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 62)
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.



  • 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 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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