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Richard Sakai

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Richard Sakai
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Crew Information
Male ♂
Job: Producer
Birth date: January 28, 1954 (1954-01-28) (age 68)
Number of episodes: 730
Seasons active: Season 1 - Present
First short: The Longest Daycare
Most recent short: Welcome to the Club
First episode: "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire"
Most recent episode: "One Angry Lisa"
Movie: The Simpsons Movie
Music video: Do the Bartman
First album: The Simpsons Sing the Blues
Latest album: The Simpsons: Testify

Richard Sakai (born January 28, 1954) is an American television and film producer. He served as a producer for The Simpsons.


He began his career as a helper for James L. Brooks in 1977. In 1984, Brooks invited Sakai to become a producer in his new film production company Gracie Films. As a film producer, he has produced many of James L. Brooks' later films, such as Spanglish, As Good as It Gets and Jerry Maguire (for which he received an Academy Award nomination). He also produced Riding in Cars with Boys and Bottle Rocket. He is also a producer for The Simpsons Movie.

Simpsons Appearances[edit]

Main article: Richie Sakai

On The Simpsons, he has been animated several times, most notably, as a karaoke singer in the episode "One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish" (voiced by Dan Castellaneta), as one of the escaping prisoners in the commercial about "revolving door prisons" in "Sideshow Bob Roberts" and as a Jazz vibraphone player in "Jazzy and the Pussycats".


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