Derek Harvie

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Derek Kevin Harvie
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Derek Harvie in Petrified Forest, Arizona
Born (1974-04-07) April 7, 1974 (age 43)
Deep River, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Television & film writer, director, producer & showrunner
Years active 1994 - Present

Derek Kevin Harvie (born April 7, 1974) is a Canadian entertainment writer and producer. Harvie grew up in Ottawa and graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in film and literature.

US Magazine named him one of the "100 Most Creative People in Entertainment".[citation needed]

Career[edit]

One of the original creators of The Tom Green Show on its Canadian community channel run, Harvie continued to write and produce the show for The Comedy Network from 1996 to 1998 and MTV from 1999 through 2003.

In 2001, Harvie co-wrote the 20th Century Fox and New Regency feature Freddy Got Fingered. He also worked as a writer on the Sony, Imagine and Revolution Studios feature Stealing Harvard that year.

His special MTV documentary, The Tom Green Cancer Special, was named by Time Magazine as "one of the ten best TV programs of the year" in 2001. The show was also nominated for a Peabody Award.

Harvie has worked on numerous other comedy shows, including WB's The Skateboard Show, VH1's Hollywood Tonight and NBC's Saturday Night Live.

From 2004 to 2007 Harvie was the executive producer of Night Calls a weekly live, comedic talk show on Playboy TV.

In 2008 Harvie was showrunner and executive producer of the half-hour sitcom Testees on FX Networks in the US and on Showcase in Canada. The show is about two roommates who test experimental drugs each week and suffer ridiculous side-effects. Both Harvie and co-writer Kenny Hotz received 2009 Gemini Award nominations (Canadian Emmy) for Best Comedy Writing and Best Comedy Series. Testees was also nominated for Best Directing.

In 2008 & 2009, Derek Harvie was also wrote for Kenny vs. Spenny which aired on Showcase in Canada and Comedy Central in the US.

In 2009 Harvie was showrunner & executive producer of the half hour series Pure Pwnage, a scripted a comedy about the life of a "pro gamer". Harvie and show creators Geoff Lapaire and Jarett Cale received a 2010 Gemini Award nomination for Best Comedy Series.

In 2010 Harvie wrote and co-executive produced the US version of Skins on MTV Networks.

In 2011 Harvie wrote for the second season of the UK series "Beaver Falls", a one-hour dramedy which airs on the British network E4 He also wrote for Joan Rivers' reality show "Joan Knows Best" on WE TV.

In 2013 Harvie adapted the UK (All3Media) scripted/hidden camera comedy series "Meet the Parents" then went on to write, produce and direct two seasons of Meet the Family for CityTV/Frantic Films.

In 2016, Harvie developed a stand-up comedy series featuring LA radio personality Big Boy for iHeart and Studio 71. He's also producing and directing several projects for Vice Media; All Things Human and Getting an Election which won a Canadian Comedy Award for Best Short. More recently, he wrote and directed the 13 episode comedy series "You Got Trumped" which imagines the first few days of Donald Trump's presidency.

Personal life[edit]

Derek Harvie is married with two children.

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