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  • Date of birth : 09/10/1955

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  • Boomer Linwood

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Linwood Boomer (1955)

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Linwood Boomer is a Canadian-American television producer, writer, and actor. He is well known for playing the role of Adam Kendall on the drama Little House on the Prairie, and for creating the Fox sitcom Malcolm in the Middle.

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 early life
Boomer was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the third of four children. He was enrolled in a gifted program at school. His mother is Eileen.

 career
Boomer began his career as an actor. After playing Adam Kendall on Little House on the Prairie, Boomer began focusing his talents on the behind-the-scenes aspects of television.

Boomer's writing and executive producing credits include Night Court, Flying Blind, The Boys Are Back, Townies, 3rd Rock from the Sun and God, the Devil and Bob. He also created and executive produced the pilots Family Business, Nice Try, and the U.S. version of Red Dwarf, and served as an executive producer under James L. Brooks for the pilot of Big. He also owns his own production company Satin City

Boomer is in final negotiations with CBS on a pilot order for a project that will reunite him with Gail Berman, the exec who shepherded Malcolm during her tenure at Regency TV and as programming chief at Fox. Boomer wrote the script and will exec produce along with Berman and Lloyd Braun for their BermanBraun shingle and Universal Media Studios, where BermanBraun is based. Dubbed The Karenskys, the multi-camera comedy revolves around a daughter's return to the fold of her large, eccentric, ethnic family after her husband takes a job in her hometown. It will be directed by Pamela Fryman. Starring Annie Potts, Desi Lydic, Jack Thompson, Mather Zickel, Sasha Alexander, Tinsley Grimes, & Todd Stashwick. [http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117991784.html?categoryid=14&cs=1]

 Malcolm in the Middle

Although Boomer has created, produced and acted in many television series, he is best known for creating the Fox sitcom Malcolm in the Middle. The debut episode of the series was watched by 22.5 million viewers, and the second episode was watched by 26 million viewers. The series ran for seven seasons from 2000 to 2006 and in total had 151 episodes. Boomer got the opportunity of writing two episodes, starting with "Pilot" and then "Francis Escapes" and directing five episodes, "Dewey's Opera", "Stilts", "Reese vs. Stevie", "Bride of Ida" and the last episode, "Graduation". Boomer received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing Comedy Series for the Pilot episode.

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