"The Office" is popular due to its fantastic writing, great acting, and the original creator, Ricky Gervais. However, what about the other production staff on the show? After all, there are so many elements that make a show great. For "The Office," Greg Daniels is one of them.
Greg Daniels was born on June 13, 1963, and went to Harvard with Conan O'Brien. While Gervais created the show in Great Britain, Daniels was the one who developed it for America. He also has written and directed several episodes.
His career started on HBO as a writer for " Not Necessarily the News ," which featured fake news headlines and a curious take on real news. The cast was mostly unknown, but the series ran for about two years. "Saturday Night Live," however, was a great way for him to show his talent, which he did for three years. He won an Emmy in 1989. Today, Daniels is not only part of "The Office," but he is also one of the creators of "Parks and Recreation" with Amy Poehler.
Other Greg Daniels facts:
- He was once brother-in-law to Angela Kinsey (Angela on "The Office").
- He wrote an episode of "Seinfeld" called "The Parking Space" and was nominated for a Writers Guild Award for it.
- He is one of the creators of the successful adult cartoon "King of the Hill."
- He was in one episode of "The Office" as Michael Scott's neighbor, but the scenes were cut.
- He has written lyrics for songs used on "The Simpsons."