The first series that Sherwood created and produced is Gilligan's Island.
Sherwood is Jewish.
Sheerwood and wife Mildred have been married since 1941. They have four children together, daughter Hope Juber, and sons Lloyd, Elroy, and Ross Schwartz.
Before television, Sherwood wrote for radio. For four years he wrote for Bob Hope's radio show, then he worked on the Armed Forces Radio Service.
Sherwood received a Television Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 7, 2008.