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Matt Groening

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Matt Groening
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Crew Information
Male ♂
Job: Creator, developer, executive producer, writer, character designer, creative consultant
Birth date: February 15, 1954 (1954-02-15) (age 70)
Number of episodes: 767
Number of comic stories: 236
Seasons active: Shorts season 1 - 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: "The Tipping Point"
First comic: It's in the Cards
Most recent comic: Margemary's Baby
First book: The Simpsons Annual 1992
Most recent book: The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror Ominous Omnibus Vol. 2: Deadtime Stories for Boos & Ghouls
Song: "Do the Bartman"
First album: The Simpsons Sing the Blues
Latest album: The Simpsons: Testify

Matthew Abram "Matt" Groening (born February 15, 1954) is an American cartoonist, writer, producer, and animator. He is the creator of the comic strip Life in Hell and television series' The Simpsons, Futurama and Disenchantment. Groening made his first professional cartoon sale of Life in Hell to the avant-garde Wet magazine in 1978. The cartoon is still carried in 250 weekly newspapers. 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 The Simpsons: A Culture Show. He also appeared in The Simpsons Take the Bowl.[1]

Groening has voiced himself on a few occasions, "My Big Fat Geek Wedding", The Simpsons Game and "Homer the Whopper". He also voiced a soccer announcer in "Holidays of Future Passed".[2]


Award Year Episode Result
Annie Award for Writing in an Animated Feature Production 2007[3] The Simpsons Movie Nominated
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program 1990[4] "Life on the Fast Lane" Won
"Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire" Nominated
1991[5] "Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment" Won
1992[6] "Radio Bart" Nominated
1995[7] "Lisa's Wedding" Won
1996[8] "Treehouse of Horror VI" Nominated
1997[9] "Homer's Phobia" Won
1998[10] "Trash of the Titans"
1999[11] "Viva Ned Flanders" Nominated
2000[12] "Behind the Laughter" Won
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program 2001[13] "HOMЯ"
2002[14] "She of Little Faith" Nominated
2003[15] "Three Gays of the Condo" Won
2004[16] "The Way We Weren't" Nominated
2005[17] "Future-Drama"
2006[18] "The Seemingly Never-Ending Story" Won
2007[19] "The Haw-Hawed Couple" Nominated
2008[20] "Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind" Won
2009[21] "Gone Maggie Gone" Nominated
2010[22] "Once Upon a Time in Springfield"
2011[23] "Angry Dad: The Movie"
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program 2012[24] "Holidays of Future Passed"
2013[25] "Treehouse of Horror XXIII"
2015[26] "Treehouse of Horror XXV"
2016[27] "Halloween of Horror"
2017[28] "The Town"
2018[29] "Gone Boy"
2019[30] "Mad About the Toy" Won
2020[31] "Thanksgiving of Horror" Nominated
2021[32] "The Dad-Feelings Limited"
2022[33] "Pixelated and Afraid"
2023[34] "Treehouse of Horror XXXIII" Won
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Interactive Program 2017[35] Planet of the Couches Nominated
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Short Form Animated Program 2021[36] The Force Awakens from Its Nap
2022[37] When Billie Met Lisa


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