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David Silverman

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This article is about the crew member. For the character, see David Silverman (character).
David Silverman
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Crew Information
Male ♂
Job: Producer
Birth date: March 15, 1957 (1957-03-15) (age 67)
Number of episodes: Shorts: 48
Episodes: 658
Character(s): Himself
Seasons active: Shorts season 1 - 9, 13 - Present
First short: "Good Night"
Most recent short: May the 12th Be with You
First episode: "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire"
Most recent episode: "Bart's Brain"
Comic: Let's Draw... Radioactive Man!!
First album: Songs in the Key of Springfield
Latest album: The Simpsons: Testify

David Silverman (born March 15, 1957) is an American animator and director. He currently serves as a consulting producer and directs the specials and shorts for The Simpsons. He previously served as an animator, producer, storyboard artist, main title designer, executive consultant and supervising director.

He was also interviewed in The Simpsons: Access All Areas and The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special – In 3-D! On Ice!. He voiced himself in the season 26 episode "Blazed and Confused" and the season 31 episode "Warrin' Priests: Part Two". Silverman also wrote the season 29 episode "Lisa Gets the Blues" and co-wrote the special Playdate with Destiny. He also served as the writer and artist for the Radioactive Man story Let's Draw... Radioactive Man!!.


Award Year Episode Result
Annie Award for Best Individual Achievement for Creative Supervision in the Field of Animation 1994[1] N/A Nominated
Annie Award for Directing in an Animated Feature Production 2007[2] The Simpsons Movie
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program 1990[3] "Life on the Fast Lane" Won
"Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire" Nominated
1992[4] "Radio Bart" Nominated
1995[5] "Lisa's Wedding" Won
1996[6] "Treehouse of Horror VI" Nominated
1997[7] "Homer's Phobia" Won
2002[8] "She of Little Faith" Nominated
2005[9] "Future-Drama"
2006[10] "The Seemingly Never-Ending Story" Won
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Interactive Program 2017[11] Planet of the Couches Nominated
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Short Form Animated Program 2021[12] The Force Awakens from Its Nap
2022[13] When Billie Met Lisa


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Radioactive Man:

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