Greg Daniels

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Greg with John Krasinski at the summer 2007 TCA Tour

Greg Daniels is an American television comedy writer, producer, and director. Daniels attended Harvard University and wrote for the Harvard Lampoon with Conan O'Brien.

He began his career as a writer on HBO's satirical news show Not Necessarily the News before moving to Saturday Night Live. He spent three seasons at SNL, winning an Emmy Award in the process. Greg then joined The Simpsons, writing and producing some of the most popular episodes in the history of the series (including "22 Short Films About Springfield", "Homer and Apu", "Bart Sells His Soul", and "Lisa's Wedding"). In 1992, Greg wrote an episode of Seinfeld entitled "The Parking Space" which aired during the third season. He won his second Emmy Award while with The Simpsons before co-creating King of the Hill with Mike Judge. King of the Hill had the longest run of any animated series besides The Simpsons. Greg won another Emmy for his work on King of the Hill.

Greg adapted the popular BBC series The Office for NBC in the U.S. to great success, and he gave the acceptance speech at the 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards when the American version of The Office won the award for Outstanding Comedy Series. In 2007, Daniels was awarded his own Office Emmy for Best Writer in a Comedy Series.