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List of Famous Television Writers

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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)
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    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 before ...more

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    • Age: age 54
    • Birthplace: Reading, England
    • 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 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 Freaks ...more

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    • Age: age 33
    • 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 of ...more

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    • Age: age 51
    • Birthplace: Portsmouth, USA, Virginia
    • 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: age 76
    • Birthplace: Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
    • 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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    Sara Gilbert is an American actress, best known for her role as Darlene Conner on the ABC sitcom Roseanne from 1988 to 1997, as co-host and creator of the daytime talk show The Talk and for her recurring role as Leslie Winkle on CBS's The Big Bang Theory.more

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    • Age: age 40
    • Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, USA
    • Profession: Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor
    • Credits: The Talk, Roseanne, Poison Ivy, High Fidelity
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    Alan Alda is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Television Writers
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    Alan Alda is an American actor, director, screenwriter, and author. A six-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award winner, he is best known for his starring roles as Hawkeye Pierce in the TV series M*A*S*H and Arnold Vinick in The West Wing, and his supporting role in the 2004 film The Aviator, for which ...more

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    • Age: age 79
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
    • Profession: Activist, Television director, Screenwriter, Author, Actor, + more
    • Credits: M*A*S*H, The Aviator, What Women Want, Bridge of Spies
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    Graham Chapman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Television Writers
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    Graham Arthur Chapman was an English comedian, writer, actor, and one of the six members of the surreal comedy group Monty Python.more

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    • Age: Died at 48 (1941-1989)
    • Birthplace: United Kingdom
    • Profession: Comedian, Screenwriter, Physician, Actor, Writer
    • Credits: Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian, The Meaning of Life, Monty Python's Flying Circus
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    Stephen James Merchant is an English writer, director, radio presenter, comedian, and actor. He is best known for his collaborations with Ricky Gervais, as the co-writer and co-director of the popular British sitcom The Office, co-writer, co-director, and co-star of Extras, and co-host of The Ricky ...more

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    • Age: age 41
    • Birthplace: Hanham, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Television director, Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter, Radio personality, + more
    • Credits: The Office, Cemetery Junction, The Ricky Gervais Show, Life's Too Short
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