David Crane

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Quotes (10)

  • David: I'd like to hope that years from now people can look at the reruns (of Friends)... and say 'That is still a really funny show' or 'It's still really sweet.' And if that happens... I'll be thrilled.

  • David: I think Friends' success lies partly in the diversity of its characters but mostly Friends enjoyed the benefits of a very weak decade in television entertainment.

  • David: (on making "Friends") The thing that was really exciting for us is to approach the show differently, to really make it feel more like life.

  • David: There's an emotional component to the show that we can never lose sight of because I think the shows you get tired of the fastest are the ones where you don't really invest on some level.

  • David: You know what's interesting is we kind of work in a bubble and we just come here everyday and we're here for like 17-18 hours a day and we do the work and try not to pay attention to what's going on outside of our little world.

  • David: (on CBS' response to their idea of "The Class") They were open to anything. They loved the idea, they loved the concept that it wasn't a traditional sitcom, per se, that we'd have a much bigger canvas and a lot more characters.

  • David: (on how he was as a kid) I wasn't unlike what I am now -- a lot of energy, goofy and as unathletic as a kid can get.

  • David: (on Bradeis University's support of their TV career) The University was incredibly supportive financially, emotionally, and spiritually and I think it gave us the feeling that we could really do this.

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Trivia (6)

  • David appeared in the TV documentary, The 100 Most Memorable TV Moments in 2004 as a scene in an episode of Friends made it to the Top 100 ("Ross & Rachel's First Kiss ").

  • David himself appeared as a casting director in two episodes of Friends, the sitcom he co-created with Marta Kauffman.

  • David and Larry Coen wrote the play Epic Proportions which showed on Broadway in 1999.

  • David has also acted in the following shows/movies: Harmony Street, Cathy Come Home, Fortress of Amerikka, Mickey One, and Quatermass and the Pit.

  • David created a production company with Kevin Bright and Marta Kauffman called Bright/Kauffman/Crane Productions which produced TV shows such as Friends, Veronica's Closet, and Jesse.

  • David finished high school at Harriton High School in Rosemont, Pennsylvania.