Incredibly talented, smart and humorous, Dan Harmon is a renowned American writer who is also a producer and actor. He has created several TV shows during his career, stunning colleagues and fans with his dexterity. Over the years, he has not only established himself as one of the most proficient writers and content creators in Hollywood but has also proven himself to be a good actor who has appeared in a handful of shows. A very versatile and multi-talented man, Dan Harmon is also a rapper and podcaster.
As a writer and creator, Dan is now most renowned for creating Community, a popular American comedy television series which airs on NBC. He is also known for co-creating Rick and Morty, another popular American adult animated science fiction sitcom.
Dan Harmon’s Family
Dan Harmon was born on the 3rd day of January 1973. The writer was born in Milwaukee, the largest city in Wisconsin, USA. It was also in Wisconsin that he spent his early days with the rest of his family. Even though he is now more simply known as Dan Harmon, his real birth name has been revealed to be Daniel James Harmon.
Very little is known about Dan’s family; the identity of his parents have not been revealed. We can only call them Mr. and Mrs. Harmon at the moment. However, we know that he is fond of his mother and has shown her off on social media sometimes especially on Mother’s Day. Also, it is not certain if he has any siblings with whom he grew up in Wisconsin.
Growing up, Dan attended Brown Deer High School located in Brown Deer, a village in Wisconsin. He later studied at Marquette University, a private research university in Wisconsin. According to reports, he also briefly studied at the Glendale Community College. He later used the experiences he had at the Glendale Community College to write his show, Community.
Dan Harmon’s career kick-started in the ’90s when he became a member of ‘ComedySportz Milwaukee’, an improvisational comedy organization with his friend Rob Schrab and others. The group later produced an album called Take Down the Grand Master, in 1996.
In 1999, Dan Harmon and Rob Schrab collaborated to co-write Heat Vision and Jack, a TV pilot which starred important actors like Owen Wilson. During this period, he also created several Channel 101 shows, winning a lot of admiration within the industry.
After starring in appearing in some Channel 101 shows himself, Dan went on to create The Sarah Silverman Program, a TV sitcom for Comedy Central in 2007. He also worked as the head writer for the show for many episodes. The show eventually ran till 2010. Apparently, as his credits grew, Dan gradually kept gaining serious momentum as a prominent writer to reckon with.
In 2009, Dan Harmon gained even more prominence around America when he created Community, a comedy TV series which was based on his experiences at the Glendale Community College. The show became quite a hit after it started to show on NBC, and shot him to wide reckoning as a writer. The show ran for 3 seasons until May 18, 2012, after Dan Harmon was fired from his position on Community because of some creative conflicts between himself and executives.
In 2013, Dan Harmon and his friend, Justin Roiland collaborated to create Rick and Morty, an adult animated science fiction sitcom which has become quite popular among Americans. After many seasons, the show was renewed for another 70 episodes in 2018.
Dan Harmon’s Ex-Wife & Divorce
Dan Harmon used to be a married man; he was married to Erin McGathy, an American artist, comedian and podcast host. The couple met and dated for a while before they got married. According to reports, Dan proposed to Erin in December 2013 and they finally tied the knot in November 2014.
However, the marriage was short-lived as the couple filed for divorce just about a year later in October 2015. Their separation came as a surprise to many because they had appeared to be the perfect couple to fans and colleagues.
Does He Have A Girlfriend?
After moving away from Erin McGathy, Dan Harmon found love in another woman called Cody Heller who is also a writer and content creator. The couple started dating in 2016 and have been together ever since. Fans expect that soon, they will take things further by tying the knot as man and wife.