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Jay Steven Kogen (born May 3, 1963) is an American comedy writer, producer, actor and director.

Jay Kogen
Jay Steven Kogen

(1963-05-03) May 3, 1963 (age 56)
Brooklyn, New York, United States
OccupationFilm writer, producer, actor, director
Years active1988–present
Brown Kogen (m. 1997)


Born to a Jewish family,[1] Kogen has co-written several episodes of The Tracey Ullman Show and The Simpsons along with former writing partner Wallace Wolodarsky. Since then, he has written for several shows, including an Emmy Award winning stint at Frasier, Everybody Loves Raymond, George Lopez, and Malcolm in the Middle. Kogen also made an appearance in The Aristocrats. He was a consulting producer on The Class, co-writer of the Dave Foley/David Anthony Higgins 1997 film The Wrong Guy, as well as being a former stand-up comedian.

In 2009, he started working on the Nickelodeon TV series The Troop. He is also the creator of Wendell & Vinnie.

In 2015, he became a writer & co-executive producer of Dan Schneider & Dana Olsen's live-action sitcom, Henry Danger.

His father is comedy writer Arnie Kogen.

On April 15, 2019, Kogen joined other WGA writers in firing their agents as part of the WGA's stand against the ATA and the unfair practice of packaging.[2]

Notable filmographyEdit

The Simpsons
  • "My Fair Frasier"
  • "Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do"
  • "Sweet Dreams"
  • "Frasier's Curse"
  • "Merry Christmas, Mrs. Moskowitz"
  • "IQ"
  • "Something About Dr. Mary"
  • "Morning Becomes Entertainment"
Malcolm in the Middle


  1. ^ Jewish Journal: "The Circuit" by Norma Zager November 3, 2005
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "Writers Share Signed Termination Letters As Mass Firing Of Agents Begins After WGA-ATA Talks Fail". Deadline.

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