Russ Woody is an Emmy and
Golden Globe winning writer. This is his first book, after spending years in
the trenches of Hollywood. He has written and produced such notable shows as Murphy
Brown, Mad About You, Cybill, Becker and The Drew Carey Show, among
others. He has also written for Hill Street Blues and St.
Photo by Joe Woody
Russ grew up in Northern California (Oakland, Walnut Creek, Red Bluff, Salinas, Sacramento, Chico). He graduated from CSU, Chico in 1979. He moved to Los Angeles in 1980 where he worked as a Production Assistant on Benson and Bosom Buddies before working as a television writer. In the early 1980s he was hired in Development at MTM (Mary Tyler Moore's company).
Other shows he has written for are Benson, Webster, Fantasy Island, Newhart, Easy Street, Valerie, Slap Maxwell, Parenthood, Good Sports, Smoldering Lust (The Black Tie Affair), Room For Two, Good Advice, Double Rush, Style & Substance and Notes From The Underbelly.
Russ lives in Los Angeles and Ventura with his wife, Catherine, his sons, Henry and Joe.
artist at Electronic Arts for the last eight years, Norman has also drawn
comic books for Marvel, DC, and Image.
done story boards, trading cards, toy design and logo illustrations for clients
such as: Industrial Light and Magic, Sony, P.D.I., Microsoft,The San Jose
Sharks, MasterCard, MGM, Sega, Atari,Novell, and Upper Deck.
had work included in the book "Spectrum Eight, the Best in Contemporary
Fantastic Art" and the subsequent Spectrum retrospective gallery show
at the Society of Illustrators" in New York.
was also the Chairman for the Northern California chapter of the National
Cartoonist's Society from 1998-2003"