Loren Bouchard

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Loren Bouchard
Loren Bouchard by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Bouchard at the San Diego Comic-Con International in 2010
Born Loren Hal Bouchard
(1969-10-10) October 10, 1969 (age 45)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Cartoonist, animator, voice actor, writer, producer, director, composer
Years active 1995–present
Spouse(s) Holly Kretschmar (2006-present)

Loren Hal Bouchard (born October 10, 1969) is an American cartoonist, animator, voice actor, screenwriter, producer, television director, and composer. He is best known for several animated TV shows and as a co-creator of Home Movies (along with Brendon Small). He is also the creator of Bob's Burgers and Lucy: The Daughter of the Devil.

Early life[edit]

Bouchard was born in New York City to a Jewish mother and Catholic father.[1] He grew up in Medford, Ma.

Career[edit]

A high school dropout, Bouchard was working as a bartender in 1993 when he bumped into a former grade school teacher of his, Tom Snyder, who asked if Bouchard was still drawing, and offered Bouchard a chance to work on a few animated short films Snyder was making.[2] The shorts developed into Bouchard's first series, Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist, which he produced. He credits Jonathan Katz, H. Jon Benjamin, and Tom Snyder as major influences.[3] Dr. Katz ran for six seasons, from 1995-2000. He also produced one season of Science Court, another animated show made by Soup2Nuts.[4]

Towards the end of Dr. Katz, Bouchard and Brendon Small teamed up to create Home Movies.[3] The show was picked up initially by UPN, who dropped it after five episodes; the remaining eight shows form season one, and the subsequent three seasons were shown on Adult Swim. The show was not renewed after the conclusion of the fourth season in 2004.

After Home Movies concluded and another Bouchard pilot, Saddle Rash, was not picked up, Bouchard created Lucy, the Daughter of the Devil. The show's pilot was created on October 30, 2005, but it was not until September 2007 that the show debuted as a weekly feature on Adult Swim.[5] He is also currently a consulting producer on HBO's The Ricky Gervais Show.[6]

Bouchard is currently producer for the series Bob's Burgers, which premiered on January 9, 2011 on Fox.

Personal life[edit]

Bouchard lives in Los Angeles[7] with his wife, Holly Kretschmar. The couple married on September 3, 2006.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Year Series Role Notes
1995–1999 Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist Writer, Producer, Editor 47 episodes
1997 Science Court Producer, Director 12 episodes
1999–2004 Home Movies Josie Small (voice) 52 episodes; Creator, Writer, Producer, Director
2002 Mr. Bean Rondo (voice) Episode: "Cat-Sitting/The Bottle"
2002 Saddle Rash Creator, Writer, Producer, Director Pilot only
2005–2007 Lucy, the Daughter of the Devil Classmate (voice) 11 episodes; Creator, Writer, Producer, Director
2007 My Gym Partner's a Monkey Teddy (voice) Episode: "Flesh Fur Fantasy/Substitute Sweetheart"
2010 The Ricky Gervais Show Consulting Producer 13 episodes
2011–present Bob's Burgers Creator, Writer, Producer, Composer

Accolades[edit]

Year Award Category Outcome References
1995 CableACE Award Animated Programming Special or Series Won
Writing a Comedy Series Nominated
2011 Teen Choice Award Choice TV: Animated Show Nominated [9]
2012 Teen Choice Award Choice TV: Animated Show Nominated [10]
Critics Choice Award Best Animated Series Nominated [11]
Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Animated Program Nominated [12]
2013 Teen Choice Award Choice TV: Animated Show Nominated [13]
Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Animated Program Nominated [14]

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