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List of famous television writers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top television writers in the world? This includes the most prominent television writers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable television writers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic television writers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned television writers.

This list features people like Ricky Gervais and Seth Rogen.

From reputable, prominent, and well known television writers to the lesser known television writers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the television writer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous television writers ever?" and "What are the names of famous television writers?" then you're in the right place. (657 items)
Ricky Gervais is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Television Writers
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Ricky Dene Gervais is an English comedian, actor, voice actor, film director, producer, musician, screenwriter, and radio presenter. Gervais worked initially in the music industry, attempting a career as a pop star in the 1980s with Seona Dancing and working as the manager of a then-unknown Suede ...more

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Age: 55

Birthplace: South East England, Eurasia, Reading, United Kingdom, England, + more

Profession: Television director, Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more

Credits: The Office, The Invention of Lying, Cemetery Junction, Ricky Gervais: Out of England - The Stand-Up Special

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Seth Rogen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Television Writers
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Seth Rogen is a Canadian actor, screenwriter, producer, director, and comedian. Rogen began his career performing stand-up comedy during his teenage years, winning the Vancouver Amateur Comedy Contest in 1998. While still living in his native Vancouver, he landed a supporting role in the series ...more

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Age: 34

Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada

Profession: Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting, + more

Credits: This Is the End, Pineapple Express, Superbad Superbad, Knocked Up

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Wanda Sykes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Television Writers
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Wanda Sykes is an American writer, comedian, actress, and voice artist. She earned the 1999 Emmy Award for her writing on The Chris Rock Show. In 2004, Entertainment Weekly named Sykes as one of the 25 funniest people in America. She is well known for her role as Barbara Baran on The New Adventures ...more

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Age: 53

Birthplace: Portsmouth, Virginia, United States of America

Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more

Credits: Over the Hedge, Rio, Evan Almighty, Monster-in-Law

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John Cleese is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Television Writers
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John Marwood Cleese is an English actor, comedian, writer and film producer. He achieved success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and as a scriptwriter and performer on The Frost Report. In the late 1960s, he co-founded Monty Python, the comedy troupe responsible for the sketch show Monty Python's ...more

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Age: 77

Birthplace: Eurasia, Weston-super-Mare, South West England, United Kingdom, North Somerset, + more

Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more

Credits: A Fish Called Wanda, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian, The Meaning of Life

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#20 on The Best English Actors of All Time

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#45 on The Greatest British Actors of All Time

#28 on The Best Living English Actors

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