Craig Thomas (screenwriter)

Craig Thomas at the 2013 Comic-Con

Craig David Thomas[1] is an American television writer who, along with writing partner Carter Bays, has written episodes of American Dad!, Oliver Beene, Quintuplets and the hit CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, which they created in 2005.[2] In 2012 How I Met Your Mother won Best Comedy at the People's Choice Awards.[3][4]

Along with Carter Bays he is a member of The Solids, who perform the theme song to How I Met Your Mother. He has been nominated for seven primetime Emmy Awards, including Best Original Song for "Nothing Suits Me Like a Suit".[5] Thomas graduated from Wesleyan University in 1997.[6]

In 2014 he shot a pilot for the show How I Met Your Dad with his partner Carter Bays, Emily Spivey and Greta Gerwig, but CBS asked them to do a second pilot, and they refused.

On April 15, 2019, Thomas joined a host of other writers in firing their agents as part of the WGA's stand against the ATA and the unfair practice of packaging.[7]

How I Met Your MotherEdit

Oliver BeeneEdit

  • "Dancing Beene"
  • "The Nudie Mag"
  • "X-Ray Specs"
  • "A Trip To Connie Island"
  • "Oliver and The Otters"

The Goodwin GamesEdit

  • "Pilot"
  • "The Hamletta"

American Dad!Edit

He did audio commentary for his episode of American Dad! and has been prominent in the How I Met Your Mother DVD audio commentaries.


  1. ^ "How I Met Your Mother Boss on Barney's Bride: "It Had to Be Her"". TV Guide. Retrieved 2012-05-15.
  2. ^ "Hot List: Craig Thomas & Carter Bays". TVWeek. Archived from the original on 2011-08-16. Retrieved 2009-04-15.
  3. ^ Retrieved on 2009-15-04
  4. ^ List of notable Wesleyan University alumni, Wesleyan University website
  5. ^ Retrieved on 2009-15-04
  6. ^ "An Evening with Carter Bays '97 and Craig Thomas '97". Archived from the original on 2 January 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2012.
  7. ^ "Damon Lindelof, Hart Hanson Among Top Showrunners Posting Termination Letters In Wake Of Failed WGA-ATA Negotiations". Deadline.

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