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Mort Nathan

Highest Rated: 50% Kingpin (1996)

Lowest Rated: 7% National Lampoon's Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj (2006)

Birthday: Not Available

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After starting in the movie and television business as a production assistant on the low rent horror film "The Hearse," Mort Nathan became a successful sitcom writer and producer. He is probably best-known as a writer and producer for everyone's favorite sassy elderly sitcom ladies, "The Golden Girls." For four years, he helped steer the show to huge success, and in the process, he was nominated for four Emmys, winning twice for his producing and writing. A few years earlier, Nathan worked with "Golden Girls" creator Susan Harris on her sitcom "Benson"--in which Robert Guillaume played the butler of an idiosyncratic state governor--though only as a writer. Although he has worked extensively writing for sitcoms, Nathan has built up a reputation as a script doctor over the years, working on several feature film comedies, including the Farrelly Brothers' 1996 bowling comedy, "Kingpin." He's also written and directed several of his own features: for example, the 2002 Cuba Gooding Jr. comedy "Boat Trip"; "National Lampoon's Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj," starring Kal Penn as Taj; and "National Lampoon's Bag Boy," produced by the Farrellys.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 18% Bag Boy Director,
Writer
- 2007
7% 38% National Lampoon's Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj Director $4.3M 2006
7% 36% Boat Trip Director,
Writer
$8.6M 2003
50% 69% Kingpin Writer $25.0M 1996

TV

Credit
20% No Score Yet The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer Executive Producer,
Writer
1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Platypus Man Executive Producer 1995
No Score Yet 87% The Golden Girls Writer 1985-1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Benson Writer 1983-1985