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Don Payne (IV) (1964–2013)

Don Payne was born on May 5, 1964 in Wilmington, North Carolina, USA as William Donald Payne. He was a producer and writer, known for The Simpsons (1989), Thor (2011) and Thor: The Dark World (2013). He was married to Julie. He died on March 26, 2013 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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  The Simpsons (TV Series) (consulting producer - 109 episodes, 2007 - 2015) (co-executive producer - 96 episodes, 2002 - 2008) (supervising producer - 44 episodes, 2000 - 2002) (producer - 22 episodes, 1999 - 2001)
- The Man Who Came to Be Dinner (2015) ... (consulting producer)
- Brick Like Me (2014) ... (consulting producer)
- White Christmas Blues (2013) ... (consulting producer)
- Labor Pains (2013) ... (consulting producer)
- YOLO (2013) ... (consulting producer)
 2012 Stand Up to Cancer (TV Movie) (consulting producer)
 2010 Mr. Happy Man (Documentary short) (co-producer)
 2010 One of the Girls (Short) (executive producer)
 1998-2000 The Brian Benben Show (TV Series) (producer - 5 episodes)
- Of Mice and Benben (2000) ... (producer)
- Motivating Kevin (2000) ... (producer)
- Have One for the Show (1999) ... (producer)
- Brian's Got Back: Part 2 (1998) ... (producer)
- House of Blues (1998) ... (producer)
 1997-1998 Veronica's Closet (TV Series) (co-producer - 4 episodes)
- Veronica's Blackout (1998) ... (co-producer)
- Veronica's First Thanksgiving (1997) ... (co-producer)
- Veronica's Not Happy About the Book (1997) ... (co-producer)
- Veronica's Woman Friend (1997) ... (co-producer)
Show Show Writer (12 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (4 credits)
Show Show Self (1 credit)

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Darth Pain | Donte's Infernal Pain | Decapitatin' Don Payne | Desecrated Don Payne | Disinterred Don Payne | Don 'Excruciating' Payne | Don 'He Will Knock 4 Times' Payne | Don 'Reavers!' Payne | Don 'The Final Cylon' Payne | Don of the Dead Payne | Dystopian Don Payne | Time and Relative Don in Payne

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He was best known for writing several episodes on the Simpsons since 2000. He is a writer and producer.

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