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Encyclopedia > David Mirkin
Mirkin at Comic Con 2007.
Mirkin at Comic Con 2007.

David Mirkin (born September 18, 1955 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American feature film and television director, writer and producer. He is a native of Philadelphia and an alumnus of Loyola Marymount University. He has won several Emmys along with the prestigious Peabody Award. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... A reel of film, which predates digital cinematography. ... A television director is usually responsible for directing the actors and other taped aspects of a television production. ... A writer is anyone who creates a written work, although the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... The primary role of a television producer is to coordinate and control all aspects of production, ranging from show idea development and cast hiring to shoot supervision and fact-checking. ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... Loyola Marymount University (LMU) is a comprehensive co-educational private Roman Catholic Jesuit university in Los Angeles, California, USA. The University is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities and one of five Marymount institutions of higher education. ... The George Foster Peabody Awards, more commonly referred to as the Peabody Awards, are annual international awards given for excellence in radio and television broadcasting. ...


His first job writing for television was on the American version Three's Company. Mirkin walked away from the experience with a brand new cat, taken from one of the episodes. He named the cat T.C., short for "Televised Cat" and Three's Company. Threes Company is an American sitcom that ran from 1977 to 1984 on ABC. It is a remake of the British sitcom Man About the House. ... Threes Company is an American sitcom that ran from 1977 to 1984 on ABC. It is a remake of the British sitcom Man About the House. ...


Mirkin was the executive script supervisor and writer for the popular television show, Newhart from 1982 to 1990. In the early 1990s, Mirkin created an unusual television series with comedian Chris Elliott, entitled Get a Life, which he also usually wrote and directed. That show only lasted a couple of seasons, but has a loyal following of fans to this day. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... For the documentary about Jerry Seinfeld, see Comedian (film). ... Chris Elliott (born May 31, 1960 in New York City) is an American comedian and the son of comedian Bob Elliott. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


He also wrote an unsuccessful pilot with Julie Brown and Charlie Coffey entitled The Julie Show, starring co-creator Brown. It was not picked up for the fall season. The trio also collaborated on the short-lived FOX Network sketch comedy show The Edge from 1992 to 1993. Julie Brown as Tammi Tyler in Strip Mall (2000) Julie Ann Brown (born August 31, 1962) is an American actor, stand-up comic, comedic singer-songwriter and screenwriter. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company, usually referred to as just Fox (the company itself prefers the capitalized version FOX), is a television network in the United States. ... Sketch Show redirects here. ... The Edge was an American sketch comedy television series created by David Mirkin which ran on the FOX Network from 1992 to 1993. ... The year 1992 in television involved some significant events. ... The year 1993 in television involved some significant events. ...


Mirkin was the executive producer/showrunner for the popular animated series, The Simpsons during its fifth and sixth seasons (19931995). He wrote the episode Deep Space Homer, in which Homer and Barney are recruited by NASA. Many of his episodes (10) are written by John Swartzwelder, for whom he expresses much admiration on the DVD commentaries. [1] Mirkin also states on the Simpsons DVDs that his favorite movie is The Graduate and that he was very happy to get Anne Bancroft to provide a guest voice for the episode Fear of Flying. Simpsons redirects here. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Deep Space Homer is the fifteenth episode of The Simpsons fifth season and first aired on February 24, 1994. ... The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (IPA [ˈnæsə]) is an agency of the United States government, responsible for the nations public space program. ... John Swartzwelder (born February 08, 1949) is an American writer, best known for his work on the animated television series The Simpsons, as well as a number of novels. ... For the novel of the same name, see The Graduate (novel). ... Anne Bancroft (September 17, 1931 – June 6, 2005) was an iconic Academy, Tony, and Emmy Award-winning American actress. ... For other uses, see Fear of flying (disambiguation). ...


To this day Mirkin works part time for the show, helping with the re-write process. He also was the executive producer for two episodes in the ninth season of The Simpsons ("The Joy of Sect" and "All Singing, All Dancing") He was also one of 11 writers who worked on The Simpsons Movie. The Joy of Sect is the thirteenth episode of The Simpsons ninth season. ... All Singing, All Dancing is the eleventh episode of The Simpsons ninth season. ... The Simpsons Movie is a 2007 animated comedy film based on the animated television series The Simpsons, directed by David Silverman, and scheduled to be released worldwide by July 27, 2007. ...


From 1992 to 1998, Mirkin was one of several directors for the HBO series, The Larry Sanders Show. Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... HBO (Home Box Office) is a premium cable television network with headquarters in New York City. ... The Larry Sanders Show is a satirical television sitcom that originally aired from 1992 to 1998 on the HBO cable television network in the USA. It starred stand-up comedian Garry Shandling as vain, neurotic talk show host Larry Sanders. ...


Mirkin also directed two successful feature films Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997) starring Lisa Kudrow and Mira Sorvino and Heartbreakers (2001) starring Sigourney Weaver, Gene Hackman and Jennifer Love Hewitt He also directed the James Taylor video "Enough to be on Your Way". Romy and Micheles High School Reunion is a 1997 comedy film starring Lisa Kudrow, Mira Sorvino, Janeane Garofalo, Camryn Manheim, and Alan Cumming. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Lisa Marie Diane Kudrow (born July 30, 1963) is an Emmy Award- and SAG-winning American actress best known for her role as Phoebe Buffay in the hugely popular sitcom Friends. ... Mira Katherine Sorvino (born September 28, 1967 in Tenafly, New Jersey) is an Oscar and Golden Globe Award-winning American actress. ... Heartbreakers is a 2001 romantic comedy film directed by David Mirkin. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Sigourney Weaver (born Susan Alexandra Weaver on October 8, 1949 in New York City) is an Oscar-nominated American actress. ... Eugene Allen Gene Hackman[1] (born January 30, 1930) is a two-time Academy Award-winning American actor. ... Jennifer Love Hewitt (born February 21, 1979) is an American actress and singer-songwriter. ... James Vernon Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Belmont, Massachusetts. ...


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References

The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ...

Footnotes

  1. ^ http://imdb.com/name/nm0592400/ David Mirkin at IMDB
Preceded by
Al Jean & Mike Reiss
The Simpsons Showrunner
1993 – 1995
Succeeded by
Bill Oakley & Josh Weinstein

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