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David Jay Willis


After beginning his career as a comedic street magician in New York City, David Willis switched to standup comedy because it required fewer rabbits. He toured with his one-man show at over 200 colleges, then moved to Los Angeles and got into the TV business. In 2017, he became the first producer in the United States to raise money through Equity ... See full bio »

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Foreign Exchange (S4, Ep24)
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The Friend (S3, Ep11)
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  Renaissance Girl (screenplay) / (story) / (written by) (pre-production)
 2010 I Bet Your Wife (Short) (as David Jackson Willis)
 2005 Renaissance Girl: The Short Film (Short) (as David Jackson Willis)
 2005 Help Me, Oprah (Short) (as David Jackson Willis)
 2004 Touched by an Atheist (Short) (as David Jackson Willis)
 2003 True Love (Short) (writer - as David Jackson Willis)
 2003 After Love (Short) (writer - as David Jackson Willis)
 2001 The Disappearing Girl Trick (Short) (as David Jackson Willis)
 1999 Caroline in the City (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Caroline and the Return of the Sudsy Guy (1999) ... (written by)
 1998 Cybill (TV Series) (story by - 1 episode)
- Farewell, My Sweet (1998) ... (story by - as David Jackson Willis)
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Wrote and directed the one-act play "Emily's Date" at the Two Roads Theatre in Los Angeles in 2007. See more »

Alternate Names:

David Jackson Willis | David Willis
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Winner or the 2008 Yale University Screenwriting award even though he's never attended.

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