Loren Bouchard

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Loren Bouchard
Loren Bouchard by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg
Bouchard at the 2016 WonderCon
Born Loren Hal Bouchard
(1969-10-10) October 10, 1969 (age 46)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Animator, voice actor, writer, producer, director, composer
Years active 1995–present
Spouse(s) Holly Kretschmar (2006-present)

Loren Hal Bouchard (born October 10, 1969) is an American animator, voice actor, screenwriter, producer, television director, and composer. He is best known for several animated TV shows and as a co-creator of Home Movies (along with Brendon Small). He is also the creator of Bob's Burgers and Lucy, The Daughter of the Devil.

Early life[edit]

Bouchard was born in New York City to a Jewish mother and Catholic father.[1] He grew up in Medford, Massachusetts.

Career[edit]

A high school dropout, Bouchard was working as a bartender in 1993 when he bumped into a former grade school teacher of his, Tom Snyder, who asked if Bouchard was still drawing, and offered Bouchard a chance to work on a few animated short films Snyder was making.[2] The shorts developed into Bouchard's first series, Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist, which he produced. He credits Jonathan Katz, H. Jon Benjamin, and Tom Snyder as major influences.[3] Dr. Katz ran for six seasons, from 1995-2000. He also produced one season of Science Court, another animated show made by Soup2Nuts.[4]

Towards the end of Dr. Katz, Bouchard and Brendon Small teamed up to create Home Movies.[3] The show was picked up initially by UPN, which dropped it after five episodes; the remaining eight episodes from season one, and the subsequent three seasons, were shown on Adult Swim. The show was not renewed after the conclusion of the fourth season in 2004.

After Home Movies concluded and another Bouchard pilot, Saddle Rash, was not picked up, Bouchard created Lucy, the Daughter of the Devil. The show's pilot was created on October 30, 2005, but it was not until September 2007 that the show debuted as a weekly feature on Adult Swim.[5] He was a consulting producer on HBO's The Ricky Gervais Show.[6]

Bouchard at the San Diego Comic-Con International in 2010

In 2009, Bouchard got together with King of the Hill writer and producer Jim Dauterive and developed Bob's Burgers, an animated series about a family working at a hamburger restaurant.[7] In 2010, Fox placed the series on the primetime slate for the 2010–11 television season.[8] A special preview aired on Thanksgiving on November 25, 2010.[9] When the series premeried, it received mixed reviews with a Metacritic score of 54 out of 100.[10] However, as the first season progressed and concluded and the second began, critics began giving the series praise. The show has generally been viewed as a spiritual successor to King of the Hill, which carried less emphasis on shock comedy and focused more on character driven humor.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Bouchard lives in Los Angeles[12] with his wife, Holly Kretschmar. The couple married on September 3, 2006.[13]

Filmography[edit]

Year Series Role Notes
1995–1999 Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist Writer, Producer, Editor 47 episodes
1997 Science Court Producer, Director 12 episodes
1999–2004 Home Movies Josie Small (voice) 52 episodes; Creator, Writer, Producer, Director
2002 Mr. Bean Rondo (voice) Episode: "Cat-Sitting/The Bottle"
2002 Saddle Rash Creator, Writer, Producer, Director Pilot only
2005–2007 Lucy, the Daughter of the Devil Classmate (voice) 11 episodes; Creator, Writer, Producer, Director
2007 My Gym Partner's a Monkey Teddy (voice) Episode: "Flesh Fur Fantasy/Substitute Sweetheart"
2010 The Ricky Gervais Show Consulting Producer 13 episodes
2011–present Bob's Burgers Creator, Writer, Producer, Composer 100 episodes

Accolades[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result References
1995 CableACE Award Animated Programming Special or Series Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist Won [14]
Writing a Comedy Series Nominated
1998 TCA Award Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming Science Court Nominated [15]
2011 Teen Choice Award Choice Animated Series Bob's Burgers Nominated [16]
2012 Critics' Choice Television Award Best Animated Series Nominated [17]
Teen Choice Award Choice Animated Series Nominated [18]
Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Animated Program Bob's Burgers for "Burgerboss" Nominated [19]
2013 Annie Award Best General Audience Animated TV/Broadcast Production Bob's Burgers for "Ear-sy Rider" Nominated [20]
Teen Choice Award Choice Animated Series Bob's Burgers Nominated [21]
Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Animated Program Bob's Burgers for "O.T.: The Outside Toilet" Nominated [22]
2014 Annie Award Best General Audience Animated TV/Broadcast Production Bob's Burgers Nominated [23]
Critics' Choice Television Award Best Animated Series Nominated [24]
Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Animated Program Bob's Burgers for "Mazel-Tina" Won [25]
2015 People's Choice Award Favorite Animated TV Show Bob's Burgers Nominated [26]
Annie Award Best General Audience Animated TV/Broadcast Production Nominated [27]
Critics' Choice Television Award Best Animated Series Nominated [28]
Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Animated Program Bob's Burgers for "Can't Buy Me Math" Nominated [29]
Environmental Media Award Television Episodic Comedy Bob's Burgers for "Late Afternoon in the Garden of Bob and Louise" Nominated [30]
2016 People's Choice Award Favorite Animated TV Show Bob's Burgers Nominated [31]
Critics' Choice Television Award Best Animated Series Nominated [32]
Annie Award Best General Audience Animated TV/Broadcast Production Nominated [33]
Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Animated Program Bob's Burgers for "The Horse Rider-er" Pending [34]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Loren Bouchard". imposemagazine.com. 
  2. ^ "Interview with Bouchard" on The Apiary website
  3. ^ a b "Ten Questions: Lauren Bouchard", IGN, November 16, 2004
  4. ^ "Comic-Con 2005 Video Blog: Loren Bouchard" IGN
  5. ^ Article on Lucy, the Daughter of the Devil on the Variety website
  6. ^ "Television Review - 'The Ricky Gervais Show'" New York Times
  7. ^ Schneider, Michael (November 30, 2009). "Fox cooking up 'Bob's Burgers'". Variety. Retrieved June 30, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Breaking News – FOX Announces Primetime Slate for 2010–2011 Season". TheFutonCritic.com. Retrieved May 5, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Breaking News – Special 'Bob's Burgers' Sampler Added to FOX's Thanksgiving Menu Thursday, November 25". TheFutonCritic.com. Retrieved May 5, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Bob's Burgers – Season 1 Reviews". Metacritic. January 9, 2011. Retrieved June 5, 2013. 
  11. ^ Ayers, Michael (December 1, 2009). "Fox Orders 13 Episodes of 'Bob's Burgers'". TV Squad. Retrieved June 30, 2010. 
  12. ^ "Interview with Bouchard" in Impose Magazine
  13. ^ "Holly Kretschmar, Loren Bouchard". The New York Times. September 3, 2006
  14. ^ "Shandling, HBO Top Cable Awards : Television: The star and his 'Larry Sanders Show' each get four CableACE honors. HBO wins 27 of the 81 prizes.". LA Times. Retrieved 6 September 2015. 
  15. ^ "Moon Glows For Hbo". Sun-Sentinel. July 20, 1998. Archived from the original on 2013-06-20. Retrieved June 18, 2013. 
  16. ^ "2012 Teen Choice Awards, Nominees, Winners, TV Schedule". Chiff.com. July 22, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Critics' Choice Awards | Broadcast Television Journalists Association Announces Winners of the 2nd Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards". Criticschoice.com. June 18, 2012. 
  18. ^ "First Wave of ‘Teen Choice 2012′ Nominees Announced; Special Airs Sunday July 22 on FOX". TV by the Numbers. zap2it.com. 
  19. ^ http://www.emmys.com/sites/emmys.com/files/EmmyNoms64-Press-Release.pdf
  20. ^ Tapley, Kristopher (December 3, 2012). "'Brave,' 'Guardians' and 'Wreck-It Ralph' lead 40th annual Annie Awards nominees". Hitfix. Retrieved January 31, 2014. 
  21. ^ Trudon, Taylor (May 22, 2013). "Teen Choice Awards Nominees Announced!". Huffington Post. 
  22. ^ http://www.emmys.com/sites/emmys.com/files/EmmyNoms65-Press-Release.pdf
  23. ^ "41st Annual Awards Rules and Categories". annieawards.org. Archived from the original on 16 January 2014. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  24. ^ "Critics' Choice TV Awards 2014: And the nominees are...". Entertainment Weekly. May 28, 2014. Retrieved May 28, 2014. 
  25. ^ "Outstanding Animated Program 2014" (PDF). Emmys.com. Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 2014-07-11. 
  26. ^ "People's Choice Awards 2015 hosts, nominees announced". November 4, 2014. Retrieved November 4, 2014. 
  27. ^ "'Boxtrolls' Leads Annie Award Nominations With 13". Retrieved December 4, 2014. 
  28. ^ "Critics' Choice TV Awards 2014: And the nominees are...". Time. May 6, 2015. Retrieved May 8, 2015. 
  29. ^ "List: 2015 Primetime Emmy nominees". USA Today. July 16, 2015. Retrieved July 17, 2015. 
  30. ^ "John Oliver, 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Nominated for Environmental Media Awards". TheWrap. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 
  31. ^ "2016 Nominees & Winners". People's Choice Awards. Retrieved October 3, 2015. 
  32. ^ "‘Mad Max,’ ‘Fargo’ Top Critics’ Choice Nominations". Variety. December 14, 2015. Retrieved December 14, 2015. 
  33. ^ Flores, Terry (December 1, 2015). "‘Inside Out,’ ‘Good Dinosaur’ Lead Annie Award Nominations". Variety (Penske Media Corporation). Retrieved December 1, 2015. 
  34. ^ "Nominations for the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards". Los Angeles Times. 14 July 2016. Retrieved July 15, 2016. 

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