Mike Reiss

Mike Reiss

Writer/Producer of The Simpsons

Mike Reiss has won four Emmys and a Peabody Award during his twenty-five years writing for “The Simpsons”. In 2006, Reiss received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Animation Writers Caucus. Reiss co-created the animated series “The Critic” and created Showtime’s hit cartoon “Queer Duck” (about a gay duck).

“Queer Duck” was recently named one of “The 100 Greatest Cartoons of All Time” by the BBC. “Queer Duck: the Movie” was released to rave reviews in July 2006. The film won awards in New York, Chicago, Sweden, Germany and Wales.

Reiss’s other TV credits include “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show”, “ALF”, and “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson”.

Reiss co-wrote ‘The Simpsons Movie” and “Ice Age 3”, with a combined world-wide gross of $1.5 billion. In addition, he's been a contributing writer to two dozen animated films, including the five "Ice Age" films, the two "Despicable Me" films, "Rio," "Horton Hears a Who," and "The Lorax."

His caveman detective story “Cro-Magnon P.I.” won an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America. He has published eighteen children’s books, including the best-seller “How Murray Saved Christmas” and the award-winning “Late for School”. Reiss also composes puzzles for “NPR”, and “Games Magazine”.

As a professional speaker, Reiss has lectured at over four hundred colleges and institutions, on six continents. His topics include “The Simpsons”, comedy and Judaism, and the sorry state of television. Reiss is a former president of “The Harvard Lampoon” and editor of “The National Lampoon”.

Reiss' first play "I'm Connecticut" was named Best Play of 2012 by both Connecticut critics and theatergoers.

He has been happily married for twenty-six years. Like most children’s book authors, he has no children.

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