David Silverman

David Silverman

Highest Rated: 96% Monsters, Inc. (2001)

Lowest Rated: 48% The Road to El Dorado (2000)

Birthday: Mar 15, 1957

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

While not a household name like Matt Groening, animation director David Silverman was arguably one of the most instrumental behind-the-scenes craftsmen of the perennial sitcom family "The Simpsons" (Fox, 1989- ). Silverman was a struggling animator in the 1980s before the boom in feature film and primetime animation, and was on the verge of quitting the business altogether when he took a chance on a series of short bumpers about a dysfunctional cartoon family on "The Tracey Ullman Show" (Fox, 1987-1990). A key player in laying the ground rules for transforming Groening's two-dimensional drawings into characters that, for a time, were a pop culture phenomenon, Silverman also directed countless episodes during the first several seasons. After branching out to try his hand on other projects, including a co-directing stint on the feature hit "Monsters Inc." (2001) and consulting on "Ice Age" (2002), Silverman was brought back to fictional Springfield to direct the long-awaited feature, "The Simpsons Movie" (2007). But it was television that proved to be his bread and butter, as Silverman was the creator of other animated shows like "Cleghorne!" (The WB, 1995-96) and "The Wild Thornberrys" (Nickelodeon, 1998-2004), while also writing for "Dilbert" (UPN, 1998-2000) and the live-action "Undressed" (MTV, 1999-2002), making Silverman as versatile as he was talented.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Playdate With Destiny Director - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Lover Scorned Buck (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet 84% Maggie Simpson in the Longest Daycare Director - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zack's Zap Pack Dad (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pony Rides Are for Girls Director,
Screenwriter,
Co-Producer
- 2010
87% 77% The Simpsons Movie Director $183.1M 2007
96% 90% Monsters, Inc. Co-Director $494K 2001
48% 66% The Road to El Dorado Director $50.8M 2000

TV

Credit
85% 77% The Simpsons Additional Voices (Character),
Himself (Guest Voice),
Director
2014-2015 2004-2006 2002 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dilbert Writer 1999-2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Writer 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reunited Writer 1998
100% No Score Yet Bonnie Writer 1996
No Score Yet 86% ALF Writer 1989-1990 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Newhart Writer 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Day at a Time Writer 1981-1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jeffersons Writer 1981

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