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John Swartzwelder

Biography

Well known for penning near 60 episodes of the favorite animated tv series The Simpsons, he also posted several novels, like the Exploding Detective, ENOUGH TIME Machine ACHIEVED IT, and Dead Males Scare Me Stupid. Before learning to be a tv article writer, he pursued an marketing profession and wrote for any humor magazine known as Army Guy. His reclusive way of life made him the main topic of very much speculation among Simpsons followers concerning whether he in fact existed. Little is well known of his personal existence in addition to the proven fact that he spent his senior high school years in Renton, Washington. He was recruited by maker, movie director, and co-creator Sam Simon to create for The Simpsons.

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Full Name John Swartzwelder
Date Of Birth February 8, 1949
Place Of Birth Washington
Profession Screenwriter
Nationality American
Awards Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program
Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics
Movies The Simpsons Movie, Rosebud
Star Sign Aquarius

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#Fact
1His animated likeness, though not his voice, has been featured in 7 episodes of The Simpsons (1989). Pedestrian viewers often mistakenly think that the likeness is meant to be David Crosby.
2He used to be a fixture in the writer's room of The Simpsons (1989), but ceased coming in when smoking was banned in the writer's room and thereafter submitted his scripts by driving up and handing them in from his car window.
3Used to write all his scripts in a coffee shop. When smoking was banned in that coffee shop he bought the booth where he used to sit in and moved the whole thing to his home.
4Famous for being reclusive, he has steadfastly refused to participate in any commentary for the Simpsons DVDs.
5Has written almost a sixth of all The Simpsons (1989) episodes.


Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The SimpsonsTV Series consultant - 208 episodes, 1994 - 2003 story editor - 24 episodes, 1990 - 1991 post production supervisor - 1 episode, 2000

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Simpsons Movie2007screenplay
The SimpsonsTV Series written by - 58 episodes, 1990 - 2003 teleplay by - 1 episode, 1996
Pistol Pete1996TV Movie
Saturday Night Live1985-1986TV Series writer - 18 episodes

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pistol Pete1996TV Movie executive producer
The SimpsonsTV Series producer - 47 episodes, 1992 - 1994 co-producer - 23 episodes, 1991 - 1992

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The SimpsonsTV Series writer - 6 episodes, 1993 - 2017 lyrics - 4 episodes, 1993 - 2017
The Simpsons Movie2007lyrics: "Spider Pig", "Springfield Anthem" / writer: "Spider Pig", "Springfield Anthem"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saturday Night Live1985-1986TV SeriesPolice Officer Soldier Reporter ...

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Simpsons1996TV Series song - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The SimpsonsTV Series acknowledgement - 1 episode, 1994 acknowledgment - 1 episode, 1993

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1990Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or Less)The Simpsons (1989)· James L. Brooks (executive producer)
· Matt Groening (executive producer)
· Sam Simon (executive producer)
· Richard Sakai (co-producer)
· Al Jean (co-producer)
· Mike Reiss (co-producer)
· Larina Jean Adamson (co-producer)
· Margot Pipkin (animation producer)
· Gabor Csupo (supervising animation director)
· David Silverman (director)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008AnnieAnnie AwardsBest Writing in an Animated Feature ProductionThe Simpsons Movie (2007)· James L. Brooks
· Matt Groening
· Al Jean
· Ian Maxtone-Graham
· George Meyer
· David Mirkin
· Mike Reiss
· Mike Scully
· Matt Selman
· Jon Vitti
1996Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or Less)The Simpsons (1989)· Bill Oakley (executive producer)
· Josh Weinstein (executive producer)
· James L. Brooks (executive producer)
· Matt Groening (executive producer)
· Sam Simon (executive producer)
· Greg Daniels (co-executive producer)
· George Meyer (co-executive producer)
· Mike Scully (supervising producer)
· Steve Tompkins (supervising producer)
· David X. Cohen (co-producer/writer)
· Brent Forrester (co-producer)
· Jonathan Collier (producer)
· Ken Keeler (producer)
· J. Michael Mendel (producer)
· Richard Raynis (producer)
· David Silverman (producer)
· Richard Sakai (producer)
· Al Jean
1995Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement in Music and LyricsThe Simpsons (1989)· Alf Clausen (composer)
1992Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or Less)The Simpsons (1989)· James L. Brooks (executive producer)
· Matt Groening (executive producer)
· Sam Simon (executive producer)
· Gabor Csupo (animation executive producer)
· Mike Reiss (co-executive producer)
· Al Jean (co-executive producer)
· Jay Kogen (supervising producer)
· Wallace Wolodarsky (supervising producer)
· George Meyer (producer)
· Richard Sakai (producer)
· David Silverman (producer)
· Sherry Gunther (animation producer)
· Carlos Baeza (director)
· Jon Vitti (writer)


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