Matthew Weiner

Matthew Weiner

Highest Rated: 8% Are You Here (2013)

Lowest Rated: 8% Are You Here (2013)

Birthday: Jun 29, 1965

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, USA

While laboring on the sitcom "Becker" (CBS, 1998-2004), Matthew Weiner penned a television pilot for a series about an advertising agency in the early 1960s. The script caught the attention of writer-producer David Chase, who brought Weiner on board his Emmy-winning series "The Sopranos" (HBO, 1999-2007). There, Weiner penned some of the show's most memorable episodes. Weiner also served as a producer on "The Sopranos" during its final three seasons and shared in the show's Emmy windfall during final seasons. After "The Sopranos" ended its network run, he pitched his advertising script, titled "Mad Men" - a play on the term for advertising executives on New York's Madison Avenue - to numerous networks, including his former employers at HBO, but found no takers. He eventually landed the show at American Movie Classics (AMC), a basic cable network seeking to break out of its established mold as a nostalgia movie channel. The show was a sizable hit with critics and quickly put AMC on the map. It also served as the formal notice that Weiner was one of the most outstanding creative forces in 21st century television drama.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
8% 22% Are You Here Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2013

TV

Credit
48% 62% The Romanoffs Creator,
Executive Producer,
Director,
Writer
2018
94% 96% Mad Men Director,
Writer,
Creator,
Executive Producer
2007-2010 2012-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2015
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet On Story Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2014
No Score Yet 39% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2014
No Score Yet 100% The Colbert Report Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Katie Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 2012
No Score Yet 66% Real Time With Bill Maher Guest 2012
83% No Score Yet Rock Center With Brian Williams Guest 2012
85% 75% The Simpsons Businessman (Guest Voice) 2011
92% 98% The Sopranos Manny Safier (Guest Star),
Writer
2004 2006-2007
No Score Yet 100% Becker Writer 1999-2002