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Matt Groening

Growing up in Portland, Oregon, Matt Groening did not particularly like school, which is what originally turned him towards drawing. In the mid-1980s, he moved to Los Angeles and started drawing a comic strip named "Life in Hell", which eventually became published in the newspaper where he worked. In 1988, James L. Brooks, looking for a filler in the television show, The Tracey Ullman Show (1987), turned towards a framed "Life in Hell" strip on his wall and contacted Groening. The animated shorts that Groening created were The Simpsons (1989).


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Born:
Feb 15, 1954 In Portland, Oregon, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
11
First Appeared:
In the series The Oprah Winfrey Show 1986-01-07
Latest Project:
Series The '80s: The Decade That Made Us 2013-04-14

Won 12 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 29 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Futurama
Poster of The Simpsons
Filmography
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us Self / ... 2 episodes, 2013 2013-04-14
Portlandia Unknown 2011-01-11
MythBusters Unknown 2003-01-23
Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
Futurama Unknown 1999-03-28
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-12
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man Unknown 1994-01-01
Space Ghost Coast to Coast Unknown 1994-04-15
The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
The Oprah Winfrey Show Unknown 1986-01-07