Famous screenwriter, Celebrity Birthdays

  • Chespirito

    Chespirito, born as Roberto Gómez Bolaños, was a Mexican screenwriter, comedian, actor, songwriter and director. He was internationally famous for writing, directing, and starring in the TV series ˜Chespirito', ˜El Chavo del Ocho' and ˜El Chapulín Colorado'. He was also known as a writer of the movies 'Los legionarios', 'Angelitos del trapecio', 'Los tigres del desierto', 'El dolor de pagar la renta', 'Pegando con tubo' and 'El camino de los espantos'. Chespirito has been widely regarded as one of the most recognized Latin and Spanish-language comedians of the 20th century. He was popular in all of Latin America. Till date, the Mexican humorist is revered for his creative writing, comedic pick-up lines, characterization, and clean comedy style. His TV shows have been broadcast all across the globe and have been translated into 50+ languages. The great Mexican artiste Chespirito died in 2014 from heart failure at the age of 85. On a personal note, he married twice in his lifetime and fathered six children.

    Chespirito

  • Alex Hirsch

    Alexander Robert Hirsch is an American writer, voice actor, animator, and producer, best known for creating the animated television series, ˜Gravity Falls.' He also lent his voice to several characters, including Grunkle Stan, Bill Cipher and Soos Ramirez. A graduate of the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Hirsch landed up with his first job as writer and storyboard artist for Cartoon Network animated television series ˜The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack.' Moving on he created and lent his voice to ˜Gravity Falls' for the Disney Channel. Its popularity led him to launch ˜Cipher Hunt,' a global treasure hunt for ˜Gravity Falls' fans; release a tie-in book, ˜Gravity Falls: Journal 3,' that featured on ˜The New York Times' best sellers list for almost a year; and release a graphic novel, ˜Gravity Falls: Lost Legends: 4 All-New Adventures!.' He has also lent his voice to ˜Phineas and Ferb' and ˜Rick and Morty'; co-written the script of a new live-action Pokémon movie, ˜Detective Pikachu.'

    Alex Hirsch

  • Shonda Rhimes

    Shonda Rhimes is an American screenwriter and producer. She is best known for the TV series ˜Grey's Anatomy' that was created and produced by her. It is one of the longest-running shows in American TV history. She is recognized as one of the most influential African“American women in the American entertainment industry. In a little under two decades, she has carved a niche for herself as one of the most successful writers and producers in the country.

    Shonda Rhimes

  • Butch Hartman

    Writer and animator best known for creating the hit Nickelodeon series The Fairly Odd Parents, Danny Phantom, and T.U.F.F. Puppy.

    Butch Hartman

  • Dustin Lance Black

    Screenwriter who won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the 2008 film Milk starring <a title='Sean Penn' href='/famous/sean-penn.htm'>Sean Penn</a>. He also wrote the script for the 2011 film J. Edgar and the 2010 film Virginia, which he also directed.

    Dustin Lance Black

  • Santiago Segura

    Spanish actor, screenwriter, director, and producer known for directing the Torrente series of films. He's also acted in movies like Blade II and Hellboy.

    Santiago Segura

  • Jeff Davis

    Creator, writer, and executive producer of the hit MTV series Teen Wolf that began in 2011. He was a co-executive producer on the first season of Criminal Minds.

    Jeff Davis

  • Josh Evans

    Screenwriter and producer who is best recognized for writing 2009's Dorian Gray.

    Josh Evans

  • Jenji Kohan

    Award-nominated writer, producer and creator of hit shows like Showtime's Weeds, and the Netflix original series, Orange is the New Black.

    Jenji Kohan

  • Lena Waithe

    Screenwriter and actress who is famous for her role as Denise on the Netflix original comedy series Master of None. In 2017, she won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series for her work on the "Thanksgiving" episode of Master of None alongside <a title='Aziz Ansari' href='/famous/aziz-ansari.htm'>Aziz Ansari</a>.

    Lena Waithe

  • Pendleton Ward

    Screenwriter and animator best known as the creator of Cartoon Network series Adventure Time. Ward stepped down from running the show in its fifth season.

    Pendleton Ward

  • Adam Davenport

    For his award-winning short tale "Home," he worked as a writer, director, and actor. He also sings on occasion, and in 2017 he released the song "My Return Address is You."

    Adam Davenport

  • Jonathan Goldstein

    Screenwriter and producer best known for his work on The <a title='Geena Davis' href='/famous/geena-davis.htm'>Geena Davis</a> Show, Good Morning Miami, and the 2011 film Horrible Bosses. He also wrote the 2017 film Spider-Man: Homecoming.

    Jonathan Goldstein

  • Ben Bocquelet

    This author, animator, and director is best known for his Cartoon Network and Turner Broadcasting series The Amazing World of Gumball, although he has worked on short films such as The Hell's Kitchen and The Little Short-Sighted Snake.

    Ben Bocquelet

  • Parker Croft

    Best known for writing and starring in the 2011 film Falling Overnight; he also starred as Felix on Once Upon a Time.

    Parker Croft

  • Audrey Wells

    Best recognized for writing the screenplay for the popular 1996 film The Truth About Cats and Dogs.

    Audrey Wells

  • Greg Berlanti

    Creator of the television series Everwood and co-writer for the film Green Lantern. He has worked as a producer and director as well.

    Greg Berlanti

  • Shawn Ryan

    Producer and screenwriter who rose to prominence for writing The Shield, a series that ran from 2002 to 2008, and the 2011 film The Chicago Code.

    Shawn Ryan

  • David Dobkin

    Popular producer, writer, and director whose work includes the blockbuster comedy Wedding Crashers.

    David Dobkin

  • Joe Ranft

    Hollywood screenwriter, director, and animator. An employee of Disney and Pixar, he worked on Cars and received an Academy Award for his screenplay for Toy Story. He also voiced the character Jacques in the 2003 feature Finding Nemo.

    Joe Ranft

  • Chris Carter

    Visionary creator of the TV series The X-Files. He also went on to create three other series for Fox: Harsh Realm, Millennium, and The Lone Gunmen.

    Chris Carter

  • Jeff Swampy Marsh

    Three-time Emmy nominated screenwriter who, most notably, co-created the animated series, Phineas and Ferb, in 2007.

    Jeff Swampy Marsh

  • John Swartzwelder

    Notable for penning close to 60 episodes of the popular animated television series The Simpsons, he also published several novels, including The Exploding Detective, The Time Machine Did It, and Dead Men Scare Me Stupid.

    John Swartzwelder

  • Lizzy Weiss

    Award-winning screenwriter best known for her work on ABC series such as Cashmere Mafia and Switched at Birth.

    Lizzy Weiss