Mostly Credited As: Max Mutchnick
Date Of Birth: November 11, 1965 (Age 48)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois
Max Mutchnick is Creator/Executive Producer of "Will & Grace", "Good Morning, Miami" and Executive Producer, "The Stones". For his work on "Will & Grace," he has been honored with an Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series; a People's Choice Award (Favorite New Comedy); four Golden Globe nominations (Best Comedy Series); four GLAAD Media Awards (Outstanding TV Comedy Series); a Founders Award from the Viewers for Quality Television, and the National Award for Excellence from the Human Rights Campaign. Creative partners Mutchnick and David Kohan began their careers writing together for "The Dennis Miller Show" and from there ventured forward into comedy series. Producers Linda Bloodworth and Harry Thomason gave the future "Will & Grace" Emmy Award winners their first break into the world of sitcoms when they hired them to work on "Hearts Afire" and "Evening Shade." Their other television credits include "Good Advice" with Shelley Long and the acclaimed "Dream On." In addition to "Will & Grace", they also created and served as executive producers on the comedy series "Boston Common" and "Good Morning, Miami." Currently, David and Max serve as Executive Producers on the new CBS comedy, "The Stones."
Born in Chicago and raised in Los Angeles, Mutchnick hails from a creative background. His late father was a graphic designer who launched the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, and his mother is an entertainment executive and author of children's books. Mutchnick's older brother followed in their father's footsteps and is also a graphic designer with a very successful Web business. Mutchnick was introduced to the behind-the-scenes world of television at an early age. After school, he would take a taxi to Paramount Studios, where his mother worked. "I wandered from sound stage to sound stage observing everything from `Happy Days" to `Mork & Mindy.'" Mutchnick left Los Angeles after high school to attend Emerson College in Boston. Intending to major in theater arts, he switched his major to mass communications. While at Emerson, he quickly became involved in the school's television program, ultimately running the campus station. After graduating in 1986, he moved to New York and worked as an advertising copywriter. A year later he moved back to Los Angeles and started writing for television. Tired of writing for game shows, Mutchnick called his childhood friend, David Kohan, and proposed that they write together. Mutchnick moved to New York, and within a month, they composed two "spec" scripts, came back to L.A. and acquired an agent. They have been writing together ever since. "Our relationship is almost like a marriage," says Mutchnick, "in that we finish each other's sentences - and we don't have sex." Mutchnick lives in Los Angeles