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Years active  1990 – present
Movies  With You in Spirit
Spouse  Krista Levitan (m. 1992)
Role  Director
Name  Steven Levitan

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Full Name  Steven E. Levitan
Born  April 6, 1962 (age 53) (1962-04-06) Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Alma mater  Glenbrook South High School University of Wisconsin–Madison (B.A.)
Occupation  Director, writer, producer
Children  Nathaniel Levitan, Alexandra Levitan, Hannah Levitan
Education  University of Wisconsin-Madison (1980–1984), Glenbrook South High School
TV shows  Modern Family, Just Shoot Me!, Back to You, Stacked, Stark Raving Mad
Similar People  Christopher Lloyd, Ed O'Neill, Ty Burrell, Eric Stonestreet, Rico Rodriguez
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Steven E. Levitan (born April 6, 1962) is an American director, screenwriter, and producer of television comedies. He has created such TV series as Just Shoot Me!, Stark Raving Mad, Stacked, Back to You, and Modern Family.

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Early life and education

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Levitan was raised Jewish in Chicago, Illinois. He attended Glenbrook South High School and University of Wisconsin–Madison (1980–1984), graduating with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. He is a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity.

Career

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Levitan worked as a WKOW-TV on-air news reporter and morning anchorman in Madison, Wisconsin; and as a copywriter at Leo Burnett Advertising in Chicago. He moved to Hollywood in 1989.

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As executive producer, Levitan won an Emmy Award in 1996 for Frasier in the Outstanding Comedy Series category. He was also nominated in that same year for Outstanding Writing in Comedy Series category for The Larry Sanders Show. He was nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series category for Just Shoot Me! and two more as executive producer. Levitan won the Humanitas Prize (for writers whose work best communicates and encourages human values) in 1996 for the Frasier episode titled "Breaking the Ice". Levitan has also won a CableACE Award and a Writers Guild nomination for The Larry Sanders Show. He also garnered a Producers Guild Award and a Television Critics Association Award for Frasier, a People’s Choice Award for Stark Raving Mad and a Golden Globe nomination for Just Shoot Me!

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His company, Steven Levitan Productions, has produced the series Just Shoot Me!, Stark Raving Mad, Greg the Bunny, Oliver Beene and Stacked.

Levitan and television writer/producer Christopher Lloyd joined as partners in 2006 and together created a production company named "Picture Day". It is under this company that they produced their co-creations Back to You and Modern Family. In 2010, Modern Family won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series, as well as two other Emmy Awards: Outstanding Supporting Actor in Comedy Series for Eric Stonestreet, and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd. He has also earned Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series nominations for Modern Family episodes "See You Next Fall" (2011) and "Baby on Board" (2012), winning the latter.

Personal life

Levitan is married to wife Krista. Krista was raised a Catholic. They have three children, two daughters Hannah and Alexa, and a son, Griffin. He and his family currently live in Los Angeles, California.

Creator, writer, producer & director

  • Just Shoot Me! (1997–2003)
  • Stark Raving Mad (1999–2000)
  • Greg the Bunny (2002)
  • Stacked (2005–2006)
  • Back to You (2007–2008)
  • Modern Family (2009–present)
  • Writer & producer

  • Wings (1990)
  • The Larry Sanders Show (1992)
  • Frasier (1993)
  • Greg the Bunny (2002)
  • With You In Spirit (2003) (also director) TV pilot
  • Back to You (2007–2008)
  • Modern Family (2009–present)
  • Writer

  • The Critic (1994)
  • Men Behaving Badly (1996)
  • Producer

  • The Larry Sanders Show (1995–1996) (co-executive producer)
  • Say Uncle (2001) (co-executive producer)
  • Oliver Beene (2003) (executive producer)
  • Director

  • Just Shoot Me
  • Stark Raving Mad
  • Yes, Dear
  • Modern Family
  • Modern Family related credits

    Writer
  • "Pilot"
  • "The Incident"
  • "Fifteen Percent"
  • "Fears"
  • "Unplugged"
  • "Caught in the Act"
  • "Boys' Night"
  • "Send Out the Clowns"
  • "Schooled"
  • "Goodnight Gracie"
  • "Three Dinners"
  • "Message Received"
  • "Clean Out Your Junk Drawer"
  • Director
  • "Hawaii"
  • "Baby on Board"
  • "See You Next Fall"
  • "Treehouse"
  • "Send Out the Clowns"
  • "Baby on Board"
  • "Bringing Up Baby"
  • "When a Tree Falls"
  • "Best Men"
  • "The Wow Factor"
  • "Goodnight Gracie"
  • "First Days"
  • "Three Dinners"
  • "Australia"
  • "The Wedding (Part One)"
  • "Fight or Flight"
  • "Connection Lost"
  • "American Skyper"
  • References

    Steven Levitan Wikipedia


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