Rob LaZebnik

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Rob LaZebnik
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LaZebnik at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2011.
BornMay 6, 1962
Alma materHarvard University
SpouseClaire Scovell LaZebnik
RelativesKen LaZebnik (brother)
Philip LaZebnik (brother)

Rob LaZebnik (born May 6, 1962) is an American television writer.

He graduated from David H. Hickman High School in Columbia, Missouri and Harvard University. He currently works as a co-executive producer on The Simpsons and is credited with having written 20 episodes: "Treehouse of Horror XI" (the "G-G-G-Ghost D-D-D-Dad" segment), "Homer vs. Dignity", "Father Knows Worst", "Boy Meets Curl", "The Blue and the Gray", "The Daughter Also Rises", "The Changing of the Guardian", "The War of Art", "The Kids Are All Fight", "Friend with Benefit", "The Girl Code", "The Burns Cage", "Pork and Burns", "Throw Grampa from the Dane", "Baby You Can't Drive My Car", "101 Mitigations", "E My Sports", "Frinkcoin", "Manger Things", "Burger Kings" and "Portrait of a Lackey on Fire".

He co-created the Macromedia Flash cartoon series Starship Regulars on, and it was picked up by television network Showtime but never aired. He then co-created the series Greetings from Tucson, which aired for one season on The WB.[1] LaZebnik has also been credited with writing episodes of Monk, The War at Home, Less Than Perfect, The Ellen Show and Empty Nest.

His wife, Claire LaZebnik, is an author and is the sister of television writer Nell Scovell.[2] His son, Johnny LaZebnik, is also a comedy writer who has worked on The Simpsons.[3] His brothers are Ken LaZebnik and Philip LaZebnik.[4]


  1. ^ Gentile, Gary (2002-06-10). "'Undercover Brother' makes leap from Web to big screen". The Berkeley Daily Planet. Retrieved 2009-08-23.
  2. ^ Jennings, Zeke (March 27, 2013). "'The Simpsons' writer Rob LaZebnik entertains Michigan Theatre crowd with stories from Hollywood". Retrieved October 11, 2015.
  3. ^ "Johnny LaZebnik on writing Smithers' first serious boyfriend on The Simpsons". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 2021-11-22.
  4. ^ HARBEN, KATHERINE K. "The Hollywood touch". Columbia Missourian. Retrieved 2022-07-04.

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