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List of Happy Days Writers

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

This is a list that includes writers like Rob Reiner and Garry Marshall.

This list helps answer the question, “Who wrote for Happy Days?”
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April Kelly is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Happy Days Writers

Series Written: Mork & Mindy, Teachers Only, Free Spirit, Happy Days, Boy Meets World, + more

Episodes: Take This Job and Shove It, Visitors from Smoot, Puppy Love, Old Fears, Clerical Error, + more

April Kelly (born April Kalinowski) is an American television writer and producer, who co-created Boy Meets World and Girl Meets World with Michael Jacobs.
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Barry O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Happy Days Writers
Age: 56

Birthplace: California

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: Titans, The Jetsons, Judging Amy, Drake & Josh, She's the Sheriff, + more

Episodes: The Bottle Show, In the Driver's Seat, One Of Our Own, The Teflon Sheriff, A Grizzly Murder, + more

Barry O'Brien (born 1959) is an American television writer and producer best known as the co-creator of Disney Channel Original Series Hannah Montana. His credits include Happy Days, Perfect ...more
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Bruce Shelly is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Happy Days Writers

Series Written: T. J. Hooker, Voyagers!, Barefoot in the Park, Wonder Woman, CHiPs, + more

Episodes: Yesterday's Child, Surf's Up, Bagpipe Blues / You Can't Come In, Hitch-Hiking Hitch, Zygote Music, + more

Bruce Shelly is a screenwriter.
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Charles Shyer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Happy Days Writers
Age: 68

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, Southern California, Contiguous United States, 90731, + more

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: Getting Together, Barefoot in the Park, Happy Days, The Odd Couple, Baby Boom

Episodes: The Center (a.k.a.) The Right School For Elizabeth, Bring In Your Bad, Myrtle, Bunny is Missing Down by the Lake, Jenny, + more

Charles Richard Shyer (born October 11, 1951) is an American film director, screenwriter and producer. Shyer's films are predominantly comedies, often with a romantic-comedy overtone. His films ...more
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Craig Heller is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Happy Days Writers
Craig Heller

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: As the World Turns, Happy Days

Episodes: Arthur, Arthur, Ep. #12233, Ep. #12246

Craig Heller is an American television soap opera script writer. Heller has worked as a scriptwriter on the following series: As the World Turns (2001–2004) Guiding Light (1997–2000; 2004–2005) ...more
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David Ketchum is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Happy Days Writers
Age: 91

Series Written: Love, American Style, T. J. Hooker, Highway to Heaven, Barefoot in the Park, + more

Episodes: Identical Problem/Julie's Old Flame/The Jinx, Model Dearest, The Reunion, Long Live the King, The Physical, + more

David Ketchum appeared in the 1999 film The Other Sister.
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David W. Duclon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Happy Days Writers

Series Written: Malcolm & Eddie, Punky Brewster, On Our Own, Family Matters, Eve, + more

Episodes: Rachel's Place, Love Thy Neighbor, Pilot, Look Before You Leap, Daddio, + more

David W. Duclon is a television producer and director, an actor, and a screenwriter.
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Frank Buxton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Happy Days Writers
Age: 89

Birthplace: Wellesley, Massachusetts, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: The Bob Newhart Show, Happy Days, The Odd Couple

Episodes: The Exorcists, Laugh, Clown, Laugh, The Big Broadcast, + more

Frank Buxton (February 13, 1930 – January 2, 2018) was an American actor, television writer, author, and television director.
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Garry Marshall is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Happy Days Writers
Age: 85

Birthplace: New York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America, + more

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: Love, American Style, Barefoot in the Park, I Spy, The Dick Van Dyke Show, + more

Episodes: Bad Reception in Albany, Dear Mrs. Petrie, Your Husband is in Jail, Baby Fat, Love and the Happy Days, + more

Garry Kent Marshall (November 13, 1934 – July 19, 2016) was an American film director, film producer, screenwriter, and actor who is best known for creating Happy Days and its various spin-offs, ...more

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Garry Murphy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Happy Days Writers

Series Written: Malcolm in the Middle, The Faculty, The Boys Are Back, God, the Devil and Bob, + more

Episodes: Working Girl, Pilot, The Blues of the Birth, Lois's Sister, A Divorce to Remember, + more

Gary Murphy is a television producer and screenwriter.
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Harriett Weiss is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Happy Days Writers

Series Written: Archie Bunker's Place, In the Beginning, The Golden Girls, Happy Days, Lou Grant, + more

Episodes: Edith Gets Hired, What's It All About?, Archie's New Partner (1), Murray's Daughter, Billie, + more

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Jack Winter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Happy Days Writers
Dec. at 64 (1942-2006)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Series Written: Love, American Style, Barefoot in the Park, The Monkees, That Girl, + more

Episodes: The Pen is Mightier Than the Pencil, Drive! She Said, Oscar's New Life, Love and the Duel, Time for Arrest, + more

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Joel Kane is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Happy Days Writers
Dec. at 72 (1921-1993)

Birthplace: California

Series Written: The Invaders, Petticoat Junction, It Takes a Thief, Judd, for the Defense, + more

Episodes: The Other Face of the Law, The Ugliest American, The Copper Caper, An American Strategy, Birth of a Salesman, + more

Joel Kane was a screenwriter and television producer.
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Lloyd Garver is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Happy Days Writers

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: Love, American Style, Family Ties, Home Improvement, Good Times, + more

Episodes: At Sea, High School Confidential, One of the Girls, Carol Ankles for Indie-Prod, Give Uncle Arthur a Kiss, + more

Lloyd Garver is a television producer and screenwriter.
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Lowell Ganz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Happy Days Writers
Age: 71

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: Amazing Stories, Makin' It, Joanie Loves Chachi, Happy Days, A League of Their Own, + more

Episodes: Shuffling Off to Buffalo, The Bachelor Party, The Odd Candidate, Dottie's Back, The Flying Felix, + more

Lowell Ganz (born August 31, 1948) is an American screenwriter, television writer, and television producer. He is the long-time writing partner of Babaloo Mandel.
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Mark Rothman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Happy Days Writers

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: The Jeffersons, Makin' It, She's the Sheriff, Happy Days, The Odd Couple, + more

Episodes: Shuffling Off to Buffalo, The Hero, Call Me Madam, The Flying Felix, Staying Alive, + more

Mark Rothman (born in January 3, 1939 in The Bronx, New York) is an American writer best known for having been involved with the creation and production of Laverne and Shirley. He was also the ...more
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Michael Weinberger is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Happy Days Writers

Series Written: Private Benjamin, Smart Guy, Nowhere Man, Happy Days, Thunder Alley, + more

Episodes: The Dreyfuss Affair, For the Love of Judy, The Money Machine, The Wild One, Hoop Schemes, + more

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Nancy Steen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Happy Days Writers
Age: 65

Birthplace: Shoreview, Minnesota

Series Written: Titus, Mr. Belvedere, Kirk, Roseanne, Jesse, + more

Episodes: Caroline and the Little White Lies, The Protector, The Christmas Party, Such a Nice Girl, Caroline and the Egg, + more

Nancy Jane Steen (born January 31, 1950 in Shoreview, Minnesota) is an American television producer, writer and actress.
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Neil Thompson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Happy Days Writers
Age: 56

Birthplace: Eurasia, Beverley, United Kingdom, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, + more

Nationality: England

Series Written: Mr. Belvedere, Police Squad!, Malcolm in the Middle, The Faculty, The Boys Are Back, + more

Episodes: Such a Nice Girl, This Old Man, Passages (1), Carnival, The Talk Show, + more

Neil Thompson (born 2 October 1963) is an English former professional footballer who played as a defender. Born in Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, Thompson played for Scarborough, Ipswich ...more
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Rich Correll is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Happy Days Writers
Age: 71

Birthplace: California, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: That's So Raven, Family Matters, Step by Step, Happy Days

Episodes: Hi Yo Fonzie, Away, Little Case of Revenge, Radio Heads, Woman of the People, + more

Richard Thomas "Rich" Correll (born May 14, 1948) is an American television actor, director, producer and writer.
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Rob Reiner is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Happy Days Writers
Age: 72

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: Free Country, The Super, Happy Days, All in the Family

Episodes: Flashback: Mike Meets Archie, All the Way, When Already?, Mike's Hippie Friends Come to Visit, The Super's Apprentice, + more

Robert Reiner (born March 6, 1947) is an American actor and filmmaker. As an actor, Reiner first came to national prominence with the role of Michael Stivic on All in the Family (1971–1979), a ...more

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Ron Leavitt is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Happy Days Writers
Dec. at 61 (1947-2008)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: The Help, The Jeffersons, Makin' It, Silver Spoons, Married... with Children, + more

Episodes: Pilot, Oh, What a Feeling, The Dregs of Humanity (2), Poppy's By the Tree (1), + more

Ronald Leavitt (November 7, 1947 – February 10, 2008) was an American television writer and producer. He was the co-creator (with Michael G. Moye) of the American television show Married... with ...more
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Steve Granat is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Happy Days Writers

Series Written: Time Warp Trio, Life with Lucy, The Incredible Hulk, Small Wonder, Biker Mice from Mars, + more

Episodes: The House That Peg Lost, Everybody Loves Aunt Vanessa, Bride & Gloom, Walk on the Wild Side, Day Of Reckoning (1), + more

Steve Granat is a screenwriter.
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Susan Harris is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Happy Days Writers
Age: 79

Birthplace: Mount Vernon, New York, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: Love, American Style, Barefoot in the Park, Hail to the Chief, The Courtship of Eddie's Father, + more

Episodes: Episode 19, Episode 60, Episode 61, Episode 25, Episode 75, + more

Susan Harris (née Spivak; born October 28, 1940) is an American television comedy writer and producer. Harris created numerous TV series: Fay, Soap, Loves Me, Loves Me Not, Benson, It ...more