Bill Prady

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Bill Prady
BornWilliam Scott Prady
(1960-06-07) June 7, 1960 (age 53)
OccupationWriter, television producer
Years active1984–present
 
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Bill Prady
BornWilliam Scott Prady
(1960-06-07) June 7, 1960 (age 53)
OccupationWriter, television producer
Years active1984–present

Bill Prady (born June 7, 1960) is a television writer and producer who has worked on American sitcoms and variety programs, including Married... with Children, Dream On, Star Trek: Voyager, Dharma & Greg, and Gilmore Girls and co-created The Big Bang Theory.

Career[edit]

He began his writing career at Jim Henson's Muppets. During his tenure at The Muppets, he was visually caricatured as the puppet "Chip" (The Jim Henson Hour). In 1991, Prady was nominated for an Emmy award for co-writing the posthumous tribute to Jim Henson entitled ("The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson").

He wrote the Disney theme park attractions Muppet*Vision 3D and Honey, I Shrunk the Audience.

He is currently the executive producer and co-creator of the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory.

Educator[edit]

As of fall, 2012, Prady is an adjunct faculty member in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California.[1] He is also a Trustee of the Humanitas "New Voices" program.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Prady is one of a number of graduates of the Cranbrook Schools in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan currently working in entertainment (others include actors Selma Blair and Douglas Sills, writer Todd A. Kessler and former ABC president Stuart Bloomberg).[3] In 2009, he was presented with the schools' Distinguished Alumni award.[4] He attended Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.[5]

In 2003, he was one of 135 candidates who ran for California governor in the 2003 California gubernatorial recall election, receiving 474 votes.[6]

Prady's "nerd cred" is often attributed to his having been a Z80 programmer at The Small Computer Company.[7]

In 2010, Prady was given honorary membership in the Royal Canadian Institute for the Advancement of Science.[8]

In 2013, Prady was awarded NASA's Exceptional Public Achievement Medal.[9]

Selected credits[edit]

Awards[edit]

YearAwardCategoryProgramResult
1989WGA AwardOutstanding Achievement: Variety, Musical, Award, Tribute or Special EventMiss Piggy’s HollywoodWon
1990WGA AwardOutstanding Achievement: Variety, Musical, Award, Tribute or Special EventTime Warner Presents the Earth Day SpecialWon
1991CableACE AwardOutstanding Achievement in Children’s ProgrammingThe Presidential Inaugural Celebration for ChildrenWon
1991WGA AwardOutstanding Achievement: Variety, Musical, Award, Tribute or Special EventThe Muppets Celebrate Jim HensonWon
1991Emmy AwardOutstanding Writing in a Variety or Music ProgramThe Muppets Celebrate Jim HensonNominated
1996The People’s Choice AwardsFavorite New Television Comedy SeriesCaroline in the CityWon
1998The People’s Choice AwardsFavorite New Television Comedy SeriesDharma & GregWon
1998Golden Globe AwardBest Series: Musical or ComedyDharma & GregNominated
1999Golden Globe AwardBest Series: Musical or ComedyDharma & GregNominated
1999WGA AwardOutstanding Achievement: Comedy SeriesDharma & GregNominated
2009TCA AwardOutstanding Achievement in ComedyThe Big Bang TheoryWon
2009Satellite AwardBest Television Series: Musical or ComedyThe Big Bang TheoryNominated
2010Golden Globe AwardBest Series: Musical or ComedyThe Big Bang TheoryNominated
2010The People’s Choice AwardsFavorite Television Comedy SeriesThe Big Bang TheoryWon
2010TCA AwardOutstanding Achievement in ComedyThe Big Bang TheoryNominated
2011Emmy AwardOutstanding Comedy SeriesThe Big Bang TheoryNominated
2011The People’s Choice AwardsFavorite Television Comedy SeriesThe Big Bang TheoryNominated
2011Producers Guild of America AwardOutstanding Comedy SeriesThe Big Bang TheoryNominated
2011Critics' Choice Television AwardBest Comedy SeriesThe Big Bang TheoryNominated
2012Satellite AwardBest Television Series: Musical or ComedyThe Big Bang TheoryWon
2012TCA AwardOutstanding Achievement in ComedyThe Big Bang TheoryNominated
2012The People’s Choice AwardsFavorite Television Comedy SeriesThe Big Bang TheoryWon
2012Monte-Carlo Television FestivalOutstanding International ProducerThe Big Bang TheoryNominated
2012Emmy AwardOutstanding Comedy SeriesThe Big Bang TheoryNominated
2012Producers Guild of America AwardOutstanding Comedy SeriesThe Big Bang TheoryNominated
2012Critics' Choice Television AwardBest Comedy SeriesThe Big Bang TheoryNominated
2012Golden Globe AwardBest Series: Musical or ComedyThe Big Bang TheoryNominated
2013Critics' Choice Television AwardBest Comedy SeriesThe Big Bang TheoryWon
2013TCA AwardOutstanding Achievement in ComedyThe Big Bang TheoryWon
2013Teen Choice AwardsChoice Award: Best ComedyThe Big Bang TheoryNominated
2013Monte-Carlo Television FestivalInternational TV Audience AwardThe Big Bang TheoryWon
2013Emmy AwardOutstanding Comedy SeriesThe Big Bang TheoryNominated
2013Golden Globe AwardBest Series: Musical or ComedyThe Big Bang TheoryPending

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