Peter Marc Jacobson

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Peter Marc Jacobson
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Peter Marc Jacobson in Cannes
Born (1957-10-27) October 27, 1957 (age 61)
OccupationWriter, director, producer, actor
Years active1984–present
Fran Drescher
(m. 1978; div. 1999)

Peter Marc Jacobson (born October 27, 1957) is an American television writer, director and producer, and actor. He is best known as the co-creator of the popular sitcom The Nanny, which he created and wrote with his then wife actress Fran Drescher, who was the star of the series. He was often credited as Peter Marc in his early acting roles.

Selected career highlights[edit]


  • The Nanny (executive producer; 122 episodes, 1993–1999), (co-executive producer; 23 episodes, 1993–1994)
  • What I Like About You (consulting producer; 18 episodes, 2004–2005), (co-executive producer; 16 episodes, 2005–2006)
  • Happily Divorced (executive producer; 22 episodes, 2011–2013)




Personal life[edit]

Jacobson and Fran Drescher married in 1978 and moved to Los Angeles to launch their careers.[1] Jacobson and Drescher divorced in 1999, after being separated for a number of years. The couple had no children. He came out as gay to her after their marriage ended.[2] The couple developed the 2011 television series Happily Divorced for TV Land based on their lives.[3]

He is Jewish.[4]


  1. ^ "Larry King Live Interview with Fran Drescher". CNN. 2002-05-06. Retrieved 2009-07-23.
  2. ^ Huffington Post on Drescher and Jacobson
  3. ^ TV Land Greenlights Two New Sitcoms
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