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.

Awards

  • 2005, Emmy — Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour): 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
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Animated Program: Nominee
  • 1991, Emmy — Outstanding Animated Program (for programming one hour or less): Winner
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Animated Program: Nominee
  • 1996, Emmy — Outstanding Animated Program (for programming one hour or less): Nominee
  • 1988, Emmy — Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program: Nominee
  • 1998, Emmy — Outstanding Animated Program (for programming one hour or less): Winner
  • 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
  • 2001, 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
  • 1999, Emmy — Outstanding Animated Program (for programming one hour or less): Nominee
  • 1990, Emmy — Outstanding Animated Program (for programming one hour or less): Nominee
  • 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
  • 1989, Emmy — Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program: Nominee
  • 2009, Emmy — Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour): Nominee
  • 1987, Emmy — Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program: Nominee
  • 2007, Emmy — Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour): Nominee
  • 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Animated Program: Winner
  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Animated Program: Nominee
  • 2008, Emmy — Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour): Winner
  • 1992, Emmy — Outstanding Animated Program (for programming one hour or less): Nominee
  • 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Animated Program: Nominee
  • 2010, Emmy — Outstanding Animated Program: Nominee

Relationships

  • Agustina Picasso — Wife
  • Maggie — Sister
  • Homer Groening — Father
  • Patty — Sister
  • Mark Groening — Brother
  • Homer Groening — Son
  • Margaret Ruth Groening — Mother
  • Abraham Groening — Son
  • Deborah Lee Caplan — Ex-wife
  • Lisa — Sister

College

  • Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington, United States (BA, 1977)

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  • Birth Name: Matthew Abram Groening
  • Birth Place: Portland, Oregon, United States
  • Birthday: February 15, 1954, Aquarius
  • Profession: Cartoonist, Producer, Writer
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