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Matthew Carlson (birth name: Matt James Carlson) (born February 10, 1951) is an American television producer and writer.

Matthew Carlson
Matt James Carlson

(1951-02-10) February 10, 1951 (age 68)
Alma materCal State Northridge B.A
Cal State Northridge M.Ed
OccupationTelevision producer and writer
Years active1988–present
Spouse(s)Wendy Stretten (1988–present) 3 sons

He is best known for his work on the series Malcolm in the Middle and The Wonder Years. He was nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards for his work on the latter series.[1]

Carlson's other television credits include Townies, God, the Devil and Bob, Camp Wilder, The Boys Are Back, Men Behaving Badly (creating all the aforementioned series), Big Day, Samantha Who?, Sons of Tucson, Mr. Sunshine and Alexa & Katie.[2]

Carlson also wrote the screenplay for the 1994 film Wagons East starring John Candy and Richard Lewis.[3]


  1. ^ "Matthew Carlson Primetime Emmy Award Wins and Nominations". PRIMETIME EMMY® AWARD DATABASE. Retrieved March 31, 2011.
  2. ^ "Matthew Carlson at". Retrieved March 31, 2011. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ Holden, Stephen (August 26, 1994). "Wagons East (1994) FILM REVIEW; Starring John Candy and Various Crude Jokes". The New York Times. Retrieved March 31, 2011.

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