Robert Carlock

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Robert Carlock
Born 1972/1973 (age 42–43)
Waltham, Massachusetts, United States
Occupation Screenwriter, producer
Years active 1996–present
Spouse(s) Jennifer Nielsen Rogers (m. 2001)

Robert Morgan Carlock[1] (born 1972/1973)[1] is an American screenwriter and producer. He has worked as a writer for several NBC television comedies, as a show runner for 30 Rock, and as a co-creator of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Early life[edit]

Carlock was born in Waltham, Massachusetts,[2] the son of Martha and Roger Carlock.[1] He graduated cum laude from Harvard University in 1995,[1][3] where he became president of the Fly Club, an all-male social club,[3] and an editor for the Harvard Lampoon.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Carlock began writing for the Dana Carvey Show in 1996.[4][5] Following that, he was a member of the writing staff of Saturday Night Live from 1996 to 2001, contributing to 99 episodes of the show.[6] One of his notable SNL sketches was NPR's Delicious Dish with Ana Gasteyer and Molly Shannon. In 2011, Ben and Jerry's released a new ice cream flavor based on the sketch written by Carlock and named it "Schweddy Balls".[7]

Carlock left SNL in 2001 to write for Friends in Los Angeles, working on the show until 2004 when he joined the staff of Friends spinoff Joey for two years.[6] Carlock then moved back to New York to work with his old SNL crew on an "Untitled Tina Fey Project" in 2006, which became 30 Rock, which he wrote and produced for.[6] His most recent project is Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, which saw him team up with fellow 30 Rock-alum Tina Fey.

Carlock has won several awards for his work on 30 Rock, including Primetime Emmys, and Writer's Guild of America Awards, Producer's Guild of America Awards, as well as being named one of the top 50 power showrunners of 2011.[5]

Personal life[edit]

On December 31, 2001, Carlock married Jennifer Nielsen Rogers, a Wellesley graduate and CNNfn producer/reporter.[1]

Awards and nominations[edit]

In addition to winning three Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series, Carlock has been nominated for the Emmy’s individual writing award three times. He has won multiple Producers’ Guild and Writers’ Guild Awards as well as recognition from the American Film Institute. His work on 30 Rock also garnered Carlock a Peabody Award, a Television Critics Association Award, a GLAAD Award, a Gold Plaque from the Hugo Television Awards, a Golden Nymph from the Monaco Film and Television Festival, a Bravo A-List Award, some award that’s shaped like a Calder stabile, a Comedy Central Comedy Award, and a Golden Globe.[8]

The following awards are categorized under the year they were announced (and not necessarily the year covered by the award ceremony).[6]

Year Award Category Work Result
2001 Emmy Award Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program Saturday Night Live Nominated
2001 WGA Award Comedy/Variety series Saturday Night Live Nominated
2002 WGA Award Comedy/Variety series Saturday Night Live Nominated
2003 WGA Award Comedy/Variety Special Saturday Night Live: NBC 75th Anniversary Special Nominated
2007 WGA Award Comedy Series 30 Rock Nominated
2007 WGA Award New Series 30 Rock Nominated
2007 Emmy Award Outstanding Comedy Series 30 Rock Won
2007 Emmy Award Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series 30 Rock: for episode "Jack-Tor". Nominated
2008 WGA Award Comedy Series 30 Rock Won
2008 PGA Award Television Producer of the Year Award in Episodic Comedy 30 Rock Won
2008 Emmy Award Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music, or Comedy Program Saturday Night Live Nominated
2009 WGA Award Episodic Comedy 30 Rock Nominated
2009 WGA Award Comedy/Variety Series Saturday Night Live Won
2009 WGA Award Comedy Series 30 Rock Won
2009 PGA Award Television Producer of the Year Award in Episodic Comedy 30 Rock Won
2009 Emmy Award Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series 30 Rock: for episode "Apollo, Apollo" Nominated
2009 Emmy Award Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series 30 Rock: for episode "Kidney Now!" Nominated
2009 Emmy Award Outstanding Comedy Series 30 Rock Won
2010 WGA Award Episodic Comedy 30 Rock Won
2010 WGA Award Comedy Series 30 Rock Won
2010 PGA Award Television Producer of the Year Award in Episodic Comedy 30 Rock Won
2010 Emmy Award Outstanding Comedy Series 30 Rock Nominated
2011 WGA Award Comedy Series 30 Rock Nominated
2011 WGA Award Episodic Comedy 30 Rock Won
2011 PGA Award Television Producer of the Year Award in Episodic Comedy 30 Rock Won
2011 Emmy Award Outstanding Comedy Series 30 Rock Nominated
2012 WGA Award Comedy Series 30 Rock Nominated
2012 PGA Award Television Producer of the Year Award in Episodic Comedy 30 Rock Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Jennifer Rogers, Robert Carlock". Wedding announcement. The New York Times. January 6, 2002. Retrieved 2010-12-04. 
  2. ^ "The full Robert Carlock interview". Viewer Discretion (a boston.com blog). The Boston Globe. November 19, 2009. Retrieved 2010-12-04. 
  3. ^ a b "The Fly Flees From Progress". The Harvard Crimson. October 4, 1994. Retrieved 2010-12-04. 
  4. ^ "Funny Business". Portfolio. June 29, 2008. Retrieved 2012-01-23. 
  5. ^ a b "Top 50 Power Showrunners 2011". The Hollywood Reporter. October 12, 2011. Retrieved 2012-01-23. 
  6. ^ a b c d "Robert Carlock". IMDb. 2011. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 
  7. ^ "Shweddy Balls". Ben and Jerry's. 2011. Retrieved 2012-01-23. 
  8. ^ "Robert Carlock". WGA. 2010. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 

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