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Matt Groening is a Actor, Scriptwriter, Producer and Creator American born on 15 february 1954 at Portland (USA)

Matt Groening

Matt Groening
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Birth name Matthew Abram Groening
Nationality USA
Birth 15 february 1954 (68 years) at Portland (USA)
Creator of The Curiosity Company
Awards Primetime Emmy Award, Annie Award

Matthew Abram "Matt" Groening (/ˈɡreɪnɪŋ/ GRAY-ning; born February 15, 1954) is an American cartoonist, writer, producer, animator, and voice actor. He is the creator of the comic strip Life in Hell (1977–2012) and the television series The Simpsons (1989–present) and Futurama (1999–2003, 2008–2013). The Simpsons has gone on to become the longest running U.S. primetime television series in history, as well as the longest running animated series and sitcom.

Groening made his first professional cartoon sale of Life in Hell to the avant-garde Wet magazine in 1978. At its peak, the cartoon was carried in 250 weekly newspapers. Life in Hell caught the attention of James L. Brooks. In 1985, Brooks contacted Groening with the proposition of working in animation for the Fox variety show The Tracey Ullman Show. Originally, Brooks wanted Groening to adapt his Life in Hell characters for the show. Fearing the loss of ownership rights, Groening decided to create something new and came up with a cartoon family, the Simpson family, and named the members after his own parents and sisters—while Bart was an anagram of the word brat. The shorts would be spun off into their own series The Simpsons, which has since aired 579 episodes. In 1997, Groening and former Simpsons writer David X. Cohen developed Futurama, an animated series about life in the year 3000, which premiered in 1999, running for four years on Fox, then picked up by Comedy Central for additional seasons.

Groening has won 12 Primetime Emmy Awards, ten for The Simpsons and two for Futurama as well as a British Comedy Award for "outstanding contribution to comedy" in 2004. In 2002, he won the National Cartoonist Society Reuben Award for his work on Life in Hell. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 14, 2012.

Biography

Groening and Deborah Caplan married in 1986 and had two sons together, Homer (who goes by Will) and Abe, both of whom Groening occasionally portrays as rabbits in Life in Hell. The couple divorced in 1999 after thirteen years of marriage. In 2011, Groening married Argentinian artist Agustina Picasso after a four-year relationship, and became stepfather to her daughter Camille. In May 2013, Picasso gave birth to Nathaniel Philip Picasso Groening, named after writer Nathanael West. She joked that "His godfather is SpongeBob's creator [Stephen Hillenburg]." Matt is the brother-in-law of Hey Arnold! creator, Craig Bartlett, who is married to Groening's sister, Lisa. Arnold used to appear in Simpsons Illustrated.

Groening identifies himself as agnostic and a liberal and has often made campaign contributions to Democratic Party candidates. His first cousin, Laurie Monnes Anderson, is a member of the Oregon State Senate representing eastern Multnomah County.

Best films

The Simpsons Movie (2007)
(Scriptwriter)
Maggie Simpson in The Longest Daycare (2012)
(Writer)

Usually with

David Herman
David Herman
(6 films)
Billy West
Billy West
(6 films)
Claudia Katz
Claudia Katz
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Matt Groening (13 films)

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Actor

Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope, 1h28
Directed by Morgan Spurlock
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors Seth Rogen, Adrianne Curry, Kevin Smith, Corey Feldman, Kenneth Branagh, Thomas Jane
Roles Self
Rating69% 3.4951153.4951153.4951153.4951153.495115
Presented by Stan Lee and Joss Whedon, and directed by Morgan Spurlock, Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope explores the phenomenon of the San Diego Comic-Con International, which began as a fringe comic book convention for 500 fans. The event has grown into an annual pop culture event that influences every form of entertainment and is attended by over 140,000 people. The film follows the lives of five attendees as they prepare to attend the 2010 convention, which is characterized as "the ultimate geek mecca":
The Devil and Daniel Johnston, 1h50
Directed by Jeff Feuerzeig
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Documentary films about health care, Musical films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities
Actors Matt Groening
Roles Himself
Rating78% 3.947373.947373.947373.947373.94737
Portrait de l'Américain Daniel Johnston, artiste maudit, songwriter culte et illustrateur, qui souffre de maniaco-depression.
Hair High
Hair High (2004)
, 1h18
Directed by Bill Plympton
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror, Animation
Themes Films about education, Comedy horror films
Actors Ed Begley Jr., Craig Bierko, David Carradine, Keith Carradine, Beverly D'Angelo, Matt Groening
Roles Will (voice)
Rating66% 3.3464253.3464253.3464253.3464253.346425
A gothic high-school comedy with a Carrie-like story. Cherri (Sarah Silverman) and Rod (Dermot Mulroney) are the high-school king and queen and they justifiably rule their domain. Spud (Eric Gilliland), the new kid in town, accidentally offends both Cherri and Rod and so is forced to become Cherri's slave. Naturally, they immediately hate each other, but later fall in love. Cherri and Spud secretly decide to go to the prom together, and on prom night a rejected Rod forces their car off the road and into the lake. In true 50's ballad style, their car sinks to the bottom of the lake as they share one last kiss. While the bodies of Cherri and Spud lie in a timeless embrace, Rod is successful in thwarting any investigation and is able to get away with murder. On the night of the following year's prom, the car magically comes to life and slowly drives out of the lake with Cherri and Spud, as if nothing had happened, only this time their bodies are in an advanced state of decomposition. Their rusty and water-logged car drives to the prom and just as Rod is about to crown himself new king of the prom, Cherri and Spud enter the ballroom - the spotlight follows them as they cross the dance floor, with all the attendees in shock. As they approach the stage, spiders, bugs, snakes, lizards and fish ooze from their sagging skin and skeletal bodies, and the prom attendees freak as they mount the stairs to the stage. Spud takes the crown and places it on Cherri as the animals attack and devour Rod.
Olive, the Other Reindeer, 45minutes
Directed by Steven Dean Moore
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Christmas films, Children's films, Santa Claus in film
Actors Drew Barrymore, Edward Asnere, Jay Mohr, Dan Castellaneta, Joe Pantoliano, Peter MacNicol
Roles Arturo (voice)
Rating69% 3.495253.495253.495253.495253.49525
The story follows an anthropomorphic Jack Russell Terrier named Olive (voiced by Drew Barrymore), who does not act at all like a dog. ("The Days Still Remaining 'Till Christmas") While in town, she meets Martini, a con artist penguin (voiced by Joe Pantoliano), from whom she buys a "Rolexxx". When she returns home from some errands, she finds her owner, Tim (voiced by Jay Mohr), putting away Christmas decorations and announcing morosely that there "won't be any Christmas".

Scriptwriter

Maggie Simpson in The Longest Daycare, 4minutes
Directed by David Silverman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Animation
Roles Writer
Rating71% 3.5913953.5913953.5913953.5913953.591395
Marge Simpson drops off Maggie at the Ayn Rand School for Tots, where, after going through a security screening, she is classified as being of "average intelligence", upon which a guard carries her past the "Room for Gifted Babies" and puts her in the "Nothing Special" dreary corner. The playtime items are either taken away or eaten by the other babies. A butterfly then makes its way into the room as Maggie's nemesis, Baby Gerald, squashes it on the wall with a mallet and draws a box around it with a crayon. A second butterfly also meets the same fate. Maggie finds a caterpillar and a pop-up book about the life cycle of the butterfly. Realizing that the caterpillar could also meet the fate of the first two butterflies, she tries to protect it from Gerald. The caterpillar later encases itself in a chrysalis and starts to transform. Once the newly formed butterfly emerges, Maggie tries to help it fly out of the window, but Gerald kills it by shutting the blinds on it as it attempts to pass through. Maggie acts as if it was the worst thing she has ever seen and mourns as she falls to the floor. Marge then arrives to pick her up, when it is revealed Maggie's scene was only a ruse to cover the truth: she had slipped her hair bow onto the windowsill and wore the butterfly on her forehead in its place. She then sets the butterfly free as Marge drives her home.
Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder, 1h29
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Animation, Comic science fiction
Themes Environmental films, Space adventure films, Mars in film, Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Space opera, Robot films, Eco-terrorism in fiction
Actors Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Tress MacNeille, Maurice LaMarche, Phil LaMarr
Roles Original Series Creator
Rating72% 3.6459353.6459353.6459353.6459353.645935
The Planet Express crew visits Amy's parents, Leo and Inez, who are destroying the "old" Mars Vegas and constructing a more extravagant one. A group of eco-feminists (calling themselves "eco-feministas") led by Frida Waterfall protest the destruction of the environment, leading to an accident wherein a piece of Frida's jewelry lodges inside Fry's brain. The destruction upsets Leela, but Leo has bribed Professor Farnsworth to rubber stamp the project as environmentally friendly. Leela saves a Martian muck leech, the last of its species, from the site.
Futurama: Bender's Big Score, 1h29
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Animation, Comic science fiction
Themes Time travel films, Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Robot films
Actors Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Tress MacNeille, Coolio, Maurice LaMarche
Roles Original Series Creator
Rating76% 3.8473.8473.8473.8473.847
Two years after Box Network executives canceled Planet Express' contract, the executives are fired and Planet Express is back "on the air." As the crew celebrates, Hermes is decapitated, causing his wife LaBarbara to leave him. His head is placed in a jar while his body is repaired. Lars, the man who performs the procedure, flirts with Leela, much to Fry's chagrin.
Futurama: Bender's Game, 1h27
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Animation, Comic science fiction
Themes Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Robot films
Actors Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Tress MacNeille, Maurice LaMarche, Phil LaMarr
Roles Original Series Creator
Rating72% 3.6452953.6452953.6452953.6452953.645295
Ignoring Professor Farnsworth's orders to conserve fuel due to a rise in dark matter prices, Leela borrows the Planet Express ship to enter a demolition derby after being insulted by rednecks. They win it, however the ship is wrecked, but due to botched laser eye surgery, the Professor only notices that the fuel has been used. As punishment, Leela is fitted with a shock collar to teach her anger management. Meanwhile, Bender finds Cubert and Dwight playing Dungeons & Dragons with their friends, but he cannot join in since, as a robot, he has no imagination. After several tries at imagining things, Bender manages to imagine himself as a medieval knight named "Titanius Anglesmith, fancy man of Cornwood" and enters the game. Unfortunately, he soon gets lost in his fantasy and goes on a rampage, resulting in his commitment to the Hal Institute for Criminally Insane Robots.
Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs, 1h28
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Animation, Comic science fiction
Themes Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Robot films
Actors Billy West, Katey Sagal, Laurent Mantel, John DiMaggio, Blanche Ravalec, Bernard Tiphaine
Roles Original Series Creator
Rating71% 3.5974653.5974653.5974653.5974653.597465
A month after the universe was ripped open in Futurama: Bender's Big Score, people decide to go on with their lives. Amy and Kif get married. Fry starts dating a girl named Colleen, but breaks up with her when he discovers she has many more boyfriends.
The Simpsons Movie, 1h27
Directed by David Silverman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Environmental films, Films about families, Politique, Children's films, White House in fiction
Actors Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer
Rating72% 3.646753.646753.646753.646753.64675
The film follows the plot of the TV series The Simpsons, focusing on the Simpson family of Homer Simpson (Dan Castellaneta), his wife Marge (Julie Kavner), and children Bart (Nancy Cartwright), Lisa (Yeardley Smith), and Maggie, and the town of Springfield.

Producer

Maggie Simpson in The Longest Daycare, 4minutes
Directed by David Silverman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Animation
Roles Producer
Rating71% 3.5913953.5913953.5913953.5913953.591395
Marge Simpson drops off Maggie at the Ayn Rand School for Tots, where, after going through a security screening, she is classified as being of "average intelligence", upon which a guard carries her past the "Room for Gifted Babies" and puts her in the "Nothing Special" dreary corner. The playtime items are either taken away or eaten by the other babies. A butterfly then makes its way into the room as Maggie's nemesis, Baby Gerald, squashes it on the wall with a mallet and draws a box around it with a crayon. A second butterfly also meets the same fate. Maggie finds a caterpillar and a pop-up book about the life cycle of the butterfly. Realizing that the caterpillar could also meet the fate of the first two butterflies, she tries to protect it from Gerald. The caterpillar later encases itself in a chrysalis and starts to transform. Once the newly formed butterfly emerges, Maggie tries to help it fly out of the window, but Gerald kills it by shutting the blinds on it as it attempts to pass through. Maggie acts as if it was the worst thing she has ever seen and mourns as she falls to the floor. Marge then arrives to pick her up, when it is revealed Maggie's scene was only a ruse to cover the truth: she had slipped her hair bow onto the windowsill and wore the butterfly on her forehead in its place. She then sets the butterfly free as Marge drives her home.
Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder, 1h29
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Animation, Comic science fiction
Themes Environmental films, Space adventure films, Mars in film, Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Space opera, Robot films, Eco-terrorism in fiction
Actors Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Tress MacNeille, Maurice LaMarche, Phil LaMarr
Roles Executive Producer
Rating72% 3.6459353.6459353.6459353.6459353.645935
The Planet Express crew visits Amy's parents, Leo and Inez, who are destroying the "old" Mars Vegas and constructing a more extravagant one. A group of eco-feminists (calling themselves "eco-feministas") led by Frida Waterfall protest the destruction of the environment, leading to an accident wherein a piece of Frida's jewelry lodges inside Fry's brain. The destruction upsets Leela, but Leo has bribed Professor Farnsworth to rubber stamp the project as environmentally friendly. Leela saves a Martian muck leech, the last of its species, from the site.