About Gregory Martin Daniels
Gregory Martin "Greg" Daniels is an American television comedy writer, producer, and director. He is known for his work on several television series, including Saturday Night Live, The Simpsons, King of the Hill, and The Office. All four shows were named among Time's James Poniewozik's All-Time 100 TV Shows.
Daniels attended Harvard University and he became friends with Conan O'Brien, who became his writing partner for several years. Their first writing credit was for Not Necessarily the News, before they were fired due to budget cuts. They eventually were hired by Saturday Night Live and won their first Emmy for the show in 1989.
After writing an award-nominated episode of Seinfeld, Daniels joined the writing staff of The Simpsons during the fifth season. He wrote several classic episodes, including "Lisa's Wedding," "Bart Sells His Soul" and "22 Short Films About Springfield." He won his next Emmy with that show.
He left the series in order to co-create another long-running animated series, King of the Hill, with Mike Judge. The series ran for thirteen years before it was cancelled in 2009. It was another Emmy-winning effort for him.
During the series run of King of the Hill, he worked on several other series, including The Office and Parks and Recreation, both of which he co-created. The two shows have received critical acclaim. As of 2013, he has several new shows in development.
He is married to Susanne Daniels, the president of programming for MTV, with whom he has four children. His in-laws include writers/producers Paul Lieberstein and Warren Lieberstein and actor Angela Kinsey.