Rob Lotterstein

Rob Lotterstein
Born Robert Lotterstein
Roslyn, New York, U.S.A.
Residence Los Angeles, California
Alma mater George Washington University
Occupation Television writer, producer, creator
Years active 1995–present
Partner(s) Phil Oster

Rob Lotterstein is an American television writer, producer and creator. He has produced and written for numerous television sitcoms including Boy Meets World, Suddenly Susan, Ellen, and Will & Grace, as well as serving as creator and executive producer of the critically acclaimed FOX sitcom The War at Home. Lotterstein also used to serve as executive producer on the Disney Channel original series Shake It Up!.


Lotterstein began his career writing commercials before landing his first job as a staff writer for HBO's Emmy Award winning show Dream On.[1][2] It was during his time writing for the show Dream On that Lotterstein first began working with Ellen Idelson, who would become his writing partner for nearly the next 10 years until her death in 2003.[1] Some of his notable writing/producing credits include The Nanny, Boy Meets World, Suddenly Susan, Ellen, Will & Grace and Darren Star's Grosse Pointe.[1][2][3][4] Lotterstein was the creator, writer, and executive producer of the show The War At Home for which he was nominated for a GLAAD Award as well as The Humanitas Prize.[1][2][5] In 2010, he made a cameo on the FOX animated series Family Guy providing the voice of a CBS executive trying to "refine" Brian's script for a television pilot.[3] Lotterstein used to serve as the executive producer of the Disney Channel's dance-driven sitcom Shake It Up!.[2][3]

Personal life

Lotterstein was born in Roslyn, New York and raised in the Jewish faith.[1][2][6] He graduated from George Washington University with a degree in marketing and went on to earn a masters degree in advertising from Northwestern University.[2][4] Lotterstein is openly gay, and currently lives in Los Angeles with his partner, Phil Oster.[1][2][4][5]



Year Series As Notes
2015–present K.C. Undercover Executive producer / teleplay Disney Channel Series
2010–2013 Shake It Up! Executive producer / writer Replaced Chris Thompson as showrunner in 2011
2010 Family Guy Actor - Role: Television Executive (voice) Episode 8.15: Brian Griffin's House of Payne
2005–2007 The War at Home Creator / executive producer
2005 The Bad Girl's Guide Co-executive producer / writer
2004 The Big House Co-executive producer / writer
2003 Sixteen to Life Creator / executive producer Unaired pilot
2001 Danny Co-executive producer
2000–2001 Grosse Pointe Supervising producer / writer
1999–2000 Suddenly Susan Producer / writer
1999–2000 Will & Grace Writer
1999 Working Co-producer
1998 Holding the Baby Writer
1997–1998 Boy Meets World Writer / executive story editor
1996–1997 Ellen Writer
1995–1996 Caroline in the City Writer
1995 The Nanny Writer
1995 Dream On Writer


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 "Interview: "The War at Home" Creator Rob Lotterstein". The Futon Critic. Retrieved 2011-01-04.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ""Shake It Up": Rob Lotterstein - Executive Producer". Disney Channel Medianet. Retrieved 2011-01-04.
  3. 1 2 3 "IMDb: Rob Lotterstein". Retrieved 2011-01-04.
  4. 1 2 3 "Queer Media and Entertainment Conference (Los Angeles) 2007 Panelists". Retrieved 2011-01-04.
  5. 1 2 "Interview With Rami Malek of "The War At Home"". Retrieved 2011-01-04.
  6. "National Jewish News". The Morning Star Commission. Retrieved 2011-01-04.

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