Larry Silverman is an American television director, producer and writer. He is best known for his work on The Simpsons, Family Guy, American Dad!, The Cleveland Show, and Futurama.
Silverman was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1962. He attended the University of Southern California’s film school and graduated in 1983. After graduation, Silverman worked as a production assistant on a few shows, such as The Cosby Show and Diff'rent Strokes. In the late 1980s, he began working as a production assistant on The Tracey Ullman Show, which eventually led to him becoming a full-time director and producer for the show.
Silverman went on to work on several other television shows, including Get a Life, Seinfeld, and The Simpsons. He directed and produced dozens of episodes of The Simpsons, as well as Family Guy and American Dad!. He also wrote and directed the original pilot episode of Futurama.
In addition to his television work, Silverman has directed several films, including The Jewel of the Nile (1985), The Naked Gun 33⅓ (1994), and My Fellow Americans (1996). He also wrote and directed the 2001 comedy, Say It Isn't So.
Throughout his career, Silverman has been nominated for several awards, including an Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program for The Simpsons in 1992, and an Annie Award for Best Directing in an Animated Feature Production for Futurama: Bender’s Big Score in 2007.
Silverman is currently the executive producer of the animated series Bob’s Burgers. He also serves as an executive producer on the Netflix animated series BoJack Horseman.
Silverman is still actively working in television and film today. He is one of the longest-serving producers in the history of animated television, and his work continues to make an impact on the industry.