Jeffrey Ventimilia

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Jeffrey Robert Ventimilia (also known as, J.R. Ventimilia) is an American television writer. Ventimilia co-wrote The Simpsons episode "Simpson Tide" (with Joshua Sternin)[1] and the teleplay of the episode "'Round Springfield", based on a story idea by Al Jean and Mike Reiss.[2] Other credits include Murphy Brown, That '70s Show, and The Critic. In 2002, Ventimilia and Sternin created a show for Fox called The Grubbs, starring Randy Quaid. Due to negative critical reaction, the show was canceled before it went on air.[3] Ventimilia co-wrote the screenplay for the 2004 film Surviving Christmas and the 2010 film Tooth Fairy.[4][5] Ventimilia also served as an executive producer and writer for Kitchen Confidential, Robot and Monster, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.


  1. ^ Jean, Al (2006). The Simpsons season 9 DVD commentary for the episode "Simpson Tide" (DVD). 20th Century Fox. 
  2. ^ Groening, Matt (1997). Richmond, Ray; Coffman, Antonia, eds. The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family (1st ed.). New York: HarperPerennial. p. 173. ISBN 978-0-06-095252-5. LCCN 98141857. OCLC 37796735. OL 433519M. .
  3. ^ Scott D. Pierce (2003-07-09). "Lies are plentiful on TV press tours". The Deseret News. p. C08. 
  4. ^ Julie E. Washington (2004-10-22). "You can survive Christmas, but not this stinker flick". The Plain Dealer. 
  5. ^ Roger Ebert (2010-01-22). "A comedy that's a kick in the teeth - Lame effort will have you grinding yours". The Chicago Sun-Times. p. B1 / FRONT. 

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