Sam Simon

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Born: 06/06/1955 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Producer (7)

The Simpsons 1984 - 1985, 1989 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Cheers 1984 - 1985, 1989 - 1990, 1993 - 2001, 2003 - 2004, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Producer

Sibs 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

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

Executive Producer

The Tracey Ullman Show 1986 - 1990 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Shaping Up 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Taxi 1978 - 1983 (TV Show)

Producer
Director (6)

The Drew Carey Show 1984 - 1985, 1989 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

The George Carlin Show 1984 - 1985, 1989 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Norm 1993 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

The Michael Richards Show 1993 - 1994, 1997 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

The Norm Show 1993 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Men Behaving Badly 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Director
Writer (3)

Phenom 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Writer

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

Writer

The Super 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Actor (2)

Shanghai Noon 2000 (Movie)

Chief's Entourage (Actor)

The 41st Annual Emmy Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor
Other (2)

Anger Management 1984 - 1985, 1989 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Executive Consultant

Bless This House (TV Show)

Creative Consultant

Relationships

Jami Ferrell Actor

Ex-Wife

Jennifer Tilly Actor

Ex-Wife

EDUCATION

Stanford University

Cartoonist for the school newspaper

Milestones

2012

Executive consultant, "Anger Management"

2009

Producer, "Sam's Game"

2002

Launches Sam Simon Foundation

1998

Consulting producer, "The Drew Carey Show"

1994

Producer, "The George Carlin Show"

1993

Departs "The Simpsons" with historic participation deal

1989

Develops "The Simpsons" as weekly series for Fox

1988

Producer of "Simpsons" shorts on "The Tracey Ullman Show"

1982

Writes and co-produces "Taxi"

1972

Earliest credits as writer/animator on "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids"

Bonus Trivia

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Trained as a boxer following his departure from "The Simpsons" and won six out of nine bouts.

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PETA named their Norfolk, Virginia headquarters after Simon.

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Simon's credit during "Treehouse of Horror" episodes has always been "Sam 'Sayonara' Simon," which is believed to be a reference to his early departure from the series.

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Was the Dial-a-Friend for both Norm McDonald and Drew Carey during their appearances on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" in 2000.

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His home in the Pacific Palisades was largely destroyed in a 2007 fire, after which Simon replaced most of the building material with recycled material and powered the entire house with solar panels.

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His large collection of art includes one of the original reproductions of "The Thinker," as well as paintings by American artists Thomas Hart Benton and John Singer Sargeant.

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Produced and appeared in the short-lived "Sam's Game" (2009) for Playboy TV; the series, which featured Simon as host and an array of celebrities, including ex-wife Jennifer Tilly, in high-stakes poker at Hugh Hefner's Palm Springs estate.

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