Tom Gammill got his start in writing for live television in the early 1980s--for the sketch comedy show "Saturday Night Live" and the talk show "Late Night with David Letterman. " Though Gammill continued to write throughout his career, he moved more towards producing, especially with creative partner Max Pross. Together, Gammill and Pross co-produced a number of critically acclaimed television shows, mostly in the comedy genre, a number of which were animated. The most famous and long-running show they collaborated on was the James L. Brooks-produced "The Simpsons," with "The Critic" and "Futurama" coming in close behind in terms of critical success, though both suffered a few cancellations and network switches. The other most famous and popular show Gammill and Pross worked on was the sitcom "Seinfeld," both writing and producing episodes in the show's fifth through final seasons. In fact, some of the more silly and famous episodes of Seinfeld were written by Gammill and Pross, such as "The Race," in which Jerry is challenged to a re-match race by a high school rival, and "The Doll," in which another main character, George, discovers that his girlfriend has a doll from childhood that bears an uncanny resemblance to his mother.