BirthdayMay 21, 1963
BirthplaceNew York, USA

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Richard Appel

    Full name: Richard Appel
    Also known as: Richard Appel, Rich Appel, Appel, Richard
    Education: Harvard University
    Professions: Producer, Writer, Miscellaneous Crew
    Occupation: Writer, producer, former attorney

  2. Richard Appel Known for

    The Simpsons (1989), The Cleveland Show (2009), Family Guy (1999), The Bernie Mac Show (2001)

  3. Richard Appel Biography

    Richard James "Rich" Appel (born May 21, 1963) is an American writer, producer and former attorney. Growing up in Wilmette, Illinois, Appel developed a love of comedy and dreamt of a career as a comedy writer; he attended Harvard University and wrote for the Harvard Lampoon. Following in his mother's footsteps Appel instead became a lawyer. After attending law school he started out as a law clerk for Judge John M. Walker, Jr. before becoming a federal attorney, serving as assistant U.S. attorney for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York for three years. In 1994, he moved into comedy writing when he was hired for The Simpsons, writing seven episodes of the show including "Mother Simpson". He moved on to become showrunner and executive producer of King of the Hill before creating the sitcom A.U.S.A.. He then worked on The Bernie Mac Show, Family Guy and American Dad! before co-creating The Cleveland Show. He was married to the novelist Mona Simpson.

  4. Richard Appel Family

    Spouse: Mona Simpson

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