Craig Thomas (screenwriter)

Craig David Thomas[1] is an American television writer who, along with writing partner Carter Bays, has written episodes of American Dad!, Oliver Beene, Quintuplets and the hit CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, which they created in 2005.[2] In 2012 How I Met Your Mother won Best Comedy at the People's Choice Awards.[3][4]

Along with Carter Bays he is a member of The Solids, who perform the theme song to How I Met Your Mother. He has been nominated for seven primetime Emmy Awards, including Best Original Song for "Nothing Suits Me Like a Suit".[5] Thomas graduated from Wesleyan University in 1997.[6]

In 2014 he shot a pilot for the show How I Met Your Dad with his partner Carter Bays, Emily Spivey and Greta Gerwig, but CBS asked them to do a second pilot, and they refused.

On April 15, 2019, Thomas joined a host of other writers in firing their agents as part of the WGA's stand against the ATA and the unfair practice of packaging.[7]

How I Met Your Mother

Oliver Beene

  • "Dancing Beene"
  • "The Nudie Mag"
  • "X-Ray Specs"
  • "A Trip To Connie Island"
  • "Oliver and The Otters"

The Goodwin Games

  • "Pilot"
  • "The Hamletta"

American Dad!

He did audio commentary for his episode of American Dad! and has been prominent in the How I Met Your Mother DVD audio commentaries.


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