John Joseph Swartzwelder Jr. is an American comedy writer and novelist, best known for his work on the animated television series The Simpsons. Born in Seattle, Washington, Swartzwelder began his career working in advertising. He was later hired to work on comedy series Saturday Night Live in the mid-1980s as a writer. He later contributed to fellow writer George Meyer's short-lived Army Man magazine, which led him to join the original writing team of The Simpsons, beginning in 1989. He worked on The Simpsons as a writer and producer until 2003, and later contributed to The Simpsons Movie. He wrote the largest number of Simpsons episodes by a large margin. After his retirement from the show, he began a career as a writer of self-published absurdist novels. He has written more than eleven novels, the most recent of which, The Squirrel Who Saved Practically Everybody, was published in 2019.
|Born:||John Joseph Swartzwelder Jr, February 8, 1949, Seattle, Washington, U.S.|
|Occupation:||Television writer, novelist|
|Period:||The Simpsons: 1990–2003, 2007, Novels: 2004–present|
|Genre:||Observational humor, surreal humor, black comedy, detective fiction, absurdism|
|Subject:||The Simpsons, Frank Burly|
|IMDb:||John Swartzwelder's IMDb|
About John Swartzwelder
Notable for penning close to 60 episodes of the popular animated television series The Simpsons, he also published several novels, including The Exploding Detective, The Time Machine Did It, and Dead Men Scare Me Stupid.
John Swartzwelder Before Fame
Before becoming a television writer, he pursued an advertising career and wrote for a humor magazine called Army Man.
Achievement of John Swartzwelder
His reclusive lifestyle made him the subject of much speculation among Simpsons fans as to whether he actually existed.
John Swartzwelder Family Life
Little is known of his personal life apart from the fact that he spent his high school years in Renton, Washington.
Associations of John Swartzwelder
He was recruited by producer, director, and co-creator Sam Simon to write for The Simpsons.
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