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Mike Reiss

Knowledge Identifier: +Mike_Reiss


Mike Reiss

American television comedy writer add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1959.

Countries: United States (67%), Greece (17%), Nebraska (17%)

Main connections: Connecticut, Fox Broadcasting Company, National Lampoon (magazine)

Linked to: Bristol Eastern High School, Fox Broadcasting Company, The Walt Disney Company, Comedy Central




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Mike Reiss was born in 1959 add something


In the 1980s, the duo began collaborating on various television projects add something


Al Jean - Jean began his writing career in the 1980s with fellow Harvard alum Mike Reiss


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


In 1989, Reiss was hired along with Jean as the first members of the original writing staff of the Fox network animated series "The Simpsons" add something


In 1994, Reiss and Jean signed a three-year deal with The Walt Disney Company to produce other TV shows for ABC. The duo created and executive produced "Teen Angel", which was canceled in its first season in 1997 add something


It was first broadcast on ABC in January 1994 and was well received by critics, For the second season of "The Critic", Brooks cut a deal with the Fox network to have the series switch over add something


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


Along with director Xeth Feinberg, in 2000 Reiss independently produced "Hard Drinkin' Lincoln", a series of 16 flash animation cartoons for add something


In 2002, the series was picked up by Showtime, where it aired as a supporting feature to "Queer as Folk" add something


The first live-action film he wrote was 2009's "My Life in Ruins", starring Nia Vardalos add something


Reiss' first play, "I'm Connecticut" set box-office records at Connecticut Repertory Theatre in December 2011 add something


It was named Best Play of 2012 by Broadway World Connecticut add something


Co-authored by Mathew Klickstein, his memoirs, "Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons", will be published by Dey Street, an imprint of Harper Collins, in June 2018 add something