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 ... Read more »

Filmography

Writer (16)

Twenty Good Years 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Creator

What Planet Are You From? 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

What Planet Are You From? 2000 (Movie)

(Story By)

The Truman Show 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

I.Q. 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The War of the Roses 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

I Married Dora 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Writer

I Married Dora 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Creator

The Cosby Show 1984 (TV Show)

Writer

Taxi 1978 - 1983 (TV Show)

Writer

Best of the West 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Writer

The Survivors 1982 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Jekyll and Hyde... Together Again 1981 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Phyllis 1975 - 1977 (TV Show)

Writer

The Mary Tyler Moore Show 1970 - 1977 (TV Show)

Writer

Love, American Style 1969 - 1974 (TV Show)

Writer
Producer (10)

Davis Rules 1986 - 1992, 2006 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

The Associates 1979 - 1983, 1986 - 1992, 2006 - 2008 (TV Show)

Producer

The Bill Engvall Show 1986 - 1992, 2006 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Amen 1986 - 1991, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Grand 1989 - 1991 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The War of the Roses 1989 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

I Married Dora 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Young Guy Christian 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Producer

Mixed Nuts 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Producer

There's Always Room 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Producer
Music (3)

MacGruber 2010 (Movie)

("Take Me Home Tonight") (Song)

About Last Night 1986 (Movie)

("Words into Action") (Song)

For Your Eyes Only 1981 (Movie)

("For Your Eyes Only") (Song)
Other (1)

Related By Birth 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Creative Consultant

Biography

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."

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