Matthew Lewis Pyken is an American television writer and producer. Pyken was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Eugene Pyken, a fundraiser, and Rhoda Singer Pyken, a teacher. He is the oldest of three children. He has two sisters. At age nine his family moved to Van Nuys, California. He attended Claremont McKenna College, where he graduated with degrees in Literature and Political Science. Pyken has written for many television shows, including: The Invisible Man, D.C., Queer as Folk , John Doe and Las Vegas. He has produced episodes for John Doe, Queer as Folk and Las Vegas.