Knowledge Identifier: +Mike_Reiss
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1959.
Countries: United States (67%), Greece (17%), Nebraska (17%)
Linked to: Bristol Eastern High School, Fox Broadcasting Company, The Walt Disney Company, Comedy Central
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"
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
The first live-action film he wrote was 2009's "My Life in Ruins", starring Nia Vardalos
It was named Best Play of 2012 by Broadway World Connecticut
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