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June 6, 1959 |
Los Angeles, California
|Occupation||Animation Writer, Television Producer, Director, Production Staff, Voice Director|
|Spouse(s)||Beatrice Mills Germain (August 13, 1988—present; 3 children)|
Paul Germain (born June 6, 1959) is an American animation screenwriter and producer. Among the shows Germain has written and/or produced for are Rugrats, The Simpsons, Recess, Even Stevens, Lloyd in Space, The Tracey Ullman Show, and Beethoven: The Animated Series. Germain (along with Arlene Klasky and Gábor Csupó) was one of the creators of, and the primary creative force behind, the award-winning animated series for Nickelodeon Rugrats. With his Rugrats colleague Joe Ansolabehere, he is the creator of Recess, and co-developer of Safety King and Lloyd in Space. Germain was born in Los Angeles, California.
Germain's eldest son Tom was the inspiration for the Rugrats character Tommy Pickles. The antagonist in Rugrats, Angelica Pickles was based on a bully (who was a girl) in his childhood. The school in Recess shares the name of Third Street School, an actual school in Los Angeles where all of his children went. Mikey, a character in Recess, shares his youngest son's name. His wife's childhood photos were the model for Gretchen Grundler, also from Recess. His daughter, Helen Rose, was the inspiration for Lloyd's younger sister Francine in Lloyd in Space.
Paul's youngest brother is Marc "Mr K" Germain, a popular talk-show host in Los Angeles and formerly known as Mr. KABC and before that as "Mr. KFI".
He has recently been credited as screenwriter on Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue.
Germain is currently working as voice director on Pound Puppies.
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