||Jay Steven Kogen
May 3, 1963
Brooklyn, New York
||director, producer, writer, actor
||Brown Kogen (1997–present)
Jay Steven Kogen (born May 3, 1963) is an American comedy writer.
Jay Steven Kogen was born in Brooklyn, New York. He is the son of Mad writer Arnie Kogen, and Sue Kogen (née Hirsch).
In 1969 his family relocated to Los Angeles, California. In 1981 he graduated from Birmingham High School.
He has co-written several episodes of The Tracey Ullman Show and The Simpsons along with former writing partner Wallace Wolodarsky. Since then, he has written for several shows, including an Emmy Award winning stint at Frasier, Everybody Loves Raymond, George Lopez, and Malcolm in the Middle. Kogen also made an appearance in The Aristocrats. He was a consulting producer on The Class, co-writer of the Dave Foley/David Anthony Higgins 1997 film The Wrong Guy, as well as being a former stand-up comedian.
My World and Welcome to It: Executive Producers are Jay Kogen, Kim Tannenbaum, Barry Sonnenfeld & Mitch Hurwitz. Comedy based on James Thurber's collection of essays about being a dad in the 1960s. Production: Sony Pictures Television & Tantamount.
In 2009, he started working on the Nickelodeon TV series The Troop. He is also the creator of Wendell & Vinnie.
Personal life & family
Kogen married Lynn "Brown" Mandell (better known as Brown Kogen) on May 31, 1997. They currently reside in Los Angeles, California with their son, Charlie (b. 2001).
- The Simpsons
- Malcolm in the Middle