David Mirkin


Multiple award-winning writer/producer/director David Mirkin began his career writing freelance scripts for both television and film while working as a stand-up comic in the LA comedy clubs The Comedy Store and The Improv as well as throughout the country.

After about a year writing scripts on staff at the #1 rated “Three’s Company”, Mirkin's television career took off when he joined the staff of the critically acclaimed  "Newhart," serving as Executive Producer/Showrunner, writer and occasionally as Director. He received his first Emmy nomination for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series for a "Newhart" episode in 1987.  

In 1990 Mirkin co-created the ground-breaking surreal, cult classic FOX series: "Get A Life," on which he was also Executive Producer, Showrunner, Writer and principle Director.

In 1992, Mirkin joined FOX’s Emmy Award-winning series “The Simpsons” as Executive Producer/showrunner, head writer and vocal director, winning multiple Emmys, Annies, Environmental Media Awards along with the coveted Peabody Award. Mirkin has remained on “The Simpsons” as a writer/producer to this day which has now gone on to become the longest-running primetime scripted show in American television history.  

Mirkin also contributed to the critically acclaimed "The Larry Sanders Show" as both a Writer and Director.

In addition to his continuing work on The Simpsons, Mirkin has directed two successful feature films: The cult classic "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion" starring Lisa Kudrow, Janeane Garafalo and Oscar winner Mira Sorvino as well as "Heartbreakers" starring 3-time Oscar nominee Sigourney Weaver and 2-time Oscar winner Gene Hackman. 

Mirkin also co-wrote the hugely successful “Simpsons Movie” and, in 2012, co-wrote “The Simpsons 3D Theatrical short “The Longest Daycare” which was nominated for an Oscar. 

Mirkin has also directed several music videos for James Taylor including “Enough to be on Your Way” from the multiple Grammy-winning album “Hourglass”. In 2015, Mirkin also directed the documentary “There We Were” about the making of James Taylor’s most recent Billboard #1 charting, multiple Grammy-nominated album “Before This World”.