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Sam Simon

  • Highest Rated: 80% Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
  • Lowest Rated: 79% Shanghai Noon (2000)
  • Birthday: Not Available
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • TV writer and producer Sam Simon is perhaps best known as one of the original creators of the landmark animated series The Simpsons. A veteran of the writer's room, Simon began his career writing and producing shows like Cheers, Taxi, and Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids. When The Simpsons debuted in 1989, the show proved to be a huge success, but even as he continued writing and producing the series, Simon continued to take on new projects. He wrote, produced, and even directed the The George Carlin Show and The Drew Carey Show, but The Simpsons would remain important in Simon's career, and he would eventually take home seven Emmys for his work with the series (he won another two for his work on The Tracey Ullman Show). After being diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2012, Simon dedicated much of his time and vast wealth to helping animals, including starting the Sam Simon Foundation, which rescued dogs and assisted with medical attention for animals. He died in 2015, at age 59.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

79% Shanghai Noon Member of Chief's Entourage 2000
80% Beverly Hills Cop Screenwriter 1984

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

85% The Simpsons
1989
Screenwriter Producer Executive Producer
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2008
  • 2006
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1995
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
23% Anger Management
2012
Director
  • 2012
No Score Yet 60 Minutes
1999
Appearing
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Drew Carey Show
1995-2004
Director
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
0% The Michael Richards Show
2000
Director
  • 2000
78% Friends
1994-2004
Director
  • 1997
88% The George Carlin Show
1994-1995
Director
  • 1994
No Score Yet Cheers
1982-1993
Screenwriter Producer
  • 1985
  • 1984
  • 1983
  • 1982
No Score Yet Taxi
1978-1983
Producer
No Score Yet The Tracey Ullman Show
1987-1990
Executive Producer

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