Dan Harmon was born in Milwaukee in 1973. After performing stand-up and sketch comedy, he went to Los Angeles where he began writing screenplays with friend Rob Schrab. Robert Zemeckis at Imagemovers asked them to write the family animated film Monster House, followed by Ben Stiller's pilot Heat Vision and Jack. It wasn't picked up, and Dan began attending classes as Glendale Community College. During this time, Dan and Rob launched Channel 101, the untelevised non-profit audience-controlled network for undiscovered filmmakers. Sarah Silverman aproached Dan and Rob to create her a series for Comedy Central, which evolved into The Sarah Silverman Program. Dan then created Acceptable TV, a televised version of Channel 101. Upon its cancellation, Dan pitched Community to Sony who picked it up. He served as head writer, showrunner and executive producer on the show for three consecutive years. Harmon was officially fired from the show on May 18, 2012 and replaced by the team of Moses Port and David Guarascio. During this time Harmon co-created the animated Cartoon Network series "Rick and Morty " and appeared in a documentary film based on his live podcasts called "Harmontown ". Once Season Four concluded, Community was renewed for a fifth year and Sony decided to bring back Harmon who replaced the departing Port and Guarascio. He reassumed his position as executive producer and showrunner for another two years. In his personal life on November 15, 2014, Harmon married his longtime girlfriend Erin McGathy . Nearly a year later on October 10, 2015, the couple would separately announce (Dan on his Harmontown podcast and Erin on her Twitter account) that they were getting a divorce.