As head writer and supervising producer on Saturday Night Live, Blaustein and partner David Sheffield wrote and developed many of Eddie Murphy's more famous characters including Buckwheat, Velvet Jones, Gumby and Mr. Robinson. Since leaving the show they've written the films POLICE ACADEMY 2, COMING TO AMERICA, BOOMERANG, THE NUTTY PROFESSOR and its upcoming sequel, THE NUTTY PROFESSOR II: THE KLUMPS. In addition, Blaustein co-wrote and coproduced What's Alan Watching for CBS, which won the National Television Critics Award as best special of the year.
With BEYOND THE MAT, Blaustein makes his directorial debut.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.
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