Max Mutchnick is the co-creator/executive producer of the 18-time Emmy Award-winning comedy series “Will & Grace,” which returned to NBC last fall to record ratings.
Mutchnick started his entertainment career almost 25 years ago as a writer for legendary television producer Alan Funt on “Candid Camera.” Shortly after, he partnered with high school best friend David Kohan and began their career as joke writers for “The Dennis Miller Show.”
As a writing team, Kohan and Mutchnick have created nine television series. Some of which include “Clipped,” “Partners,” “$#*! My Dad Says,” “Four Kings,” “Good Morning, Miami” and “Boston Common.” As young writers they started writing on ”Dream On,” “The Wonder Years,” “Evening Shade” and “Designing Women.”
In September 2016, while sitting in the back of a cab in London, Mutchnick had the idea to create an online reunion of “Will & Grace” as a response to the chaos of the 2016 election. It was directed by James Burrows and brought together almost the entire original production team from the pilot. The video, #VoteHoney, received an overwhelming response and was the impetus for bringing the show back to NBC.
Mutchnick received an honorary degree as Doctor Humane Letters from Emerson College in 2013.
Mutchnick is married to entertainment lawyer Erik Hyman. They live in Beverly Hills with their twin daughters, Evan and Rose, named for the couple’s maternal grandmothers with whom they were very close.