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Matt Weitzman at the 2010 Comic Con in San Diego.
Matthew E. Weitzman
November 13, 1967
Matt Weitzman (born November 13, 1967) is an American producer and writer. He was one of the creators of American Dad! along with Seth MacFarlane and Mike Barker. Barker and Weitzman were originally writers for Family Guy.
Matt Weitzman was born to a Jewish family in Los Angeles, California. His father is Lew Weitzman, a long time literary agent for over 40 years. Matt attended American University, where he became and brother of Alpha Epsilon Pi, and graduated with a communications degree. Shortly after college, he pursued acting with some success, then later began writing for television sitcoms. As a child, Weitzman was an avid comic book collector and reader of fantasy and science fiction. This is what he has called "inspiration" for upcoming projects.
He is married to Tessa Weitzman, daughter of screenwriter Jeffrey Boam.
In 2000, Weitzman was nominated for an Emmy for his work on Family Guy. In 2006, American Dad! was nominated for a GLAAD excellence in television award. In 2009 and 2012, American Dad! was nominated for an Emmy.
- California Births, 1905 - 1995, Matthew E. Weitzman
- Jewish Journal: "Jews Get Geek on at Comic-Con" by Adam Wills July 22, 2009
- "Notable Alumni". Alpha Epsilon Pi. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
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