John J. Strauss

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John J. Strauss
Occupation Producer, writer
Years active 1989–present

John J. Strauss is an American producer and writer of film and television.

He has written and produced for the television series Boy Meets World (and known as the writer who came up with the character name for Topanga Lawrence, naming her after Topanga Canyon), Me and the Boys and Odd Man Out. He has also written several episodes of the Amazon series Mozart in the Jungle, which received a Golden Globe Award nomination for "Best TV Series Comedy" in 2015. He is an executive producer for The Breaks. [1]

Since 1998, Strauss has mainly focused on films, co-writing the screenplays for There's Something About Mary (1998),[2] Head Over Heels (2001), The Santa Clause 2,[3] The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003), Rebound (2005), The Wild (2006),[4] The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006), You Again (2010).[5] and Free Birds (2013).

He frequently collaborates with fellow producer and writer Ed Decter.

Strauss is also a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and UCLA, where he received a BFA degree in Motion Picture (Film) and TV.


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