J. Michael Mendel

American television producer

J. Michael "Mike" Mendel (September 24, 1964 – September 22, 2019) was an American television producer. He was a four-time Emmy Award winner for his works on The Simpsons and Rick and Morty. He also produced The PJs, The Oblongs, Drawn Together, Sit Down, Shut Up, and Napoleon Dynamite.

J. Michael Mendel
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Born(1964-09-24)September 24, 1964
Virginia, U.S.
DiedSeptember 22, 2019(2019-09-22) (aged 54)
Alma materSyracuse University
Spouse(s)Juel Bestrop

Mendel died suddenly on September 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, two days before his 55th birthday.[1][2]


  1. Bell, Breanna. "J. Michael Mendel, 'The Simpsons' and 'Rick and Morty' Producer, Dies at 54". Variety. Retrieved September 23, 2019.
  2. Barnes, Mike. "J. Michael Mendel, Producer on 'The Simpsons' and 'Rick and Morty,' Dies at 54". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 23, 2019.

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