Michael SchurOct 29, 1975, West Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Michael Herbert Schur (born October 29, 1975) is an American television producer, writer, and actor. He is well known for his work on the comedy series The Office and Parks and Recreation, the latter of which he co-created along with Office creator Greg Daniels, as well as The Good Place, which he created. He co-created the comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine and was a producer on the series Master of None. Schur writes comedies that include large, diverse casts that have created break-out stars. His shows feature optimistic characters who are relatable even in comical situations, often finding lasting love, and feature strong friendships, through plots that showcase "good-hearted humanistic warmth." Schur has been nominated for 14 Primetime Emmy Awards, winning two for his work on Saturday Night Live (1997–2004) and The Office.