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Michael Jacobs is an American writer and producer whose work has appeared on Broadway, Off Broadway, television and film. He is the creator/producer of television series including: Boy Meets World, Dinosaurs, Charles in Charge, and My Two Dads. His television shows have won the Emmy, People's Choice, Parent's Choice, Environmental Media Awards, and more. He is the creator of Girl Meets World.
His play, Cheaters, winner of the Carbonell Award, opened at the Biltmore Theatre in 1978, when he was twenty-two years old, making him one of the youngest playwrights in Broadway history. His next play, Getting Along Famously was produced off-Broadway at the Hudson Guild Theatre. His play Impressionism played on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, starring Jeremy Irons and Joan Allen.
He was nominated for the Academy Award, Golden Globe, National Board of Review, and BAFTA Award for Best Film for producing the 1994 motion picture, Quiz Show, which also won the New York Film Critics Circle Award.
His production company Michael Jacobs Productions has been in long-term development partnerships with Universal Studios, TriStar Pictures, Disney, and NBC Studios. His television shows have appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, and The WB television networks.
It has been revealed that he is the author of the GMW Writers Twitter Account.
- As Seen Through These Eyes (Documentary) 2007
- Quiz Show 1994
- Boy Meets World (ABC; 1993–2000)
- Charles in Charge (CBS; 1984–1985, First-run syndication; 1986–1991)
- Dinosaurs (ABC; 1991–1994)
- Lost at Home (ABC; 2003–2004)
- Maybe This Time (ABC; 1995–1996)
- Misery Loves Company (FOX; 1995–1996)
- My Two Dads (NBC; 1987–1990)
- No Soap Radio (ABC; 1982)
- Singer and Sons (NBC; 1990)
- The Torkelsons/Almost Home (1991–1993; NBC)
- Together We Stand (CBS; 1986)
- Where I Live (ABC; 1993–1994)
- You Wish (ABC; 1997–1998)
- Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane (WB; 1999–2000)
- Girl Meets World (Disney Channel; 2014-present)
- Several of his children, Rachel, Josh, David, and Daniel appeared on Boy Meets World.
- His sons David, Josh, and Aaron have all written episodes of Girl Meets World.
- In an episode of Liv & Maddie, entitled "Ask-Her-More-A-Rooney," a character named Jacob Michaels was a reporter for an entertainment channel called "News Meets World."
- He appeared as himself in the episode World Meets Girl.