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Eric Monte known as the playwright behind such legendary sitcoms like Good Times, The Jeffersons, All In The Family, and Cooley High. Kenneth Williams popularly known by his stage name, Eric Monte was born in Chicago,Illinois,USA. Kenneth Williams was raised in the projects known as the Cabrini-Green Housing Project. Monte being born into a ... See full bio »


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 2001 Moesha (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- That's My Mama (2001) ... (writer)
 1999 The Wayans Bros. (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pops Gets Evicted (1999) ... (writer)
 1976-1979 What's Happening!! (TV Series) (suggested by the American International Picture "Cooley High" written by - 65 episodes)
- The Benefit Show (1979) ... (suggested by the American International Picture "Cooley High" written by)
- Dwayne's Debate (1979) ... (suggested by the American International Picture "Cooley High" written by)
- First Class Coach (1979) ... (suggested by the American International Picture "Cooley High" written by)
- The Last Page (1979) ... (suggested by the American International Picture "Cooley High" written by)
- The Thomas Treasure (1979) ... (suggested by the American International Picture "Cooley High" written by)
  Good Times (TV Series) (created by - 133 episodes, 1974 - 1979) (story - 2 episodes, 1974) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1974) (written by - 2 episodes, 1974)
- The Evans' Dilemma (1979) ... (creator)
- Cousin Raymond (1979) ... (creator)
- The End of the Rainbow (1979) ... (creator)
- A Matter of Mothers (1979) ... (creator)
- The Physical (1979) ... (creator)
 1976 The Fosters (TV Series) (original script - 1 episode)
- Benjamin's Rebellion (1976) ... (original script)
 1975 Cooley High (written by)
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 1974 Good Times (TV Series) (script supervisor - 13 episodes)
- My Son the Lover (1974) ... (script supervisor)
- The Check Up (1974) ... (script supervisor)
- The TV Commercial (1974) ... (script supervisor)
- Springtime in the Ghetto (1974) ... (script supervisor)
- The Visitor (1974) ... (script supervisor)
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 1974 Good Times (TV Series)
- Black Jesus (1974) ... Runner
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 2014 Contrast (special thanks) (completed)
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 2014 Unsung Hollywood (TV Series documentary)
- Cooley High (2014) ... Himself
 2002 TV's Most Censored Moments (TV Special documentary)
 2002 Inside TV Land: African Americans in Television (TV Movie documentary)
 2000 E! True Hollywood Story (TV Series documentary)
- Good Times (2000) ... Himself

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Norman [Lear] considered my work too controversial. I pitched, "Good Times," in 1971, it didn't go on the air until 1974. In those three years we had about 20 meetings. The one note I got in every meeting was, "Get rid of the father," a strong black man in a sit com won't work. In 1974 I got the contract to write, "Cooley High." When AIP sent the cast to Chicago to shoot the movie, I quit ... See more »


Formed a writing partnership with Mike Evans, who played black neighbor Lionel Jefferson in "All in the Family" and together they came up with and created "Good Times." They supposedly rebelled against Lear, who wanted to write the father out of the show and embellish the stereotypical J.J. character. See more »

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