Dan Harmon, the creator of successful animation series “Rick And Morty” turns 46 today

He also created the comedy series “Community”

Dan Harmon, the creator of successful animation series “Rick And Morty” turns 46 today*

Dan Harmon was born on January 3, 1973, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Harmon created and produced the NBC comedy television series “Community”, co-created the Adult Swim animated series “Rick and Morty”, and co-founded the alternative television network/website Channel 101. Sarah Silverman approached Dan and Rob Schrab to help create a series for Comedy Central, which evolved into “The Sarah Silverman Program”. Dan then created Acceptable TV, a televised version of Channel 101. Upon its cancellation, Dan pitched “Community” to Sony who picked it up. He served as head writer, showrunner and executive producer on the show for three consecutive years. Harmon was officially fired from the show on May 18, 2012, and replaced by the team of Moses Port and David Guarascio. During this time Harmon co-created the animated Cartoon Network series “Rick and Morty ” and appeared in a documentary film based on his live podcasts called “Harmontown “. Once Season Four concluded, Community was renewed for a fifth year and Sony decided to bring back Harmon who replaced the departing Port and Guarascio. He reassumed his position as executive producer and showrunner for another two years. In his personal life on November 15, 2014, Harmon married his longtime girlfriend Erin McGathy. Nearly a year later on October 10, 2015, the couple would separately announce that they were getting a divorce. Harmon’s currently works on the Cartoon Network show “Rick and Morty ” which he co-created with Justin Roiland.

Watch Dan Harmon on The Search For Meaning and Rick and Morty

*Article originally written and published by Ken Warren in 2018

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