Peter Marc Jacobson

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Peter Marc Jacobson
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Peter Marc Jacobson in Cannes
Born (1957-10-27) October 27, 1957 (age 56)
Flushing, Queens, New York, U.S.
Occupation Writer
Director
Producer
Actor
Years active 1984–present
Spouse(s) Fran Drescher (1978–1999)

Peter Marc Jacobson (born October 27, 1957) is an American television writer, director and producer, and actor. He is best known as the co-creator of the popular sitcom The Nanny, which he created and wrote with his then wife actress Fran Drescher, who was the star of the series.

Selected career highlights[edit]

Producer[edit]

  • What I Like About You (consulting producer; 18 episodes, 2004–2005), (co-executive producer; 16 episodes, 2005–2006)
  • The Nanny (executive producer; 122 episodes, 1993–1999), (co-executive producer; 23 episodes, 1993–1994)
  • Happily Divorced (executive producer; 22 episodes, 2011-2013)

Writer[edit]

Actor[edit]

Director[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Jacobson and Fran Drescher married in 1978, when both were 21 years old. They moved to Los Angeles to launch their careers. In January 1985, two armed robbers broke into Drescher and Jacobson's Los Angeles home, where Jacobson was assaulted and forced to watch his wife's rape.[1]

Jacobson and Drescher divorced in 1999, after being separated for a number of years. The couple had no children. He came out as gay to her after their marriage ended. [2] The couple developed the 2011 television series Happily Divorced for TV Land based on their lives.[3]

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