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Matt Groening

Cartoonist, Screenwriter and Producer; Known for "The Simpsons" and "Futurama"

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Matt Groening Biography

Matt Groening was born on February 15, 1954, in Portland, Oregon. He attended Evergreen State College and was the editor of the campus newspaper. He moved to LA in 1973 and sold his comic strip "Life in Hell" to LA Weekly. Producer James L. Brooks, asked Groening to create animated shorts for The Tracey Ullman Show and "The Simpsons" was born. The show has earned 10 Emmys and has run for 22 seasons.

Though he later borrowed some of his family's names for characters in The Simpsons, the real members of Groening's family bore little resemblance to their cartoon namesakes. His father, Homer Groening, was an English major and World War II vet who was a respected documentary filmmaker; mother Margaret Wiggum Groening never had blue hair.

Groening first invented a dysfunctional family whose names he mostly borrowed from his own parents and siblings. ("Bart," not a member of the real Groening family, is an anagram of "brat.") The Simpsons family premiered on The Tracey Ullman Show on April 19, 1987. Ullman's show was soon canceled, but the Simpsons were popular enough to earn their own spin-off series, which premiered in 1989. More than 20 million viewers tuned in for the 20th anniversary episode in January 2010.

In 1997, hoping to build on the success of "The Simpsons," Groening created "Futurama," a second animated series for the Fox network. It was canceled after four years, but maintained a strong cult following among fans. In 2009, Comedy Central announced that it would relaunch the series on the cable network the following year. The revived "Futurama" picked up the 2011 Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program.

Still an active cartoonist, Groening formed the comic book publisher Bongo Comics Group in 1994. He collects unofficial Simpsons merchandise and has grown accustomed to his dedicated fans and their sometimes unorthodox ways of showing their devotion.

Books
The Simpsons/Futurama Crossover Crisis

The Simpsons/Futurama Crossover Crisis

Will and Abe's Guide to the Universe

Will and Abe's Guide to the Universe

The Huge Book of Hell

The Huge Book of Hell

Childhood Is Hell

Childhood Is Hell

School Is Hell

School Is Hell

Work Is Hell

Work Is Hell

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Matt Groening Biography

Matt Groening was born on February 15, 1954, in Portland, Oregon. He attended Evergreen State College and was the editor of the campus newspaper. He moved to LA in 1973 and sold his comic strip "Life in Hell" to LA Weekly. Producer James L. Brooks, asked Groening to create animated shorts for The Tracey Ullman Show and "The Simpsons" was born. The show has earned 10 Emmys and has run for 22 seasons.

Though he later borrowed some of his family's names for characters in The Simpsons, the real members of Groening's family bore little resemblance to their cartoon namesakes. His father, Homer Groening, was an English major and World War II vet who was a respected documentary filmmaker; mother Margaret Wiggum Groening never had blue hair.

Groening first invented a dysfunctional family whose names he mostly borrowed from his own parents and siblings. ("Bart," not a member of the real Groening family, is an anagram of "brat.") The Simpsons family premiered on The Tracey Ullman Show on April 19, 1987. Ullman's show was soon canceled, but the Simpsons were popular enough to earn their own spin-off series, which premiered in 1989. More than 20 million viewers tuned in for the 20th anniversary episode in January 2010.

In 1997, hoping to build on the success of "The Simpsons," Groening created "Futurama," a second animated series for the Fox network. It was canceled after four years, but maintained a strong cult following among fans. In 2009, Comedy Central announced that it would relaunch the series on the cable network the following year. The revived "Futurama" picked up the 2011 Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program.

Still an active cartoonist, Groening formed the comic book publisher Bongo Comics Group in 1994. He collects unofficial Simpsons merchandise and has grown accustomed to his dedicated fans and their sometimes unorthodox ways of showing their devotion.

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  • How to book Matt Groening?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Matt Groening for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Matt Groening, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Matt Groening or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Matt Groening?

    Booking fees for Matt Groening, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Matt Groening, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Matt Groening?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Matt Groening for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Matt Groening for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Matt Groening or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Matt Groening or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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