Dan Harmon

Dan Harmon



Dan Harmon is an American actor, screenwriter, producer, and director best known for creating the comedy series Community and Rick and Morty, as well as for his work on The Sarah Silverman Program, Heat Vision and Jack, and Channel 101. He began his career as a stand-up comic and has written for shows such as The State and The Ben Stiller Show. He is also a co-founder of the comedy website Starburns Industries.

Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1973, Dan Harmon received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Marquette University. He then began performing stand-up comedy, eventually moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career in television writing. He was hired to write for The State, an MTV sketch comedy show, and then went on to work on The Ben Stiller Show.

In 2007, Harmon created the critically acclaimed comedy series Community, which aired on NBC for five seasons. He served as executive producer, writer and showrunner for the series. In 2012, Harmon was fired from Community, but he later returned for the show's sixth and final season in 2015.

Harmon then created the Adult Swim animated series Rick and Morty, which he co-created with Justin Roiland. The show is a cult classic and has garnered multiple awards and nominations, including two Emmy Awards. Harmon served as executive producer and writer for the show until its fourth season in 2019.

Harmon also co-founded the comedy website Starburns Industries with Joe Russo II, Dino Stamatopoulos, and James A. Fino in 2008. The website has produced several series, including the animated series Harmonquest and the live-action show Heat Vision and Jack.

Dan Harmon has established himself as one of the most successful and innovative creators in television. He has written, produced, and directed shows that have pushed the boundaries of comedy and animation, captivating audiences worldwide. He has been recognized with multiple awards, including two Emmy Awards for Rick and Morty and the Bradbury Award for Community.

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