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Michael Shipley (screenwriter)

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Nationality  American
Name  Michael Shipley
Role  Television writer

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Occupation  Screenwriter and producer
Notable works  Family Guy, American Dad!, My Name is Earl
Alma mater  University of California, Santa Cruz
Nominations  Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program
Shows  Family Guy, Last Man Standing
Similar  Jim Bernstein, Rick Wiener, Seth MacFarlane, Kara Vallow, Mike Barker

Michael Shipley is a television writer and producer whose credits include Family Guy, My Name is Earl, American Dad!, Andy Richter Controls The Universe, Better Off Ted and others. He is currently an Executive Producer on Last Man Standing with Tim Allen on ABC.


Shipley and Eva Longoria recently made thirteen episodes of the animated show, Mother Up!, for Hulu’s new original programming division.


Shipley grew up in the beachside town of Santa Cruz, CA, the son of William Shipley, a UC Berkley/Santa Cruz linguistics professor who specialized in Native American languages and a psychiatrist mother. He attended Santa Cruz High School, then UC Santa Cruz for college.

Following a post-college relocation to Los Angeles, Michael wrote, performed and directed with several sketch comedy groups including Fun With Weasels and 3 Guys in Raincoats.

As a teenager, Michael performed community theater with Emmy-award-winning actress Camryn Manheim. He has one sister, Freya, who is an actress and Montessori teacher. His mother Barbara Shipley, died when Michael was 23. His father, William Shipley died in 2011.


In addition to writing for television, Shipley writes and records music and is an avid photographer. He currently resides in Santa Monica, CA.


Shipley has been nominated for an Emmy for his work on American Dad!, as well as an NAACP award.


Michael Shipley (screenwriter) Wikipedia

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