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Barry Fanaro

Barry Fanaro has written and produced over 200 episodes of network television. He served as executive producer and show runner on the beloved hit The Golden Girls during its first four seasons. He is a two-time Emmy Award winner, for his writing and producing on The Golden Girls. He also has two Golden Globes and a Writers Guild of America award for Best Comedy Writing.

Fanaro is also a very successful feature-film writer, having penned penning the worldwide blockbuster Men in Black II (grossing almost one-half billion), starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones; The Crew, starring Richard Dreyfuss and Burt Reynolds; and the cult hit Kingpin, starring Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid and Bill Murray. He's also done production rewrites on numerous films including the hit Analyze This, What's the Worst That Could Happen? and Big Trouble, to name a few.

He is currently writing an untitled original screenplay for DreamWorks and Montecito Pictures.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.

Barry Fanaro Facts


Selected Filmography

Kingpin Rated R Digital Version
The Crew
Physical Education 101
Happy Gilmore / Billy Madison / I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry 3-Movie Laugh Pack
The Golden Girls: Season 1
The Golden Girls: Season 2
Benson: Season 6
Benson: Season 5
Benson: Season 4
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