Robert Carlock

Robert Carlock was an Emmy Award-winning writer and producer best known for his work as showrunner on Tina Fey's acclaimed sitcom, "30 Rock" (NBC, 2006-2013). A graduate of Harvard, Carlock cut his teeth in the ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1971 in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA

Filmography

Writer (8)

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot 2016 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Source Material

Saturday Night Live 2001 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Writer

NBC 75th Anniversary Special 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Writer

Saturday Night Live Goes Commercial, Volume II 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Writer

The Dana Carvey Show 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Writer

The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (TV Show)

Source Material

Three Mississippi (Movie)

(Screenwriter)
Producer (8)

Great News 2016 - 2017 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Cabot College 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Mulaney 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Friends 2001 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Producer

Joey 2005 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Saturday Night Live Primetime Extra II 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Producer

Saturday Night Live: Mothers' Day Special 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Segment Producer
Actor (1)

30 Rock 2002 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

Robert Carlock was an Emmy Award-winning writer and producer best known for his work as showrunner on Tina Fey's acclaimed sitcom, "30 Rock" (NBC, 2006-2013). A graduate of Harvard, Carlock cut his teeth in the cutthroat world of TV comedy during the sitcom heyday of the 1990s. It was during that decade that he landed staff writing gigs on "The Dana Carvey Show" (ABC, 1996), and then "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ), where he remained for five years. While writing for "SNL" Carlock had the privilege of developing a strong working relationship with the show's head writer, and later star of "Weekend Update," Tina Fey - a friendship that would prove beneficial later on in his career. Carlock left "SNL" in 2001 and moved to Los Angeles to take a coveted writing/producing job on NBC's hit sitcom, "Friends" (1994-2004), and later worked on its spinoff "Joey" (NBC, 2004-06). After "Joey" was abruptly cancelled in 2006, Carlock's luck changed when he received an unexpected call from his old friend Tina Fey. Fey was working on a new TV show for NBC called "30 Rock," and wanted Carlock to write for it. The show was a major critical hit for the network, earning three Primetime Emmys and numerous accolades for its whip-smart writing. In 2015, Carlock reteamed with Fey as co-creator of the critically acclaimed Netflix comedy, "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" (2015- ), thus proving his comedy writing chops were still white hot nearly twenty years after launching his career.

Relationships

Jennifer Rogers

Wife

EDUCATION

Harvard University

1991 - 1995

Milestones

2015

Co-created Netflix's "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"

2006

Showrunner on "30 Rock"

2004

Writer on "Friends"

1996

Joined the writing staff of "Saturday Night Live"

1996

First professional TV writing job on "The Dana Carvey Show"

Bonus Trivia

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Prior to becoming one of the most powerful showrunners on TV, Carlock honed his comedy chops by serving as the editor of Harvard University's legendary humor publication, The Harvard Lampoon.

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While working on the writing staff at Saturday Night Live, Carlock created one of the show's most memorable sketches, called "Delicious Dish." 

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