August 28, 1963
Eric Tannenbaum is the executive producer behind such shows as "Two and a Half Men" and "Notes from the Underbelly." After graduating from Tufts University with a degree in political science, Tannenbaum returned to his home state of California and began working in the television industry. During the 1990s he served as the president of Columbia TriStar Television, where he oversaw such series as "Dawson's Creek" and the critically acclaimed sitcom "Mad About You." He later became president of the Artists Television Group, where he assembled a roster of talent that included Ellen DeGeneres and Michael Crichton, and developed such shows as "Cursed" and "The Ellen Show." Tannenbaum, who now runs Tantamount Studios with his wife and business partner Kim Tannenbaum, earned his first TV producing credit on the 2003 made-for-TV movie "111 Gramercy Park," and the following year produced the short-lived sitcom "Center of the Universe." After producing several more TV movies, in 2009 he teamed up with fellow producer Mitch Hurwitz on the animated comedy "Sit Down Shut Up" and the family sitcom "Brothers." Since 2003 Tannenbaum has served as executive producer of the award-winning primetime comedy "Two and a Half Men," and has also worked on the TV series "Notes from the Underbelly" and the feature film "You Again."