Michael J Leeson
Michael Leeson is producer and screenwriter who began his career with the romantic comedy "Love, American Style" in 1972. After that, his career took off. He wrote for a number of iconic '70s TV shows including: the family comedy "The Partridge Family," the classic sitcom "The Odd Couple," the nostalgia comedy "Happy Days." Then in 1975, he went from writing to producing on the "Mary Tyler Moore Show" spin-off, "Phyllis." He's gone on to serve as writer and producer on"The Associates" and the dark comedy "The War of the Roses" starring Michael Douglas. However, Leeson is best known for his part in the creation of the hit family comedy series "The Cosby Show." In 1985, he won his second Emmy for "The Cosby Show"'s premiere episode. He achieved his first Emmy win in 1981 for writing "Taxi"'s "Tony's Sister and Jim" episode. Leeson has had an illustrious career, and has even been nominated for an Oscar for penning the lyrics of "For Your Eyes Only," the theme song from the James Bond movie of the same name. From 2007 to 2009, Leeson served as a writer and producer on the comedy "The Bill Engvall Show."