Max Mutchnick

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Max Mutchnick
Born Jason Nidorf Mutchnick
(1965-11-11) November 11, 1965 (age 50)
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 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 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 partner, 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.[5][6]


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