|Born||Jason Nidorf Mutchnick
November 11, 1965
Chicago, Illinois, United States
|Occupation||Television producer, writer|
|Spouse(s)||Erik Hyman (m. 2008)|
Life and career
Mutchnick was born in Chicago, Illinois, and raised in Beverly Hills by his single Jewish mother. He got his start writing for game shows, Good Advice and The Wonder Years. He and David Kohan created Boston Common and Will & Grace. He also produced and wrote for Good Morning, Miami, and produced Twins and Four Kings with Kohan. The title characters of Will & Grace are based on Mutchnick and his best friend, Janet. Mutchnick, like Will Truman, is openly gay. He and Kohan have a production company, KoMut Entertainment, which is a combination of their two last names.
On June 7, 2006, Emerson College announced the naming of the Max Mutchnick Campus Center after Mutchnick donated a major gift. The apartment of Will Truman and Grace Adler currently resides in the Emerson College Library on display. The set was donated by Mutchnick.
Mutchnick married his partner, lawyer Erik Hyman, on October 25, 2008. The couple are fathers to twin girls, Evann and Rose, via a surrogate.
- Stated in interview on Inside the Actors Studio
- Jones, Wenzel (October 1, 2002). "They control the vertical: two out series creators and a lesbian TV writer take us behind the scenes of their new shows". The Advocate. Retrieved June 3, 2007.
- Rosen, David (July 6, 2006). "Construction of Piano Row Residence Hall is Proceeding on Schedule". emerson.edu. Retrieved June 3, 2007.
- Sipher, Devanl (November 1, 2008). "Vows: Erik Hyman and Max Mutchnick". The New York Times. Retrieved November 2, 2008.
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