Sam Simon

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Sam Simon
Birth name Samuel Michael Simon
Born June 6, 1955 in Los Angeles, California, USA
Died March 8, 2015 in Pacific Palisades, California, USA from colorectal cancer
Notable Shows The Simpsons
Awards
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Sam Simon was an American producer, director and writer most notably known as the co-creator of the long-running animated series The Simpsons.

Contents

Biography

Producer

Staff Producer

Series Year(s) Credit Season(s)
Taxi 1982 –1983 Producer 5
Cheers 1984 –1985 Producer 3
The Tracey Ullman Show 1988 –1990 Executive Producer 3 4
The Simpsons 1989 –2016 Executive Producer 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
The George Carlin Show 1994 –1995 Executive Producer 1 2
The Drew Carey Show 1997 –2003 Consulting Producer 3 4 5 6 7 8
Z Rock 2008 –2009 Consulting Producer 1 2

Writer

Series Episode Airdate Credit
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids 5x07 - Free Ride October 20, 1979
Best of the West 1x10 - Laney in Love November 12, 1981
Barney Miller 8x10 - The Clown January 21, 1982
Taxi 3x12 - Out of Commission March 12, 1981
Taxi 4x05 - Louie's Fling November 5, 1981
Taxi 4x19 - Tony's Comeback March 4, 1982
Taxi 4x22 - Cooking for Two April 8, 1982
Taxi 4x23 - The Road Not Taken (1) April 29, 1982
Taxi 5x01 - The Shloogel Show September 30, 1982
Taxi 5x08 - Louie's Revenge November 18, 1982
Cheers 1x10 - Endless Slumper December 2, 1982
Taxi 5x12 - Get Me Through the Holidays December 16, 1982
Taxi 5x14 - Alex's Old Buddy January 29, 1983
Taxi 5x22 - Jim's Mario's May 18, 1983
Taxi 5x23 - A Grand Gesture May 25, 1983
Cheers 2x13 - Battle of the Exes January 5, 1984
Cheers 3x04 - Fairy Tales Can Come True October 25, 1984
Cheers 3x22 - Cheerio, Cheers April 11, 1985
Cheers 3x23 - The Bartender's Tale April 18, 1985
The Tracey Ullman Show 1x03 - Episode 103 April 19, 1987 (segment: Good Night)
The Tracey Ullman Show 2x07 - Episode 207 November 8, 1987 (segment: Two Too Good People)
It's Garry Shandling's Show 2x07 - Angelica (2) December 11, 1987
It's Garry Shandling's Show 2x14 - The Grant Shuffle February 12, 1988
It's Garry Shandling's Show 2x15 - Go Go Goldblum March 4, 1988
The Tracey Ullman Show 2x19 - Episode 219 March 13, 1988 (segment: Ginny Redux)
The Tracey Ullman Show 3x21 - Episode 321 May 14, 1989 (segment: Who Now, Brown Cow)
The Simpsons 1x08 - The Telltale Head February 25, 1990
The Tracey Ullman Show 4x17 - Episode 417 February 25, 1990 (segment: Ginny Eats Escrow)
The Simpsons 1x11 - The Crepes of Wrath April 15, 1990
The Simpsons 1x13 - Some Enchanted Evening May 13, 1990
The Simpsons 2x03 - Treehouse of Horror October 25, 1990 (segment: The Raven)
The Simpsons 2x04 - Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish November 1, 1990
The Simpsons 2x12 - The Way We Was January 31, 1991
The Simpsons 3x07 - Treehouse of Horror II October 31, 1991
The Simpsons 4x05 - Treehouse of Horror III October 29, 1992
The George Carlin Show 1x02 - George Sees an Airplane January 23, 1994
The George Carlin Show 1x03 - George Goes on a Date (1) February 6, 1994
The George Carlin Show 1x04 - George Goes on a Date (2) February 13, 1994
The George Carlin Show 2x10 - George Puts on a Happy Face December 25, 1994
The Drew Carey Show 7x01 - Drew Carey's Back-to-School Rock 'n' Roll Comedy Hour (1) September 26, 2001
The Drew Carey Show 7x02 - Drew Carey's Back-to-School Rock 'n' Roll Comedy Hour (2) September 26, 2001

Director

Series Episode Airdate Credit
The George Carlin Show 1x01 - When Unexpected Things Happen to George January 16, 1994
The George Carlin Show 1x02 - George Sees an Airplane January 23, 1994
The George Carlin Show 1x03 - George Goes on a Date (1) February 6, 1994
The George Carlin Show 1x04 - George Goes on a Date (2) February 13, 1994
The George Carlin Show 1x07 - George Gets Some Money March 6, 1994
The George Carlin Show 1x14 - George Lifts the Holy Spirit May 15, 1994
The Drew Carey Show 1x02 - Miss Right September 20, 1995
The Drew Carey Show 1x03 - The Joining of Two Unlike Elements Is a Mixture September 27, 1995
The Drew Carey Show 1x09 - Drew and Mrs. Louder November 29, 1995
The Drew Carey Show 1x10 - Science Names Suck December 6, 1995
The Drew Carey Show 1x11 - The Electron Doesn't Fall Far from the Tree December 13, 1995
The Drew Carey Show 1x15 - There Is No Scientific Name for a Show About God January 17, 1996
The Drew Carey Show 1x19 - Atomic Cat Fight February 21, 1996
The Drew Carey Show 2x05 - The Devil, You Say October 30, 1996
The Drew Carey Show 2x07 - What the Zoning Inspector Saw November 13, 1996
The Drew Carey Show 2x18 - Drew Gets Married February 26, 1997
Friends 3x17 - The One Without the Ski Trip March 6, 1997
The Drew Carey Show 2x21 - Cap-Beer-Cino April 2, 1997
The Drew Carey Show 3x04 - Misery Loves Mimi October 8, 1997
The Drew Carey Show 3x07 - Batmobile November 5, 1997
Men Behaving Badly (USA) 2x05 - Special Delivery November 9, 1997
The Drew Carey Show 3x14 - He Harassed Me, He Harassed Me Not January 14, 1998
The Drew Carey Show 3x15 - Mr. Louder's Birthday Party January 28, 1998
The Drew Carey Show 4x08 - Drew's New Car November 11, 1998
Norm 1x04 - While You Weren't Sleeping April 13, 1999
Norm 1x06 - The New Boss April 28, 1999
Norm 1x10 - Norm's Coach May 26, 1999
Norm 2x03 - Artie Comes to Town October 6, 1999
The Michael Richards Show 1x06 - It's Only Personal December 5, 2000

Creator

Series Premiere Date Creation Credit
Shaping Up March 20, 1984 Co-Creator
The Simpsons December 17, 1989 Co-Developer
Phenom September 14, 1993 Co-Creator
The George Carlin Show January 16, 1994 Creator

Awards and Accolades

Trivia