) (with Al Gore and David X. Cohen) See more »

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10 Interviews | 5 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


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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Personal Quote:

[when asked "Is there a God?"] "If there is, all evidence indicates that He hates me." See more »


The Comic Book Guy, a character in The Simpsons (1989) is a version of what Matt Groening considers himself to be like. See more »


Often works his initials into a drawing. Homer Simpson, for instance, has hair forming an M and ears shaped like Gs See more »

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