J. Michael Mendel

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J. Michael Mendel

J. Michael Mendel

J. Michael Mendel

Date of Birth

Date of Birth: September 24, 1964
Date of Passing: September 22, 2019
Birthplace: Radford, Virginia
Obituary: Hollywood Reporter

J. Michael Mendel was an American television producer of animated programming.

A student of Syracuse University, Mendel began his career working in production for James L. Brooks on projects such as Broadcast News (1987), Big (1988), and Jerry Maguire (1996).

He produced several animated television series, perhaps best known for his work on Rick and Morty and The Simpsons, as well as Napoleon Dynamite, Good Vibes, Sit Down Shut Up, Drawn Together, The PJs, and The Critic.

J. Michael Mendel was an American television producer of animated programming.

A student of Syracuse University, Mendel began his career working in production for James L. Brooks on projects such as Broadcast News (1987), Big (1988), and Jerry Maguire (1996).

He produced several animated television series, perhaps best known for his work on Rick and Morty and The Simpsons, as well as Napoleon Dynamite, Good Vibes, Sit Down Shut Up, Drawn Together, The PJs, and The Critic.

Mendel won Emmy Awards for Outstanding Animated Programing for his work on Rick and Morty and The Simpsons.

Mendel died September 22nd, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. He was 54.

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Awards & Nominations

8 Nominations | 5 Emmys
Outstanding Animated Program - 2020
  • Winner
  • J. Michael Mendel, Produced by
  • Rick And Morty
  • "The Vat Of Acid Episode"
  • Adult Swim
  • Rick and Morty, LLC
Outstanding Animated Program - 2018
  • Winner
  • J. Michael Mendel, Produced by
  • Rick And Morty
  • "Pickle Rick"
  • Adult Swim
  • Williams Street Productions
OUTSTANDING ANIMATED PROGRAM (FOR PROGRAMMING ONE HOUR OR LESS) - 1999
  • Nominee
  • J. Michael Mendel
  • The Simpsons
  • FOX
  • Gracie Films in association with 20th Century Fox Television
OUTSTANDING ANIMATED PROGRAM (FOR PROGRAMMING ONE HOUR OR LESS) - 1998
  • Winner
  • J. Michael Mendel
  • The Simpsons
  • FOX
  • Gracie Films in association with 20th Century Fox Television
OUTSTANDING ANIMATED PROGRAM (FOR PROGRAMMING one hour or less.) - 1997
  • Winner
  • J. Michael Mendel
  • The Simpsons
  • FOX
  • Gracie Films in association with 20th Century Fox Television
OUTSTANDING ANIMATED PROGRAM (FOR PROGRAMMING ONE HOUR OR LESS) - 1996
  • Nominee
  • J. Michael Mendel
  • The Simpsons
  • FOX
  • Gracie Films in association with 20th Century Fox Television
OUTSTANDING ANIMATED PROGRAM (FOR PROGRAMMING ONE HOUR OR LESS) - 1995
  • Winner
  • J. Michael Mendel
  • The Simpsons
  • FOX
  • Gracie Films in association with 20th Century Fox Television

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