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James L. Brooks
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Mike Reiss
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Michigan
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David Mirkin
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Matt Groening
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Richard Sakai
(Politics)
 

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Al Jean

Knowledge Identifier: +Al_Jean

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Al Jean

Award-winning American screenwriter and producer add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1961.

Countries: United States (67%), Michigan (13%), (13%)

Main connections: The Simpsons Movie, James L. Brooks, Mike Reiss

Linked to: The Walt Disney Company, Comedy Central, Entertainment Weekly, National Lampoon

 

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Al Jean was born in 1961 add something


1980

During the 1980s, the duo began collaborating on various television material add something

 

Jean began his writing career in the 1980s with fellow Harvard alum Mike Reiss add something


1981

He was born and raised in Detroit , Michigan and graduated from Harvard University in 1981 add something

 

The humor magazine "National Lampoon" hired Jean and Reiss after they graduated in 1981 add something


1989

Jean was offered a job as a writer on the animated sitcom "The Simpsons" in 1989, alongside Reiss, and together they became the first members of the original writing staff of the show add something

 

While watching the first episode of the show, "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire", premiering on television in December 1989, Jean opined to himself that the series was the greatest project he had been involved with and desired to continue working on it for the rest of his professional career add something


1993

Jean and Reiss served as show runners until the end of the fourth season in 1993 add something


1994

In 1994, Jean and Reiss signed a three-year deal with The Walt Disney Company to produce other television shows for ABC and the duo created and executive produced "Teen Angel", which was canceled in its first season add something

 

In 1994, Jean and Reiss signed a three-year deal with The Walt Disney Company to produce other television shows for ABC. The duo created and executive produced "Teen Angel", which was canceled in its first season add something

 

It was first broadcast on ABC in January 1994 and was well received by critics, "The Critic" was moved to the Fox network for its second season add something

 

It was first broadcast on ABC in January 1994 and was well received by critics, but did not catch on with viewers and only lasted for two seasons add something


1997

In 1997, he and Reiss won an Annie Award in the "Best Producing in a TV Production" category for the "Simpsons" episode "The Springfield Files" add something


2000

A total of only 23 episodes were produced, and it returned briefly in 2000 with a series of ten Internet broadcast webisodes add something


2001

He became show runner again with the start of the thirteenth season in 2001, without Reiss, and has held that position since add something

 

He once again became show runner with the start of the thirteenth season in 2001, this time without Reiss add something

 

The Simpsons Movie - Eventually, producers James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Al Jean, Mike Scully, and Richard Sakai began development of the film in 2001


2002

The two were wed in Enniskerry, Ireland in 2002 add something

 

NoHomers.net - In early 2002, Al Jean answered questions for fans, and in late 2005, Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein answered questions in the first of two moderated sessions, coinciding with the release of the seventh season on DVD. They took questions in January 2006 for the commentaries for the eighth season on DVD, which they would be soon recording


2007

Jean was one of the writers and producers that worked on "The Simpsons Movie", a feature-length film based on the series, released in 2007 add something

 

Jean was one of the writers and producers who worked on "The Simpsons Movie", a feature-length film that was released in 2007 add something


2015

The Simpsons Movie - In January 2015, just prior to the broadcast of the episode The Man Who Came to Be Dinner, Al Jean and David Mirkin took to Twitter to reveal that the episode had been held back because it was "seriously considered" to be adapted into a sequel film as the episode was "very cinematic"; citing a similar sequence of events that occurred earlier in the show's run with the episode Kamp Krusty