Barry Kemp (TV producer)
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Barry Kemp (born December 4, 1949 in Hannibal, Missouri) is a television producer, director and writer, and a movie producer. He has written for numerous TV shows, but his two best-known creations are Newhart (he wrote the oft-repeated line: "Hi, I'm Larry. This is my brother Darryl and this is my other brother Darryl"), which lasted for eight seasons on CBS (1982–1990) and Coach, which lasted for nine seasons on ABC (1989–1997). He also wrote for Taxi for four seasons and was the creator of Fresno and Delta. Kemp's movie productions include Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, Patch Adams and Catch Me If You Can.
Kemp's productions received three nominations for Emmy Awards: Taxi for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series (1982) and Newhart for Outstanding Comedy Series (1984 and 1985). In 1999, he received the Valentine Davies Award from the Writers Guild of America, West.
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