Matt Groening is an American cartoonist, screenwriter, producer, and voice actor. He is best known for creating the iconic television series The Simpsons, Futurama, and Disenchantment. Groening’s career began in the late 1970s when he wrote for the legendary humor magazine, The National Lampoon. From there, he wrote for various other publications, such as Life in Hell, a comic strip about a family of anthropomorphic rabbits.
Groening’s work on The Simpsons began in 1987 when he pitched the show to Fox Television Network. The show went on to become the longest-running scripted American primetime television series and has been praised for its satire of popular culture. Groening has worked with many actors, including the main cast of The Simpsons, which includes Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, and Hank Azaria.
In 1999, Groening created the science-fiction cartoon, Futurama, which ran for seven seasons. The show featured an impressive voice cast, including Billy West, John DiMaggio, and Katey Sagal. He also created the Netflix series Disenchantment, which features the voices of Abbi Jacobson, Nat Faxon, and Eric Andre.