Wallace Wolodarsky

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Wallace Wolodarsky
Other namesWally Wolodarsky
Occupation(s)Screenwriter, actor, film director, producer
Years active1989–present
(m. 2004)
RelativesChina Forbes (sister-in-law)

Wallace Wolodarsky, also billed as Wally Wolodarsky, is an American actor, screenwriter, television producer, and film director known for being one of the writers for The Simpsons during the first four seasons with his writing partner Jay Kogen.

He is also known for co-writing films like Infinitely Polar Bear, A Dog’s Purpose, Monsters vs. Aliens and Trolls World Tour alongside his spouse Maya Forbes.


Wolodarsky has starred in and directed several films. He has acted in multiple Wes Anderson films (Rushmore, The Darjeeling Limited, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Grand Budapest Hotel and The French Dispatch) as well as several other films (A Dog's Purpose, Seeing Other People and The Polka King.)

Personal life[edit]

Wolodarsky has 2 children. His wife, Maya Forbes, is the sister of singer China Forbes.[1][2]

Wolodarsky is Jewish.[3]


Title Year Credited as Notes
Director Writer Producer Actor Role
1988–1990 The Tracey Ullman Show Yes Yes
1990–1993 The Simpsons Yes Yes
1991 Sibs Yes
1995 Coldblooded Yes Yes
1998 Rushmore Yes Referee
1999–2000 The Oblongs Yes
2001 The Kennedys Yes
2002 Sorority Boys Yes
2003 The Ortegas Yes Yes
2004 Seeing Other People Yes Yes Yes Salesman
2007 The Darjeeling Limited Yes Brendan
2008 The Rocker Yes
2009 Monsters vs. Aliens Yes
2009 Fantastic Mr. Fox Yes Kylie (voice)
2012 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Yes
2014 Infinitely Polar Bear Yes Yes Peter
2014 The Grand Budapest Hotel Yes M. Georges
2016 American Crime Story Yes
2017 A Dog's Purpose Yes
2017 The Polka King Yes Yes Yes Vince
2019 A Dog's Journey Yes
2020 Trolls World Tour Yes
2021 The French Dispatch Yes Cheery Writer
2021 The Good House Yes Yes

The Simpsons episodes[edit]

He co-wrote the following Simpsons episodes:

The recurring Simpsons character Otto Mann was modeled on Wolodarsky's appearance.[4]


  1. ^ Maria Semple Interviews China Forbes of Pink Martini
  2. ^ Cornwell, Jane (24 Apr 2008). "The Pink Martini girl gets serious". Telegraph.
  3. ^ Goodale, Gloria (September 12, 2013). "Fall TV preview". The Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved February 14, 2016.
  4. ^ Kogen, Jay (2001). The Simpsons season 1 DVD commentary for the episode "Homer's Odyssey" (DVD). 20th Century Fox.

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