Al Jean

Al Jean Brief Biography

Al Jean
Al Jean (born January 9, 1961) is an American screenwriter and producer. Jean is well known for his work on The Simpsons. He was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and graduated from Harvard University in 1981. Jean began his writing career in the 1980s with fellow Harvard alum Mike Reiss. Together, they worked as writers and producers on television shows such as The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, ALF and It's Garry Shandling's Show.

Jean was offered a job as a writer on the animated sitcom The Simpsons in 1989, alongside Reiss, and together they became the first members of the original writing staff of the show. They served as show runners during the show's third (1991) and fourth (1992) seasons, though they left The Simpsons after season four to create The Critic, an animated show about film critic Jay Sherman. It was first broadcast on ABC in January 1994 and was well received by critics, but did not catch on with viewers and only lasted for two seasons.

Al Jean News

• Homer Simpson to answer fans' questions live on 'The Simpsons'
• 'The Voice' begins its seventh-season "Battle Round" and nine artists survive
• Marcia Wallace, 'The Simpsons' voice actor, dies at 70
• 'The Simpsons' to kill off a main character this season

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