List of The Simpsons writers

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Part of the writing staff of The Simpsons in 1992. Back row, left to right: Mike Mendel, Colin ABV Lewis (partial), Jeff Goldstein, Al Jean (partial), Conan O'Brien, Bill Oakley, Josh Weinstein, Mike Reiss, Ken Tsumara, George Meyer, John Swartzwelder, Jon Vitti (partial), CJ Gibson and David M. Stern. Front row, left to right: Dee Capelli, Lona Williams and Unknown.

The following is a list of writers who have worked on the FOX animated television series The Simpsons. As of 23 November 2014, 116 people have been credited with writing or co-writing at least one episode of The Simpsons.

List of writers[edit]

The following is a list of writers in the order of first credited episode (by broadcast).

# Writer Number written Duration Seasons Notes
1 Pond, MimiMimi Pond
1
1989 1
2 Vitti, JonJon Vitti
25
1990–94, 2002, 2004 1–7, 13, 15–16
3 Kogen, JayJay Kogen & Wallace Wolodarsky
10
1990–93 1–4
4 Jean, AlAl Jean
17
1990–92, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001–02 1–4, 6, 8–12 First ten episodes co-written with Mike Reiss
5 Reiss, MikeMike Reiss
10
1990–92, 1995, 1997 1–4, 6, 8 All episodes co-written with Al Jean
6 Swartzwelder, JohnJohn Swartzwelder
59
1990–2003 1–15
7 Simon, SamSam Simon
6
1990–92 1–3
8 Groening, MattMatt Groening
4
1990, 1992, 1996 1, 3, 7
9 Meyer, GeorgeGeorge Meyer
12
1990–93, 1999–2001 1–5, 10–11, 13
10 Stern, David M.David M. Stern
8
1990–93, 1999 2–4, 10
11 Levine, KenKen Levine & David Isaacs
2
1990–91 2–3
12 Martin, JeffJeff Martin
10
1990–93 2–5
13 Scovell, NellNell Scovell
1
1991 2
14 Pepoon, SteveSteve Pepoon
1
1991 2
15 Roberts, Brian K.Brian K. Roberts
1
1991 2
16 Gewirtz, HowardHoward Gewirtz
1
1991 3
17 Cohen, RobertRobert Cohen
1
1991 3
18 Chastain, ThomasThomas Chastain
1
1992 3 Story only
19 Oakley, BillBill Oakley & Josh Weinstein
12
1992–95 4–7
20 O'Brien, ConanConan O'Brien
4
1992–93 4–5
21 Apple, GaryGary Apple & Michael Carrington
1
1992 4
22 Mula, FrankFrank Mula
3
1993, 2000 4–5, 11
22 Lapidus, Adam I.Adam I. Lapidus
1
1993 4
23 Daniels, GregGreg Daniels
8
1993–96 5–7 Includes two co-written with Dan McGrath
24 McGrath, DanDan McGrath
4
1993–94 5–6 Includes two co-written with Greg Daniels
25 Canterbury, BillBill Canterbury
2
1993 5
26 Mirkin, DavidDavid Mirkin
1
1994 5
27 Richardson, DavidDavid Richardson
1
1994 5
28 Richdale, JaceJace Richdale
1
1994 5
29 Scully, MikeMike Scully
12
1994–97, 1999–2002 6–14
30 Kushell, BobBob Kushell
2
1994-96 6–7
31 Cohen, David S.David S. Cohen
13
1994–98 6–10
32 Collier, JonathanJonathan Collier
6
1994–97 6–9
33 Sacks, DavidDavid Sacks
1
1994-95 6-7
34 Crittenden, JenniferJennifer Crittenden
5
1995–97 6–8
35 Forrester, BrentBrent Forrester
4
1995–96 6–7
36 Keeler, KenKen Keeler
7
1995–97 6–9
37 Sternin, JoshuaJoshua Sternin & Jeffrey Ventimilia
2
1995-98 6, 9
38 Tompkins, SteveSteve Tompkins
4
1995–97 7–9
39 Greaney, DanDan Greaney
15
1995–2000, 2003–05, 2010, 2014 7–11, 14–15, 17, 21, 25 Includes four co-written with Allen Glazier and one with Donick Cary
40 Appel, RichardRichard Appel
7
1995–98 7–10
41 Feresten, SpikeSpike Feresten
1
1995 7
42 Barth, JackJack Barth
1
1996 7
43 Pulido, RachelRachel Pulido
2
1996–97 7–8
44 Maxtone-Graham, IanIan Maxtone-Graham
22
1996–2014 8–18, 20–25 Includes eight co-written with Billy Kimball
45 Young, SteveSteve Young
1
1996 8
46 Harrison, ReidReid Harrison
2
1997, 2008 8, 19
47 Hauge, RonRon Hauge
7
1997–2000 8–11
48 Cary, DonickDonick Cary
7
1997–2000 8–11 Includes one co-written with Dan Greaney
49 Goldreyer, NedNed Goldreyer
2
1997–98 9
50 O'Donnell, SteveSteve O'Donnell
2
1998 9
51 Doyle, LarryLarry Doyle
7
1998–2001 9–12
52 Scully, BrianBrian Scully
3
1998–99 9–10
53 Selman, MattMatt Selman
24
1998–2009, 2011–14 9–14, 16–19, 21–24, 26
54 O'Brien, JaneJane O'Brien
1
1998 10
55 Martin, TomTom Martin
3
1999, 2001 10–12
56 Long, TimTim Long
25
1999–2014 10–14, 16–18, 20–25
57 Thacker, JulieJulie Thacker
3
1999–2001 10–12
58 Omine, CarolynCarolyn Omine
17
2000–12, 2014 11–16, 18–19, 21–26 Includes three co-written with William Wright
59 Castellaneta, DanDan Castellaneta & Deb Lacusta
7
2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010–11 11, 13, 15, 17, 22–23
60 LaZebnik, RobRob LaZebnik
8
2000, 2009–14 12, 20–25
61 Frink, JohnJohn Frink
23
2000–05, 2007–14 12–15, 17–25 Includes nine co-written with Don Payne
62 Payne, DonDon Payne
19
2000–10, 2013 12–21, 25 Includes nine co-written with John Frink and two with Mitchell H. Glazer
63 Bendetson, BobBob Bendetson
2
2001–02 12–13
64 Cohen, Joel H.Joel H. Cohen
21
2001–14 13–20, 22, 24–26
65 Gould, DanaDana Gould
7
2001–03, 2005–07 13–17, 19
66 Freiberger, BillBill Freiberger
1
2001 13
67 Kreisberg, AndrewAndrew Kreisberg
2
2002–03 13–14
68 Warburton, MattMatt Warburton
11
2002–08, 2010–12 13–16, 18–23
69 Wilmore, MarcMarc Wilmore
11
2002–03, 2005–09, 2012–13 14, 16–17, 19–20, 23, 25
70 Kelley, BrianBrian Kelley
10
2002–04, 2009–14 14–15, 20–22, 24–25 Includes one co-written with David Mandel
71 Curran, KevinKevin Curran
11
2002–10, 2014 14–18, 20–22, 25
72 Pollack, BrianBrian Pollack & Mert Rich
1
2002 14
73 Snee, DennisDennis Snee
1
2002 14
74 Boushell, NeilNeil Boushell & Sam O'Neal
1
2003 14
75 Glazier, AllenAllen Glazier
4
2003–04, 2010, 2014 14–15, 21, 25 All co-written with Dan Greaney
76 Burns, J. StewartJ. Stewart Burns
14
2003–07, 2009, 2011–14 14–20, 23–26
77 Price, MichaelMichael Price
16
2003, 2005–10, 2012–14 15–25
78 Stein, Robin J.Robin J. Stein
1
2004 15
79 Chambers, JulieJulie Chambers & David Chambers
1
2004 15
80 Odenkirk, BillBill Odenkirk
10
2004–08, 2010–14 16, 18–22, 24, 26
81 Westbrook, JeffJeff Westbrook
12
2005–06, 2008–09, 2011–14 16–23, 25–26
82 Verrone, Patric M.Patric M. Verrone
1
2005 17
83 Chun, DanielDaniel Chun
6
2005–09 17–19, 21
84 Gillis, StephanieStephanie Gillis
9
2005, 2007–08, 2010–14 17, 19–21, 23–26
85 Gaffney, PeterPeter Gaffney
2
2006, 2011 18, 22 Includes one co-written with Steve Viksten
86 Kimball, BillyBilly Kimball
9
2007–14 18–25 All but one co-written with Ian Maxtone-Graham
87 Kelly, MickMick Kelly
1
2007 19
88 Wright, WilliamWilliam Wright
3
2008, 2010, 2014 19, 21, 26 All co-written with Carolyn Omine
89 Marshall, MattMatt Marshall
1
2009 20
90 Garza, Valentina L.Valentina L. Garza
4
2009–10, 2013–14 20, 22, 24, 26
91 Hay, BrendanBrendan Hay
1
2009 20
92 Goldberg, EvanEvan Goldberg & Seth Rogen
1
2009 21
93 Glazer, Mitchell H.Mitchell H. Glazer
2
2010, 2013 21, 25 Both co-written with Don Payne
94 Nobori, MichaelMichael Nobori
2
2010, 2013 21, 25
95 Cluess, ChrisChris Cluess
1
2010 22
96 Blasucci, DickDick Blasucci
1
2011 22
97 Viksten, SteveSteve Viksten
1
2011 22 Co-written with Peter Gaffney
98 Hurwitz, JustinJustin Hurwitz
1
2011 23
99 Vebber, DanDan Vebber
1
2011 23
100 Joseph, BenBen Joseph
1
2012 23
101 Mandel, DavidDavid Mandel
1
2012 24 Co-written with Brian Kelley
102 Gammill, TomTom Gammill & Max Pross
1
2013 24
103 McConnachie, BrianBrian McConnachie
1
2013 24
104 Kaplan, EricEric Kaplan
1
2013 24
105 Steinberg, David H.David H. Steinberg
1
2014 25

Timeline of producers and show runners[edit]

Max Pross Tom Gammill Max Pross Tom Gammill Mike Scully Conan O'Brien Mike Scully David Mirkin Josh Weinstein Bill Oakley David Mirkin David Silverman Mike Reiss Al Jean David Silverman Mike Reiss Al Jean Richard Sakai Sam Simon James L. Brooks Matt Groening

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