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Growing up in Portland, Oregon, Matt Groening did not particularly like school, which is what originally turned him towards drawing. In the mid-1980s, he moved to Los Angeles and started drawing a comic strip named "Life in Hell", which eventually became published in the newspaper where he worked. In 1988, James L. Brooks, looking for a filler in ... See full bio »

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Won 13 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 38 nominations. See more awards »

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Futurama Writer
(1999-2023)
The Simpsons Writer
(1989-2022)
(2007)
(2018-2022)

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  Futurama (TV Series) (created by - 125 episodes, 1999 - 2023) (developed by - 125 episodes, 1999 - 2023) (story by - 2 episodes, 2010) (written by - 1 episode, 1999)
- Episode #11.1 (2023) ... (creator) / (creator)
- Meanwhile (2013) ... (creator) / (creator)
- Stench and Stenchibility (2013) ... (creator) / (creator)
- Murder on the Planet Express (2013) ... (creator) / (creator)
- Game of Tones (2013) ... (creator) / (creator)
  The Simpsons (TV Series) (created by - 731 episodes, 1989 - 2022) (developed by - 731 episodes, 1989 - 2022) (written by - 4 episodes, 1990 - 1996)
- Episode #34.2 (2022) ... (creator) / (creator)
- Episode #34.1 (2022) ... (creator) / (creator)
- Poorhouse Rock (2022) ... (creator) / (creator)
- Meat Is Murder (2022) ... (creator) / (creator)
- Marge the Meanie (2022) ... (creator) / (creator)
  Disenchantment (TV Series) (created by - 40 episodes, 2018 - 2022) (developed by - 40 episodes, 2018 - 2022) (written by - 2 episodes, 2018 - 2022)
- Bean Falls Apart (2022) ... (creator) / (creator) / (written by)
- The Goo-Bye Girl (2022) ... (creator) / (creator)
- Spy Vs. Spy Vs. Spy (2022) ... (creator) / (creator)
- The Unbearable Lightning of Bean (2022) ... (creator) / (creator)
- What to Expect When You're Expecting Parasites (2022) ... (creator) / (creator)
 2020 Playdate with Destiny (Short) (written by)
 2019 Childhood Thoughts (TV Series) (based on the characters created by: - 1 episode)
- Dead Bart (2019) ... (based on the characters created by: )
 2018 L'histoire racontée par des chaussettes (TV Mini Series short) (inspired by - 1 episode)
- L'invention des Simpson (2018) ... (inspired by - uncredited)
 2017 Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow (Video Game) (characters)
 2016 Planet of the Couches (TV Short) (creator)
 2016 Futurama: Game of Drones (Video Game) (creator)
 2014 The Simpsons Take the Bowl (Video) (creator) / (creator)
 2012 The Longest Daycare (Short) (characters - uncredited) / (written by)
 2011 Simpsons: The XXX Parody (Video) (characters)
 2009 Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder (Video) (creator) / (creator)
 2008 Futurama: Bender's Game (Video) (creator) / (creator)
 2008 The Lost Adventure (Video short) (creator) / (creator)
 2008 Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs (Video) (creator) / (creator)
 2007 'Futurama' Returns (Video documentary short) (creator)
 2007 Futurama: Bender's Big Score (Video) (creator) / (creator)
 2007 The Simpsons Game (Video Game) (creator)
 2007 The Simpsons Movie (based on the television series "The Simpsons" created by - uncredited) / (based on the television series "The Simpsons" developed by - uncredited) / (screenplay)
 2003 Futurama (Video Game) (creator) / (creator)
 1997 The Simpsons: Virtual Springfield (Video Game) (creator)
 1992 The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Juggernauts (Video Game) (creator)
 1992 Krusty's Super Fun House (Video Game) (characters)
 1992 The Simpsons: Bart's Nightmare (Video Game) (characters)
 1991 Bart Simpson: Deep Deep Trouble (Music Video) (written by)
 1991 The Simpsons (Video Game) (creator)
 1991 The Simpsons: Bart's House of Weirdness (Video Game) (creator)
 1991 The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants (Video Game) (creator)
  The Simpsons: Tracey Ullman Shorts (TV Series short) (creator - 48 episodes, 1987 - 1989) (screenwriter - 29 episodes, 1987 - 1988)
- T.V. Simpsons (1989) ... (creator)
- Maggie in Peril: Chapter One (1989) ... (creator)
- Family Therapy (1989) ... (creator)
- Bart of the Jungle (1989) ... (creator)
 1987-1989 The Tracey Ullman Show (TV Series) (written by - 4 episodes)
- Episode #3.21 (1989) ... (written by - segment "Psychiatric Hour")
- Episode #2.19 (1988) ... (written by - segment "Fear")
- Episode #2.7 (1987) ... (written by - segment "Space Patrol")
- Lottery/Ambulance Pickup/Golf/Girl on a Ledge (1987) ... (written by - segment "Good Night")
 1989 The Simpsons: Family Therapy (TV Short)
 1988 The Simpsons: Family Portrait (TV Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Preface to "Chuck Amuck: The Life and Times of an Animated Cartoonist" (1989), Chuck Jones's informal autobiography. See more »

Publicity Listings:

10 Interviews | 6 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Bat Goeing | Bat Groaning | Bat Groening | Brat Groening | Maaaaaaatt Groening | Mad Matt Groening | Mad Groening | Malevolent Matt Groening | Matt ''Mildly Frightening'' Groening | Matt 'Count Chocula' Groening | Matt 'El Monstro' Groening | Matt 'Funk Lord of USA' Groening | Matt 'Grave-Robbin' Groening | Matt 'Griddlecakes' Groening | Matt 'Merchandising' Groening | Matt 'Monstroso' Groening | Matt 'Mr Spooky' Groening | Matt 'Scary Nickname' Groening | Morbid Matt Groening | Mud Groening | Mummified Matt Groening | Rat Groening | Wotsa Matta U. Groening | Matt Gruesome | Bat Groin Injury | Matt Groin Injury | Grat Moaning | The Rock Bottom Remainders

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)

Spouse:

Agustina Picasso  (1 child) | See more »

Parents:

Homer Groening | Margaret Groening

Relatives:

Amy Groening (aunt or uncle)
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Personal Quote:

[when asked "Is there a God?"] If there is, all evidence indicates that He hates me. See more »

Trivia:

Good friends with Seth MacFarlane. See more »

Trademark:

Episodes that suddenly change the story/topic after the first several minutes See more »

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