- Sam Simon
name = Sam Simon
caption = Simon at the 2008
World Series of Poker.
birthname = Sam Simon
birthdate = 1955
occupation = Producer, writer, boxing manager, poker player
yearsactive = 1981-present
emmyawards = Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program
The Tracey Ullman Show"
Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program
1990 "The Tracey Ullman Show"
Outstanding Animated Program
1990, 1991 "
Sam Simon (born c.
1955) is an American television producerand writer, most notable as one of the original developers of " The Simpsons", along with Matt Groeningand James L. Brooks. He is perhaps best known for his creation of many "Simpsons" characters, including Jacqueline Bouvier.
He has also worked on "Taxi", "
Cheers", " The Tracey Ullman Show", and " The Drew Carey Show". He wrote "The Bitter Half", a single-episode sitcom for Howard Stern’s Howard 100channel on Sirius Satellite Radio, that aired October 25, 2006.
He was married to
Jennifer Tillyfrom 1984 to 1991.
Sam Simon is the current manager of heavyweight boxer
Lamon Brewster, the former World Boxing Organizationheavyweight champion, and was also named 2004 World Boxing Manager of the Year. [cite web |url=http://www.samsimonfoundation.com/foundteam2.html |work=Sam Simon Foundation |title=Sam Simon's profile]
Sam Simon also competed in the 2007
World Series of Poker, where he finished 329th for a $39,445 payday. [cite web |work=World Series of Poker |title=Official Tournament Coverage and Results |url=http://www.worldseriesofpoker.com/players/playerProfile.asp?playerID=9703] He also was a contestant on the 1970s revival of " Tic Tac Dough."
Sam Simon was the subject of a segment on
60 Minutes, about how he now spends his time running a foundation for dogs. He makes over 10 million dollars a year from The Simpsons, though he hasn't worked on the show since 1993.
* [http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/03/02/60minutes/main2532044.shtml "60 Minutes" interview with Sam Simon]
* [http://www.samsimonfoundation.org Sam Simon's Foundation for animal welfare]
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