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Dan Harmon
Birth date: January 3, 1973
Home town: Milwaukee, WI
Occupation: Producer, writer, performer
Also known for: Rick and Morty Channel 101
Work on Community
Title: Creator, Executive producer
Portrays : Patrick Isakson
Writing debut: Pilot
Acting debut: The 5 As
Active on Community: 2009-2012, 2013- present

I've never done well when I am being appreciated, I always do well when I am targeted for death.
Dan Harmon

Dan Harmon is an American writer and performer who created the television program "Community". He served as it's showrunner and executive producer for five of it's six seasons. Harmon is also known for having co-founded the online short film festival known as "Channel 101 " and his work on the Comedy Central program "The Sarah Silverman Show ". His current projects include the Cartoon Network show "Rick and Morty " and his weekly podcast Harmontown .


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 ducmentary 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.

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Season One
Season Two
Season Three
Season Five
Season Six


Year Title Media Role Character
1997 Downer TV Movie Actor
1999 Heat Vision and Jack TV Movie Writer, Co-executive producer
2003 Time Belt TV Actor, Writer Eugene Murzowski (unknown episodes)
Computerman TV Actor, Writer, Executive Producer, Director Eugene Murzowski (unknown episodes)
2004 Twigger's Holiday Film Actor Mr. Reamer
Laser Fart Video Director, Writer, Executive Producer, Actor Dan/Laser Fart
2006 Channel 101 TV Creator, Executive Producer
Monster House Film Writer
Monster House Video Game Writer
Yacht Rock TV Actor Ted Templeman (2 episodes)
2007 Acceptable TV TV Creator, Actor, Executive Producer Various (22 episodes)
The Sarah Silverman Program TV Creator, Executive Producer,
2009 In the Motherhood TV Actor Maverick (1 episode)
Hi, I Killed the World Film Actor Dr. Fishburn
81st Annual Academy Awards TV Special Writer
Funny People Film Actor Paparazzi at Medical Center
Community TV Creator, Writer, Executive Producer


Year Ceremony Award Result For Title
2007 Annie Awards Annie Nominated Best Writing in an Animated Feature Production Monster House
2009 Emmy Awards Emmy Nominated Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics 81st Annual Academy Awards
Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special 81st Annual Academy Awards

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