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Greg Daniels Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Gregory Martin Daniels
Place Of Birth
New York, USA
60 years old
Birth Date
June 12 1963

Greg Daniels Facts

Child Star?
Screenwriter, Producer, Director
Education & Qualifications
Harvard University
Net Worth
Current Partner
Susanne Daniels
Owen Daniels, Haley Daniels, Maya Daniels, Charlotte Daniels
Judy Daniels, Aaron Daniels

About Greg Daniels

Gregory Martin Daniels is an American director, producer, and screenwriter.

Greg Daniels was born on June 13, 1963, in New York City, USA. He is popular for co-producing and writing a few episodes of 'The Simpsons', and creating, directing, writing, and co-executive producing 'The Office'.

He has had an extremely successful career so far and is considered one of the best in the entertainment industry.

Keep reading to learn more about the life and career of Greg Daniels!

Greg Daniels Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Greg Daniels’ net worth?

Greg Daniels has an estimated net worth of $50 million. He has accumulated this net worth from his work in writing and producing TV series.

How much does Greg Daniels earn per year?

Greg Daniels earns approximately $400,000 per year, as a director, producer, and screenwriter.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Greg Daniels?

Greg Daniels is 6 ft 1 in (187 cm) tall.

How old is Greg Daniels?

Greg Daniels was born on June 13, 1963. He is currently 58 years old and will turn 59 in June 2022.

Childhood And Education

Greg Daniels was born to Judy and Aaron Daniels. As a child, Daniels watched 'Monty Python's Flying Circus' and read books by the humorist, S.J. Perelman. He showed interest in pursuing a life of comedy at the age of 11.

Greg completed his schooling at St Bernard's School and then attended the Phillips Exeter Academy, followed by Harvard University. He wrote for the 'Harvard Lampoon' during his time at university, alongside Conan O'Brien. The two of them accepted jobs at 'Not Necessarily The News' in 1985 after graduating, but were fired because of a budget cut in the organization.

Greg Daniels' mother is Judy, who worked at the New York Public Library, and his father, Aaron Daniels, is the president of ABC Radio Network.

Greg married his girlfriend, Susanne Dari Lieberstein, in 1991, and the two have four children together, named Maya, Haley, Charlotte, and Owen.

Family, Romance And Relationships

Who is Greg Daniels' partner?

The 'King Of The Hill' producer, Greg Daniels, met his wife, Susanne Dari Lieberstein, during her time working at 'Saturday Night Live'. She was working as an assistant to Lorne Michaels on the show, at the time. The couple got married in 1991.

Susanne Lieberstein is related to Warren Lieberstein, writer of 'The Office', and Paul Lieberstein, writer of 'King Of The Hill'.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Daniels says that he was only 11 when he first felt interested in the comedy genre. His interest only began to develop after reading books by humorist, S.J. Perelman, and watching 'Monty Python´s Flying Circus'.

Greg Daniels has worked as a creator, director, showrunner, writer, and executive producer for various television series and movies. Some of the TV series and films with which he has been involved include, 'Not Necessarily The News' (1985-87), 'The Wilton North Report' (1987-88), 'Saturday Night Live' (1987-90), 'Seinfeld' (1992), 'The Simpsons' (1993-98), 'King Of The Hill' (1997-2010), 'Life's Too Short', 'Monsignor Martinez' (2000), 'A.U.S.A.' (2003), 'The Office' (2005-13), 'Parks and Recreation' (2009-15), 'Friday Night Dinner' (2012), 'The Mindy Project', 'Hello Ladies' (2012), 'People of Earth' (2016-17), 'A Parks and Recreation Special' (2020), 'Upload' (2020-present), 'Space Force' (2020-2022).

Greg Daniels is best known for being a co-executive producer and writer for a few episodes of 'The Simpsons' and creating, directing, and being the showrunner, writer, and co-executive producer of 'The Office'. After the success of 'The Office', Ben Silverman asked Greg to create a spin-off for the series. However, Michael Schur, co-creator of the show, decided not to go with this idea.

Daniels has been very particular about the last few creations of his career. For shows such as 'Upload' and 'Space Force', Daniels would do extensive research on the specific equipment that would appear in the shows, especially considering what would be used in the future.

What awards has Greg Daniels won?

Greg Daniels has received 20 Emmy nominations and has won four of those Emmys. The awards he has won are, Outstanding Writing for 'Saturday Night Live', Outstanding Comedy Series for 'The Office', Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program for 'Lisa's Wedding' episode of 'The Simpsons', and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for the episode, 'Gay Witch Hunt', of 'The Office'.

Greg Daniels also won the Outstanding Television Writer Award at the Austin Film Festival in 2008.

Greg Daniels’ Hobbies And Interests

Greg loves watching and reading various comedy series, and spending time with his family.

Other Interesting Greg Daniels Facts And Trivia

  • American television producer and writer, Greg Daniels, worked on TV series, 'Saturday Night Live', 'The Simpsons', 'King of the Hill', and 'The Office', all of which were named among the All Time 100 TV Shows by 'Time' reviewer, James Poniewozik.
  • After departing from 'SNL', Daniels wrote for multiple movies and TV series.
  • He left 'The Simpsons' to co-create another animated series, 'King Of The Hill', with Mike Judge. The series ran for 13 years before it was canceled in 2009. However, in 2010, several unaired episodes were then aired.
  • Daniels worked on several other series, including the American version of 'The Office', and 'Parks And Recreation'.
  • During the fifth season of 'The Simpsons', he wrote fan-favorite episodes such as 'Lisa's Wedding' and 'Bart Sells His Soul'.
  • 'Parks And Recreation' has been named by the smartest comedy on TV by 'Entertainment Weekly'.
  • In 2005, Daniels wanted to adapt the popular BBC mockumentary series, 'The Office', to make it suitable for an American audience. The series premiered to mixed reviews, particularly amongst fans of the original show. In the American version, the lead character, named Michael Scott, is more likeable than his British counterpart.
  • The second season was received well and was named the second-best television series of 2006, by James Poniewozik.
  • 'The Office' comedy series earned Daniels an Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series award at the 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.
  • The former Harvard University student and 'King Of The Hill' producer also developed the British series, 'Friday Night Dinner', for American audiences.
  • The remake was considered for a pilot. However, was not picked later. It was written by Daniels and directed by Ken Kwapis. The remake featured Allison Janney and Tony Shalhoub as the mother and father.
  • Daniels also collaborated with Alan Yang and Mindy Kaling to work on two animated series for NBC. He made a deal to executive produce a new pilot written by Owen Ellickson, who also wrote for 'The Office'.
  • Daniels worked once again on a pilot script and came up with some vital new characters, including Cotton and Luanne, and some more ideas, such as making Dale Gribble a conspiracy theorist.
  • Greg worked as director and executive producer on the TBS TV series, 'People Of Earth'. In 2019, Netflix released an announcement that Daniels would write and produce a new series called 'Space Force'. The casting would include Steve Carell, who was the lead in Daniels' sitcom, 'The Office'.
  • As of 2020, Daniels and 'The Office' star, Steve Carell, joined hands to create this new workplace comedy series for Netflix, 'Space Force, with Steve Carell starring in the pivotal role.
  • Daniels met his wife, Susanne, while they both were working on TV series, 'Saturday Night Live'. He was writing for the show and she would answer the phone calls coming in to the show. The pair developed a relationship at this time and eventually married. They now have four children.
  • Several critics have been hugely appreciative of his work and many of his colleagues have publicly stated they enjoyed working with him. His work on the animated series and his first credit as a creator, 'King Of The Hill', also received positive reviews.
  • While Daniels was studying at university he met Conan O'Brien, with whom he went on to work on various projects.

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