Max Mutchnick

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Max Mutchnick
Born Jason Nidorf Mutchnick
(1965-11-11) November 11, 1965 (age 49)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Occupation Television producer, writer
Spouse(s) Erik Hyman (m. 2008)
Children 2

Jason Nidorf "Max" Mutchnick (born November 11, 1965) is an American television producer. He has received an Emmy Award, a People's Choice Award, and several Golden Globe Award nominations.

Life and career[edit]

Mutchnick was born in Chicago, Illinois, and raised in Beverly Hills by his single Jewish mother.[1] He graduated from Emerson College in 1987.[2]

Mutchnick got his start writing for game shows, Good Advice and The Wonder Years. He and David Kohan created Boston Common and Will & Grace.[1] He also produced and wrote for Good Morning, Miami, and produced Twins and Four Kings with Kohan. The title characters of Will & Grace are based on Mutchnick and his best friend, Janet.[1] Mutchnick, like Will Truman, is openly gay.[3] He and Kohan have a production company, KoMut Entertainment, which is a combination of their two last names.

On June 7, 2006, Emerson College announced the naming of the Max Mutchnick Campus Center after Mutchnick donated a major gift.[4] The apartment of Will Truman and Grace Adler resided in the Emerson College Library on display. The set was donated by Mutchnick.

Mutchnick married his partner, lawyer Erik Hyman, on October 25, 2008. The couple are fathers to twin girls, Evann and Rose, via a surrogate.[5]

Mutchnick and Kohan created a half-hour comedy series for CBS called Partners in 2012, but was canceled that same year.


  1. ^ a b c Stated in interview on Inside the Actors Studio
  2. ^ "Max Mutchnick '87, Co-Creator of will & Grace and Famed Choreographer Debbie Allen to Deliver Commencement Address". Targeted News Service. April 27, 2013. 
  3. ^ Jones, Wenzel (October 1, 2002). "They control the vertical: two out series creators and a lesbian TV writer take us behind the scenes of their new shows". The Advocate. Retrieved June 3, 2007. 
  4. ^ Rosen, David (July 6, 2006). "Construction of Piano Row Residence Hall is Proceeding on Schedule". Retrieved June 3, 2007. 
  5. ^ Sipher, Devanl (November 1, 2008). "Vows: Erik Hyman and Max Mutchnick". The New York Times. Retrieved November 2, 2008. 

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