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Release Date:
28 May 1995 (USA) See more »
An unusual feature of Dr Katz is the novel animation technique called Squigglevision, whereby, essentially... See more »
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 40)

Jonathan Katz ... Dr. Katz (80 episodes, 1995-2002)

H. Jon Benjamin ... Ben Katz / ... (80 episodes, 1995-2002)

Laura Silverman ... Laura the Receptionist (80 episodes, 1995-2002)
Will Le Bow ... Stanley / ... (66 episodes, 1995-2002)

Julianne Bond ... Julie the Bartender (66 episodes, 1995-2002)

Series Writing credits
H. Jon Benjamin (79 episodes, 1995-2002)
Jonathan Katz (78 episodes, 1995-2002)
Tom Snyder (72 episodes, 1995-2002)
Carl W. Adams (65 episodes, 1996-2002)
Bill Braudis (64 episodes, 1995-2002)
Lisa Gillim (56 episodes, 1996-2002)
Will Le Bow (54 episodes, 1995-2002)
Loren Bouchard (49 episodes, 1995-2002)
Annette Cate (45 episodes, 1995-1998)
Laura Silverman (35 episodes, 1995-1999)
Julianne Bond (34 episodes, 1995-1999)
Karen LeBlanc (32 episodes, 1995-1997)
Martha Williams Akers (32 episodes, 1996-1998)
James Fagerquist (31 episodes, 1996-1997)
Kristen Kempton (19 episodes, 1996-1997)
Todd Barry (16 episodes, 1999-2002)
Richard Luongo (13 episodes, 1995-1997)
Andre Lyman (12 episodes, 1995-1996)
Paul Santucci (8 episodes, 1999-2002)
Sam Brown (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Adam Simha (2 episodes, 1999-2002)
Wanda Sykes (2 episodes, 1999)

Series Produced by
Tim Braine .... executive producer (79 episodes, 1995-2002)
Nancy Geller .... executive producer (79 episodes, 1995-2002)
Tom Snyder .... executive producer (79 episodes, 1995-2002)
Jonathan Katz .... producer (78 episodes, 1995-2002)
John C. Fisher .... supervising producer (75 episodes, 1995-2002)
Loren Bouchard .... producer (73 episodes, 1995-2002)
Niki Hebert .... coordinating producer (46 episodes, 1997-2002)
Kevin Meagher .... executive producer (33 episodes, 1998-2002)
Julianne Bond .... associate producer (29 episodes, 1995-1997)
Melissa Bardin Galsky .... associate producer (9 episodes, 1999-2002)
Series Original Music by
Tom Snyder (79 episodes, 1995-2002)
Series Film Editing by
Ivan Rhudick (50 episodes, 1997-2002)
Andre Lyman (24 episodes, 1995-1997)
Dave Wtorkowski (13 episodes, 1995-1996)
Series Art Direction by
Annette Cate (80 episodes, 1995-2002)
Series Art Department
Karen LeBlanc .... assistant art director / storyboard artist (47 episodes, 1997-2002)
Mark Usher .... assistant art director / storyboard artist (35 episodes, 1997-1999)
Annette Cate .... storyboard artist (32 episodes, 1998-2002)
Sharon Glick .... storyboard artist (32 episodes, 1998-2002)
Ivan Rhudick .... storyboard artist / property master (32 episodes, 1998-2002)
Martha Williams Akers .... storyboard artist (32 episodes, 1998-2002)
Richard Luongo .... storyboard artist (26 episodes, 1998-1999)
Amy MacDonald .... storyboard artist (20 episodes, 1998-1999)
Carol Vidinghoff .... storyboard artist (20 episodes, 1998-1999)
Richard Crimlisk .... storyboard artist (12 episodes, 1999-2002)
Tim Hogan .... storyboard artist (6 episodes, 1999-2002)
Howard Nager .... storyboard artist (6 episodes, 1999-2002)
Series Sound Department
Loren Bouchard .... audio editor (74 episodes, 1995-2002)
Lisa Gillim .... audio editor (59 episodes, 1996-2002)
Carl W. Adams .... audio editor (54 episodes, 1996-2002)
Paul Santucci .... audio editor (17 episodes, 1999-2002)
Adam Simha .... audio editor (17 episodes, 1999-2002)
Adam Mutterperl .... audio engineer (11 episodes, 1999-2002)
Jack Ferraiolo .... assistant audio editor (9 episodes, 1999-2002)
Ben Zelevansky .... assistant audio editor (9 episodes, 1999-2002)
Holly Schlesinger .... assistant audio editor (7 episodes, 1999-2002)
Lincoln Clapp .... audio editor (3 episodes, 1996)
Patrick Downie .... dialogue editor / assistant audio editor (3 episodes, 1999-2002)
Andre Lyman .... audio editor (2 episodes, 1997)
Series Animation Department
Karen LeBlanc .... animator (79 episodes, 1995-2002)
Martha Williams Akers .... animator (74 episodes, 1995-2002)
Richard Luongo .... animator (74 episodes, 1995-1999)
Andre Lyman .... animator (74 episodes, 1995-1999)
Mark Usher .... animator (68 episodes, 1995-1999)
Amy MacDonald .... animator (62 episodes, 1995-1999)
Carol Vidinghoff .... animator (51 episodes, 1996-1999)
Sharon Glick .... animator (49 episodes, 1997-2002)
Richard Crimlisk .... assistant animator / animator (40 episodes, 1997-2002)
James Fagerquist .... animator (39 episodes, 1995-1998)
Naomi Halpern .... animator (28 episodes, 1997-2002)
Kristen Kempton .... animator (25 episodes, 1995-1997)
Annette Cate .... animator (24 episodes, 1998-2002)
Jennifer Ives .... assistant animator (22 episodes, 1997-1998)
Howard Nager .... animator / assistant animator (16 episodes, 1999-2002)
Tim Hogan .... animator / assistant animator (15 episodes, 1999-2002)
Karla Zimonja .... animator / assistant animator (9 episodes, 1999)
Judith Caughie .... animator (3 episodes, 1996-1997)
Series Editorial Department
Matthew McGuire .... assistant video editor (8 episodes, 1997)
Chris Georgenes .... assistant video editor / additional video editor (7 episodes, 1997)
Oona Flaherty .... assistant video editor / assistant editor (7 episodes, 1999-2002)
Carl W. Adams .... additional video editor / additional editing (4 episodes, 1995-1996)
Justin Montanino .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 1999-2002)
Series Other crew
Rick Abrams .... account manager / accounting manager (74 episodes, 1995-2002)
Kevin Meagher .... production consultant (41 episodes, 1995-1998)
David Pritchard .... production consultant (40 episodes, 1995-1998)
Jennifer Sneider .... assistant: Jonathan Katz / executive assistant: Jonathan Katz / ... (33 episodes, 1998-2002)
Melissa Bardin Galsky .... assistant: Jonathan Katz / talent coordinator (27 episodes, 1997-1999)
Holly Schlesinger .... production assistant / intern (26 episodes, 1998-2002)
Niki Hebert .... coordinator / production coordinator (21 episodes, 1996-1997)
Jennifer Schulman .... coordinator (18 episodes, 1997-1998)
Bill Marino .... intern / production assistant (8 episodes, 1998)
Justin Montanino .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1998)

Richard Crimlisk .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Jennifer Ives .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Crew believed to be complete

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Argentina:30 min
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Did You Know?

A small statuette often seen in Dr. Katz's office is of a woman in a flowing dress playing ping pong, with the motto "Di nos quasi pilas homines habent". The motto is Latin for "the gods treat us mortals like so many balls to play with", from the Roman playwright Titus Maccius Plautus (254-184 BC).See more »
Ben Katz:Milk, milk, lemonade. Around the corner fudge is made.See more »
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Your Mental Woes are No Match for Dr. Katz!, 20 October 2011
Author: eddiez61 from Collingswood, NJ USA

As a life long sufferer of chronic sadness, I hold tight to anything, ANYTHING, that helps lift, for even a few moments, that pesky dark cloud hovering over my head. I've tried drugs - legal and otherwise, illicit sex, adrenaline fueled extreme sports, petty crimes, felonious crimes, Zen Buddhist meditation, Cabalistic incantations, Indian sweat lodge retreats, and even once watched Oprah, but nothing works quite so magically as quality TV comedy. Dr. Katz is my prescription to you for whatever has got you down. There's no mood too blue, no funk too sunk that a dose of Dr. Katz can't fix. It's a sure fire, works-every-time, miracle cure for the blahs that carries no side effects, other than maybe a cramped face from all the prolonged intense grinning.

It's such an outrageous conceit to have top comedians - the majority of which are clearly disturbed individuals - venting the same annoyances, anxieties, fears, and phobias that constitute their acts, but as sessions with a mental health professional. Putting these peculiar characters on the couch is a stroke of genius. How crazy is it that what easily passes for legitimate therapeutic conversation is actually the stuff of inspired comedy routines?! The are a few exceptions to the parade of stand up pros such as when actresses Winona Ryder and Lisa Kudrow appear as patients, and they, too, are marvelously compelling and witty. There are a few comedian patients with whose work I was not previously familiar, and I was motivated to seek out examples of them in real world action.

All the regular characters are absolutely superb with long time stand up comedian Jonathan Katz voicing the titular doctor. The doctor is divorced and living with his unemployed son, Ben, played by H. Jon Benjamin who has created the archetypal Gen X slacker loser. Ben's self obsessed, self deprecating, self loathing version of post-adolescent angst is poignantly endearing, when it's not comically tragic. Dr. Katz's equally self obsessed, but self satisfied twenty-something secretary, Laura, is a sly creature of the most sinister design, who is perhaps repulsive in attitude but undeniably alluring in appearance and style. Ben incessantly makes awkward advances to a decidedly disinterested Laura who is voiced by Laura Silverman, sister to the also maniacally designed Sarah Silverman. Dr. Katz often ends his working day with drinks with an amiable acquaintance, Stanley, served to them by an attractive and pleasant bartender, Julie, who seems to genuinely enjoy the gentlemen's glib conversation. It's a great treat for me to compare all the performers' real faces to their weirdly squiggly animated ones.

This show never fails to brighten my day. It shines a very warm ray of light onto my burdened heart. Dr. Katz truly is the comedic equivalent of chicken soup for the soul.

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