Dan Harmon

Writer-producer-director Dan Harmon's unique perspective on television comedy led him from the improv comedy scene in his native Milwaukee to Hollywood, where he developed the wildly popular Internet sketch series ... Read more »
Born: 01/03/1973 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Filmography

Actor (9)

Acceptable.TV 2006 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Host

Community 2006 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rick & Morty 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Voice

Harmontown 2014 (Movie)

(Himself)

The 2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

Axe Cop 2013 (Tv Show)

Voice

The 2011 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

Funny People 2009 (Movie)

Paparazzi at Medical Center (Actor)

Drunk History (Tv Show)

Narrator
Producer (4)

Anomalisa 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Sarah Silverman Program 2006 - 2008, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

The Simpsons 2015 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Harmontown 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Writer (3)

81st Annual Academy Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Writer

Monster House 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Monster House 2006 (Movie)

(Story By)
Other (1)

The 2006 MTV Video Music Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Consultant

Biography

Writer-producer-director Dan Harmon's unique perspective on television comedy led him from the improv comedy scene in his native Milwaukee to Hollywood, where he developed the wildly popular Internet sketch series "Channel 101" before creating the popular, but troubled sitcom "Community" (NBC, 2009-15; Yahoo!, 2015). In the late 1990s, Harmon's skewed take on TV tropes captured the attention of Hollywood, where he wrote the original script for the Oscar-nominated animated feature "Monster House" with his partner, Rob Schrab. Attempts to break into TV comedy were met with failure, so the pair began making movie parodies for friends that eventually blossomed into a monthly short film showcase and website that aired the faux "pilots." The showcase's success led to stints as a writer on "The Sarah Silverman Program" (Comedy Central, 2007-2010) before the creation of "Community," an offbeat, almost meta-take on traditional sitcoms disguised as a quirky series about a group of unusual community college students. Despite the show's low ratings and routine clashes with the network brass that eventually led to his dismissal in 2012, Harmon developed a rabid fan base that ensured his status as one of comedy's most gifted and original thinkers.

Milestones

2009

Created the NBC sitcom "Community"; NBC announced in 2012 he would no longer be show runner, but remained a consultant

2009

Made a cameo in "Funny People," written and directed by Judd Apatow

2007

Co-created and wrote "The Sarah Silverman Program." (Comedy Central)

2007

With Jack Black and Rob Schrab, co-created the VH1 series "Acceptable TV"

2006

Wrote the animated feature "Monster House"

1999

Co-created the TV pilot for "Heat Vision and Jack," directed by Ben Stiller, and co-starring Owen Wilson and Jack Black

1997

Made acting debut in the drama "Downer"

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