| Bill Prady|
Wayne State University
| William Scott Prady|
June 7, 1960 (age 55) (1960-06-07) Detroit, Michigan
Writer, television producer
WGA Award for Best Comedy/Variety - Music, Awards, Tributes - Specials - Television
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory, The Muppets, The Muppets Celebrate, Honey - I Shrunk the Audience!, Billy Bunny's Animal S
Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro, Bob Kushell, Johnny Galecki, Kunal Nayyar
Bill Prady Wikipedia
William Scott Prady (born June 7, 1960) is a television writer and producer who has worked on American sitcoms and variety programs, including Married... with Children, Dream On, Star Trek: Voyager, Dharma & Greg, and Gilmore Girls and the co-creator of The Big Bang Theory and The Muppets.
He began his writing career at Jim Henson's Muppets.
Joining Jim Henson Productions (then Henson Associates) as a production assistant on a TV special about the world of technology, Prady stayed and worked in the merchandising department. With the encouragement of Jim Henson, Prady began writing working on projects from the 3-D movie to The Jim Henson Hour.
During his tenure at The Muppets, he was visually caricatured as the puppet "Chip" (The Jim Henson Hour). In 1991, Prady was nominated for an Emmy award for co-writing the posthumous tribute to Jim Henson entitled "The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson".
He wrote the Disney theme park attractions Muppet*Vision 3D and Honey, I Shrunk the Audience.
Beginning in 2007, he has been executive producer and co-creator of the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory.
On April 3, 2015, he co-wrote and sold a new version of Muppet Show with the working title The Muppets to ABC with Bob Kushell, who also served as show runner.
As of fall, 2012, Prady is an adjunct faculty member in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. He is also a Trustee of the Humanitas "New Voices" program.
Prady graduated from Cranbrook Schools in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and attended Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.
In 2003, he was one of 135 candidates who ran for Governor of California in the 2003 recall election, receiving 474 votes.
Prady was a Z80 programmer at The Small Computer Company.
In 2010, Prady was given honorary membership in the Royal Canadian Institute for the Advancement of Science.
In 2013, Prady was awarded NASA's Exceptional Public Achievement Medal.
In 2015, asteroid 8630 (1981 EY35) was designated 8630 Billprady in his honor. Caroline in the City, 1995–1997 (writer, producer)
Dharma & Greg, 1997–2002 (writer, executive producer)
Gilmore Girls, 2004–2005 (writer, co-executive producer)
The Big Bang Theory, 2007–present (creator, writer, executive producer)