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by Matt-Richter | created - 11 Jan 2017 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

1. Charlie Brooker

Writer | Black Mirror

Charlie Brooker was born on March 3, 1971 in Reading, Berkshire, England. He is a writer and producer, known for Black Mirror (2011), Dead Set (2008) and Nathan Barley (2005). He has been married to Konnie Huq since July 26, 2010. They have two children.

2. Bryan Fuller

Writer | Pushing Daisies

Self professed Star Trek geek who watched and loved the Trek series "Deep Space Nine" and set out to write for them. At the time, Star Trek had an open script submission policy and Fuller contributed a spec, leading to a pitching opportunity. When he had sold a couple of stories to Deep Space Nine,...

3. J.J. Abrams

Producer | Lost

Jeffrey Jacob Abrams was born in New York City and raised in Los Angeles, the son of TV producer parents. Abrams planned on going to dental school, but decided to study film at Sarah Lawrence College. At 15, he wrote the music for Don Dohler's Nightbeast (1982). In his senior year, he and Jill ...

4. Joss Whedon

Writer | Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Joss Whedon is the middle of five brothers - his younger brothers are Jed Whedon and Zack Whedon. Both his father, Tom Whedon and his grandfather, John Whedon were successful television writers. Joss' mother, Lee Stearns, was a history teacher and she also wrote novels as Lee Whedon. Whedon was ...

5. Bruce Timm

Animation_department | Batman: The Animated Series

Bruce Timm was born on February 5, 1961 in Oklahoma, USA as Bruce Walter Timm. He is known for his work on Batman: The Animated Series (1992), Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993) and Superman (1996).

6. Genndy Tartakovsky

Producer | Samurai Jack

Genndy Tartakovsky was born and raised in Moscow, USSR. He and his family moved to Chicago, IL when he was 7 years old, after his father defected to the US. His interest in comic books and animation led him to study animation at CalArts in Los Angeles. While he was there he produced two student ...

7. Ronald D. Moore

Producer | Battlestar Galactica

Ron Moore was a member of the Kappa Alpha literary society during his time at Cornell University. He dropped out of college during his senior year, after which he moved to Los Angeles, California, with a friend in hopes of becoming a working writer. He was two weeks away from joining the United ...

8. Alan Ball

Producer | American Beauty

Alan Ball was born on May 13, 1957 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Alan E. Ball. He is a producer and writer, known for American Beauty (1999), Six Feet Under (2001) and True Blood (2008).

9. Vince Gilligan

Producer | The X Files

Vince Gilligan was born on February 10, 1967 in Richmond, Virginia, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for The X-Files (1993), Breaking Bad (2008) and Better Call Saul (2015).

11. Michael Dante DiMartino

Writer | Avatar: The Last Airbender

Michael Dante DiMartino was born on July 18, 1974 in Shelburne, Vermont, USA. He is known for his work on Avatar: The Last Airbender (2003), The Legend of Korra (2012) and The Last Airbender (2010).

12. Bryan Konietzko

Writer | Avatar: The Last Airbender

Bryan Konietzko was born on May 26, 1976 in the USA as Bryan Joseph Konietzko. He is a writer and producer, known for Avatar: The Last Airbender (2003), The Legend of Korra (2012) and The Last Airbender (2010).

13. Rebecca Sugar

Writer | Steven Universe

Rebecca Sugar was born on July 9, 1987 in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA as Rebecca Rea Sugar. She is a writer and producer, known for Steven Universe (2013), Adventure Time (2010) and Hotel Transylvania (2012).

14. Pendleton Ward

Writer | Adventure Time with Finn & Jake

Pendleton Ward was born on July 8, 1982 in San Antonio, Texas, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Adventure Time (2010), Random! Cartoons (2007) and Bravest Warriors (2012).

15. Dave Filoni

Writer | Star Wars: Rebels

Dave grew up in Mt. Lebanon, a suburb southwest of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was in the marching band, and was the starting goaltender for half of his senior year on the hockey team. He graduated from high school in 1992 and Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 1996, where he played club ...

16. Jason Rothenberg

Writer | The 100

Jason Rothenberg spent his early years in Hollywood being an assistant, but has now broken into the business as a screenwriter with selling a pair of screenplays to New Line, which in turn bought an additional pitch he's co-written. First is the Sci-fi thriller "The Fix" and then the drama "The ...

17. Damon Lindelof

Writer | Lost

Damon Lindelof was born on April 24, 1973 in Teaneck, New Jersey, USA as Damon Laurence Lindelof. He is a writer and producer, known for Lost (2004), The Leftovers (2014) and Star Trek (2009). He has been married to Heidi Fugeman since May 28, 2005. They have one child.

18. Dan Harmon

Producer | Rick and Morty

Dan Harmon was born on January 3, 1973 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. He is best known as the creator, writing, and producer for Community (2007) and Rick and Morty (2013). He also is known for writing and producing earlier works such as Computerman (2003), and Laser Fart (2004). He was previously ...

19. Justin Roiland

Actor | Rick and Morty

Justin Roiland was born on February 21, 1980 in Stockton, California, USA as Mark Justin Roiland. He is an actor and writer, known for Rick and Morty (2013), The Most Extraordinary Space Investigations (2005) and 2 Girls, 1 Cup: The Show (2008).

20. Stephen Falk

Writer | Weeds

Stephen Falk was born on April 25, 1972 in Oakland, California, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Weeds (2005), You're the Worst (2014) and Orange Is the New Black (2013). He is married to Kristina Frisch, they live in Los Feliz with their daughter Bernadette, Zooey the dog and Crabcake ...

21. Jenji Kohan

Producer | Orange Is the New Black

Jenji Kohan was born on July 5, 1969 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Jenji Leslie Kohan. She is a producer and writer, known for Orange Is the New Black (2013), Weeds (2005) and Tracey Takes On... (1996). She has been married to Christopher Noxon since 1997. They have three children.

22. Sam Esmail

Writer | Mr. Robot

Sam Esmail was born on September 17, 1977 in Hoboken, New Jersey, USA. He is a writer and director, known for Mr. Robot (2015), Homecoming (2018) and Comet (2014). He has been married to Emmy Rossum since May 28, 2017.

23. Will Sharpe

Actor | Flowers

Will Sharpe was born on September 22, 1986 in Camden, London, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Flowers (2016), Black Pond (2011) and Sherlock (2010).

24. Natasha Allegri

Art_department | Bee and PuppyCat

Natasha Allegri is known for her work on Bee and PuppyCat (2013), Adventure Time (2010) and Over the Garden Wall (2014).

25. Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Actress | Fleabag

Phoebe Waller-Bridge was born on July 14, 1985 in London, England as Phoebe Mary Waller-Bridge. She is an actress and writer, known for Fleabag (2016), Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) and Killing Eve (2018). She is married to Conor Woodman.

27. Sharon Horgan

Actress | Catastrophe

Sharon Horgan was born on July 13, 1970 in Hackney, London, England. She is an actress and producer, known for Catastrophe (2015), Pulling (2006) and Imagine Me & You (2005). She has been married to Jeremy Rainbird since October 16, 2006. They have two children.

28. Rob Delaney

Actor | Deadpool 2

Rob Delaney was born on January 19, 1977 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Deadpool 2 (2018), Catastrophe (2015) and Burning Love (2012).

29. Robert Kirkman

Writer | Fear the Walking Dead

Robert Kirkman was born on November 30, 1978 in Richmond, Kentucky, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Fear the Walking Dead (2015), The Walking Dead (2010) and Outcast (2016).

30. Tig Notaro

Actress | One Mississippi

Tig Notaro was born on March 24, 1971 in Jackson, Mississippi, USA as Mathilde Notaro. She is an actress and writer, known for One Mississippi (2015), Walk of Shame (2014) and In a World... (2013). She has been married to Stephanie Allynne since October 24, 2015. They have two children.

31. Pamela Adlon

Actress | Better Things

Pamela Adlon comes from an acting family and began her career in television in 1983. She has appeared in many popular TV shows, including as a voice actress in a number of animated TV series including, most famously, King of the Hill (1997) for which she won an Emmy for her role as Bobby Hill.

32. Louis C.K.

Writer | Louie

Louis C.K. was born on September 12, 1967 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Louis Szekely. He is a writer and producer, known for Louie (2010), American Hustle (2013) and Horace and Pete (2016). He was previously married to Alix Bailey.

33. Larry David

Writer | Curb Your Enthusiasm

Larry David was born on July 2, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Lawrence Gene David. He is a writer and producer, known for Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000), Whatever Works (2009) and Seinfeld (1989). He was previously married to Laurie Lennard.

34. Joaquim Dos Santos

Producer | The Legend of Korra

Joaquim Dos Santos is known for his work on The Legend of Korra (2012), Avatar: The Last Airbender (2003) and Voltron (2016).

35. Lauren Montgomery

Art_department | Young Justice

Lauren Montgomery was born on May 4, 1980 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Lauren Eve Montgomery. She is known for her work on Young Justice (2010), Voltron (2016) and Legion of Super Heroes (2006).

36. Andrea Romano

Casting_director | Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

Andrea Romano has been casting and directing voices for over 31 years. Her credits include a 5 1/2 year stint as casting director at Hanna Barbera, directing Disney's DuckTales (1987), Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers (1988) and some seasons of The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1988), many of ...

37. Michael Schur

Writer | The Office

Michael Schur was born on October 29, 1975 in West Hartford, Connecticut, USA as Michael Herbert Schur. He is a TV series creator, a writer, and producer known for series such as The Office (2005), Parks and Recreation (2009), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013) and The Good Place (2016). He has been married...



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