Matt Williams is best known as the creator and executive producer of the groundbreaking hit series Roseanne, and the co-creator and executive producer of Home Improvement, one of the most successful programs in television history, earning him three Emmy® Award nominations for Outstanding Comedy Series.
Williams started his television career as a writer/producer on The Cosby Show. For his work on the series, he was nominated for a Humanitas® Award, three Emmy Awards, and was honored with a Peabody® Award for Outstanding Achievement in Television Writing. Williams also served as co-creator of the Cosby spin-off, A Different World.
In film, he co-wrote and produced Disney's award-winning Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken. Williams also served as executive producer on the critically acclaimed drama Firelight; produced and directed Where The Heart Is, produced Nancy Meyer's romantic comedy What Women Want; and co-wrote, produced and directed Walker Payne.
In 1989, he formed Wind Dancer, an independent motion picture and television production company, with principals Carmen Finestra and David McFadzean. In addition to Home Improvement, Williams co-created and executive produced Carol & Company, Buddies, Thunder Alley; Soul Man; and Costello under the Wind Dancer banner. The company has also produced several feature films including As Cool As I Am with Identity Films, and Bernie with Mandalay Vision.