Ron Friedman (producer)

Ronald I. Friedman (born August 1, 1932) is an American television and film producer and writer most known for his work on such animated television shows as G.I. Joe, The Transformers and the Marvel Action Hour. He has also written for shows including Iron Man and Fantastic Four as well as the animated film The Transformers: The Movie.

Ron Friedman
Ronald I. Friedman

(1932-08-01) August 1, 1932 (age 87)
OccupationTelevision producer, television writer, director, voice actor
Years active1965-2011

Early life and educationEdit

Friedman attended Carnegie Mellon University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture.


Friedman has written over 700 hours of episodes for many TV series, such as The Andy Griffith Show, The Good Guys, Bewitched, Gilligan's Island, All in the Family, The Odd Couple, Happy Days and That's My Mama.

In animation, Friedman created the G.I. Joe series and developed Transformers for American television, re-writing over 64 episodes. He also worked with Stan Lee to create The Marvel Action Hour. Friedman also has 42 feature scripts to his name, the most recent of which was just purchased by West Coast Film Partners for production in early 2011.[1]

He has been nominated for multiple Emmy Awards, and has won several WGA Awards.

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