(August 6, 1976- )
Born in Providence, Rhode Island
Creator of the TV series The O.C., Gossip Girl and Chuck
Why he might be annoying
He had a subscription to Variety when he was 12.
When he got to USC he wondered, 'Where are all the pasty, sickly people?'
One of his scripts won the Nicholson Award at USC, but the award was taken back because he was a sophomore and you had to be a junior to enter.
Distancing 'The O.C.' from its predecessors, he said, 'I never really watched Dawson's Creek -- except for maybe once or twice.'
Why he might not be annoying
His parents were toy designers for Hasbro.
At 26, he became the youngest person to create and produce an hour-long series.
He said his favorite award was 'The O.C.' being named guilty pleasure of the year by VH-1.
He used his personal tastes in choosing music for his shows.
He endowed a TV screenwriting scholarship at USC.
He considers Cameron Crowe his biggest influence.
Credit: C. Fishel
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Year In Review:
For 2017, as of last week, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
In 2016, Out of 4 Votes: 100% Annoying
In 2015, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
In 2014, Out of 10 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
In 2013, Out of 13 Votes: 53.85% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 13 Votes: 61.54% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 11 Votes: 90.91% Annoying
In 2010, Out of 23 Votes: 56.52% Annoying
In 2009, Out of 25 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
In 2008, Out of 32 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
In 2007, Out of 18 Votes: 61.11% Annoying
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