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Martin Olson

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Martin Olson


--Martin Olson--
Martin Olson is a well-known comedy writer and film producer. He is also known as a composer of unusual musical material for films and television series.

--Olson's Execrable Career:

He is listed professionally in association with the following performers:

Penn and Teller, Steven Wright, Bobcat Goldthwait, Denis Leary Robin Williams, Rob Schneider, Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Belzer, Ellen Degeneres, Kevin Pollak, Joe Flaherty, Don Novello, Andy Dick, Michael McKean, French Stewart, Barry Crimmins, Steve Marmel, Kevin Meaney, Kevin Rooney and Kevin Nealon.

--Olson's Filthy Website:

His award-winning website www.martin-olson.com features unusual music he composed and produced with his singer daughter Olivia Olson.

"Martin Olson's work is an excrescence upon the undercarriage of mankind. --Canadian Songstress Anne Murray"

"His book INVASION MANUAL OF EARTH is extremely entertaining and very, very clever." -- Performance Artiste Brother Theodore

Martin Olson
Selected Writing Credits
Contact: Van Duren Agency
(818) 752-6000
avagency@pacbell.net

--And now, enjoy a long unreadable block of obnoxious, self-aggrandizing credits. ---

-- SCREENPLAYS
“OPUS” Tuxedo Films. Story Consultant. 2006
"WHITE HOUSE" Mad Chance Prod. 2005
"JEF" Sawmill Inc. 2005.
“SABERTOOTH” Uncredited rewrite. Filmbrokers International. Sci-Fi Channel. 2004.
"D-MEN" Warner Bros. Mad Chance Prod. (Based on his novel Encyclopedia of Hell) 2003.
"FAMILY DISORDER" Touchstone/Disney. 2001. (With Rob Schneider)
"ENCYCLOPEDIA OF HELL" optioned film rights to Warner Bros. Mad Chance Prod. 2000-04
"IQ 83" DreamWorks. Spec sale. 1999.

--TELEVISION
“PHINEUS & FERB” Series Story Editor. 32 episodes Disney TV Animation. Disney Channel
“TWISTED WHISK\ERS” Series Story Editor. American Greeting. 52 episodes.
“GUMBY” TV/DVD special. Conceive, produce, direct, etc. Missing Link, Nat. Lampoon
"CAMP LAZLO" Series Writer. Cartoon Network. Best Animated Series 10th
Pulcinella Awards at the Cartoons on the Bay event in Positano, Italy. 2006
"ELF BOWLING" DVD film. Writer. Modern Cartoons. Mirimax Home Video
"GUMBO & TEABAG" Bible/Pilot/Series development. Animation. Disney.
"SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS" Actor/Singer. Nickelodeon.
"THE NEW MUPPET SHOW" Pilot/Series development. Jim Henson Company.
"BRONSON BEAK" Creator/Series development. Fox Family.
"THE SANDMAN'S TALE" Story and treatment. Wild Brain Productions.
"INSPECTOR GADGET" Multiple episodes. Saban/Euro-distribution.
"PENN & TELLER’S SIN CITY SPECTACULAR” Producer/writer. Series. FX.
"DADDY’S CRAZY” Creator/Exec Prod. CGI series devel. Curious Pictures NYC.
"THE KRINGLE KRISIS" Hour Christmas Special. Fox Family.
"MURPHY THE RAT" Bible/Pilot. CGI. Catalyst Entertainment-Toronto.
"F IN HISTORY" Pilot development. Pearson All-American/Comedy Central.
"THE UNPETTABLES” Pilot/Bible. Animation. Curious Pictures/Fox.

---"MAD JACK THE PIRATE” Multiple episodes. Writer. Animation. Fox.
"THE 1998 SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS" Producer/writer. Live. Turner/TNT.
"MONSTER FARM" Pilot/Story Editor. Animation. Saban.
"TIFFANY & JADE" Creator. Pilot/Series development. Animation. HBO.
"THE 1997 SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS" Writer. Live. NBC.
"TOONSYLVANIA". Writer. 10 episodes. Animation. DreamWorks/Fox.
"HYPER VIPER" Pilot/Bible. ABC.
"THE 1996 SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS" Writer. Live. NBC.
"TWISTED TALES OF FELIX" Pilot/Story Editor. Animation series. CBS.
"THE RUDY SHOW" Supervising Producer. Pilot. USA.
"COMEDY REVIEW" Producer/writer. Pilot w/ Ellen Degeneres & Kevin Meaney. VH-1.
"ROCKO'S MODERN LIFE" Bible/Staff writer/Story Ed 4th season (4 Seasons) Nickelodeon.
"RICHARD BELZER DOES JFK" Writer. Special. HBO.
"BOBCAT AND DAVID BOWIE" Show development. Showtime.
"SHOOT THE BAND" Pilot/Story Editor. Six episodes. VH-1.
"KEVIN MEANEY IN CONCERT" Head Writer. Hour special. HBO.
"KEVIN POLLAK IN CONCERT" Producer/Writer. Hour special. HBO.
"LONDON UNDERGROUND" Head Writer. Series. Comedy Central. (Ace Award)
"THE BIASED & INSENSITIVE YEAR IN REVIEW" Producer. A & E.
"SHARE THE WARMTH: BOBCAT IN CONCERT" Writer. Hour special. HBO
"ROSEANNE" Episode. Story By. Carsey-Werner.
"HARD ROCK'S SAVE THE PLANET SPECIAL" Writer. Hour special. CBS.
"SOMEDAY" Hour Special. Writer with Kevin Pollak. HBO.
"COMIC STRIP LIVE" Head Writer. One hour series. Two seasons. Fox.
"THE POWER OF CHOICE" Pilot/Story Editor. Live action lecture series. PBS.
"DON'T WATCH THIS SHOW STARRING BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT" Head Writer. Cinemax. (Bobcat, Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg)

---AWARDS---

--2001 Valley Drama Critic's Award Nomination: Best Comedy Play, "Torn".
--1997 ANNIE Nomination: Best Song in Animated Series, "Twisted Tales".
--1996 Valley Drama Critic's Award: Best Comedy Play, "The Head".
--1994 EMMY Nomination: Best Animated Series, "Rocko's Modern Life".
--1993 ACE AWARD: Best Variety Series, "London Underground".
--1991 A.C.T. AWARD: Best Educational Series, "Power of Choice".



---MUSIC---

-- Lyrics for songs on "Spongebob Squarepants" (singer on "You're Old.")
-- Blues pianist in sleazy Boston bars. Three solo concerts in L.A.
-- Composed theme music for HBO specials: Bob Goldthwait, Kevin Meaney; multiple songs
for “Penn & Teller’s Sin City Spectacular”, “Phineas and Ferb”, "Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat", "Casper", "Monster Farm" and "Rocko's Modern Life."

---ADDITIONAL---

-- Directed Tom Rhodes in “Built for Joy” at Comedy Central Theater. 2007.
-- Directed Joe Alaskey in “1958: A Retrospeculation” at Steve Allen Theatre. 2006
-- Directed Jeff Hatz’s One Man Show “Cold Black Heart” at Comedy Central Theater. 2005
-- Directed Bob Rubin's One Man Show "I Never Knew My Father" HBO Theater. 2003.




---COMEDY WRITING---

Olson has written for or co-written with: Robin Williams, Denis Leary, Rob Schneider, Whoopi Goldberg, Bobcat Goldthwait, Richard Belzer, Ellen Degeneres, Kevin Pollak, Joe Flaherty, Don Novello, Andy Dick, Michael McKean, French Stewart, Barry Crimmins, Steve Marmel, Kevin Meaney, Kevin Rooney, Kevin Nealon, and many other Kevins.



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Rocko's Modern Life (1993)• Story Editor

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Phineas and Ferb (2008) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Lawn Gnome Beach Party of Terror! 01x02 Sep/28/2007 As: Story
Camp Lazlo (2005) (Credited in 3 episodes from this show) 
 
Slugfest / Beans and Weenies 01x11 Sep/05/2005 As: Story
The Nothing Club / Loogie Llama 01x08 Aug/19/2005 As: Story
Dosey Doe / Prodigious Clamus 01x07 Aug/12/2005 As: Story
Mad Jack the Pirate (1998) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Happy Birthday To Who? / Shipwhacked 01x05 Oct/24/1998 As: Writer
Toonsylvania (1998) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
 
The Inferior Decorator/Bang!/Parasites/Melissa Screetch, Earth Ambassador 02x02 Sep/21/1998 As: Writer
Phil's Brain/Jurassic Putt/Bites and Stings/You Keep Bouncing Like That You're G 02x01 Sep/14/1998 As: Writer
Rocko's Modern Life (1993) (Credited in 29 episodes from this show) 
 
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Hypno-Puppy Luv / Driving Mrs. Wolfe 04x11 Oct/08/1996 As: Writer
Heff in a Handbasket / Wallaby on Wheels 04x09 Jul/18/1996 As: Writer
The High-Five of Doom / Fly Burgers 04x08 Jul/17/1996 As: Writer
S.W.A.K. / Magic Meatball 04x06 Jul/15/1996 As: Writer
Wimp on the Barbie / Yarnbenders 04x04 Jul/11/1996 As: Writer
Captain Simian & The Space Monkeys (1996) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Gorilla My Dreams 01x05 Sep/21/1996 As: Story, Teleplay
The Twisted Adventures of Felix the Cat (1995) (Credited in 5 episodes from this show) 
 
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Space Time Twister 01x03 Sep/16/1995 As: Writer, Story
Guardian Idiot 01x02 Sep/16/1995 As: Writer, Story
Wet Paint 02x08 Unknown/Unaired As: Writer, Story
The Petrified Cheese 01x12 Unknown/Unaired As: Writer, Story
The Sludge King 01x06 Unknown/Unaired As: Writer, Story
Monsters (1988) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
The Demons 02x08 Nov/19/1989 As: Teleplay
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