Jay Tarses

Jay Tarses

Highest Rated: 83% The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)

Lowest Rated: 42% Teen Wolf (1985)

Birthday: Jul 03, 1939

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, USA

While lacking the name recognition of fellow sitcom auteurs like Norman Lear, Garry Marshall and James L Brooks, Jay Tarses must be counted among the major voices to emerge in the genre over the last two decades. As a writer-producer, he has worked on some of the most acclaimed sitcoms in recent memory. As few of them lasted more than a season or two, however, a typical Tarses comedy was more likely to be a critical darling or cult favorite rather than a ratings powerhouse. His most characteristic sitcoms, including "Buffalo Bill" (NBC, 1983-84) and "The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd" (NBC, 1987-89; Lifetime, 1989-91), were notable for their wry and rueful qualities as well as a relative lack of sentiment. Tarses' one great commercial (as well as critical) success was as the executive producer and sometimes writer on "The Bob Newhart Show" (CBS, 1972-78), a sitcom more memorable for its eccentric characters and absurd situation than the warm-fuzzies the genre often delivers.

Highest rated movies

Teen Wolf

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
42% 52% Teen Wolf Coach Finstock (Character) $32.7M 1985
83% 77% The Muppets Take Manhattan Screenwriter - 1984

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Boys Unknown (Guest Star) 2008-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Public Morals Executive Producer 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Duck Factory Unknown (Character) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Ties Unknown (Guest Star) 1982-1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bob Newhart Show Waiter (Guest Star),
Producer,
Writer
1972-1976

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