Best TV Writers

by kirkgrunow2010 | created - 20 Feb 2020 | updated - 26 Apr 2020 | Public

2. Sam Simon

Producer | The Simpsons

Sam Simon was born on June 6, 1955 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He was a producer and writer, known for The Simpsons (1989), The Tracey Ullman Show (1987) and Shanghai Noon (2000). He was married to Jami Ferrell and Jennifer Tilly. He died on March 8, 2015 in Los Angeles.

3. John Swartzwelder

Writer | The Simpsons Movie

John Swartzwelder was born on November 16, 1950 in the USA. He is known for The Simpsons Movie (2007), The Simpsons (1989) and The Dictator (1988).

4. David X. Cohen

Producer | Futurama

Cohen is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley; he studied theoretical computer science. His real name is David 'S.' Cohen. He used that name when he worked on The Simpsons (1989), but when he starting working on Futurama (1999), he joined the Writer's Guild (the TV writer's union). ...

5. Al Jean

Producer | The Simpsons

Al Jean was born on January 9, 1961 in Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for The Simpsons (1989), The Simpsons Movie (2007) and It's Garry Shandling's Show. (1986). He has been married to Stephanie Gillis since 2002.

6. Bill Oakley

Producer | The Simpsons

Bill Oakley is an American writer and producer from Westminster, Maryland known for working on The Simpsons, Futurama, Regular Show and Mission Hill. He wrote several Simpsons episodes during the 1990s. He also wrote the infamous "Steamed Hams" scene from the episode "22 Short Films About ...

7. Josh Weinstein

Producer | The Simpsons

Josh Weinstein was born on May 5, 1966 in Alexandria, Virginia, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for The Simpsons (1989), Futurama (1999) and Gravity Falls (2012). He has been married to Lisa Simmons since July 2, 1995. They have two children.

8. Jeff Martin

Writer | Baby Blues

Jeff Martin was born on December 28, 1960 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Baby Blues (2000), Late Night with David Letterman (1982) and The Good Life (1994). He has been married to Suzanne Martin since February 15, 1986. They have two children.

9. George Meyer

Producer | The Simpsons

George Meyer is a producer and writer, known for The Simpsons (1989), The Simpsons Movie (2007) and Saturday Night Live (1975).

10. Mike Scully

Producer | The Simpsons

Mike Scully was born on October 2, 1956 in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for The Simpsons (1989), The Simpsons Movie (2007) and Parks and Recreation (2009). He has been married to Julie Thacker-Scully since April 30, 1999. They have one child. He was previously...

11. Mike Reiss

Producer | The Simpsons

Mike Reiss was born on September 15, 1959. He is a producer and writer, known for The Simpsons (1989), The Simpsons Movie (2007) and It's Garry Shandling's Show. (1986).

12. Jay Kogen

Producer | The Simpsons

Jay Kogen was born on May 3, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for The Simpsons (1989), Frasier (1993) and The Wrong Guy (1997). He has been married to Brown Mandell since 1997. They have one child.

13. Wallace Wolodarsky

Actor | The Darjeeling Limited

Wallace Wolodarsky is a producer and writer, known for The Darjeeling Limited (2007), Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) and Coldblooded (1995). He has been married to Maya Forbes since 2004. They have two children.

14. David M. Stern

Writer | The Wonder Years

David M. Stern is known for The Wonder Years (1988), Mystic Pizza (1988) and The Simpsons (1989).

15. Ken Keeler

Producer | Futurama

Ken Keeler was born on December 2, 1961 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for Futurama (1999), The Simpsons (1989) and The Critic (1994).

16. Conan O'Brien

Actor | The Lego Batman Movie

Conan O'Brien grew up in a large Irish Catholic family in Massachusetts. At an early age, he developed a love of comedy and goofing off. This carried on when he entered prestigious Harvard University, acting out many pranks in his time, as well as becoming the president of the Harvard humor ...

17. Steve Tompkins

Producer | Fanboy & Chum Chum

Steve Tompkins is a producer and writer, known for Fanboy & Chum Chum (2009), The Bernie Mac Show (2001) and The Simpsons (1989).

18. Paul Rugg

Actor | Earth to Ned

Paul Kevin Rugg is an American voice actor, puppeteer, writer and producer from Los Angeles who is known for voicing Freakazoid, Baron Vain from The Modifyers, Chuckles the Silly Piggy from Dave the Barbarian, Ned from Earth to Ned and Mr. Director from Animaniacs. He is married to Maria and had a ...

19. Tom Ruegger

Producer | Animaniacs

Tom Ruegger is the fourteen-time Emmy-winning producer and creative force behind many of the most popular and successful animated television series of all time, including Tiny Toon Adventures (1990), Animaniacs (1993) and Pinky and the Brain (1995) to name only a few.

Over the last decade, Mr. ...

20. Sherri Stoner

Writer | Animaniacs

Sherri Stoner was born on July 16, 1959 in Santa Monica, California, USA. She is a writer and producer, known for Animaniacs (1993), Tiny Toon Adventures (1990) and Casper (1995).

21. John P. McCann

Writer | Freakazoid!

John P. McCann is an American writer and voice actor. He is known for writing several episodes of family friendly cartoons for WB Animation such as Freakazoid, Animaniacs, Ozzy & Drix, Pinky Elmyra and the Brain and Batman Beyond. He would also write the episodes of an adult oriented web cartoon ...

22. Peter Hastings

Producer | Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness

Peter Hastings was born on January 9, 1960 in Haverford, Pennsylvania, USA. He is known for Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (2011), Animaniacs (1993) and Pinky and the Brain (1995).

23. Doug Langdale

Writer | The Book of Life

Doug Langdale was born on August 19, 1969 in North Hollywood, California, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for The Book of Life (2014), Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles (2022) and Earthworm Jim (1995). He has been married to Candie Langdale since October 18, 2009.

24. Paul Germain

Writer | Rugrats

Writer/director/producer Paul Germain makes character-driven family comedies that are popular worldwide and across generations.

A native Angeleno, Paul started out at Gracie Films with James L. Brooks, working as a PA on "Terms of Endearment" and associate producer on the film "Say Anything" and the...

25. Steve Tompkins

Producer | Fanboy & Chum Chum

Steve Tompkins is a producer and writer, known for Fanboy & Chum Chum (2009), The Bernie Mac Show (2001) and The Simpsons (1989).

26. Aaron Ehasz

Writer | The Dragon Prince

Aaron Ehasz was born on June 16, 1973 in Maryland, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for The Dragon Prince (2018), Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005) and The Mullets (2003).

27. Tom Minton

Writer | Duck Dodgers

Tom Minton is known for Duck Dodgers (2003), Animaniacs (1993) and The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries (1995).

28. Paul Dini

Writer | Batman: The Animated Series

Paul Dini is an American animator and writer known for his contributions to DC Comics, including Batman: The Animated Series, Gotham Girls and fan favorite character Harley Quinn. He also worked on Batman: Arkham Asylum and it's sequel Batman: Arkham City as well as a 2003 animated pilot based on ...

29. Earl Kress

Writer | Pinky and the Brain

Earl Kress was born on August 22, 1951. He is known for Pinky and the Brain (1995), The Fox and the Hound (1981) and Animaniacs (1993). He was married to Denise. He died on September 19, 2011 in Los Angeles, California, USA.



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