Ronald Irwin Friedman, B.A.
Work Phone: 213.740.3303
Office: SCA 335
In addition to being an Emmy-nominated writer, Ron Friedman is an award-winning architect, professional painter, sculptor, scene designer, actor and Broadway playwright. He is a is a member of the Writers Guild of America, the Screen Actors Guild, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and the Dramatists Guild.
Friedman, who shared credit on Minnie's Boys, the Marx Brothers musical, has also won the Writers Guild Award. He has penned over 700 hours of mostly prime time Top 10 TV in all genres including varieties such as The Tonight Show, Jonathan Winters and Dick Van Dyke specials; comedies such as All In The Family, Bewitched and The Odd Couple; dramas such as Charlie's Angels, Starsky & Hutch, Fantasy Island and JAG; and Movies of the Week such as Marathon, Murder Can Hurt You and Murder At Sea. Friedman has created, written and produced pilots in all genres for ABC, CBS, NBC and all major studios.
In animation, he created G.I.Joe, The Bionic Six, Defenders of the Earth, and the Marvel Action Hour with Stan Lee. Friedman also developed The Transformers, rewriting the first 64 episodes and wrote G.I. Joe: The Movie and The Transformers: The Movie. His other credits include the feature Two Daddies To Love Me and many series pilots including Air Raiders, The Band, Double Trouble and Mr. Monster.
Friedman is co-founder and principal in Northlight Entertainment, which created an un-wired, de facto children’s animation network in China with western advertising attached and is regarded as the only non-Chinese company to do so.