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Richard Sakai

Highest Rated: 100% Icebox (2018)

Lowest Rated: 31% How Do You Know (2010)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Not Available

This executive and producer has long been associated with producer-director James L. Brooks. Sakai first met Brooks in 1977 while working as a go-fer at John Charles Walters Productions, the company behind the sitcom "Taxi" (ABC, 1978-82; NBC, 1982-83). During the shows run, he worked his way up to director and producer. In 1984, he joined Brooks' newly-formed production company Gracie Films and was eventually named as president. In that capacity, he oversaw a number of TV sitcoms, the Emmy-winning variety series "The Tracey Ullman Show" (Fox, 1987-90) and its Emmy-winning animated spin-off "The Simpsons" (Fox, 1990- ). Among the failed series he produced were "Sibs" (ABC, 1991-92) and "Phenom" (ABC, 1993-94).

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maggie Simpson in The Force Awakens From Its Nap Producer - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Good, the Bart, and the Loki Producer - 2021
100% 74% Icebox Producer - 2018
94% 83% The Edge of Seventeen Producer $14.4M 2016
31% 25% How Do You Know Executive Producer $30.2M 2010
87% 77% The Simpsons Movie Producer $183.1M 2007
54% 60% Spanglish Producer $42.0M 2004
49% 66% Riding in Cars With Boys Producer $29.8M 2001
85% 86% As Good as It Gets Executive Producer $147.6M 1997
85% 79% Bottle Rocket Executive Producer $488.6K 1996
84% 79% Jerry Maguire Producer $153.6M 1996

TV

Credit
38% No Score Yet What About Joan Executive Producer 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Newhart Director 1985