Steve Marmel

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Steve Marmel
Born Steven L. Marmel
(1964-12-17) December 17, 1964 (age 53)
Lincolnwood, Illinois, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Writer, producer, actor, comedian
Years active 1996–present

Steve L. Marmel (born December 17, 1964) is an American television writer and producer who has worked on many animated TV series, including The Fairly OddParents, I Am Weasel, Danny Phantom, Family Guy[1] and Yin Yang Yo!.[2] During his work on The Fairly OddParents he frequently co-wrote episodes with Butch Hartman. Marmel also created the series Sonny with a Chance as well as the series Mech-X4.[3]


Marmel had been stand-up comedian since the age of 18, and was discovered while performing in 1996 by a Hanna Barbera executive who thought he'd be ideal as a writer for Johnny Bravo. He has since worked on numerous other shows for Hanna Barbera, Nickelodeon and Disney Channel, and has been nominated for multiple Emmy and Annie Awards for his work as a writer, producer and songwriter.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Marmel grew up in Lincolnwood, Illinois and is an alumnus of the University of Wisconsin, where he majored in journalism. Marmel and his wife currently reside in Los Angeles.

Marmel, regarding his political views, describes himself as a "raging moderate".[5] The conservative magazine The American Spectator praised Marmel's depiction of conservatives in the animated TV series This Just In!,[6] while second amendment advocates have criticized Marmel's support of gun control.[7]

Television work[edit]

Animated series[edit]

Live-action series[edit]

  • Sonny with a Chance (2009–11) (Creator, writer, executive producer)
  • So Random! (2011–12) (Creator, Writer, executive producer)
  • Mech-X4 (2016 –) (Creator, writer, executive producer)

Stand-up comedy[edit]

Film work[edit]


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