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Max Mutchnick Biography

Birth Name:
Jason Nidorf Mutchnick
Birth Place:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Writer, producer

Fast Facts

  • Grew up in a creative family, his father was a graphic designer and his mother a children's book author
  • Raised in Los Angeles, California
  • Visited the Paramount Studios, where his mother worked, after school and wandered around the lot
  • While in college, was involved in the school's television program and ran the campus station
  • After graduating college, moved to New York for a year and worked as an advertising copywriter before returning to Los Angeles
  • Grace in Will & Grace is based on his childhood friend Janet, and Will is based on him
  • Has created and produced multiple television series with his creative partner and childhood friend David Kohan, with whom he has a production company named KoMut Entertainment


  • 2005Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2004Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2003Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2002Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2001Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2000Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: winner


  • Evan -- Daughter
  • Rose -- Daughter
  • Eric Hyman -- Husband
  • Erik Hyman -- Husband