Andy Breckman

TV Writer

1955 –

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Who is Andy Breckman?

Andy Breckman is an American television and film writer and a radio personality on WFMU. He is the co-creator and executive producer of the Emmy Award-winning television series Monk on the USA Network, and is co-host of WFMU radio's long-running conceptual comedy program Seven Second Delay. He has written screenplays for a number of comedy films including Sgt. Bilko and Rat Race, and is frequently hired as a "script doctor" to inject humorous content into scripts written by other screenwriters.

Although he first made his professional mark as a comedy writer, Breckman's biggest success, Monk, was a murder-mystery with a humorous edge. Breckman told New Jersey Monthly that he was a voracious reader of the works of Arthur Conan Doyle, John D. MacDonald, and other authors of “solvable” mysteries, as well as being a big fan of the TV series Columbo. “In a way, it’s similar to comedy writing,” he says. “It’s puzzles and puzzle solving. Very logical.” In August 2009, USA Network launched Little Monk, a spinoff series that portrays the main character, detective Adrian Monk, as a child. Breckman was part of the show's team of writers.

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Born
Mar 3, 1955
Philadelphia
Also known as
  • Breckman, Andy
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Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Boston University
Lived in
  • Philadelphia

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on July 23, 2013