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List of American Dad! Writers

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List of every famous television writer who has written for American Dad!, listed alphabetically with photos when available. List includes anyone who was or is on the writing staff for American Dad!. Staff writers as well as guest writers for American Dad! are included when available, along with more information about each American Dad! writer. If you're an aspiring writer and a fan of American Dad!, then this writing staff from American Dad! should be studied closely.

This list below has a variety of writers, like Seth MacFarlane and Etan Cohen, in it.

This list helps answer the question, “Who wrote for American Dad!?”
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    Alan Freedland is a writer and producer....  more
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    Alan R. Cohen is a film screenwriter and producer....  more
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    Brian Boyle is a television producer....  more
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    BirthplaceShaker Heights, Ohio

    Series WrittenQuintuplets, Method & Red, American Dad!, Oliver Beene, How I Met Your Mother

    EpisodesAs Fast as She Can, Wait For It, The Pineapple Incident, The Stinsons, Purple Giraffe

    Carter Loard Bays (born August 12, 1975) is an American television showrunner, writer and producer. He is best known as co-creator, writer, and executive producer of the CBS sitcom How I Met Your...  more
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    BirthplaceBrisbane, Australia

    Series WrittenAmerican Dad!, Community

    EpisodesTears of a Clooney, Cops and Roger, All About Steve, Remedial Chaos Theory, The Art of Discourse

    Chris McKenna may refer to: Chris McKenna (rugby league) (born 1974), Australian former rugby league footballer Chris McKenna (writer), television writer, producer and film writer Chris McKenna...  more
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    Craig David Thomas is an American television writer who, along with writing partner Carter Bays, has written episodes of American Dad!, Oliver Beene, Quintuplets and the hit CBS sitcom How I Met Your...  more
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    Dan Vebber is an American writer best known for his television work on animated shows such as The Simpsons, Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Futurama, Daria, Napoleon Dynamite and American Dad!. He was...  more
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    BirthplaceDanville, California

    Series WrittenThe Last Frontier, King of the Hill, Wilfred, American Dad!, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

    EpisodesPlastic White Female, There Is A Dog, Truth, Bite Club, Happiness

    David J. Zuckerman (born August 28, 1962) is an American writer and producer and is best known as the original showrunner and executive producer of the animated comedy series Family Guy, as well as...  more
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    Eric Weinberg is an American television producer and screenwriter best known for his work on the television series Scrubs. Weinberg has served as co-executive producer on Scrubs for over a hundred...  more
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    Etan Cohen

    Age: 46

    BirthplaceIsrael

    Series WrittenKing of the Hill, Recess, American Dad!

    EpisodesThe Candidates, Death Buys a Timeshare, Ceci N'Est Pas Une King of the Hill, Rich Hank, Poor Hank

    Etan Cohen (Hebrew: איתן כהן‎; born March 14, 1974) is an American screenwriter and film director best known for writing the scripts to Tropic Thunder, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa and Men in Black 3....  more
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    Jim Bernstein is an American television writer. He is co-creator and executive producer of the Disney XD series Mighty Med. He is a graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts. ...  more
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    Series WrittenClone High, The Tracy Morgan Show, American Dad!, Committed, Stacked

    EpisodesChurch, Crazy Ray, Litter Kills: Litterally, The Birthday Episode, Sleep of Faith: La Rue D'Awakening

    Judah Miller is a television producer and screenwriter....  more
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    Laura McCreary is a television producer and screenwriter....  more
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    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Series WrittenThe PJs, Homeboys in Outer Space, Daddy Dearest, Off Centre, American Dad!

    EpisodesThe Good, the Bad and the Lazy, Dammit Janet!, Peter Griffin: Husband, Father... Brother?

    Matt Weitzman (born November 13, 1967) is an American producer and writer. He was one of the creators of American Dad! along with Seth MacFarlane and Mike Barker. Barker and Weitzman were originally...  more
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    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Series WrittenThe PJs, Homeboys in Outer Space, Off Centre, American Dad!, Family Guy

    EpisodesThe Good, the Bad and the Lazy, Dammit Janet!, Peter Griffin: Husband, Father... Brother?

    Michael Wayne "Mike" Barker (born June 7, 1968 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.) is an American writer and producer, best known for his work on the Fox adult animated television series Family Guy and...  more
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    Mike Shipley

    Dec. at 57 (1956-2013)

    BirthplaceDVD Region 4, Oceania, Australasia, Indo-Australian Plate, Australia

    Series WrittenAmerican Dad!, Family Guy, Big Wolf on Campus

    EpisodesI Can't Stan You, One If by Clam, Two If by Sea, Family Guy Viewer Mail 1, Dungeons and Wagons

    Michael "Mike" Shipley (7 October 1956 – 25 July 2013) was an Australian mixing engineer, audio engineer, and record producer. Shipley's music career spanned more than 30 years – mostly working in...  more
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    Murray Miller is a TV producer, screenwriter and actor....  more
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    Nahnatchka Khan

    Nahnatchka Khan is an American television writer and producer....  more
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    BirthplaceKent, Connecticut, USA

    Series WrittenCow and Chicken, The Cleveland Show, American Dad!, Family Guy, Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy

    EpisodesPilot, Why Bob Marley Should Not Have Acted as His Own Attorney, Super Mario Rescues the Princess, Love, Blactually

    Seth Woodbury MacFarlane (; born October 26, 1973) is an American actor, animator, filmmaker, comedian, and singer. MacFarlane is the creator of the TV series Family Guy (1999–present) and The...  more

    Roger's Best Personas on American Dad, Ranked#196 of 264 The Best (Male) Actors Working Today#66 of 391 The 100+ Funniest People Of All Time

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    Steve Hely is an American writer, current co-executive producer on the series Veep. Hely has written for the television shows Late Show with David Letterman (receiving an Emmy nomination for...  more