J. J. Paulsen

TV Producer

1959 –


Who is J. J. Paulsen?

John James "J.J." Paulsen is an American sitcom writer and television producer. He has written for several television programs including Cosby, In Living Color and Grace Under Fire.

In the spring of 2007 Paulsen was arrested for the murder of his wife, Leanne Serrano-Paulsen, after police found her body in the attic of their Carmel, Indiana home. Serrano-Paulsen's autopsy results indicated she died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head, and that she had been dead for two to three weeks prior to the discovery of her body. The couple had a history of domestic violence, and in January 2007 J.J. Paulsen had pleaded guilty to domestic battery stemming from an incident the previous year.

On December 23, 2008, Paulsen pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter. On March 27 of the following year, Paulsen was sentenced to 26 years in prison He is incarcerated at the Miami Correctional Facility in Bunker Hill, Indiana.

Margaret Cho, who met Paulsen when he worked on her 1994–1995 sitcom All American Girl, subsequently wrote a song about him.

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Nov 23, 1959
Also known as
  • John James Paulsen
  • John James "J.J." Paulsen
  • United States of America
Lived in
  • Queens

on July 23, 2013


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