Matt Williams is best known as the creator and executive producer of the hit series Roseanne and the co-creator and executive producer of Home Improvement, one of the most successful programs in television history. Williams joined The Cosby Show during its premiere season and worked as a writer/producer on the show for three subsequent seasons, during which time his work was honored with Emmy and Humanitas nominations, as well as sharing a Peabody Award for outstanding achievement in television writing. He also served as co-creator of the Cosby spin-off, A Different World.
In 1989, Williams formed Wind Dancer Production Group with principals Carmen Finestra and David McFadzean. Under the Wind Dancer banner, Williams co-created and executive produced Home Improvement, Carol & Company, starring Carol Burnette, Buddies with Dave Chappelle, Thunder Alley, Soul Man and Costello. Once again, his work received Emmy and Humanitas nominations, as well as winning numerous People's Choice Awards.
In film, Williams produced and directed Where The Heart Is, starring Natalie Portman and Ashley Judd. He produced Nancy Meyer's romantic comedy What Women Want with Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt; executive produced the critically acclaimed drama Firelight with Sophie Marceau and served as co-writer and producer of Disney's award-winning Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken. Most recently, Williams co-wrote, produced, and directed Walker Payne, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film stars Jason Patric, San Shepard, Drea de Matteo, KaDee Strickland and Bruce Dern.
After being fired from Roseanne Barr, he didn't want to work with another comedian, until he met with Tim Allen and cast him for "Home Improvement" (1991)
In 1995, he was named one of "TV's Biggest Power Players" by the Los Angeles Times.
Matt graduated from F.J. Reitz High School. (Evansville, Indiana).
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