J. Michael Mendel (1964–2019)


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The four-time Emmy winner also worked with James L. Brooks on 'Broadcast News,' 'Big' and 'Jerry Maguire.' Mendel, an animation producer who won four Emmy Awards for his work on "The Simpsons" and "Rick and Morty." He moved from his gig as a post production supervisor on Fox's "The Tracey Ullman Show" to "The Simpsons" in 1989 when it was spun off... See full bio »

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Known For

Rick and Morty Producer
(2013-2021)
The Simpsons Producer
(1989-2019)
Jerry Maguire Producer
(1996)
Big Additional Crew
(1988)

Filmography

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 2020-2021 Solar Opposites (TV Series) (producer - 17 episodes)
- A Very Solar Holiday Opposites Special (2021) ... (producer - credit only)
- The Solar Opposites Almost Get an Xbox (2021) ... (producer - produced by)
- The Unlikely Demise of Terry's Favorite Shot Glass (2021) ... (producer - produced by)
- The Apple Pencil Pro (2021) ... (producer - produced by)
- The Rad Awesome Terrific Ray (2021) ... (producer - produced by)
 2013-2021 Rick and Morty (TV Series) (producer - 51 episodes)
- Rickmurai Jack (2021) ... (producer - produced by, credit only)
- Forgetting Sarick Mortshall (2021) ... (producer - produced by, credit only)
- Rickternal Friendshine of the Spotless Mort (2021) ... (producer - produced by, credit only)
- Gotron Jerrysis Rickvangelion (2021) ... (producer - produced by, credit only)
- Rick & Morty's Thanksploitation Spectacular (2021) ... (producer - produced by, credit only)
  The Simpsons (TV Series) (producer - 117 episodes, 1994 - 2015) (associate producer - 83 episodes, 1989 - 1993) (co-producer - 7 episodes, 1993)
- Mathlete's Feat (2015) ... (producer: Rick and Morty Couch Gag)
- Make Room for Lisa (1999) ... (producer)
- I'm with Cupid (1999) ... (producer)
- Homer to the Max (1999) ... (producer)
 2013 Coffin Dodgers (TV Short) (producer)
 2012 Napoleon Dynamite (TV Series) (producer - 3 episodes)
- FFA (2012) ... (producer)
- Pedro vs. Deb (2012) ... (producer)
- Thundercone (2012) ... (producer)
  Good Vibes (TV Series) (line producer - 12 episodes, 2011) (producer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Surf Legend (2011) ... (line producer)
- Backstage Babs (2011) ... (line producer)
- Virgin Hangover (2011) ... (line producer)
- Red Tuxedo (2011) ... (line producer)
- Mondo Mia! (2011) ... (line producer)
 2009 Sit Down, Shut Up (TV Series) (producer - 13 episodes)
- High School Musical Musical (2009) ... (producer)
- SpEd (2009) ... (producer)
- Math Lab (2009) ... (producer)
- Helen and Sue's High School Reunion (2009) ... (producer)
- Tackin' (2009) ... (producer)
 2004-2007 Drawn Together (TV Series) (producer - 8 episodes)
- American Idol Parody Clip Show (2007) ... (producer)
- Toot Goes Bollywood (2007) ... (producer)
- Drawn Together Babies (2007) ... (producer)
- Charlotte's Web of Lies (2007) ... (producer)
- Ghosteses in the Slot Machine (2005) ... (producer)
 2007 Lil' Bush: Resident of the United States (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Walter Reed ... (producer)
 2006 Queer Duck: The Movie (Video) (producer - as Mike Mendel)
  Kid Notorious (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode, 2003) (co-executive producer - 1 episode, 2003)
- The F-You Soup (2003) ... (producer)
- Hip Hop to the Godfather (2003) ... (co-executive producer)
 2003 The Pitts (TV Series) (associate producer - 7 episodes)
- Miss American Pipe (2003) ... (associate producer)
- Dummy and Dummier (2003) ... (associate producer)
- Squarewolves (2003) ... (associate producer)
- A Bug's Wife (2003) ... (associate producer)
- Ticket to Riot (2003) ... (associate producer)
 2001 The Oblongs (TV Series) (producer - 5 episodes)
- Father of the Bribe (2001) ... (producer)
- My Name Is Robbie (2001) ... (producer)
- Heroine Addict (2001) ... (producer)
- Bucketheads (2001) ... (producer)
- Milo Interrupted (2001) ... (producer)
 1999-2001 The PJs (TV Series) (producer - 34 episodes)
- Smoke Gets in Your High-Rise (2001) ... (producer)
- Scarthroat (2000) ... (producer)
- Boyz Under the Hood (2000) ... (producer)
- Parole Officer and a Gentleman (2000) ... (producer)
- The Last Affirmative Action Hero (2000) ... (producer)
 1996 Jerry Maguire (associate producer)
  The Critic (TV Series) (co-producer - 14 episodes, 1994 - 1995) (producer - 9 episodes, 1995)
- I Can't Believe It's a Clip Show (1995) ... (producer)
- Dukerella (1995) ... (producer)
- Frankie and Ellie Get Lost (1995) ... (producer)
- Sherman of Arabia (1995) ... (producer)
- All the Duke's Men (1995) ... (co-producer)
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Alternate Names:

J. 'Monkey Brains' Mendel | J. Malefic Mendel | J. Maniacal Mendel | J. Melon-Crusher Mendel | J. Missing Mendel | J. Monkeyshines Mendel | J. Monstrosity Mendel | Michael Mendel | Mike Mendel

Spouse:

Juel Bestrop  (his death)  (2 children)
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Star Sign:

Libra

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