Mike Reiss

Mike Reiss started writing comedy for the "Harvard Lampoon" at his alma mater. It was there that he also met and roomed with his longtime writing partner and collaborator Al Jean. He graduated to writing for the ... Read more »
Born: 09/15/1959 in Bristol, Connecticut, USA

Filmography

Writer (15)

Addiction: A 60's Love Story 2015 (Movie)

(Story By)

Rio 2011 (Movie)

(Story Consultant)

Stand Up to Cancer 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Writer

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 2009 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

My Life in Ruins 2009 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Stand Up To Cancer 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Writer

The Simpsons Movie 2007 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Queer Duck: The Movie 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Queer Duck: The Movie 2005 (Movie)

(from television series: "Queer Duck") (Source Material)

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1962 - 1992 (TV Show)

Writer

Alf 1986 - 1991 (TV Show)

Writer

Head of the Class 1986 - 1991 (TV Show)

Writer

Sunday Night With Larry King 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Writer

Sledge Hammer! 1986 - 1988 (TV Show)

Writer

Charles in Charge 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Writer
Producer (13)

The Critic 1990 - 2005, 2009 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

The Simpsons 1990 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Co-Executive Producer

How Murray Saves Christmas 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Alpha House 2013 (Tv Show)

Consulting Producer

Queer Duck: The Movie 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

Queer Duck 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Homeboys in Outer Space 1995 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Consulting Producer

If Not For You 1995 - 1996, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Consulting Producer

The Oblongs 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Consulting Producer

The PJs 1990 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Consulting Producer

Teen Angel 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

It's Garry Shandling's Show 1986 - 1990 (TV Show)

Producer

Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Co-Producer
Actor (3)

Brilliant But Cancelled 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Perfect Pitch 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor
Music (3)

Rio 2011 (Movie)

("Pretty Bird") (Song)

The Simpsons Movie 2007 (Movie)

Parody Lyrics("Spider Pig") (Lyrics)

Queer Duck: The Movie 2005 (Movie)

(Lyrics)
Other (4)

Despicable Me 2 2013 (Movie)

Story Consultant (Consultant)

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax 2012 (Movie)

Story Consultant (Consultant)

Ice Age: Continental Drift 2012 (Movie)

Story Consultant (Consultant)

Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! 2008 (Movie)

Story Consultant (Consultant)

Biography

Mike Reiss started writing comedy for the "Harvard Lampoon" at his alma mater. It was there that he also met and roomed with his longtime writing partner and collaborator Al Jean. He graduated to writing for the "National Lampoon" in the late 1970s and found work as a TV scribe in the 1980s for such humor shows as the satirical "Not Necessarily the News," the legendary "The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson," the gently bizarre "Alf," and the pivotal "It's Garry Shandling's Show," where he also began working as a producer. He and Al Jean latched onto "The Simpsons" star in 1990, both producing and writing for the show and going aside in 1994 to create the animated cult spin-off, "The Critic," with Jon Lovitz. Reiss has continued producing animation comedy with "Queer Duck," the urban claymation "The PJs" with Eddie Murphy, and "The Oblongs," a grotesquely mutative farce featuring the voice of Will Ferrell. Reiss's involvement as one of the top-shelf series writers chosen pen the screenplay for the hugely successful, years-in-the-making "The Simpsons Movie" (2007) launched him into a theatrical movie career somewhat outside his usual milieu, scripting such features as the middle-age-takes-a-vacation comedy "My Life in Ruins" and the third and fourth installments of the "Ice Age" franchise.

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