Loren Hal Bouchard (born October 10, 1969) is an American cartoonist, animator, voice actor, screenwriter, producer, television director, and composer. He is best known for several animated TV shows and as a co-creator of (along with Home Movies Brendon Small). He is also the creator of and Bob's Burgers . Lucy, The Daughter of the Devil
Early life [ edit ]
Bouchard was born in New York City to a
Jewish mother and Catholic father. He grew up in Medford, Massachusetts. [1 ]
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. The shorts developed into Bouchard's first series, [2 ] , which he produced. He credits Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist 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 , another animated show made by Science Court Soup2Nuts. [4 ]
Towards the end of
Dr. Katz, Bouchard and Brendon Small teamed up to create . Home Movies The show was picked up initially by [3 ] UPN, who 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.
Home Movies concluded and another Bouchard pilot, , was not picked up, Bouchard created Saddle Rash . 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. Lucy, the Daughter of the Devil He is also currently a consulting producer on HBO's [5 ] . The Ricky Gervais Show [6 ]
Bouchard is currently producer for the series
, which premiered on January 9, 2011 on Bob's Burgers Fox.
Personal life [ edit ]
Bouchard lives in
Los Angeles with his wife, Holly Kretschmar. The couple married on September 3, 2006. [7 ] [8 ]
Filmography [ edit ]
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist Writer, Producer, Editor
Science Court Producer, Director
Home Movies Josie Small (voice)
52 episodes; Creator, Writer, Producer, Director
Mr. Bean Rondo (voice)
Episode: "Cat-Sitting/The Bottle"
Saddle Rash Creator, Writer, Producer, Director
Lucy, the Daughter of the Devil Classmate (voice)
11 episodes; Creator, Writer, Producer, Director
My Gym Partner's a Monkey Teddy (voice)
Episode: "Flesh Fur Fantasy/Substitute Sweetheart"
The Ricky Gervais Show Consulting Producer
Bob's Burgers Creator, Writer, Producer, Composer
Accolades [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ "Interview with Bouchard" on The Apiary website
^ a b "Ten Questions: Lauren Bouchard", IGN, November 16, 2004
^ "Comic-Con 2005 Video Blog: Loren Bouchard" IGN
^ Article on on the Lucy, the Daughter of the Devil website Variety
^ "Television Review - 'The Ricky Gervais Show'" New York Times
^ "Interview with Bouchard" in Impose Magazine
^ "Holly Kretschmar, Loren Bouchard". . September 3, 2006 The New York Times
^ "2012 Teen Choice Awards, Nominees, Winners, TV Schedule". Chiff.com. July 22, 2012.
^ "First Wave of ‘Teen Choice 2012′ Nominees Announced; Special Airs Sunday July 22 on FOX". TV by the Numbers. zap2it.com.
^ "Critics' Choice Awards | Broadcast Television Journalists Association Announces Winners of the 2nd Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards". Criticschoice.com. June 18, 2012.
^ Trudon, Taylor (May 22, 2013). "Teen Choice Awards Nominees Announced!". Huffington Post.
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