Thaddeus Quentin Mumford Jr.|
February 8, 1951
Washington D.C., U.S.
September 6, 2018 (aged 67)|
Silver Spring, Maryland, U.S.
|Occupation||Television producer and writer|
Thaddeus Quentin "Thad" Mumford Jr. (February 8, 1951 – September 6, 2018) was an American television producer and writer. He wrote and produced for a number of television series spanning different genres, including The Cosby Show, A Different World, M*A*S*H, Maude, Good Times, Home Improvement, Roots: The Next Generations, and Judging Amy, among other series.
Often collaborating with fellow TV producer/director Dan Wilcox, Thad wrote scripts and/or produced for a number of television series throughout his career varying different genres namely, M*A*S*H* (all of those episodes he produced were co-produced with Wilcox), The Cosby Show, A Different World, , Maude, NYPD Blue, Good Times, Home Improvement, the very short-lived but critcally acclaimed, Emmy Award- winning animated/live action NBC-TV sitcom series The Duck Factory in 1984 (which starred a very young Jim Carrey), ALF, Roots: The Next Generations, Judging Amy, amongst other series.
In 1973, Mumford won a Primetime Emmy Award for his writing in The Electric Company. In 1978, a Sesame Street character was named after him (Dr. Thad in the recurring skit "Dr. Thad and the Medications"). Mumford also performed the voice for the character.
- Awards for Thad Mumford at Internet Movie Database
- "Ex-Yankee batboy to do baseball series". Google.com. Associated Press. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
- Littleton, Cynthia (September 14, 2018). "Thad Mumford, Pioneering African-American Writer for 'MASH,' 'Electric Company,' Dies at 67". Variety.com. Retrieved September 17, 2018.
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