Michael Waldron

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Michael Waldron
Born (1987-04-23) April 23, 1987 (age 35)
NationalityAmerican
Occupation
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
Years active2014–present
Notable work

Michael Waldron (born April 23, 1987)[1] is an American screenwriter and producer known for his work on Rick and Morty, Loki, Heels, and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.[2]

Career

In February 2014, Waldron was enrolled in the MFA screenwriting program at Pepperdine University and was an intern for the Adult Swim show Rick and Morty during its first season when he was hired by the show's co-creator Dan Harmon to be part of the production staff of Harmon's NBC series Community for its fifth season.[3][4][5] In February 2017, he was writing the series Heels for Starz.[6] By August 2017, he was executive producing the YouTube Red series Good Game.[7]

In February 2019, he was hired as head writer and executive producer on the Disney+ series Loki (2021).[8] In November 2019, after producing several Rick and Morty episodes, Waldron wrote the season four episode "The Old Man and the Seat".[8] In February 2020, he began writing the script for the film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022).[9] In January 2021, he was hired to write the screenplay for Kevin Feige's untitled Star Wars film, while also signing an overall deal with Disney.[10]

Filmography

Key
Denotes productions that have not yet been released Denotes productions that have not yet been released
Year Title Credited as Notes
Writer Producer
2014 Community Assistant No 13 episodes[3]
2017 Good Game No Executive 6 episodes[7]
2019–2020 Rick and Morty Yes Yes Writing: episode, "The Old Man and the Seat"[11]
2021–present Loki Yes Executive 6 episodes[8]
2021–present Heels Yes Executive 8 episodes[12]
2022 Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Yes No Actor: Christine Palmer's Wedding Guest[13]

Accolade(s)

List of awards and nominations
Award Date of ceremony Category Series Result Ref.
Primetime Emmy Award September 19, 2020 Outstanding Animated Program Rick and Morty (for "The Vat of Acid Episode") Won [14]

References

  1. ^ "Michael Waldron (23/04/1987)". EcranLarge.com (in French). Retrieved April 18, 2022.
  2. ^ Kit, Borys (February 7, 2020). "'Doctor Strange 2' Lands New Writer in 'Loki' Show Creator (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 15, 2021.
  3. ^ a b Stevens, Colin (February 16, 2019). "'Loki' Streaming Series Sets 'Rick and Morty's Michael Waldron as Showrunner". IGN. Retrieved January 8, 2020.
  4. ^ Robinson, Joanna (June 3, 2021). "How the Man Behind Loki Is Shaping Marvel's Phase 4 and Beyond". Vanity Fair. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  5. ^ Weintraub, Steve (June 13, 2021). "Michael Waldron Goes Deep on 'Loki,' 'Doctor Strange 2,' and How He Got His Break in Hollywood". Collider. Retrieved June 12, 2021.
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 17, 2017). "Wrestling Drama 'Heels' From Paramount TV Heats Up At Starz, Eyeing Series Order". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 7, 2021.
  7. ^ a b Alexander, Julia (June 23, 2017). "YouTube, Dan Harmon are hopping on TV's newest trend with scripted esports comedy". Polygon. Retrieved January 7, 2021.
  8. ^ a b c Kit, Borys (February 15, 2019). "Marvel's 'Loki' Series Lands 'Rick and Morty' Writer (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on February 18, 2019. Retrieved January 7, 2021.
  9. ^ Kit, Borys (February 7, 2020). "'Doctor Strange 2' Lands New Writer With 'Loki' Show Creator (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on February 8, 2020. Retrieved January 7, 2021.
  10. ^ Kroll, Justin (January 7, 2021). "'Loki' Exec Producer Michael Waldron Tapped To Write Kevin Feige's 'Star Wars' Movie As Part Of New Deal With Disney". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Archived from the original on January 7, 2021. Retrieved January 7, 2021.
  11. ^ Flook, Ray (November 18, 2019). ""Rick and Morty" Season 4 "The Old Man and the Seat": A Tale of Love, Loss & Poop". Bleeding Cool. Avatar Press. Retrieved January 7, 2021.
  12. ^ Swift, Andy (October 30, 2020). "Stephen Amell Sustains Back Injury on Set of Starz Wrestling Drama Heels". TVLine. Retrieved January 7, 2021.
  13. ^ Sneider, Jeff (February 7, 2020). "'Doctor Strange 2' Taps 'Loki' Scribe Michael Waldron to Rewrite Script". Collider. Archived from the original on February 8, 2020. Retrieved January 7, 2021.
  14. ^ "Michael Waldron - Emmy Awards, Nominations and Wins". Emmys. Retrieved January 10, 2021.

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