An American writer and TV producer named He has a $400 million fortune. The television comedy “Friends,” which David Crane co-created, wrote, and produced, is what most people associate him with. Together with his creative partner and college alum Marta Kauffman, he developed and produced the show. The book and lyrics for the musical “Personals,” which was up for a Drama Desk Award in 1986 for Outstanding Musical, were also co-written by David and Marta.
David Crane Biography And Net Worth
|Net Worth $400 million|
|Full Name David Crane|
|Birth Date August 13, 1957|
|Age 65 Years|
|Birthplace Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Profession Writer, producer|
|Partner Jeffrey Klarik|
David Crane Early Life
On August 13, 1957, David Crane was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His parents, Joan, a Philadelphia newswoman, and Gene, a Jew, raised him in a Jewish home. After graduating in 1975 from Harriton High School in Rosemont, Pennsylvania, David went on to Brandeis University where he received his degree in 1979.
David Crane Career Beginnings
In the CBS sitcom “Everything’s Relative” from 1987, Crane received his first writing credit. In 1990, he also co-created “Dream On,” which ran for six seasons and 120 episodes. He contributed writing to the CBS drama “Sunday Dinner” in 1991, and the following year, he and Marta co-created the two-season NBC drama “The Powers That Be.” The sitcom “Family Album,” which the two also co-created, debuted in 1993, and in 1994, Crane worked as an associate producer on the television movie “Couples.”
After airing 236 episodes over 10 seasons, “Friends” went on to become one of the most popular sitcoms of all time, it had its NBC debut in September 1994. The series ranked #21 on “TV Guide’s” list of the “50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time,” and its 2004 series finale set a decade record for most viewers with more than 52 million. More than 15 years after the sitcom ended, the cast members—Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer—reunited for “Friends: The Reunion” also known as The One Where They Get Back Together”.
For the Showtime/BBC Two series “Episodes” in 2011, Matt LeBlanc, the star of “Friends,” and Crane reunited. Over the course of five seasons, the show broadcast 41 episodes and received four Primetime Emmy nominations. On the show, LeBlanc portrayed a fictitious version of himself, and he was honored with the Golden Globe for the performance. The episodes of “The Class” and “Episodes” were created by Crane and Klarik through their production firm, CraneKlarik.
David and Jeffrey Klarik have been together for more than 30 years after meeting at a dinner organized by some of their mutual friends.
Crane has an estimated net worth of $400 million as of 2022. He made a lot of money along with his longtime friend and co-creator Marta Kauffman. His net worth is even more amazing when you consider the money he already gained from “Friends” plus the new acquisition deals and royalties. Forbes claims that Kevin Bright, Crane, and Kauffman split pre-tax profits of at least $550 million.
David Crane Height & Weight
|Eye Color Black|
|Hair Color Grey|