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1/9/1962, Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA
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Whether you know his name or not, it's very likely that Al Jean has tickled your funny bone on more than one occasion. Jean was a writer with Mike Reiss on The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson and after they grew accustomed to each other they decided to write a spec Golden Girl episode, after a few people got a hold of that they started to write half hour scripts for various shows and after a writing stint on the popular sitcom ALF, and serving as a producer for Showtime's acclaimed series It's Garry Shandling's Show, Al made a move that would change his life through the 1990's and beyond - Al moved to Springfield. Winner of four Emmy Awards and a Peabody Award for his work on The Simpsons, Al is responsible for such fan favorite episodes as "Lisa's Pony," "The Way We Was," and "Lisa's Sax," among the myriad of other episodes he's written and produced. An executive producer and the current showrunner for The Simpsons, Al also co-created The Critic, and Teen Angel, along with Mike Reiss and consulted on The PJs in the 1990s. He was also one of the 11 writers on The Simpsons Movie and created the short flash-animated, short series Jesus And His Brothers for icebox.com.moreless
Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA
Alfred Jean, Atrocious Al Jean
- Trivia & Quotes
Al Jean: (Describing why The Simpsons never grow) I never want people to go: "Oh, this is the episode that changed everything!"
Al Jean: (Describing working on The Simpsons) It's the greatest job in the world...
Al Jean: People tell me all the time, "Oh, you should be a voice, you have a cartoon voice!" I'm like, "What does that mean?!"
Jean:(Describing The Simpsons Movie) I’d say in one sentence it’s that a man should listen to his wife.
Jean:(talking about how to keep The Simpsons going) I'd say for Futurama, four or five years is pretty good by TV standards. For this show I think there's three things. The fact that the original universe created by Matt and Jim Brooks and Sam Simon are really rich, there's just so many great characters that we can do a different kind of episode every week without wearing thin. The fact that the characters don't age, you don't watch the show and see it's radically different than it was ten years ago. A good episode from season fourteen will stand up to a good episode from season four. And everyone takes it real seriously. The writers, the cast, we work hard trying to do what people have grown to love without repeating ourselves.
Al says he was more like Lisa Simpson growing up then Bart.
Some of Al's favorite Simpsons characters are Lisa and Comic Book Guy.
Al was on the list of gay people in the Season 6 episode "Bart's Comet" on The Simpsons .
Al has a high nasal voice.
Al's "Treehouse of Horror" nicknames for The Simpsons include Awful Al Jean, Al 'Family Guy' Jean, and Atrocious Al Jean.