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About Sam Simon
Samuel Michael "Sam" Simon (born June 6, 1955) is an American director, producer, writer, boxing manager and philanthropist. While at Stanford University, Simon worked as a newspaper cartoonist and after graduating became a storyboard artist at Filmation Studios. He submitted a spec script for the sitcom Taxi, which was produced, and later became the series' showrunner. Over the next few years, Simon wrote and produced for Cheers, It's Garry Shandling's Show and other programs, as well as writing the 1991 film "The Super". He was the co-creator of one of the most popular animated televisions shows of all time, The Simpsons,
Alongside his television success and charity work, Simon was also a passionate advocate for atheism, and a life member of the atheism action group American Atheists. Using the "tens of millions" he made each year from The Simpsons, he helped fund the group's regular "atheist billboards" campaigns, in which prominent signs urging people to dare to question their beliefs and ditch religion pop up in cities across the US.