Richard Appel

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Richard Appel

Appel at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con International.
Born Richard James Appel
May 21, 1963 (1963-05-21) (age 51)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Other names Rich Appel
Alma mater Harvard University
Occupation Writer, producer, former attorney
Years active 1994–present
Spouse Mona Simpson (1993–unknown)
Children 2

Richard James "Rich Appel (born May 21, 1963) is an American writer, producer and former lawyer. He is best known for writing and producing Fox animated sitcoms such as Family Guy, American Dad!, and The Simpsons. He also co-created The Cleveland Show with Seth MacFarlane and Mike Henry.

Appel was born in New York City, New York and grew up in Wilmette, Illinois. He graduated from Harvard University. While at Harvard, he wrote for The Harvard Lampoon with Conan O'Brien and Greg Daniels. He originally worked as a lawyer. He began a career in television writing in 1994. Appel married author Mona Simpson in 1993. They had two children together before divorcing.[1]

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  1. "Naming Homer's Mom by Richard Appel". monasimpson.com. http://monasimpson.com/fun/. Retrieved February 6, 2014.

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