Alan Kirschenbaum (April 19, 1961 – October 26, 2012) was an American television producer and writer. He was the co-creator of the long-running sitcom Yes, Dear, directed Everybody Loves Raymond episodes, and was the head writer for Coach for three seasons.[2] He was also a producer/writer on Raising Hope and Friend Me.

His father was Jewish-American stand-up comedian Freddie Roman.[3][4] He was a 1983 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

Kirschenbaum was also an avid harness racing fan, having reported for ESPN on their Breeders' Crown broadcasts. Kirschenbaum was an owner and breeder for many years. Kirschenbaum was also a supporter of the California Sire Stakes. He also was a supporter of the California Harness Horseman’s Association, serving as president, along with being an avid amateur driver, racing in several East vs. West Coast challenges.[5]


Kirschenbaum took his own life on October 26, 2012.[6]


  1. ^ "Passings: Alan Kirschenbaum". Obituaries. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Sitcom vet dead at 51". NY Post. 2012-10-27. Retrieved 2012-10-31. 
  3. ^ "Comedy writer Alan Kirschenbaum dies". 2012-10-27. Archived from the original on December 20, 2012. Retrieved 2012-10-27. 
  4. ^ "Comedy Showrunner Alan Kirschenbaum Dies at 51". 2012-10-27. Retrieved 2012-10-27. 
  5. ^ "Alan Kirschenbaum, 51, dies.". 2012-10-28. Archived from the original on 2013-10-15. Retrieved 2012-10-31. 
  6. ^ "R.I.P. Alan Kirschenbaum". Retrieved 2012-10-27. 

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