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Mike Mendel Bio – Mike Mendel Wiki
Mike Mendel born J. Michael Mendel, was an American television producer, best known for his work on “The Simpsons” and “Rick and Morty.”
Mendel attended Syracuse University after graduating from Monroe Woodbury High School in Woodbury, New York. Before serving on projects like “Big” and “Jerry Maguire,” he was a production assistant on “Broadcast News” in 1987. He worked on all three projects with Brooks.
Mendel joined “The Simpsons” in 1989 after leaving his post on “The Tracey Ullman” show once the Simpson clan earned its own spinoff series. He also served as a line producer and worked between James L. Brooks’ Gracie Films and Fox.
Between 1989-1999, Mendel held producer credits on 207 episodes and won three Emmys almost consecutively in 1995, ’97, and ’98. He earned his fourth in 2018 for his work as a line producer on “Rick and Morty” after four years with the show.
Mendel’s animation credits also included The Critic; The PJs; The Oblongs; The Pitts; Kid Notorious; Drawn Together; Sit Down, Shut Up; Good Vibes; and Napoleon Dynamite.
Mike Mendel Age
Mike Mendel was born on September 24, 1964 in Virginia, United States. He died on September 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. He was 54 years old.
Mike Mendel Wife
He was married to his wife, fellow Emmy winner and casting director Juel Bestrop.
Mike Mendel Children
Mendel had 2 children, son, Jacob, and daughter, Jesse.
Mike Mendel Death
Mendel died on September 23, 2019 at his home in Studio City, LA. A spokesperson for Adult Swim, the network where “Rick and Morty” airs, confirmed his death in a statement.
“All of us at Adult Swim are devastated by the untimely passing of Mike Mendel. Mike was the heart of the ‘Rick and Morty’ production family, his fantastic talent and wit will be sorely missed. Mike was a universally respected Emmy-winning producer with over 25 years in the industry, who guided and supported a generation of artists, writers and creators and his absence will be felt by the entire community. Our deepest condolences go out to his family, friends and colleagues during this difficult time.”
Following Mendel’s death, “Rick and Morty” co-creator Justin Roiland tweeted his condolences: “My friend, partner, and line producer Mike Mendel passed away. I am devastated. My heart breaks for his family. I don’t know what I’m going to do without you by my side Mike. I’m destroyed.”
My friend, partner, and line producer Mike Mendel passed away. I am devastated. My heart breaks for his family. I don’t know what I’m going to do without you by my side Mike. I’m destroyed.
— Justin Roiland (@JustinRoiland) September 23, 2019
Longtime Simpsons producer Al Jean also shared his condolences on Twitter: “V v sorry to learn of the passing of Mike Mendel (left) great guy. Our thoughts are with his family.”
— Al Jean (@AlJean) September 23, 2019
Mike Mendel Cause of Death
Mike Mendel died of natural causes.