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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 5 wins & 32 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Simpsons
The Simpsons Writer
(1989-2018)
Futurama
Futurama Writer
(1999-2013)
The Simpsons Movie
(2007)
The Tracey Ullman Show
(1987-1989)

Filmography

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 2018-2019 Disenchantment (TV Series) (created by - 12 episodes) (pre-production)
- Episode #2.1 (2019) ... (creator)
- Episode #2.2 (2019) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.10 (2018) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.9 (2018) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.7 (2018) ... (creator)
  The Simpsons (TV Series) (created by - 634 episodes, 1989 - 2018) (developed by - 631 episodes, 1989 - 2018) (written by - 4 episodes, 1990 - 1996)
- Episode #30.1 (2018) ... (creator)
- Frink Gets Testy (2018) ... (creator)
- Haw-Haw Land (2018) ... (creator) / (creator)
- Gone Boy (2017) ... (creator) / (creator)
- Mr. Lisa's Opus (2017) ... (creator) / (creator)
 2017 Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow (Video Game) (characters)
 2016 Planet of the Couches (TV Movie) (creator)
 2016 Futurama: Game of Drones (Video Game) (creator)
 2015 Lego Dimensions (Video Game) (characters created by: The Simpsons - uncredited)
 2014 The Simpsons Take the Bowl (Video) (creator) / (creator)
 2014 The Lego Movie (character: Milhouse Van Houten - uncredited)
  Futurama (TV Series) (created by - 124 episodes, 1999 - 2013) (developed by - 124 episodes, 1999 - 2013) (story by - 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 - uncredited)
 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) (creator)
 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)
 1987 The Simpsons: Good Night (TV Short) (creator) / (screenwriter)
Show Show Producer (21 credits)
Show Show Animation department (14 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (12 credits)
Show Show Actor (9 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (4 credits)
Show Show Sound department (1 credit)
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Show Show Self (63 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

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Other Works:

'The Simpsons Sing the Blues' (album, 1990) See more »

Publicity Listings:

10 Interviews | 5 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Bat Groaning | Bat Groening | Brat Groening | Maaaaaaatt 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 'Griddlecakes' Groening | Matt 'Merchandising' Groening | Matt 'Monstroso' Groening | Matt 'Mr Spooky' Groening | Matt 'Scary Nickname' Groening | Morbid Matt Groening | Mud 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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Personal Quote:

On the television series [The Simpsons], a joke has to pass muster about 100 times before it gets on the air. On the movie, it's probably 1,000 times. There are jokes that were funny the first 350 times, and then, the 351st time, we go, "Ah, I'm kinda tired of that", so we change it. And what stays in are the most obvious, dumb, visceral, knee jerk, mayhem gags. Any time a character falls down, ... See more »

Trivia:

Graduated from the Evergreen State College, a small 4-year liberal arts college, where he was editor of the school paper his final year. 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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