Fast Facts

  • Performed comedy with Andy Dick while at Columbia College.
  • Wrote and submitted a spec script for The Simpsons and received a rejection letter, which he kept and framed.  
  • Made his network debut in 1992 on the Fox comedy The Ben Stiller Show; he later became a writer for the show. 
  • In 1995 joined the writing staff of the HBO series Mr. Show With Bob and David. 
  • Made big-screen debut in the 1996 romantic comedy Breathing Room. 
  • Created the adult animated program Moral Orel in 2005.
  • In 2009, became a recurring cast member on the NBC sitcom Community. In the second season, cowrote the holiday episode "Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas," which was presented in stop-motion animation. 
  • Was inducted into his high school's Alumni Hall of Fame in 2011.

Awards

  • 1999, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program: Nominee
  • 1998, Emmy — Outstanding Music and Lyrics: Nominee
  • 1998, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program: Nominee
  • 1996, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program: Nominee
  • 1993, Emmy — Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program: Winner

Relationships

  • Tigger Stamatopoulos — Daughter

College

  • Attended Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL

Details

  • Birth Place: Chicago, IL
  • Profession: Actor, Writer, Producer, Songwriter
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