Greg Garcia (producer)

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Greg Garcia
BornGregory Thomas García
(1970-04-04) April 4, 1970 (age 44)
Arlington County, Virginia, United States
OccupationTelevision director, producer and writer
 
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Greg Garcia
BornGregory Thomas García
(1970-04-04) April 4, 1970 (age 44)
Arlington County, Virginia, United States
OccupationTelevision director, producer and writer

Gregory Thomas García (born April 4, 1970), is an American television director, producer and writer. He is the creator/executive producer of several long-running sitcoms, including Yes, Dear, My Name Is Earl (where he made seven cameo appearances), and Raising Hope. He has also worked for the series Family Matters and as a consulting producer on Family Guy. He developed two pilots for CBS for the 2013-14 season,[1] one of which, The Millers, was picked up.[2]

Early life and career[edit]

García grew up in Arlington County, Virginia, graduated from Yorktown High School, and attended Frostburg State University in Frostburg, Maryland and participated in the Warner Bros. Writing for Television courses, which ultimately opened the door for him as a writer in Hollywood. While at Frostburg he was president of Sigma Alpha Epsilon (ΣAE) Fraternity, an experience that showed through in an episode of My Name is Earl when a brother of the fictional Phi Alpha Fraternity hands out flyers, as Phi Alpha is the motto of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

García worked as a board operator for The Tony Kornheiser Show on WTEM radio. He was also an intern for the Don and Mike Show radio program in Fairfax VA. His sister, Shelley, lives with her family in Fairfax and his parents, Tom and Natalie, still reside in Arlington.

García and his wife Kim have three children together and live in the LA area.

García has been incorrectly labeled as a Scientologist, as some of the Earl cast are members of the group, after reports in the Daily Mirror and comments made by actor Alec Baldwin. In Garcia's own words, "I am not currently nor have I ever been a Scientologist. ... I am in fact born and raised Catholic."[3]

His name is mentioned in Entourage when writer's agent Andrew Klein (Gary Cole) tells Ari Gold that he signed García with their agency in the series' season six premiere "Drive".

During the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike, García worked as a cashier and janitor at a Burger King in Burbank, California.[4]

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNote
1995–1997Family MattersStory editor
1997Built to LastCo-creator/supervising producer
2000–01Family GuyConsulting producer
2000–06Yes, DearCo-creator/executive producer, wrote 1 episode
2005–09My Name Is EarlCreator/executive producerDirected 6 episodes, wrote 7 episodes
2010–14Raising HopeCreator/executive producerDirected 5 episodes, wrote 8 episodes
2013–The MillersCreator/executive producerPicked up by CBS

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