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Overview (2)

Born in New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameDavid Sanford Kohan

Mini Bio (1)

David Kohan is the Creator/Executive Producer of Will & Grace (1998), Good Morning, Miami (2002) and Executive Producer of The Stones (2004). For his work on "Will & Grace" he has been honored with an Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series; a People's Choice Award (Favorite New Comedy); four Golden Globe nominations (Best Comedy Series); four GLAAD Media Awards (Outstanding TV Comedy Series); a Founders Award from the Viewers for Quality Television, and the National Award for Excellence from the Human Rights Campaign.

As writing partners, David and Max Mutchnick began their careers writing for The Dennis Miller Show (1992). Their series writing credits include Hearts Afire (1992) with John Ritter and Markie Post, Good Advice (1993) with Shelley Long and Dream On (1990). In addition to "Will & Grace", they also created and served as executive producers on the comedy series Boston Common (1996) and "Good Morning, Miami." Currently, David and Max serve as Executive Producers on the new CBS comedy, "The Stones."

Born in New York and raised in Los Angeles, Kohan is the son of Emmy Award-winning television writer Buz Kohan (winner of 13 Emmys) and novelist Rhea Kohan. "I guess I felt a genetic imperative to write," says Kohan. He has a twin brother, Jono (born four minutes earlier), who works in the music business and a younger sister, Jenji, who is also a television writer/producer. Kohan moved to Connecticut to attend Wesleyan University, where he majored in English and philosophy. In 1986, he returned to Los Angeles after graduation and began a stint as a writer on "It's Garry Shandling's Show." Says Kohan, "Writing television was always a way to keep me off the mean streets of Beverly Hills where I might have fallen in with the wrong crowd of wealthy professionals."

In 1991, Kohan teamed up with Mutchnick, and after obtaining an agent, they have been writing together ever since. "I love sitcom writing," says Kohan. "To me it's the most satisfying venue for a writer. You write a script, and then two-and-one-half weeks later, you see the fruits of your labor." Kohan, who has an 8-year-old daughter, Olivia, lives in Los Angeles. When he's not working, he enjoys reading up on his favorite subject: "15th-century midwifery."

- IMDb Mini Biography By: J. French

Trivia (4)

Graduated from Wesleyan University in Connecticut.
Son of writers Buz Kohan and Rhea Kohan.
While going to Beverly Hills High School, he and Nicolas Cage both tried out for the part of Riff in "West Side Story", which David ended up playing.
Brother of Weeds (2005) creator Jenji Kohan.

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