Jay Kogen
OccupationFilm writer, producer, actor, director
Years active1988–present
Brown Mandell
(m. 1997)

Jay Kogen is an American comedy writer, producer, actor and director.


He was born to a Jewish family.[1] His father is comedy writer Arnie Kogen. In 2001, Kogen had a son, Charlie, who is now a musician.[2]


Kogen co-wrote several episodes of The Tracey Ullman Show and The Simpsons along with former writing partner Wallace Wolodarsky. Since then, he has written for several shows, including an Emmy Award winning stint at Frasier, Everybody Loves Raymond, George Lopez, and Malcolm in the Middle. Kogen also made an appearance in The Aristocrats. He was a consulting producer on The Class, co-writer of the Dave Foley/David Anthony Higgins 1997 film The Wrong Guy, as well as being a former stand-up comedian.

In 2009, he started working on the Nickelodeon TV series The Troop. He is also the creator of Wendell & Vinnie.

In 2015, he became a writer & co-executive producer of Dan Schneider & Dana Olsen's live-action sitcom, Henry Danger.

On April 15, 2019, Kogen joined other WGA writers in firing their agents as part of the WGA's stand against the ATA and the unfair practice of packaging.[3]

On December 9, 2020, Kogen and Ali Schouten signed on to develop an iCarly revival series.[4] On February 25, 2021, it was reported that Kogen left the project due to "creative differences" with star Miranda Cosgrove.[5]

Notable filmography

The Simpsons
Malcolm in the Middle


  1. ^ Jewish Journal: "The Circuit" by Norma Zager November 3, 2005
  2. ^ "The Mint LA | Music in the Heart of LA".
  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (13 April 2019). "Writers Share Signed Termination Letters As Mass Firing Of Agents Begins After WGA-ATA Talks Fail". Deadline.
  4. ^ Petski, Denise (2020-12-09). "'iCarly' Revival With Original Stars Miranda Cosgrove, Jerry Trainor & Nathan Kress Ordered By Paramount+". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2020-12-10.
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (2021-02-25). "'iCarly': Jay Kogen Exits As Co-Showrunner Of Revival Series For Paramount+". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2021-02-25.