Matt Groening

Celebrity

Biography

  • Birth Name: Matthew Abram Groening
  • Birth Place: Portland, Oregon, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/15/1954, Aquarius
  • Profession: Cartoonist; producer; writer
User Rating: (23 ratings)
Add Your Rating: 1 stars2 stars3 stars4 stars5 stars
Matt Groening Fast Facts:
  • Worked as a rock critic before his TV career took off.
  • When creating the Life in Hell syndicated comic strip, made the main character, Binky, a rabbit because rabbits were easy for him to draw.
  • Except for Bart, whose name is an anagram of "brat," the main characters in The Simpsons were all named after members of his family.
  • Performed the sound effect of Maggie Simpson sucking on her pacifier in The Simpsons.
  • Finally delivered the long-in-the-works The Simpsons Movie, which he co-wrote and produced, in 2007.
  • Was the first non-musician curator of the eclectic All Tomorrow's Parties festival in 2003; curated the festival again in 2010.
  • Nearly seven years after being canceled by Fox, his Futurama began airing new episodes on Comedy Central in 2010, following a series of successful direct-to-DVD movies that reasserted the sci-fi series' popularity.
  • Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in February 2012.
  • Matt Groening Relationships:
  • Lisa - Sister
  • Agustina Picasso - Wife
  • Maggie - Sister
  • Abraham Groening - Son
  • Deborah Lee Caplan - Ex-wife
  • Homer Groening - Son
  • Margaret Ruth Groening - Mother
  • Homer Groening - Father
  • Patty - Sister
  • Mark Groening - Brother
  • Matt Groening Awards:
  • 1988 Emmy: Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 2010 Emmy: Outstanding Animated Program - Nominee
  • 1989 Emmy: Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 2008 Emmy: Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour) - Winner
  • 1987 Emmy: Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 2013 Emmy: Outstanding Animated Program - Nominee
  • 2007 Emmy: Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour) - Nominee
  • 2011 Emmy: Outstanding Animated Program - Nominee
  • 2014 Emmy: Outstanding Animated Program - Nominee
  • 2012 Emmy: Outstanding Animated Program - Nominee
  • 1991 Emmy: Outstanding Animated Program (for programming one hour or less) - Winner
  • 2011 Emmy: Outstanding Animated Program - Winner
  • 1998 Emmy: Outstanding Animated Program (for programming one hour or less) - Winner
  • 1996 Emmy: Outstanding Animated Program (for programming one hour or less) - Nominee
  • 2001 Emmy: Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour) - Nominee
  • 1990 Emmy: Outstanding Animated Program (for programming one hour or less) - Nominee
  • 2000 Emmy: Outstanding Animated Program (for programming one hour or less) - Winner
  • 2001 Emmy: Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour) - Winner
  • 1995 Emmy: Outstanding Animated Program (for programming one hour or less) - Winner
  • 2004 Emmy: Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour) - Nominee
  • 1990 Emmy: Outstanding Animated Program (for programming one hour or less) - Winner
  • 2006 Emmy: Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour) - Winner
  • 1999 Emmy: Outstanding Animated Program (for programming one hour or less) - Nominee
  • 1997 Emmy: Outstanding Animated Program (for programming one hour or less) - Winner
  • 2002 Emmy: Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour) - Nominee
  • 2002 Emmy: Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour) - Winner
  • 2009 Emmy: Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour) - Nominee
  • 2005 Emmy: Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour) - Nominee
  • 2003 Emmy: Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour) - Nominee
  • 2003 Emmy: Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour) - Winner
  • 2000 Emmy: Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming More Than One Hour) - Nominee
  • 1992 Emmy: Outstanding Animated Program (for programming one hour or less) - Nominee
  • College:
  • Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington, United States (BA, 1977)

Shop

Charlie Rose - Matt Groening & James L. Brooks / Christine Quinn (July 30; 2007)
Buy Charlie Rose - Matt Groening & James L. Brooks / Christine Quinn (July 30; 2007) from Amazon.com
From Charlie Rose (DVD)
Usually ships in 24 hours
Buy New: $24.95 (as of 2:33 AM EST - more info)

More Products

TV GUIDE Users' Most Popular