Sam Simon


Sam Simon

Infobox Actor
name = Sam Simon



caption = Simon at the 2008 World Series of Poker.
birthname = Sam Simon
birthdate = 1955
birthplace = United States
deathdate =
deathplace =
othername =
occupation = Producer, writer, boxing manager, poker player
yearsactive = 1981-present
spouse = Jennifer Tilly (1984-1991)
emmyawards = Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program
1989 "The Tracey Ullman Show"
Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program
1990 "The Tracey Ullman Show"
Outstanding Animated Program
1990, 1991 "The Simpsons"

Sam Simon (born c. 1955) is an American television producer and writer, most notable as one of the original developers of "The Simpsons", along with Matt Groening and James L. Brooks. He is perhaps best known for his creation of many "Simpsons" characters, including Jacqueline Bouvier.

He has also worked on "Taxi", "Cheers", "The Tracey Ullman Show", and "The Drew Carey Show". He wrote "The Bitter Half", a single-episode sitcom for Howard Stern’s Howard 100 channel on Sirius Satellite Radio, that aired October 25, 2006.

He was married to Jennifer Tilly from 1984 to 1991.

Sam Simon is the current manager of heavyweight boxer Lamon Brewster, the former World Boxing Organization heavyweight champion, and was also named 2004 World Boxing Manager of the Year. [cite web |url=http://www.samsimonfoundation.com/foundteam2.html |work=Sam Simon Foundation |title=Sam Simon's profile]

Sam Simon also competed in the 2007 World Series of Poker, where he finished 329th for a $39,445 payday. [cite web |work=World Series of Poker |title=Official Tournament Coverage and Results |url=http://www.worldseriesofpoker.com/players/playerProfile.asp?playerID=9703] He also was a contestant on the 1970s revival of "Tic Tac Dough."

Sam Simon was the subject of a segment on 60 Minutes, about how he now spends his time running a foundation for dogs. He makes over 10 million dollars a year from The Simpsons, though he hasn't worked on the show since 1993.

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External links

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* [http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/03/02/60minutes/main2532044.shtml "60 Minutes" interview with Sam Simon]
* [http://www.samsimonfoundation.org Sam Simon's Foundation for animal welfare]


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