David Crane Net Worth

David Crane Net Worth is
$200 Million

David Crane Biography

David Crane was born on the 13th August 1957, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA, and is of Jewish ancestry. He is a writer and producer, best known for creating several popular sitcoms, including “Friends” (1994-2004), “Class” (2006-2007), and most recently “Episodes” (2011-present). He has been an active member of the entertainment industry since the 1990s.

Have you ever wondered how rich David Crane is, as of mid-2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of David`s net worth is $200 million, an amount he has acquired through his successful career in the entertainment industry, not only as a writer, but also as a producer of several popular TV series.

David Crane Net Worth $200 Million

David grew up in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, where he went to Harriton High School. He is the son of respected news reporter and anchor Gene Crane, who worked at the WCAU channel, and Joan Crane, who was Gene`s first wife. After David matriculated from high school, he enrolled at Brandeis University, from which he graduated with a BA degree, and where he met Marta Kauffman, starting a lifelong friendship.

Upon his college graduation, Crane teamed up with his friend and soon-to-be colleague Marta Kauffman, and created a sitcom entitled “Dream On”, which lasted from 1990 until 1996, however, during the time “Dream On” was aired, David and Marta began developing a new sitcom, “Friends”, which eventually turned out to be one of the most successful comedies in US TV history, eventually increasing David`s net worth by a large margin. Together with Marta he created other successful series such as “The Powers That Be” (1992-1993), “Family Album” (1993), in addition with Kevin Bright, “Veronica`s Closet” (1997-2000), and “Joey” (2004-2006), which is a spin-off of the series “Friends”, featuring Matt LeBlanc in the leading role.

To speak further of his accomplishments, David has also created TV series “Class” (2006-2007), with his life partner Jeffrey Klarik, and “Episodes”, also with Jeffrey. The “Episodes” turned out to be quite successful, and it is currently in its fourth season, however, a sixth season is announced, and will began to air in 2017.
Apart from his work on TV series, David has also created several musicals, also with Marta Kauffman, including “Arthur”, and they also composed lyrics for the musical “Personals”, increasing further his net worth.
Thanks to his talents, David has received numerous prestigious nominations and awards, including 11 Primetime Emmy Award nominations, and one win for his TV series “Friends”. Furthermore, he received the two WGA Awards nominations for his work on TV series “Episodes”, and he also won the People’s Choice Award in the category Favorite Television Comedy.

David was also rewarded with the Writers Guild of America West`s Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Writing Achievement, alongside Marta Kauffman.
When it comes to his personal life, little is known about David in the media, except the fact that he is in a long-term relationship with Jeffrey Klarik.

Full NameDavid Crane
Net Worth$200 Million
Date Of Birth1957-08-13
Place Of BirthPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
ProfessionScreenwriter, Television producer, Copywriter
EducationBrandeis University
ParentsGene Crane, Joan Crane
PartnerJeffrey Klarik
AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series, Laurel Award for TV Writing Achievement, Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off Broadway Lyrics
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, Writers Guild of America Award for Television: New Series, Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Episodic Comedy, British Academy Television Award for Best Scripted Comedy, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical, Drama Desk...
MoviesThe One Where Monica Gets A Roommate
TV ShowsThe Class, Friends, Veronica's Closet, Dream On, The Powers That Be, Episodes, Family Album
1Attended Harriton High School in Rosemont, Pennsylvania, and received his bachelor's degree from Brandeis University. He's the son of long-time Philadelphia WCAU/CBS news anchor Gene Crane and wife, Joan Crane.


EpisodesTV Series written by - 41 episodes, 2011 - 2017 created by - 34 episodes, 2011 - 2015 creator - 7 episodes, 2017
The ClassTV Series created by - 19 episodes, 2006 - 2007 written by - 6 episodes, 2006 - 2007 story - 3 episodes, 2006 - 2007 teleplay - 1 episode, 2007
JoeyTV Series character: "Joey Tribbiani" - 43 episodes, 2004 - 2006 character: Joey Tribbiani - 3 episodes, 2004
FriendsTV Series created by - 236 episodes, 1994 - 2004 written by - 18 episodes, 1994 - 2004 teleplay by - 2 episodes, 2000 - 2004 story by - 1 episode, 1995
Friends: The One Before the Last One - Ten Years of Friends2004TV Movie creator / written by
Veronica's ClosetTV Series created by - 66 episodes, 1997 - 2000 written by - 1 episode
Crashendo1996Short story
Dream OnTV Series created by - 119 episodes, 1990 - 1996 written by - 17 episodes, 1990 - 1993
Couples1994TV Movie
Family Album1993TV Series created by - 6 episodes
The Powers That BeTV Series created by - 21 episodes, 1992 - 1993 teleplay - 2 episodes, 1992
Sunday Dinner1991TV Series written by - 1 episode
Everything's Relative1987TV Series written by - 1 episode


Episodes2011-2017TV Series executive producer - 41 episodes
The Class2006-2007TV Series executive producer - 19 episodes
Friends1994-2004TV Series executive producer - 236 episodes
Friends: The One Before the Last One - Ten Years of Friends2004TV Movie executive producer
Veronica's Closet1997-2000TV Series executive producer - 66 episodes
Jesse1998-2000TV Series executive producer - 34 episodes
Couples1994TV Movie associate producer
Dream OnTV Series co-executive producer - 40 episodes, 1991 - 1992 producer - 14 episodes, 1990


Dream On1993-1994TV Series creative consultant - 24 episodes


Back in Time for Dinner2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
We're the Millers2013writer: "I'll Be There For You"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
20 to 12010-2011TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd Out of Control2008Video writer: "I'll Be There For You"
Idool 20042004TV Series writer - 1 episode
3rd Rock from the Sun1996TV Series writer - 1 episode
Top of the Pops1995TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Dream On1990TV Series lyrics - 1 episode


Friends1996TV SeriesDirector


The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Friends: Friends from the Start2012Video documentary shortHimself
Friends Final Thoughts2005Video shortHimself
Inside TV Land: Tickled Pink2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 100 Most Memorable TV Moments2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards2002TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Comedy Series

Won Awards

2004TV Quick AwardTV Quick Awards, UKBest Comedy ShowFriends (1994)
2002Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy SeriesFriends (1994)
2002OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Writing in a Comedy SeriesFriends (1994)
2000People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Television Comedy
1993CableACECableACE AwardsWriting a Comedy SeriesDream On (1990)
1992CableACECableACE AwardsComedy SeriesDream On (1990)

Nominated Awards

2015Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Comedy SeriesEpisodes (2011)
2014Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Comedy SeriesEpisodes (2011)
2013Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Comedy SeriesEpisodes (2011)
2013BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Situation ComedyEpisodes (2011)
2013WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAEpisodic ComedyEpisodes (2011)
2012WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USANew SeriesEpisodes (2011)
2011Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Comedy SeriesEpisodes (2011)
2004Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsEpisode of the YearFriends (1994)
2003Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy SeriesFriends (1994)
2000Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy SeriesFriends (1994)
1999Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy SeriesFriends (1994)
1996Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy SeriesFriends (1994)
1995Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy SeriesFriends (1994)
1994CableACECableACE AwardsComedy SeriesDream On (1990)
1993Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Comedy SeriesDream On (1990)
1993CableACECableACE AwardsComedy SeriesDream On (1990)
1991ACECableACE AwardsComedy SeriesDream On (1990)

Known for movies

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