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Al Jean

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This article is about the crew member. For the character, see Al Jean (character).
Al Jean
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Crew Information
Male ♂
Job: Writer
Birth date: January 9, 1961 (1961-01-09) (age 61)
Number of episodes: 671
Seasons active: Season 1 - Present
First short: The Longest Daycare
Most recent short: When Billie Met Lisa
First episode: "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire"
Most recent episode: "Poorhouse Rock"
First album: The Simpsons Sing the Blues
Latest album: The Simpsons: Testify

Alfred Ernest "Al" Jean (born January 9, 1961) is an American producer and writer. He is the current showrunner and executive producer of The Simpsons. He was also interviewed in The Simpsons: Celebrity Friends, The Simpsons: Mischief & Mayhem, The Simpsons: Access All Areas, The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special – In 3-D! On Ice!, The Simpsons: America's First Family and Springfield of Dreams: The Legend of Homer Simpson.


He was born in Farmington Hills, Michigan, where he graduated from Harrison High School. His family owns a hardware store across the street from the high school, called Jean's Hardware. He attended Harvard University at the age of 16, majoring in mathematics.[1] He went on to write for the National Lampoon, The Tonight Show, Johnny Carson, ALF and It's Garry Shandling's Show.


In 1989 he and writing partner Mike Reiss were hired to write for The Simpsons. Jean wrote numerous episodes including "Moaning Lisa" and "The Way We Was". Jean and Reiss served as showrunners for season 3 and season 4. In 1994 they left to create the animated series The Critic. The show caused controversy after its lead character Jay Sherman appeared in the episode "A Star Is Burns". It was canceled after 23 produced episodes but was released on DVD and has a cult following. The two next worked for Disney and created the show Teen Angel. They occasionally returned to produce episodes of The Simpsons, such as "Simpson Tide".

He returned to the show as a writer in season 10 before becoming executive producer and showrunner again from season 13. He has remained in this position ever since. He co-wrote and produced The Simpsons Movie in 2007.

Jean is also the creator of the web series Jesus and His brothers on Icebox.com.

He is married to Stephanie Gillis.[2] The two were wed in Enniskerry, Ireland in 2002.[3]


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  1. NewsWeek - The Maths Behind Simpsons Women
  2. "They're the Simpsons, man, but who the hell is Al Jean?", Canberra Times. Retrieved on 2010-01-05. 
  3. "Simpsons' producer Al Jean got married", Daily Mail. 

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