David Crane (born August 13, 1957) is an American writer and producer. He is one of the creators of the television sitcom Friends, along with his longtime friend Marta Kauffman.
Crane was born in Philadelphia, the son of veteran WCAU Philadelphia news anchor Gene Crane and his first wife Joan. He is Jewish. He attended Harriton High School in Rosemont, Pennsylvania, and received his bachelor's degree from Brandeis University.
He and his life partner, Jeffrey Klarik (also a producer of Mad About You), created the 2006 ensemble sitcom The Class.
In 2011, Crane and Klarik created a sitcom called Episodes for the BBC. Airing first in the US on Showtime on Sunday January 9, 2011 and then on BBC Two on Monday January 10, 2011, it features Friends star Matt LeBlanc and Green Wing's Stephen Mangan and Tamsin Greig.
- Episodes, 2011, (writer/producer)
- The Class, 2006 (creator, writer and executive producer)
- Jesse, 1998 (executive producer)
- Veronica's Closet, 1997 (creator, executive producer)
- Friends, 1994 (creator, writer, executive producer)
- Dream On, 1990, (writer/producer)
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- ^ "Biggest Sunday Ever on Showtime! Shameless, Episodes & Californication to Premiere January 9th". FutonCritic.com. Showtime press release. September 22, 2010. Retrieved January 26, 2011.
- ^ "Press Packs: Episodes". BBC. December 17, 2010. Retrieved January 26, 2011.