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David Crane is an American writer and producer. He co-created the TV series Friends.

Early life and education[]

Crane was born in the town of West New York in New Jersey on August 13, 1957. He attended Harriton High School in Rosemont, Pennsylvania, and received his bachelor's degree in Theater from Brandeis University in 1979.[1]



Crane co-created Friends with Marta Kauffman in 1994. He served as an executive producer on the show for its entire run and co-wrote several episodes with Kauffman.

Other work[]

Crane is primarily known for his work on comedic TV shows. He often works with his husband and together they created the ensemble sitcom The Class and American-British comedy series Episodes. Episodes starred Matt LeBlanc, who also starred in Friends.

Personal life[]

He is married to fellow TV producer Jeffrey Klarik, with whom he has two children: Clancy and Blaine. They live together in Los Angeles, California.

Selected filmography[]

  • 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)

External links[]


  1. [1] Otakukart - David Crane profile