Tom Werner served as co-executive producer of The Cosby Show with Marcy Carsey.
|Birthname:||Thomas Charles Werner|
|Born:||April 12, 1950|
|Birthplace:||New York City, NY, U.S.|
|Occupation:||Television producer, screenwriter, director and businessman|
|Awards Won:||Several Emmy Awards|
|Spouse(s):||Jill Joy (divorced)|
|Character/Appearance on MWC:||None|
|Series inolved with:||The Cosby Show|
|Job with series:||Co-Executive producer, with Marcy Carsey|
|All in series|
Tom Werner (born Thomas Charles Werner on April 12, 1950) served as co-executive producer of The Cosby Show with Marcy Carsey. He is perhaps best known for her work with Carsey, with whom he formed the company Carsey-Werner Productions in 1981.
Via his investment in Fenway Sports Group (originally New England Sports Ventures), Tom serves as chairman of the Liverpool Football Club and the Boston Red Sox.
Career[edit | edit source]
Television[edit | edit source]
In 1973, Werner entered television by working for ABC-TV. In 1975, he became the Director of East Coast Prime Time Development. Werner was promoted to senior vice president of the prime-time development department in 1979. While at ABC, Werner was involved in the development of Mork & Mindy, Bosom Buddies, Soap, and Taxi.
Werner co-founded The Carsey-Werner Company with Marcy Carsey in 1980. In this capacity he served as executive producer of such television programs as The Cosby Show, A Different World, Roseanne, 3rd Rock from the Sun and That 70s Show. In 1996, Werner was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame.He is also the 2001 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Producers Guild of America along with his creative partner Marcy Carsey.
During the administration of President Bill Clinton, Werner and Carsey were close friends and frequent advisers to Bill and Hillary Clinton.
In 2000, Werner, Carsey, and longtime partner Caryn Mandabach joined Oprah Winfrey to start Oxygen, a 24-hour cable channel serving the modern woman.
References[edit | edit source]
- Stevenson, Richard W.. "THE MEDIA BUSINESS; 'Cosby' Producers Strike It Rich", The New York Times, December 23, 1988. Retrieved on 2010-11-09.
- Television Hall of Fame Honorees: Complete List.