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 64)
Number of episodes: 629
Number of non-episode media: 2
Seasons active: Season 1 - Present
First episode: "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire"
Most recent episode: "Frink Gets Testy"
Movie: The Simpsons Movie
Music video: Do the Bartman

Richard Sakai (born January 28, 1954) is an American 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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