Gary Janetti

Gary Janetti

Highest Rated: 22% Broadway Damage (1997)

Lowest Rated: 22% Broadway Damage (1997)

Birthday: Mar 22, 1966

Birthplace: Queens, New York, USA

Although the TV series "Family Guy" and "Will & Grace" may appear at first glance to be at opposite ends of the network-TV humor spectrum, each in its own way is groundbreaking. The former picked up the trail blazed by "The Simpsons" with a subversive family quarterbacked by foul-mouthed baby Stewie, while the latter was the first broadly successful sitcom to feature a gay lead character. Much of the credit goes to writer-producer Gary Janetti, who worked on both programs in both capacities. He garnered one Emmy nomination for "Family Guy" and three consecutive ones for "Will & Grace" from 2003 through '05, when it was nominated each year as Outstanding Comedy Series. The NBC sitcom lost in '03 and '05 to "Everybody Loves Raymond," and in '04 to critics' darling "Arrested Development." Janetti got his start on the mid-'90s sitcom "The Naked Truth," which in retrospect was somewhat ahead of its time. Airing one season on ABC and then another on NBC, it starred Téa Leoni as a divorced photographer forced to work for a sleazy tabloid. The program featured celebrity cameos by stars such as Tom Hanks, who were shown to be fighting off her TMZ-like tactics.

Highest rated movies

Broadway Damage




22% 52% Broadway Damage Zola (Character) $66.0K 1997


No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2019 2021
No Score Yet 45% The Prince Prince George (Voice),
Executive Producer,
No Score Yet 94% Vicious Writer 2015
No Score Yet 63% Family Guy Various (archive footage) (Guest Voice),
1999-2001 2006 2010-2015
100% 96% Bunheads Gary Janetti (Guest Star) 2012
62% No Score Yet Bette Unknown (Guest Star),
33% No Score Yet Style & Substance Unknown (Guest Star),