Matt Weitzman

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Matt Weitzman
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Matt Weitzman at the 2010 Comic Con in San Diego.
Born Matthew E. Weitzman
(1967-11-13) November 13, 1967 (age 50)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Years active 2002–present

Matt Weitzman (born November 13, 1967)[1] is one of the creators of American Dad! along with Seth MacFarlane and Mike Barker. MacFarlane has credited Weitzman and Barker with American Dad!'s success and longevity, stating that they have been in charge of creative direction over the series. Barker and Weitzman were originally writers for Family Guy. Weitzman has written on ten television shows including Daddy Dearest, Off Centre and Damon.


Matt Weitzman was born to a Jewish family[2] in Los Angeles, California. His father is Lew Weitzman, a long time literary agent for over 40 years. Matt attended American University, where he became and brother of Alpha Epsilon Pi,[3] and graduated with a communications degree. Shortly after college, he pursued acting with some success, then later began writing for television sitcoms. As a child, Weitzman was an avid comic book collector and reader of fantasy and science fiction. This is what he has called "inspiration" for upcoming projects.

He has been on many live-action shows,[clarification needed] but more notable is the vast number of animated shows he has contributed to: Family Guy, (original writer), PJ's, Father of the Pride, and American Dad!, which he co-created and acts as showrunner. Weitzman has sold several feature film scripts. He is represented by CAA. Matt is currently married to Tessa Weitzman, daughter of screenwriter Jeffrey Boam.

In 2000, he was nominated for an Emmy for his work on Family Guy. In 2006, American Dad! was nominated for a GLAAD excellence in television award. In 2009 and 2012, American Dad! was nominated for an Emmy.

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  1. ^ California Births, 1905 - 1995, Matthew E. Weitzman
  2. ^ Jewish Journal: "Jews Get Geek on at Comic-Con" by Adam Wills July 22, 2009
  3. ^ "Notable Alumni". Alpha Epsilon Pi. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 

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