Terry Turner

Producer, Screenwriter, TV series creator
Screenwriter, producer and TV series creator Terry Turner has been joined at the creative hip to his wife Bonnie Turner since the mid-1970s, and the two have worked extensively in film and television. Starting out as ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1949 in Stockbridge, Georgia, USA

Filmography

Writer (10)

Saturday Night Live 1975 - 2015 (TV Show)

Writer

Saturday Night Live Remembers Chris Farley 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Writer

The Brady Bunch Movie 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Tommy Boy 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Coneheads 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Wayne's World 2 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Wayne's World 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Funland 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (6)

3rd Rock From the Sun 1995 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

She Tv 1993 - 2006 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

That '70s Show 1995 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Whoopi 1997 - 2004 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

That '80s Show 2002 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Normal, Ohio 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Actor (1)

Coneheads 1993 (Movie)

Sketch Artist (Actor)

Biography

Screenwriter, producer and TV series creator Terry Turner has been joined at the creative hip to his wife Bonnie Turner since the mid-1970s, and the two have worked extensively in film and television. Starting out as comedy writers with revue credits in Atlanta, Georgia, Turner switched to news, writing and producing with his wife for Turner Broadcasting. From there former colleague and "Saturday Night Live" player Jan Hooks introduced the Turners to Lorne Michaels, and they landed writing jobs on the popular NBC sketch comedy series. As "SNL" writers from 1986-1992, the Turners wrote memorable skits for Dana Carvey's wacky "Church Lady" and Mike Myers' medieval "Lothar of the Hill People" as well as cable access favorite sons Wayne and Garth of "Wayne's World" that returned the faltering series to the realm of pop culture cool.

Relationships

Bonnie Turner

Wife
married in the 1970s

EDUCATION

University of Georgia

Athens , Georgia
graduated

Milestones

2000

Was co-creator, executive producer and writer of "Normal, Ohio" (Fox), a sitcom starring John Goodman as a small town gay dad

1998

With Bonnie Turner, created and executive produced the Fox sitcom "That '70s Show"

1995

Had screenwriting credit (along with Bonnie Turner and Fred Wolf) on the David Spade/Chris Farley buddy comedy "Tommy Boy"

1995

Co-wrote the comedy feature "The Brady Bunch Movie"

1994

With Bonnie Turner, developed and executive produced "SHE TV", a short-lived sketch comedy series on ABC

1993

Was co-screenwriter and co-producer of "Coneheads", another feature based on "Saturday Night Live" characters

1993

Co-wrote the screenplay for the sequel "Wayne's World 2"

1992

Had screenwriting credit (along with Bonnie Turner and Mike Myers) for "Wayne's World", a successful big screen adaptation of the popular "SNL" skit

1987

Co-wrote the screenplay for the amusement park-set comedy "Funland"

1986

With Bonnie Turner, was writer on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC), writing such recurring sketches as "Church Lady" and "Wayne's World"

1975

With wife Bonnie Turner, worked in Atlanta, Georgia as a comedy writer for revue shows

Wrote and produced feature news programming for Turner Broadcasting; met Jan Hooks who later introduced the Turners to Lorne Michaels

Raised in Montgomery, Alabama

Created, produced and wrote episodes of the popular NBC sitcom "3rd Rock From the Sun"

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