Gary A. Rosen

ILLUSTRATOR. SCREENWRITER. POSSUM-LOVER.

All About Me

This is my pal Appleblossom!

This is my pal Appleblossom!

I am a screen and television writer who always doodled. Who knew that I would illustrate a book when I was in my 50s?  It's never too late to try something new!  

I was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. I went to high school there (Birmingham) and I graduated from UCLA with a degree in History. 

I love the movies, and started collecting movie posters when I was a kid. I started my career in entertainment working in the shipping room at Universal Pictures. I got my first big break when I was hired to work in film editing, and my second big break when a director thought I was funny. He asked me to write jokes and off-camera lines for his film. I later was hired by the same movie studio to write a screenplay and then many episodes of television. I co-wrote the movie MAJOR PAYNE, and I've directed a movie, and written for many television shows, including 21 JUMP STREET, and BEVERLY HILLS 90210.

I started drawing pictures of possums and my wife wrote a book about them. We live in Santa Monica, California, and until recently we had two rescue dogs, but they have gone on to dog heaven. 

I love to play basketball, watch basketball, and think about basketball. I have one brother who is a non-fiction writer. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey. I eat a hamburger almost every day, and I love my family.

This is me and my smart, funny, beautiful wife, Holly. Boy did I luck out!

This is me and my smart, funny, beautiful wife, Holly. Boy did I luck out!

 

 

my FAVORITES

Favorite Movie
THE BIG LEBOWSKI

Favorite Actor
BARNEY RUBBLE

Favorite Sports Team
L.A. CLIPPERS

Favorite Restaurant
THE PANTRY in LOS ANGELES

Favorite Meal
THE HAMBURGER STEAK AT THE PANTRY!

Favorite Holiday
THE 4th of JULY

Favorite Artist
WINSOR MCKAY
and JOHN ROCCO

Favorite TV Critic
ROBERT LLOYD (of the LATIMES)

Favorite Candy
YORK PEPPERMINT PATTY

Favorite Musician
RY COODER (solo artist)
THE KINKS (group)

Favorite Politician
MAYOR McCHEESE

Favorite Kind of Pudding
EEL PUDDING

Favorite Animal
A POSSUM

Favorite Character on Game of Thrones
BRIENNE
But GHOST (DIDE WOLF) is TRENDING!

Favorite Number
I have no choice but to
COUNT BY 7s


Copyright  ©2015, Gary A. Rosen