Matt Williams (TV producer)
|Occupation||Television producer, television writer|
Williams, whose birth name is Mark, is a graduate of the University of Evansville and did post-graduate work in theater at The University of New Orleans. Before becoming a writer and producer, he was an actor, appearing in commercials, theater and on the Christian Broadcasting Network soap opera Another Life in the early 1980s.
One of his many credits is creating and executive producing, along with Carmen Finestra and David McFazean, the TV series Home Improvement. He produces films such as What Women Want. He was the writer/producer for The Cosby Show and A Different World, and wrote the screenplay for Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken. Williams created the TV series Roseanne but was fired after the 13th episode.
Additionally, he has written the play "Between Daylight and Boonville", and directed and co-produced the feature film Where the Heart Is starring Natalie Portman. He also wrote and directed Walker Payne in 2006, starring Jason Patric, Drea de Matteo, and Sam Shepard.
Williams is originally from Evansville, Indiana.
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