|Intro||Television producer, television writer|
|Is||Film director Screenwriter Actor|
|From||United States of America|
|Type||Film, TV, Stage & Radio|
|Birth||2 November 1964, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana, U.S.A.|
Matt Williams (born 1951-1952) is an American television producer and television writer.
Williams, whose birth name is Mark, is a graduate of the University of Evansville and did post-graduate work in theater at The University of New Orleans. Before becoming a writer and producer, he was an actor, appearing in commercials, theater and on the Christian Broadcasting Network soap opera Another Life in the early 1980s.
One of his many credits is creating and executive producing, along with Carmen Finestra and David McFazean the TV series Home Improvement. He produces films such as What Women Want, and writer/producer for The Cosby Show and A Different World as well as writing the screenplay for Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken. Williams created the TV series Roseanne but was fired after the 13th episode.
Additionally, he has written the play "Between Daylight and Boonville", and directed and co-produced the feature film Where the Heart Is starring Natalie Portman. He also wrote and directed Walker Payne in 2006, starring Jason Patric, Drea de Matteo, and Sam Shepard.
Williams is originally from Evansville, Indiana.