David Crane (born August 13, 1957 in Philadelphia) is an American writer and producer. He was one of the creators of Friends, along with his longtime friend Marta Kauffman. He is primarily known for his comedic writing.
Crane attended Harriton High school in Rosemont, Pennsylvania, and received his bachelor's degree from Brandeis University.
He lives with his partner, Jeffrey Klarik. Together, they have created the ensemble sitcom, The Class and American-British comedy series Episodes.
In 2011, Crane and Matt LeBlanc reunited from Friends to work on British-American comedy series Episodes which was aired on BBC/Showtime from 2011 to 2017.
- Episodes, 2011–17 (creator, writer and executive producer)
- The Class, 2006 (creator, writer and executive producer)
- Jesse, 1998–2000 (executive producer)
- Veronica's Closet, 1997–2000 (creator, executive producer)
- Friends, 1994–2004 (creator, writer and executive producer)
- Dream On, 1990–96 (Writer/Producer)