Michael Patrick King

For other uses, see Michael King (disambiguation).
Michael Patrick King
Born (1954-09-14) September 14, 1954
Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Residence Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York
Occupation Film/television producer, director, writer
Years active 1989–present

Michael Patrick King (born September 14, 1954) is an American director, writer and producer for television shows and films.

Life and career

King was born to an Irish-American family in Scranton, Pennsylvania and was raised as a Roman Catholic.[1][2] King attended Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pennsylvania for three years.[3] In 1975, King moved to New York, did comedy, and wrote plays. He also was a member of a comedy improv group called The Broadway Local which mostly performed at Manhattan Punch Line Theatre. They were considered to be the in-house Improv group there.

He eventually moved to Los Angeles, where he found work writing for the television series Murphy Brown, and was nominated for several Emmys.[4] He has written for another HBO show, The Comeback, as well as for broadcast shows Will & Grace, Good Advice and Cybill. But he is best known for his work on the HBO series Sex and the City, which was created by Darren Star. King wrote all the season premieres and finales of Sex and the City (except its Pilot, written by Star, and the fifth season finale, which King co-wrote with Cindy Chupack).[5] King also directed the show's film adaptation, and its follow-up, Sex and the City 2. He is featured on The Other Network Writers Room, an audio series for aspiring comedy writers.

He is openly gay[6] and owns Arcade Productions. He lives in Greenwich Village.

He is the co-creator of the CBS comedy 2 Broke Girls.


Year Title Credit Role Notes
2005, 2014–present The Comeback Creator, director, writer, executive producer 21 episodes
2011–present 2 Broke Girls Creator, writer and executive producer director for 21 episodes
2011 A Mann's World Director, writer and executive producer TV Movie
2010 Sex and the City 2 Director, writer and producer
2008 Sex and the City
2001 55 Mercer Street Writer
1999 Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm HBO Publicist
1998–1999 Will & Grace Writer and consulting producer 6 episodes
1998–2004 Sex and the City Director, writer and executive producer 93 episodes
1997 Temporarily Yours Creator and writer 7 episodes
1996 Cybill Writer and executive producer 8 episodes
1994 The 5 Mrs. Buchanans Writer and creative consultant 3 episodes
Good Advice Director and writer 3 episodes
1991–1993 Murphy Brown Writer 10 episodes
1990 My Talk Show
How to Be Louise The Agent
1989 The Sweet Life Writer and producer


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