Daniel Gerson

Screenwriter Daniel Gerson made a name for himself as one of the writers behind Pixar's "Monsters, Inc. " (2001). Born and raised in New York City, Gerson graduated from Cornell University in 1988, where he was a member ... Read more »
Born: in New York, New York, USA

Filmography

Writer (8)

Big Hero 6 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Monsters University 2013 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Monsters University 2013 (Movie)

(Story By)

Meet the Robinsons 2007 (Movie)

Additional Story Material (Story By)

Cars 2006 (Movie)

Additional Screenplay Material (Screenplay)

Chicken Little 2005 (Movie)

Additional Story Material (Story By)

Monsters, Inc. 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Something So Right 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Writer
Actor (2)

Big Hero 6 2014 (Movie)

Desk Sergeant (Voice)

Monsters, Inc. 2001 (Movie)

Needleman (Voice)
Sound (1)

Monsters University 2013 (Movie)

Voice(Skywalker Sound) (Sound)

Biography

Screenwriter Daniel Gerson made a name for himself as one of the writers behind Pixar's "Monsters, Inc. " (2001). Born and raised in New York City, Gerson graduated from Cornell University in 1988, where he was a member of the Sigma Pi fraternity. He would go on to earn his MFA from New York University, and later began his career in entertainment as a writer on the series "Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man" (USA, 1994-1997). In 1999, Gerson started working for Pixar, where he began collaborating with David Silverman and Lee Unkrich on the screenplay for the film "Monsters, Inc." (2001). After the film proved to be a huge success, Gerson worked on the films "Chicken Little" (2005) and "Cars" (2006), before setting to work on a prequel to "Monsters, Inc." that would take place while the furry characters were still in college. Written in collaboration with Robert L. Baird, the project would remain in development for seven years before "Monsters University" (2013) was released in 2013 to major acclaim. Gerson next signed on to help write the animated adventure "Big Hero 6" (2014), before his career was tragically cut short in 2016, when he passed away from brain cancer. He was 49.

EDUCATION

New York University

Cornell University

1988

Milestones

2014

Wrote the animated adventure "Big Hero 6."

2013

Wrote the screenplay for the prequel "Monsters University."

2005

Provided additional story material for the film "Chicken Little."

2001

Penned the screenplay for "Monsters, Inc."

1999

Began working at Pixar.

1997

Landed his first writing job on an episode of "Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man."

Bonus Trivia

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Was a member of the Sigma Pi fraternity at Cornell.

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Took seven years to develop the prequel "Monsters University."

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Provided small vocal cameos in "Monsters, Inc," "Big Hero 6," and "Monsters University."

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