Bill Lawrence is the creator and showrunner, producer, writer, and director for Cougar Town.
Bill has won a “Future Classic” award by the TV Land cable network, a Humanitas Prize, and was nominated for a Television Critics award, two Emmy Awards and a People’s Choice Award - all in Scrubs' first season. In addition, Lawrence also received 3 Producers Guild nominations for his work on the series.
Born in Ridgefield, Connecticut, Lawrence studied creative writing at the College of William and Mary and aspired to be a writer. After he graduated, friend and television writer Norman Barasch, advised him to write for television, so he moved to Los Angeles and began working on scripts. After several months, he was signed by the managers of Jerry Seinfeld, and his career began to take off.
Lawrence wrote his first television script at the age of 22 for the comedy series Billy, starring Billy Connolly. His career began to skyrocket when he became a staff writer on NBC’s Friends during its first season. By age 26, he had teamed with Gary David Goldberg to co-create Spin City. In addition to Scrubs, Lawrence is the executive producer and co-creator of the animated television series Clone High.
Lawrence currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, actress Christa Miller, their daughter Charlotte Sarah (who voices Doozer's "bye bye"), and his two sons, William Stoddard and Henry Vanduzer.
|1993||Boy Meets World||TV||Writer (1 episode)|
|1994||The Nanny||TV||Writer (2 episodes)|
|1995||Friends||TV||Writer (1 episode)|
|1996||Champs||TV||Writer (2 episodes)|
|Spin City||TV||Executive Producer, Co-Executive Producer, Supervising Producer, Co-creator (145 episodes)|
|2001||Scrubs||TV||Executive Producer, Creator|
|2002||Clone High||TV||Executive Producer, Co-Creator (13 episodes)|
|It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie||TV Movie||Actor|
|2005||Confessions of a Dog||TV Pilot||Executive Producer, Writer|
|2006||Nobody's Watching||TV Pilot||Executive Producer, Writer|
|Alpha Mom||TV Pilot||Director|
|2009||Cougar Town||TV||Co-Creator, Executive Producer|
|2003||Writers Guild of America||WGA Award (TV)||Nominated||Episodic Comedy - Scrubs|
|2004||PGA Awards||Television Producer of the Year Award in Episodic||Nominated||Comedy - Scrubs|
|2005||Emmy Awards||Emmy||Nominated||Outstanding Comedy Series - Scrubs|
|2006||Emmy Awards||Emmy||Nominated||Outstanding Comedy Series - Scrubs|
|PGA Awards||Television Producer of the Year Award in Episodic||Nominated||Comedy - Scrubs|