Michael G. Moye
Michael Moye
Michael Moye
Personal Information
Birthname: Michael George Moye
Born: (1954-08-11) August 11, 1954 (age 62)
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.
Spouse(s): Rose Jackson Moye (1996-present)
Career information
TV show writer, producer, director, and photographer
Known for: also served as writer for "Diff'rent Strokes", "227", and "Silver Spoons", amongst other TV projects
Co-Creator of FOX series "Married... with Children", w/ Ron Leavitt
Series involved with: The Jeffersons
Job on series involved with 22 episodes as writer/story editor
Jeffersons Wiki Script Gold

In his television career Michael Moye (born August 11, 1954) has written for shows such as Diff'rent Strokes, Good Times, and 227 and also produced It's Your Move and Sanford. His best known work is likely with Married with Children, created alongside series co-creator Ron Leavitt for the fledgling FOX TV network. Michael wrote 22 episodes of The Jeffersons. beginning with the Season 7 apisode "The Expectant Father", with the final episode being "They Don't Make Preachers Like Him Anymore" in Season 11, which he also contributed in writing the teleplay for. He also wrote one episode for its short lived spinoff series, Checking In the episode "Whose Side Are You On?".

The co-creator and early writer of MWC with Ron Leavitt, Michael essentially left television altogether when he left the series in 1992.

Early careerEdit

Moye began his career in 1977 with a staff writing position on Good Times. Between 1979 and 1984 he wrote for The Jeffersons, and in 1982 he co-developed Silver Spoons, which ran for five seasons. He also co-developed both It's Your Move and 227, the latter under an assumed name.[1]

Married... with ChildrenEdit

Married... with Children, created by Michael and Ron Leavitt in 1987 for the FOX network, was called an "anti-family" series,[2] but immediately became a hit, running for eleven seasons and being credited with keeping the fledgling Fox network "in the black for five or six years."[3] Moye was a producer and a writer on the show for most of its run, and had a hand in writing a series-leading 25 episodes[4] as well as having a few cameo appearances on screen.[5]

Personal LifeEdit

Moye retired from television altogether in 1995 and is now a photographer as well as an avid coral reef aquarium hobbyist.


  1. Me. Moye's Reef. Retrieved on 2008-03-08.
  2. Married... with Children. Museum of Broadcast Communications. Retrieved on 2008-03-08.
  3. 'Married ... With Children' Co-Creator Dies. Retrieved on 2008-03-08.
  4. Crew Members. Bundyology. Retrieved on 2008-03-08.
  5. Guest Cast. Bundyology. Retrieved on 2008-03-08. “Moye, Michael G. * Young Zeke (522), Voice of Nearby Dog (624)”

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