Loren Bouchard : biography
Loren Hal Bouchard (born October 10, 1969) is an American screenwriter, director, animator, producer, composer, and voice actor for several animated TV shows and a co-creator of Home Movies (along with Brendon Small). He is also the creator of Bob's Burgers and Lucy: The Daughter of the Devil.
Life and career
A high school dropout, Bouchard was working as a bartender in 1993 when he bumped into a former grade school teacher of his, Tom Snyder. Snyder asked if Bouchard was still drawing, and then offered Bouchard a chance to work on a few animated short films Snyder was making. on The Apiary website The shorts developed into Bouchard's first series, Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist, which he produced. He credits Jonathan Katz, H. Jon Benjamin, and Tom Snyder as major influences., IGN, November 16, 2004 Dr. Katz ran for six seasons, from 1995-2000. He also produced one season of Science Court, another animated show made by Soup2Nuts. IGN
Towards the end of Dr. Katz, Bouchard and Brendon Small teamed up to create Home Movies. The show was picked up initially by UPN, who dropped it after five episodes; the remaining eight shows from season one, and the subsequent three seasons were shown on Adult Swim. The show was not renewed after the conclusion of the fourth season in 2004.
After Home Movies concluded and another Bouchard pilot, Saddle Rash, was not picked up, Bouchard created Lucy, the Daughter of the Devil. The show's pilot was created on October 30, 2005, but it was not until September 2007 that the show debuted as a weekly feature on Adult Swim. on the Variety website He is also currently a consulting producer on HBO's The Ricky Gervais Show. New York Times
Bouchard is currently producer for the series Bob's Burgers, which premiered on January 9, 2011 on Fox.
Bouchard lives in San Francisco in Impose Magazine with his wife, Holly Kretschmar. The couple married on September 3, 2006. New York Times
|2011||Teen Choice Award||Choice TV: Animated Show||Creator|
|2012||Teen Choice Award||Choice TV: Animated Show|
|Critics Choice Award||Best Animated Series|
|Primetime Emmy Award||Outstanding Animated Program||http://www.emmys.com/sites/emmys.com/files/EmmyNoms64-Press-Release.pdf|
|2013||Teen Choice Award||Choice TV: Animated Show|
|1995–1999||Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist||Producer, Writer, Editor|
|1997||Science Court||Producer, Director|
|1999–2004||Home Movies||Producer, Creator, Writer, Director|
|2002||Saddle Rash||Producer, Creator, Writer, Director||Pilot only|
|2005||Lucy, the Daughter of the Devil||Producer, Creator, Writer, Director|
|2010||The Ricky Gervais Show||Consulting Producer|
|2011–||Bob's Burgers||Producer, Creator, Writer, Composer|
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