Bill Prady

Bill Prady, elected February 12, 2018

Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Prady began his work in entertainment in 1983 at Jim Henson Productions (then Henson Associates, Inc.). This followed a brief career as a computer programmer and partner in a software company. Working with Jim Henson, Prady wrote a wide variety of projects, the last being The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson, a posthumous tribute to the late puppeteer for which he received one of his five Emmy nominations.

Following his work with Henson, Prady wrote for a number of television comedy and drama series. His first produced episode of series television was an episode of “Married… With Children” in 1991; his first staff writing job was on the HBO series “Dream On” in 1995. In 1997 he joined the writing staff of “Dharma & Greg,” rising to Executive Producer and taking over as “showrunner” in 2001. In 2007, Prady co-created the hit CBS series “The Big Bang Theory” with television veteran Chuck Lorre. He served as an Executive Producer of that series until its finale in May 2019.

In addition to his Emmy nominations, Prady has received two Writers’ Guild awards, a CableAce award and eleven People’s Choice awards for his work as both a writer and producer. He has also been nominated for two additional Writers’ Guild awards and five Golden Globes. For his work with NASA (a storyline on “Big Bang” promoting space exploration), Prady was awarded the Agency’s Exceptional Public Achievement Medal, NASA’s third-highest civilian honor.

He is a graduate of the Cranbrook School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and attended Wayne State University in Detroit. In the spring of 2022, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Wayne State University.

In 2021, he married award-winning writer Jessica Queller (Pretty is What Changes). He has two children, Stella and Asher, and a stepdaughter, Sophie.