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Sam Simon

Biography

Among the designers of the favorite animated comedy tv series The Simpsons. He began like a newspapers cartoonist while going to Stanford College or university. He was declined from a sketching class in university for not becoming up with their specifications. He was wedded to Jennifer Tilly and Jami Ferrell. He aimed episodes from the Drew Carey Display from 1998 to 2003.

Quick Facts


Full Name Sam Simon
Date Of Birth June 6, 1955
Died March 8, 2015, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place Of Birth California
Profession TV Producer
Education Stanford University
Nationality American
Spouse Jami Ferrell, Jennifer Tilly
Parents Joan Simon, Arthur Simon
Awards Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program, Writers Guild of America Award - Valentine Davies Award, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing - Variety Series, Writers Guild of America Award - Animation Writers Caucus Animation Writing Award, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy-Variety Or Music Program
Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Episodic Comedy, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special
Movies Miss Dial, The Simpsons Movie, Shanghai Noon, The Super
TV Shows The George Carlin Show, Sam's Game, Phenom, Shaping Up
Star Sign Gemini

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#Fact
1 In late 2012, Sam Simon was diagnosed with terminal stage 4 colon cancer, which then metastasized to his kidneys, liver, brain and stomach.
2 He is still credited as executive producer on The Simpsons (1989), despite not having worked on the show since 1993. He estimates his severance deal earns him around $10 million a year.
3 Manages WBO world heavyweight boxing champion Lamon Brewster.
4 Was a "Phone-a-friend" lifeline for both Drew Carey and Norm MacDonald when they appeared on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (1999).
5 Former brother-in-law of Meg Tilly, Steve Tilly and Rebecca Tilly.


Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Simpsons 1989-2017 TV Series executive producer - 596 episodes
Z Rock 2008-2009 TV Series consulting producer - 8 episodes
Sam's Game 2009 TV Series executive producer
The Drew Carey Show 1997-2003 TV Series consulting producer - 110 episodes
Rock & Roll Back to School Special 2001 TV Movie consulting producer
House of Cards 2001 TV Movie executive producer
American Adventure 2000 TV Movie executive producer
The George Carlin Show 1994-1995 TV Series executive producer - 22 episodes
Deep Deep Trouble 1991 TV Movie executive producer
Do the Bartman 1990 TV Short executive producer
The Best of the Tracey Ullman Show 1990 TV Movie executive producer
The Tracey Ullman Show 1988-1990 TV Series executive producer - 45 episodes
Cheers 1984-1985 TV Series producer - 25 episodes
Taxi 1982-1983 TV Series producer - 24 episodes

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Simpsons TV Series developed by - 618 episodes, 1989 - 2018 written by - 8 episodes, 1990 - 1992 story by - 1 episode, 1992
The Simpsons Take the Bowl 2014 Video creator
Sam's Game 2009 TV Series creator
The Simpsons Movie 2007 based on the television series "The Simpsons" developed by - uncredited
Rock & Roll Back to School Special 2001 TV Movie written by
The Drew Carey Show 2001 TV Series written by - 2 episodes
House of Cards 2001 TV Movie
The George Carlin Show TV Series created by - 27 episodes, 1994 - 1995 written by - 3 episodes, 1994 story - 2 episodes, 1994 teleplay - 2 episodes, 1994 writer - 1 episode, 1994
Phenom TV Series created by - 22 episodes, 1993 - 1994 teleplay & story - 1 episode, 1993
Virtual Bart 1994 Video Game characters - uncredited
The Super 1991 written by
Sibs 1991 TV Series
The Tracey Ullman Show 1987-1990 TV Series written by - 5 episodes
It's Garry Shandling's Show. 1987-1988 TV Series written by - 3 episodes
Cheers 1982-1985 TV Series written by - 5 episodes
Taxi TV Series written by - 11 episodes, 1981 - 1983 teleplay by - 2 episodes, 1982 - 1983
Barney Miller 1982 TV Series written by - 1 episode
Best of the West 1981 TV Series written by - 1 episode
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids 1979 TV Series written by - 1 episode
The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse and Heckle and Jeckle 1979 TV Series 1979

Animation Department

Animation Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Simpsons TV Series character designer - 606 episodes, 1989 - 2017 character design - 2 episodes, 1999 - 2000
The Simpsons Movie 2007 original character designer - uncredited
Do the Bartman 1990 TV Short character designer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Anger Management 2012-2014 TV Series executive consultant - 75 episodes
The Drew Carey Show 1995-1997 TV Series creative consultant - 32 episodes
The Simpsons TV Series creative supervisor - 83 episodes, 1989 - 1993 creative consultant - 2 episodes, 1993
It's Garry Shandling's Show. 1986 TV Series creative consultant
Taxi 1981-1982 TV Series executive story editor - 20 episodes
Best of the West 1981 TV Series story editor - 1 episode

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Anger Management 2012 TV Series 1 episode
The Drew Carey Show 1995-2003 TV Series 44 episodes
The Michael Richards Show 2000 TV Series 1 episode
Norm 1999 TV Series 4 episodes
Men Behaving Badly 1997 TV Series 1 episode
Friends 1997 TV Series 1 episode
The George Carlin Show 1994 TV Series 6 episodes

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Simpsons 1990-2010 TV Series writer - 4 episodes

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Miss Dial 2013 English Caller
Shanghai Noon 2000 Chief's Sidekick
Mental Engineering 1997 TV Series 2001

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Egg Cetera 2015 TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
Some Jerk with a Camera 2015 TV Series documentary in memory of - 1 episode
The Simpsons TV Series in memory of - 1 episode, 2015 acknowledgement - 1 episode, 1994
Beer League 2006 the producers wish to thank
It's the Whiskey Talkin': Artie Lange 2004 Video documentary special thanks
The Drew Carey Show 1998 TV Series special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Flipside with Michael Loftus 2014-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Unity 2015 Documentary Narrator (voice)
Dream Camp California 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary
Howard Stern on Demand 2006-2012 TV Series Himself
The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special: In 3-D! On Ice! 2010 TV Special documentary Himself
All In: The Poker Movie 2009 Documentary Himself
Sam's Game 2009 TV Series Himself
The Write Environment 2008 TV Series Himself
The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman 2006-2007 TV Series Himself (fictional) / Himself
60 Minutes 2007 TV Series documentary Himself - Producer, The Simpsons (segment "Dog Nut")
Independent Lens 2006 TV Series documentary
Howard Stern 2004 TV Series Himself
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire 2000 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - In Memoriam
Some Jerk with a Camera 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
60 Minutes 2007 TV Series documentary Himself - Producer, The Simpsons (segment "Dog Nut")

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 Animation Writers Caucus Animation Award Writers Guild of America, USA
2014 Valentine Davies Award Writers Guild of America, USA
2001 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming Less Than One Hour) The Simpsons (1989) · James L. Brooks (executive producer)
· Matt Groening (executive producer)
· Mike Scully (executive producer)
· Al Jean (executive producer/writer)
· George Meyer (executive producer)
· Ian Maxtone-Graham (co-executive producer)
· Ron Hauge (co-executive producer)
· Dan Greaney (co-executive producer)
· Frank Mula (co-executive producer)
· Rob LaZebnik (co-executive producer)
· Julie Thacker (supervising producer)
· Larina Jean Adamson (supervising producer)
· Larry Doyle (producer)
· Tom Martin (producer)
· Carolyn Omine (producer)
· John Frink (producer)
· Don Payne (producer)
· M
2000 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or Less) The Simpsons (1989) · Matt Groening (executive producer)
· James L. Brooks (executive producer)
· Al Jean (executive producer)
· George Meyer (executive producer/writer)
· Mike Scully (executive producer/writer)
· Dan Greaney (co-executive producer)
· Frank Mula (co-executive producer)
· Ian Maxtone-Graham (co-executive producer)
· Rob LaZebnik (co-executive producer)
· Ron Hauge (co-executive producer)
· Julie Thacker (supervising producer)
· Larina Jean Adamson (supervising producer)
· Bonita Pietila
· Carolyn Omine
· Denise Sirkot
· Don Payne
· Richard Raynis
· Richard Sakai
·
1998 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or Less) The Simpsons (1989) · Mike Scully (executive producer)
· Matt Groening (executive producer)
· James L. Brooks (executive producer)
· George Meyer (co-executive producer)
· David X. Cohen (co-executive producer)
· Richard Appel (co-executive producer)
· Dan Greaney
· Ron Hauge
· Donick Cary
· Colin A.B.V. Lewis
· Bonita Pietila
· J. Michael Mendel
· Richard Raynis
· Richard Sakai
· Denise Sirkot
· Ian Maxtone-Graham (consulting producer/writer)
· David Mirkin (consulting producer)
· Jace Richdale (consulting producer)
· Bill Oakley (consulting producer)
· Jos
1997 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or Less) The Simpsons (1989) · Bill Oakley (executive producer)
· Josh Weinstein (executive producer)
· Matt Groening (executive producer)
· James L. Brooks (executive producer)
· Mike Scully (executive producer)
· George Meyer (executive producer)
· Steve Tompkins (executive producer)
· Phil Roman (animation executive producer)
· Jonathan Collier (producer)
· Ken Keeler (producer)
· David X. Cohen (producer)
· Richard Appel (producer)
· J. Michael Mendel (producer)
· Richard Raynis (producer)
· David Silverman (producer)
· Richard Sakai (producer)
· Denise Sirkot (producer)
· Colin A.B.V. Lewis (producer)
· <
1995 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or Less) The Simpsons (1989) · David Mirkin (executive producer)
· James L. Brooks (executive producer)
· Matt Groening (executive producer)
· Jace Richdale (producer)
· George Meyer (producer)
· J. Michael Mendel (producer)
· Greg Daniels (producer/writer)
· Bill Oakley (producer)
· David Sacks (producer)
· Josh Weinstein (producer)
· Jonathan Collier (producer)
· Richard Raynis (producer)
· Richard Sakai (producer)
· Mike Scully (producer)
· David Silverman (producer)
· Al Jean (consulting producer)
· Mike Reiss (consulting producer)
· Phil Roman (animation executive producer)
· Bill Sch
1991 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or Less) The Simpsons (1989) · James L. Brooks (executive producer)
· Matt Groening (executive producer)
· Al Jean (supervising producer)
· Mike Reiss (supervising producer)
· Jay Kogen (producer)
· Wallace Wolodarsky (producer)
· Richard Sakai (producer)
· Larina Jean Adamson (producer)
· George Meyer (co-producer)
· Gabor Csupo (executive animation producer)
· Sherry Gunther (animation producer)
· Steve Pepoon (writer)
· Rich Moore (director)
1990 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program The Tracey Ullman Show (1987) · James L. Brooks (writer)
· Heide Perlman (writer)
· Jerry Belson (writer)
· Marc Flanagan (writer)
· Dinah Kirgo (writer)
· Jay Kogen (writer)
· Wallace Wolodarsky (writer)
· Ian Praiser (writer)
· Marilyn Suzanne Miller (writer)
· Tracey Ullman (writer)
1990 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or Less) The Simpsons (1989) · James L. Brooks (executive producer)
· Matt Groening (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)
· John Swartzwelder (writer)
1989 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program The Tracey Ullman Show (1987) · James L. Brooks (executive producer)
· Jerry Belson (executive producer)
· Heide Perlman (executive producer)
· Ken Estin (executive producer)
· Richard Sakai (producer)
· Ted Bessell (producer)
· Marc Flanagan (co-producer)
· Tracey Ullman (host)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2002 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming Less Than One Hour) The Simpsons (1989) · Al Jean (executive producer)
· James L. Brooks (executive producer)
· Matt Groening (executive producer)
· Ian Maxtone-Graham (co-executive producer)
· Matt Selman (co-executive producer)
· Josh Lieb (co-executive producer)
· Larina Jean Adamson (supervising producer)
· Carolyn Omine (supervising producer)
· Tim Long (supervising producer)
· John Frink (supervising producer)
· Don Payne (supervising producer)
· Dana Gould (supervising producer)
· Kevin Curran (supervising producer)
· Brian Kelley (supervising producer)
· George Meyer (producer)
· Dan Greaney (producer)
· Ron Hauge (producer)
·
1999 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or Less) The Simpsons (1989) · Mike Scully (executive producer)
· David X. Cohen (executive producer)
· Matt Groening (executive producer)
· James L. Brooks (executive producer)
· George Meyer (co-executive producer)
· Ian Maxtone-Graham (co-executive producer)
· Al Jean (co-executive producer)
· Dan Greaney (supervising producer)
· Ron Hauge (supervising producer)
· Donick Cary (supervising producer)
· Brian Scully
· Julie Thacker
· Larina Jean Adamson
· Colin A.B.V. Lewis
· J. Michael Mendel
· Bonita Pietila
· Richard Raynis
· Richard Sakai
· Denise Sirkot
· Caroly
1996 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding 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)
· 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 (consulting producer)
· Mike Reiss
1992 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or Less) The Simpsons (1989) · James L. Brooks (executive producer)
· Matt Groening (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)
· John Swartzwelder (co-producer)
· Carlos Baeza (director)
· Jon Vitti (writer)
1990 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or Less) The Simpsons (1989) · James L. Brooks (executive producer)
· Matt Groening (executive producer)
· Richard Sakai (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)
· Mimi Pond (writer)
1990 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series The Tracey Ullman Show (1987) · Jerry Belson (executive producer)
· James L. Brooks (executive producer)
· Heide Perlman (executive producer)
· Marc Flanagan (supervising producer)
· Marilyn Suzanne Miller (senior producer)
· Richard Sakai (producer)
· Ted Bessell (producer)
· Dinah Kirgo (producer)
· Jay Kogen (co-producer)
· Wallace Wolodarsky (co-producer)
· Tracey Ullman (star)
1990 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special The Best of the Tracey Ullman Show (1990) · Jerry Belson (executive producer)
· James L. Brooks (executive producer)
· Heide Perlman (executive producer)
· Marc Flanagan (supervising producer)
· Richard Sakai (producer)
· Ted Bessell (producer)
· Dinah Kirgo (producer)
· Jay Kogen (co-producer)
· Wallace Wolodarsky (co-producer)
1989 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program The Tracey Ullman Show (1987) · James L. Brooks (writer)
· Heide Perlman (writer)
· Jerry Belson (writer)
· Ken Estin (writer)
· Marc Flanagan (writer)
· Jay Kogen (writer)
· Wallace Wolodarsky (writer)
· Michael Sardo (writer)
· Dick Blasucci (writer)
· Matt Groening (writer)
· Tracey Ullman (writer)
1988 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series It's Garry Shandling's Show. (1986) · Tom Gammill
· Max Pross
1988 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program The Tracey Ullman Show (1987) · James L. Brooks
· Heide Perlman
· Jerry Belson
· Ken Estin
· Marc Flanagan
· Matt Groening
· Wallace Wolodarsky
· Jay Kogen
· Dick Blasucci
· Tracey Ullman
1987 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program The Tracey Ullman Show (1987) · James L. Brooks (writer)
· Jerry Belson (writer)
· Heide Perlman (writer)
· Ken Estin (writer)
· Paul Flaherty (writer)
· Dick Blasucci (writer)
· Sue Herring (writer)
· Matt Groening (writer)
· Kim Fuller (writer)
· Marc Flanagan (writer)
1986 WGA Award (TV) Writers Guild of America, USA Episodic Comedy Cheers (1982)
1985 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Comedy Series Cheers (1982) · James Burrows (executive producer)
· Glen Charles (executive producer)
· Les Charles (executive producer)
· Ken Estin (producer)
1983 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Comedy Series Taxi (1978) · James L. Brooks (executive producer)
· Stan Daniels (executive producer)
· Ed. Weinberger (executive producer)
· Ken Estin (producer)
· Richard Sakai (producer)


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