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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 (born April Kalinowski) is an American television writer and producer, who co-created Boy Meets World and Girl Meets World with Michael Jacobs....  more
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    BirthplaceCalifornia

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Series WrittenTitans, The Jetsons, Judging Amy, Drake & Josh, She's the Sheriff

    EpisodesThe Bottle Show, In the Driver's Seat, One Of Our Own, The Teflon Sheriff, A Grizzly Murder

    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 a screenwriter....  more
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    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Series WrittenGetting Together, Barefoot in the Park, Happy Days, The Odd Couple, Baby Boom

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

    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

    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;...  more
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    BirthplaceQuincy, Illinois, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Series WrittenLove, American Style, T. J. Hooker, Highway to Heaven, Barefoot in the Park

    EpisodesIdentical Problem/Julie's Old Flame/The Jinx, Model Dearest, The Reunion, Long Live the King, The Physical

    David Ketchum appeared in the 1999 film The Other Sister....  more
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    David W. Duclon is a television producer and director, an actor, and a screenwriter....  more
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    BirthplaceUSA, Massachusetts, Wellesley

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Series WrittenThe Bob Newhart Show, Happy Days, The Odd Couple

    EpisodesThe Exorcists, Laugh, Clown, Laugh, The Big Broadcast

    Frank Buxton (February 13, 1930 – January 2, 2018) was an American actor, television writer, author, and television director....  more
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    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Series WrittenLove, American Style, Barefoot in the Park, I Spy, The Dick Van Dyke Show

    EpisodesBad Reception in Albany, Dear Mrs. Petrie, Your Husband is in Jail, Baby Fat, Love and the Happy Days

    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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    Gary Murphy is a television producer and screenwriter....  more
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    Jack Winter

    Dec. at 64 (1942-2006)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Series WrittenLove, American Style, Barefoot in the Park, The Monkees, That Girl

    EpisodesThe Pen is Mightier Than the Pencil, Drive! She Said, Oscar's New Life, Love and the Duel, Time for Arrest

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    Joel Kane

    Dec. at 72 (1921-1993)

    BirthplaceCalifornia

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Series WrittenThe Invaders, Petticoat Junction, It Takes a Thief, Judd, for the Defense

    EpisodesThe Other Face of the Law, The Ugliest American, The Copper Caper, An American Strategy, Birth of a Salesman

    Joel Kane was a screenwriter and television producer....  more
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    Lloyd Garver is a television producer and screenwriter....  more
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    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Series WrittenAmazing Stories, Makin' It, Joanie Loves Chachi, Happy Days, A League of Their Own

    EpisodesShuffling Off to Buffalo, The Bachelor Party, The Odd Candidate, Dottie's Back, The Flying Felix

    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....  more
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    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 head...  more
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    BirthplaceShoreview, Minnesota

    Series WrittenTitus, Mr. Belvedere, Kirk, Roseanne, Jesse

    EpisodesCaroline and the Little White Lies, The Protector, The Christmas Party, Such a Nice Girl, Caroline and the Egg

    Nancy Jane Steen (born January 31, 1950 in Shoreview, Minnesota) is an American television producer, writer and actress....  more
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    BirthplaceBeverley, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    Series WrittenMr. Belvedere, Police Squad!, Malcolm in the Middle, The Faculty, The Boys Are Back

    EpisodesSuch a Nice Girl, This Old Man, Passages (1), Carnival, The Talk Show

    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 Town...  more
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    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Series WrittenThat's So Raven, Family Matters, Step by Step, Happy Days

    EpisodesHi Yo Fonzie, Away, Little Case of Revenge, Radio Heads, Woman of the People

    Richard Thomas "Rich" Correll (born May 14, 1948) is an American television actor, director, producer and writer....  more
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    Rob Reiner

    Age: 73

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Series WrittenFree Country, The Super, Happy Days, All in the Family

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

    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 role...  more

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    The Best Movies Directed by Rob Reiner#245 of 391 The 100+ Funniest People Of All Time

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    Ron Leavitt

    Dec. at 61 (1947-2008)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Series WrittenThe Help, The Jeffersons, Makin' It, Silver Spoons, Married... with Children

    EpisodesPilot, Oh, What a Feeling, The Dregs of Humanity (2), Poppy's By the Tree (1)

    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 a screenwriter....  more
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    BirthplaceMount Vernon, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Series WrittenLove, American Style, Barefoot in the Park, Hail to the Chief, The Courtship of Eddie's Father

    EpisodesEpisode 19, Episode 60, Episode 61, Episode 25, Episode 75

    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 Takes Two, The...  more