Dan Staley

Dan Staley is an American screenwriter and television producer.

Dan Staley
Born (1963-02-03) February 3, 1963
OccupationTelevision producer, television writer
Years active1990–present

Staley began his career in advertising, working as a copywriter at J. Walter Thompson and Deutsch Inc.[1] in New York. He subsequently won the Clio and One Show Gold, the highest creative awards in the advertising industry.[2]

Staley became a television writer in 1990. With former writing partner Rob Long, he worked on the final four seasons of Cheers. Staley & Long wrote 14 episodes of Cheers and eventually rose to be co-executive producers for the show’s final season (1992–93). The team went on to create numerous pilots and series including Pig Sty, Good Company, George and Leo, Love & Money and Men, Women & Dogs. Staley began writing on his own in 2008; his first solo credit was an episode of hit U.K. sitcom My Family (BBC) in 2010. Staley went on to be executive producer and show runner of Good Luck Charlie, which ended its 100 episode run in 2014.[3] In 2017, Staley joined the writing staff of Kevin Can Wait.

Staley has been nominated for the Emmy five times: in 1992, 1993, 2012, 2013 and 2014. In 2015, he was nominated for a GLAAD award for Outstanding Individual Episode for the Good Luck Charlie episode "Down a Tree” (the first time a children’s TV show dealt with same-sex parents).

Born and raised in Southern California, Staley is a graduate of Yale University.[4]


  1. Stuart ElliottPublished: March 01, 1996 (1996-03-01). "THE MEDIA BUSINESS: Advertising;A copywriter-turned-producer is bringing the lighter side of Madison Ave. to the tube. - New York Times". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 2012-07-30.
  2. "Program Home". Clios. Retrieved 2017-07-07.
  3. Andreeva, Nellie (2013-06-11). "Disney Channel's 'Good Luck Charlie' To End Its Run". Deadline. Retrieved 2017-07-07.
  4. "Paramount's Comedy 'The Cube' From Former 'Cheers' Producers Dan Staley And Rob Long Receives Series Order From Cbs - Free Online Library". Thefreelibrary.com. 1995-09-28. Retrieved 2012-12-11.
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