Dan Harmon was born in Milwaukee in 1973, and soon began performing stand-up and sketch comedy. His love for making people laugh took him 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 these studious days, Dan and Rob launched Channel 101, the untelevised non-profit audience-controlled network for undiscovered filmmakers. Sarah Silverman then asked Dan and Rob to create her a series for Comedy Central, which evolved into The Sarah Silverman Program for which Dan wrote many episodes. Continuing his love for underground filmmaking, Dan created Acceptable TV, a televised version of Channel 101. After its cancellation, Dan pitched Community to Sony, they bit and he served as head writer, showrunner and executive producer on the show for three years. On May 10, 2012, NBC anounced Community would be back for a fourth season but it was uncertain if Harmon would return as his contract with Sony was up. On May 18th, 2012 Sony Pictures Television made the official anouncement that Dan Harmon would not return as showrunner and instead be made a consulting producer. He will be replaced by the team of David Guarascio and Moses Port whose recent work include the ABC sitcom "Happy Endings".