Max Mutchnick

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Max Mutchnick
Born Jason Nidorf Mutchnick
(1965-11-11) November 11, 1965 (age 51)
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.

Early life and education[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, Will Truman and Grace Adler, 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 until the 2013 completion of Emerson's Los Angeles Campus, where it now resides.[5] The set was donated by Mutchnick.

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

Personal life[edit]

Mutchnick married his husband, lawyer Erik Hyman, on October 25, 2008. The couple are fathers to twin girls, Evann and Rose Hyman-Mutchnick, born on September 19, 2008, via a surrogate.[6][7]


  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. ^ Tempera, Jackie (October 22, 2013). "Will & Grace' set move to LA". Berkeley Beacon. Retrieved April 26, 2016. 
  6. ^ Sipher, Devanl (November 1, 2008). "Vows: Erik Hyman and Max Mutchnick". The New York Times. Retrieved November 2, 2008. 
  7. ^ "Evan Heart Hyman-Mutchnick, Rose Austin Hyman-Mutchnick". Variety. 

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