Bonnie Turner

Producer, Screenwriter, TV series creator
Working closely with husband and creative partner Terry Turner since the mid-1970s, writer, producer and TV series creator Bonnie Turner has made a name for herself in the industry with extensive film and television ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1951 in Toledo, Ohio, USA

Filmography

Writer (10)

Saturday Night Live 1975 - 2017 (TV Show)

Writer

Saturday Night Live Remembers Chris Farley 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Writer

The Brady Bunch Movie 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Tommy Boy 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Coneheads 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Wayne's World 2 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Wayne's World 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Funland 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (6)

3rd Rock From the Sun 1995 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

She Tv 1993 - 2006 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

That '70s Show 1995 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Whoopi 2003 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Normal, Ohio 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Coneheads 1993 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)
Actor (1)

Dead Aim 1986 (Movie)

Barbara Pointer (Actor)

Biography

Working closely with husband and creative partner Terry Turner since the mid-1970s, writer, producer and TV series creator Bonnie Turner has made a name for herself in the industry with extensive film and television comedy credits. The pair began their career as a comedy writing team penning revue shows in Atlanta, Georgia in 1975. They subsequently did award-winning news writing and producing work for Turner Broadcasting, but returned to comedy in the mid-80s, landing writing jobs for the popular sketch comedy series "Saturday Night Live" in 1986 after former colleague and "SNL" cast member Jan Hooks introduced them to producer Lorne Michaels. The Turners' work helped keep the then-failing series afloat from 1986-1993, helping to bring life to such iconic characters as Mike Myers' Wayne Campbell, star of the Aurora cable access program "Wayne's World" and Dana Carvey's hyper-judgmental "Church Lady."

Relationships

Terry Turner

Husband
married in the 1970s

EDUCATION

Kent State University

Kent , Ohio
graduated

Milestones

2000

Created, executive produced and wrote the Fox sitcom "Normal, Ohio", starring John Goodman as a gay father in middle America

1998

With Terry Turner, created and executive produced the popular Fox teen sitcom "That '70s Show"

1995

Co-wrote "The Brady Bunch Movie", a comedy feature that transplanted the 1970s sitcom family to the 1990s

1995

With Terry Turner and Fred Wolf, wrote the screenplay for "Tommy Boy", the first of the David Spade/Chris Farley buddy films

1994

With husband Terry Turner, developed and executive produced the short-lived but critically acclaimed sketch comedy series "SHE TV" (ABC)

1993

Was co-screenwriter and co-producer of the "Saturday Night Live" spin-off feature "Coneheads"

1993

Co-wrote the screenplay for the sequel "Wayne's World 2"

1992

Co-wrote the screenplay for the hit feature "Wayne's World", based on the recurring "SNL" sketch

1987

With Terry Turner, co-wrote the screenplay for the amusement park-set comedy "Funland"

1987

Had a small role in the detective feature "Dead Aim"

1986

Was a writer for the sketch comedy series "Saturday Night Live" (NBC) with credits including such recurring skits as "Wayne's World" and "Church Lady"

1975

With husband Terry Turner, began working as a comedy writer for revue shows in Atlanta, Georgia

Raised in Toledo, Ohio

Created, produced and wrote the NBC sitcom "3rd Rock From the Sun" with Terry Turner

Wrote and produced feature news programming for Turner Broadcasting, working with Jan Hooks, who introduced the Turners to Lorne Michaels

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