David was born and raised in Danville, California. After graduating from UCLA’s School of Motion Picture/Television with honors ("which is not that hard to do") he worked as a creative executive for Lorimar-Telepictures and NBC. He began writing full-time when he landed a staff job on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. As writer and producer, he helped launch the first few seasons of FOX Animation hits King of the Hill and American Dad, and was the original showrunner on Family Guy, which he co-developed with creator Seth MacFarlane.
He has written many pilots, and also created two short-lived network series and one internet show, none of which you’ve ever heard of. He recently co-produced the film adaptation of Tucker Max’s bestseller, I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell. David has been nominated for five Emmys®, but only took home one trophy (for King of the Hill), which is a little disappointing, frankly.
He lives in Los Angeles with his very patient wife and their two sons who are still too young to watch anything he’s ever written.