Saladin K. Patterson is currently an executive producer of the FXX comedy series DAVE. Prior to that, he was the showrunner of the TBS series The Last O.G. starring Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish and the showrunner of the TBS animated series The Cops starring Louis C.K. and Albert Brooks. Patterson completed three seasons as co-executive producer of CBS’ long-running hit The Big Bang Theory, which he joined after serving as a consulting producer on Two and a Half Men, another CBS hit comedy. He completed seven seasons as the co-executive producer on USA Network's comedy Psych. Prior to that, he was under a multi-year development deal with 20th Century Fox TV where he served as co-executive producer on FOX’s The Bernie Mac Show. Before joining the Bernie Mac staff, Patterson was a producer for three seasons on NBC’s Emmy®-winning sitcom Frasier after getting his start on ABC's Teen Angel and FOX's Eddie Murphy-starring The PJs. Patterson wrote The Fighting Temptations for Paramount Pictures and MTV Films starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Beyonce Knowles. Additionally, he has contributed to various produced features such as Undercover Brother, Scary Movie 4, Scary Movie 5, The Honeymooners, Beauty Shop, Shrek Goes Fourth, Alvin and the Chipmunks – Chipwrecked, Trolls and has sold numerous television pilots to NBC, USA Network, FOX, The WB and TV Land.
In 1996, Patterson began his writing career as one of four writers chosen for the prestigious Walt Disney Writer’s Fellowship Program. Upon completion of the program, he was selected to become a writer on Disney/ABC’s Teen Angel. In 1998, Patterson was selected as executive story editor on FOX’s The PJs. With eight produced scripts between the two shows, the writer-turned-director completed his first independent production, titled Da Sixth Sense, which appeared in the Acapulco Black Film Festival where it received runner-up for the grand prize and aired on HBO and Cinemax. In May 2003, Patterson completed his second independent project titled One Flight Stand which he wrote, directed and produced. It subsequently screened at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival, American Black Film Festival, Pan-African Film Festival and Aspen ShortFest.
Patterson is a native of Montgomery, Alabama and he is an M.I.T. alumnus with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He also received his M.A. in Psychology from Vanderbilt University. Patterson’s unique background recently contributed to him being chosen to serve on a special subcommittee of President Obama’s Job Council, comprised of entertainment professionals with backgrounds in science and engineering. He now resides in Los Angeles, California with his wife Chelsea, his daughter Micah and his son Joshua.