Al Jean

Al Jean (born January 9, 1961) is an American screenwriter and producer. Jean is well known for his work on The Simpsons. He was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and graduated from Harvard University in 1981. Jean began his writing career in the 1980s with fellow Harvard alum Mike Reiss. Together, they worked as writers and producers on television shows such as The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, ALF and It's Garry Shandling's Show.Jean was offered a job as a writer on the animated sitcom The Simpsons in 1989, alongside Reiss, and together they became the first members of the original writing staff of the show.
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  • Woo-hoo! Inside ‘The Simpsons’ social media juggernaut

    It’s the Simpsons’ World and we’re just living in it. Take, for starters, Scotland. The debate over the referendum for that country’s independence has officially crossed the pond and gotten heated in Springfield. In a viral video featuring Groundskeeper Willie, the curmudgeonly caretaker at Springfield Elementary School weighs in on the topic in his signature brogue.

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