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Tolan, Peter 1958–

TOLAN, Peter 1958

PERSONAL

Born July 5, 1958, in Scituate, MA. Education: Attended University of Massachusetts at Amherst.


Addresses: Agent Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.


Career: Writer, producer, and actor. With Linda Wallem, formed comedy/theatrical team "Wallem & Tolan."


Awards, Honors: Emmy Award (with others), outstanding comedy series, 1992, and Emmy Award nomination (with others), outstanding comedy series, 1993, both for Murphy Brown; Emmy Award nominations (with others), outstanding comedy series, 1993, 1994, 1995, Emmy Award nomination (with others), outstanding individual achievement in writing in a comedy series, 1993, for episode "The Spider Episode," Emmy Award nomination (with others), outstanding comedy series, 1995, Emmy Award nominations (with Gary Shandling), outstanding individual achievement in writing for a comedy series, 1995, for the episodes "Hank's Night in the Sun" and "The Mr. Sharon Stone Show," Emmy Award nomination, outstanding individual achievement in writing for a comedy series, 1996, Writers Guild of America TV Award, best episodic comedy, 1997, for the episode "Arthur after Hours," Emmy Award nomination, 1997, for the episode "My Name Is Asher Kingsley," Writers Guild of America Television Award nomination, episodic comedy category, 1997, for episode "Eight," and Emmy Award nomination (with Shandling), outstanding writing for a comedy series, 1998, for the episode "Flip," all for The Larry Sanders Show.


CREDITS

Television Work; Series:

Coproducer, Home Improvement, ABC, 1991.

Executive story editor, Murphy Brown, CBS, 19911992.

Coproducer, Murphy Brown, CBS, 19911993.

Coexecutive producer, The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 19921993.

Executive producer, The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 19931995.

Coproducer, Good Advice, CBS, 1994.

Creator and executive producer, The George Wendt Show, CBS, 1995.

Creator and executive producer, Style and Substance, CBS, 1998.

Executive producer, America's Sweethearts, 2001.

Creator and executive producer, The Job, ABC, 20012002.

Executive producer, Wednesday 9:30 (8:30 Central) (also known as My Adventures in Television ), ABC, 2002.

Creator, Rescue Me, FX, 2004.


Also worked as consulting producer, The Larry Sanders Show, HBO.

Television Director; Episodic:

Sessions, HBO, 1991.

"Vacation," The Job, ABC, 2002.

"Chinese Baby," Wednesday 9:30 (8:30 Central), 2002.

Also directed "Do Not Go Squealing into That Good Night," Style and Substance, CBS.

Television Work; Pilots:

Executive producer, Dave Chappelle, Fox, 1998.

Executive producer, HMO, ABC, 2001.

Director and executive producer, Rescue Me, FX, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1992.

Piano player, Love and War, CBS, 1992.

Adam Loderman, "Off Camera," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1993.

Mr. Taylor, Good Advice, CBS, 1994.

Carl, "Chelsea Gets an Opinion,"Style and Substance, CBS, 1998.


Dr. Devon, "The Greatest Story Ever Toad," Maggie, CBS, 1998.

Sean, "Sacrilege," The Job, ABC, 2002.


Film Appearances:

Jeremy, Home, 1989.

Dorothy's Christmas party guest, Alice, Orion, 1990.


Stage Appearances:

Laughing Matters, Arts Common at St. Peter's Church, New York City, 1989.


WRITINGS

Screenplays:

My Fellow Americans, Warner Bros., 1996.

(With Harold Ramis and Kenneth Lonergan) Analyze This, Warner Bros., 1999.

What Planet Are You From?, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2000.

Bedazzled (also known as Teuflisch ), Twentieth CenturyFox, 2000.

America's Sweethearts, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2001.

Stealing Harvard, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2002.

Analyze That, Warner Bros., 2002.

(Uncredited rewrite) The InLaws, Warner Bros., 2003.

The Smoker, 2004.

Television Episodes:

Wish You Were Here, CBS, 1990.

"Teacher, Teacher," Carol & Company, 1990.

"Adventures in Fine Dining,"Home Improvement, ABC, 1991.

"Nothing More Than Feelings," Home Improvement, ABC, 1991.

Sessions, HBO, 1991.

Murphy Brown, CBS, 19911993.

The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 19921998.

"Two Times Twenty," Good Advice, CBS, 1994.

The George Wendt Show, CBS, 1995.

Buddies, ABC, 1996.

"Secrets & Ellen," Ellen, ABC, 1997.

"The Boss and Other Disasters," Style and Substance, CBS, 1998.

The Job, ABC, 20012002.

Rescue Me, FX, 2004.


Wrote "Paris," Wish You Were Here; also wrote the stories for episodes "Marrakesh" and (with Larry Jacobsen) "Barcelona, " Wish You Were Here.

Television Pilots:

Buddies, 1996.

Style and Substance, CBS, 1998.

Dave Chapelle, Fox, 1998.

HMO, ABC, 2001.

The Job, ABC, 2001.

Wednesday 9:30 (8:30 Central) (also known as My Adventures in Television ), ABC, 2002.

Rescue Me, FX, 2004.


Television Theme Songs:

Wednesday 9:30 (8:30 Central) (also known as My Adventures in Television ), ABC, 2002.


Television Movies:

Name, ABC, 1999.

Stage Plays:

"Best Half Foot Forward," Program B, Festival of One Act Plays, Manhattan Punch Line Theatre, New York City, 1988.

(With Linda Wallem; and musical composer and lyricist) Laughing Matters, Arts Common at St. Peter's Church, 1989.

"Pillow Talk," Evening B, Festival of One Act Comedies, Judith Anderson Theatre, New York City, 1989.

"Stay Carl Stay," Evening A, The 7th Annual Festival of One Act Comedies, Judith Anderson Theatre, 1991.

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