Creator and Executive Producer
Matt Groening has left an indelible mark on society. His creation, "The Simpsons," is now the longest-running comedy in television history. Voted the "Best Show of the 20th Century" by Time Magazine, the series has left a path of catchphrases (Homer's "D'oh!" and Bart's "Eat my shorts") and societal commentary. It has also given birth to a theme park ride and United States postage stamps, the latter of which were personally designed by Groening.
Born in Portland, Oregon, Groening moved to Los Angeles in the early 80s and started his weekly comic strip, "Life in Hell," which continues to this day in syndication and book sales. He has won multiple Emmy® Awards, the prestigious Peabody® Award, Annie Awards and the Rueben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year, the highest honor presented by the National Cartoonist Society. He also received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in February 2012.