David Mirkin

Writer · Director · Actor
IVA Star Rating : 65
David Mirkin is an American feature film and television director, writer and producer. Mirkin grew up in Philadelphia and intended to become an electrical engineer, but abandoned this career path in favor of studying film at Loyola Marymount University. After graduating, he became a stand-up comedian, and then moved into television writing. read more

David Mirkin is an American feature film and television director, writer and producer. Mirkin grew up in Philadelphia and intended to become an electrical engineer, but abandoned this career path in favor of studying film at Loyola Marymount University. After graduating, he became a stand-up comedian, and then moved into television writing. He wrote for the sitcoms Three's Company, It's Garry Shandling's Show and The Larry Sanders Show and served as showrunner on the series Newhart. After an unsuccessful attempt to remake the British series The Young Ones, Mirkin created Get a Life in 1990. The series starred comedian Chris Elliott and ran for two seasons, despite a lack of support from many Fox network executives, who disliked the show's dark and surreal humor. He moved on to create the sketch show The Edge starring his then-partner, actress Julie Brown.

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Sunday, 18 September 1955

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The Edge 1992
Get a Life 1990
The Simpsons 1989
Newhart 1982
2002 Emmy Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming Less Than One Hour) Nominated
2001 Emmy Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming Less Than One Hour) Won
1999 Emmy Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or Less) Nominated
1998 Emmy Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or Less) Won
1997 Emmy Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or Less) Won
1996 Emmy Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or Less) Nominated
1995 Emmy Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or Less) Won
1987 Emmy Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series Nominated
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