Larry Doyle (writer)

Larry Doyle
Born (1958-11-13) November 13, 1958
Camden, New Jersey
Occupation Writer, columnist, humorist, screenwriter
Nationality American
Period 1989–
Genre Humor, fiction
Notable works I Love You, Beth Cooper, The Simpsons

Larry Doyle (born November 13, 1958) is an American novelist, television writer and producer.

Personal life

Doyle was born in Camden, New Jersey, and grew up in Arlington Heights, Illinois. He graduated from Buffalo Grove High School in 1976. Doyle attended the University of Illinois and received his Bachelor of Science in biology and psychology in 1980, and his Master of Science in journalism in 1982. He currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland with his wife and children.[1]


Doyle got his start in 1989–1991 as an editor at Chicago-based First Comics.[2] He regularly worked on Beavis and Butt-head, then wrote two episodes of Rugrats and worked as a writer and producer on The Simpsons for seasons nine through twelve (1997–2001) under the direction of executive producer Mike Scully. He also wrote one episode for Daria and three episodes for Instant Mom. He also wrote the films Duplex and Looney Tunes: Back in Action. He also produced some Looney Tunes shorts that were completed in 2003. However, due to the box-office bomb of Looney Tunes: Back in Action, Warner Bros. decided not to release the shorts theatrically and putting them direct-to-video instead.

He is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker and has also had columns in Esquire magazine, New York Magazine, and the New York Observer.

His first novel, I Love You, Beth Cooper, was published in May 2007.[3] The setting is graduation night at Buffalo Grove High School, Doyle's alma mater. This novel won the 2008 Thurber prize for American Humor. The film based on the novel was released in 2009, earning $5 million in its first weekend. Also in 2009, the book I Love You, Beth Cooper was re-released as an extended movie tie-in edition. His second novel Go Mutants!, published in 2010, had film rights acquired by Imagine Entertainment/Universal Studios the same year, with the screenplay written by Doyle.[4] Deliriously Happy (and Other Bad Thoughts), a collection of humor pieces from the New Yorker and elsewhere, was published in 2011.

Select bibliography

Spoken Word

Novels and Collected Fiction

Media tie-ins



The New Yorker appearances

Larry Doyle has written the following articles for The New Yorker:

Esquire appearances

Larry Doyle has written the following articles for Esquire magazine:

Film writing credits

Television writing credits

Instant Mom episodes

Larry Doyle has written the following Instant Mom episodes:

The Simpsons episodes

Larry Doyle has written the following The Simpsons episodes:

Beavis and Butt-Head episodes

Larry Doyle has written the following Beavis and Butt-Head episodes:

Rugrats episodes

Larry Doyle has written the following Rugrats episodes:

Daria episode

Larry Doyle has written the following Daria episode:

References and notes

  1. Topic Galleries –
  2. "First," The Comics Journal #124 (August 1988), p. 19: Concerns editor Larry Doyle at First Comics.
  4. Variety article about Go Mutants!

External links

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