David Silverman

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Most Recent Affiliation(s):

  • The Simpsons, Supervising Director

Other Affiliation(s):

  • DreamWorks, Co-Director
  • Pixar, Co-Director
  • Blue Sky


  • David Silverman received his MFA from UCLA in 1983. He worked in freelance illustration and animation until landing a job on The Tracy Ullman Show, where The Simpsons got their start as short segments. He animated on all 48 shorts and directed many of the first episodes, becoming Supervising Animation Director as well as producer of The Simpsons in 1992. He then went on to DreamWorks to co-direct THE ROAD TO EL DORADO (2000), to Pixar to co-direct MONSTERS INC. (2001), and to Blue Sky to do writing and storyboarding for ICE AGE (2002) and ROBOTS (2005). He returned to the series at the end of 2003 as Supervising Director and directed THE SIMPSON’S MOVIE in 2007. Silverman received an Oscar nomination for the animated short MAGGIE SIMPSON IN “THE LONGEST DAYCARE” (2012).

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