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Michael Jacobs

This article is about the playwright and producer. For the writer, see Michael Jacobs (writer). For the footballer, see Michael Jacobs (footballer).

Michael Jacobs (born June 28, 1955, New Brunswick, New Jersey) is an American writer and producer whose work has appeared on Broadway, Off Broadway, television and film. He is the creator/producer or has written and developed several television series including Boy Meets World, Dinosaurs, Charles in Charge, My Two Dads, The Torkelsons and the upcoming Girl Meets World. His television shows have won the Emmy, People's Choice, Parent's Choice, Environmental Media Awards, and more.


His play, Cheaters, had its premiere in South Florida in 1977, winning the Carbonell Award for "Best New Play." It opened in 1978 at the Biltmore Theatre in New York, starring Doris Roberts, Jack Weston, Lou Jacobi and Rosemary Murphy, 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 in 1984, at the Hudson Guild Theatre. His play, Impressionism opened on Broadway in 2009 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.

In 2007, he produced the documentary, "As Seen Through These Eyes", about artists who were captured during the Holocaust and at risk of their lives created visual records so the world would know what happened. The film is narrated by Maya Angelou, (I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings) and has been named "Best Film" or "Best Documentary" at multiple film festivals nationally and internationally.

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.

"Boy Meets World" is celebrating its twentieth anniversary on television, having been broadcast continuously since 1993 on ABC, The Disney Channel, and currently on ABC Family and MTV 2. Michael and the cast were reunited in June, 2013, as the featured panel at the second annual ATX Television Festival in Austin, Texas. He was quoted there as saying, "I don't see anything on television right now that is speaking to the audience I have always spoken to and care very much about." "Girl Meets World" will premiere in 2014.

He is also the writer or co-writer of the theme songs for Charles In Charge, My Two Dads, The Torkelsons and Lost at Home.


  • As Seen Through These Eyes (Documentary) 2007
  • Quiz Show 1994




External links

  • Internet Movie Database
  • Internet Broadway Database
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