Randall Winston

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For the fictional characters, see Spin City and List of characters on Scrubs#Randall Winston.

Randall Keenan Winston is a television producer and director best known for his work on Spin City and Scrubs.[1]


He has been an associate producer on such shows as Champs, Day By Day, Brooklyn Bridge[2] and Spin City.[1] He produced Scrubs,[1][3] and was co-nominated with Bill Lawrence in 2004 for Danny Thomas Producer of the Year by the Producers Guild of America.[4] He has twice been Emmy nominated.[1][5] He produced the pilots Nobody's Watching and Confessions of a Dog.[citation needed] He has also directed two episodes of Scrubs, My Self-Examination and My Buddy's Booty, and has appeared in episodes of the show as Leonard the security guard and Death. He is currently a producer on Lawrence's new show Cougar Town. For the ninth season of Scrubs he acts as co-executive producer.[6]

Personal life[edit]

He grew up in Harvey, Illinois,[7] and graduated from Ohio University in 1989.[1] He is good friends with Scrubs creator and Spin City co-creator Bill Lawrence, with whom he has worked on most of his projects. Lawrence says his and Winston's friendship was the inspiration for the friendship of J.D. and Turk on Scrubs and Stuart and Carter on Spin City.[7] The character Randall Winston on Spin City was named after him,[8] as was the character Randall, played by Martin Klebba, on Scrubs. He is the inspiration for the character of Carter Heywood on Spin City.[8] He is openly gay and lives with his partner in Los Angeles.[7][9] He is a member of the board of the Lupus Foundation of America.[10]


  1. ^ a b c d e Pease, Carmen. "The reality of a prime-time life". Ohio Today. Retrieved 13 December 2009. 
  2. ^ Rowe, Robin (25 September 2009). "Co-Locating on Cougar Town". Motion Picture Editors Guild. Retrieved 14 December 2009. 
  3. ^ Hurwitz, Matt (23 January 2006). "Authenticity assured". Variety. Retrieved 13 December 2009. 
  4. ^ Hiestand, Jesse (18 January 2004). "'King' rules over PGA Awards". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 13 December 2009. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Michael Ausiello: 2006 TV Guide Emmy After Party: Randall Winston Interview". TV Guide. 24 November 2008. Retrieved 13 December 2009. 
  6. ^ Owen, Rob (30 September 2009). "'Cougar Town' cameo". Tuned In Journal (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette). Retrieved 14 December 2009. 
  7. ^ a b c Ricci, Michael (5 September 2006). "Scrubs' Randall Winston Stands Tall". AfterElton. Retrieved 13 December 2009. 
  8. ^ a b "The spin on Randall Winston". B&C Eye (Broadcasting & Cable). 5 May 2002. Retrieved 13 December 2009. 
  9. ^ Ryon, Ruth (28 December 2003). "Producer buys actress' house". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 13 December 2009. 
  10. ^ "Awards Gala honors LaBelle". KBMT 12. 2 May 2008. Retrieved 13 December 2009. [dead link]

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