Kari Lizer

By her own admission, Kari Lizer turned to writing out of desperation. A working actress since she was a teenager--she had regular roles on the courtroom drama "Matlock" and the short-lived sitcom "The Van Dyke ... Read more »
Born: 08/25/1961

Filmography

Actor (13)

Empty Nest 1988 - 1991, 1993 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Will & Grace 1988 - 1991, 1993 - 1995, 1997 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Diagnosis Murder 1988 - 1991, 1993 - 1995, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Quantum Leap 1988 - 1991, 1993 - 1995, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Matlock 1986 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Double Edge 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Mimi & Me 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Sunday Dinner 1990 - 1991 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Van Dyke Show 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Gotcha! 1985 (Movie)

Muffy (Actor)

Private School 1983 (Movie)

Rita Flugel (Actor)

Smokey Bites the Dust 1981 (Movie)

Cindy (Actor)

Picture Paris (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (5)

Disney's Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show 1988 - 1991, 1993 - 1995, 1997 - 2002, 2005 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Consulting Producer

For Your Love 1988 - 1991, 1993 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Co-Producer

The New Adventures of Old Christine 1988 - 1991, 1993 - 1995, 2001 - 2002, 2005 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Showrunner

Work With Me 1988 - 1991, 1993 - 1995, 1997 - 2002, 2005 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Consulting Producer

Maggie Winters 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Writer (3)

Boston Common 1988 - 1991, 1993 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Writer

Weird Science 1988 - 1991, 1993 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Story Editor

CBS Fall Preview 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Writer

Biography

By her own admission, Kari Lizer turned to writing out of desperation. A working actress since she was a teenager--she had regular roles on the courtroom drama "Matlock" and the short-lived sitcom "The Van Dyke Show"--Lizer found jobs drying up when she hit 30. In the hope of getting her acting career back on track, she wrote a play for herself, which unexpectedly led to writing jobs on sitcoms. Lizer took full advantage, penning episodes for the good-natured "Empty Nest" and the teen romp "Weird Science". Later, she became a producer and writer for the madcap Emmy-nominated "Will & Grace". (The performing bug wasn't out of Lizer's system--she also acted in all three shows.) But Lizer became an in-demand talent by creating and writing the acclaimed sitcom "The New Adventures of Old Christine". Based on her own experiences as a single mother, the show ran for five seasons, earning star Julia Louis-Dreyfus an Emmy award and paving the way for Lizer to land a development deal with Warner Bros. Television.

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