Barry O'Brien

Barry O'Brien (born 1959) is an American television writer and producer best known as the co-creator of Disney Channel Original Series Hannah Montana.wikipedia
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Hannah Montana

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Barry O'Brien (born 1959) is an American television writer and producer best known as the co-creator of Disney Channel Original Series Hannah Montana. O’Brien’s biggest hit is Disney’s Hannah Montana, a concept he successfully pitched based on the premise of an incredibly famous teenager-with-a-double-life, an idea conceived during a tenure on Nickelodeon’s television series All That, where the (then) teenage American pop singer Britney Spears featured as a guest.
Hannah Montana, also known as Hannah Montana Forever in its fourth and final season, is an American musical comedy television series created by Michael Poryes, Rich Correll, and Barry O'Brien.

Perfect Strangers (TV series)

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His credits include Happy Days, Perfect Strangers, Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, Judging Amy, and CSI: Miami. For the next three decades he would script some of America’s most popular family shows, including Perfect Strangers, Judging Amy, Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Ghostbusters, Muppet Babies, The Jetsons, Fraggle Rock, and CSI: Miami, where he served as writer and executive producer.
Others who joined or remained on the production staff for several seasons included Paula A. Roth (who eventually became a principal showrunner in the seventh season alongside the senior executive producers), Alan Plotkin, Terry Hart, James O'Keefe, and the team of Barry O'Brien & Cheryl Alu.

Kangaroo Jack

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Aside from writing for television, O’Brien co-wrote Jerry Bruckheimer’s Kangaroo Jack, and two junior novels.
Kangaroo Jack is a 2003 comedy film from Warner Bros., written by Steve Bing, Barry O'Brien and Scott Rosenberg, directed by David McNally, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer with music by Trevor Rabin and starring Jerry O'Connell, Anthony Anderson, Christopher Walken, Estella Warren, and Adam Garcia in an uncredited role as Kangaroo Jack.

Beverly Hills Teens

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Developed by Jack Olesker, Michael Maliani and Barry O'Brien, and executive produced by Andy Heyward, the series' namesake teenagers reside in the exclusive enclave of Beverly Hills, California and are shown to have exaggerated wealth, exemplified by mansions, yachts, and limousines, while navigating typical teenage concerns, including schoolwork, friendships, and romantic rivalries.

Terra Linda High School

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He attended Terra Linda High School, before joining Santa Clara University on a football scholarship, studying business and finance.

Hangin' with Mr. Cooper

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His credits include Happy Days, Perfect Strangers, Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, Judging Amy, and CSI: Miami. For the next three decades he would script some of America’s most popular family shows, including Perfect Strangers, Judging Amy, Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Ghostbusters, Muppet Babies, The Jetsons, Fraggle Rock, and CSI: Miami, where he served as writer and executive producer.

CSI: Miami

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His credits include Happy Days, Perfect Strangers, Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, Judging Amy, and CSI: Miami. For the next three decades he would script some of America’s most popular family shows, including Perfect Strangers, Judging Amy, Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Ghostbusters, Muppet Babies, The Jetsons, Fraggle Rock, and CSI: Miami, where he served as writer and executive producer.

Getting By

Among these transfers were Alan Plotkin as a non-writing producer, the team of Barry O'Brien and Cheryl Alu as co-executive producers, co-producer Michael J. Morris, and Scott Spencer Gorden, who had been executive story consultant during Perfect Strangers' final two seasons, and whom continued in the same role on Getting By.

Intelligence (American TV series)

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Television producer

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Barry O'Brien (born 1959) is an American television writer and producer best known as the co-creator of Disney Channel Original Series Hannah Montana.

List of Disney Channel series

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Barry O'Brien (born 1959) is an American television writer and producer best known as the co-creator of Disney Channel Original Series Hannah Montana.

Happy Days

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His credits include Happy Days, Perfect Strangers, Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, Judging Amy, and CSI: Miami.

Judging Amy

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His credits include Happy Days, Perfect Strangers, Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, Judging Amy, and CSI: Miami. For the next three decades he would script some of America’s most popular family shows, including Perfect Strangers, Judging Amy, Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Ghostbusters, Muppet Babies, The Jetsons, Fraggle Rock, and CSI: Miami, where he served as writer and executive producer.

California

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Barry O’Brien was born in San Francisco, California, to a large Irish Catholic family.

Santa Clara University

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He attended Terra Linda High School, before joining Santa Clara University on a football scholarship, studying business and finance.

Alvin and the Chipmunks (1983 TV series)

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For the next three decades he would script some of America’s most popular family shows, including Perfect Strangers, Judging Amy, Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Ghostbusters, Muppet Babies, The Jetsons, Fraggle Rock, and CSI: Miami, where he served as writer and executive producer.

Ghostbusters (1986 TV series)

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For the next three decades he would script some of America’s most popular family shows, including Perfect Strangers, Judging Amy, Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Ghostbusters, Muppet Babies, The Jetsons, Fraggle Rock, and CSI: Miami, where he served as writer and executive producer.

Muppet Babies (1984 TV series)

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For the next three decades he would script some of America’s most popular family shows, including Perfect Strangers, Judging Amy, Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Ghostbusters, Muppet Babies, The Jetsons, Fraggle Rock, and CSI: Miami, where he served as writer and executive producer.

The Jetsons

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For the next three decades he would script some of America’s most popular family shows, including Perfect Strangers, Judging Amy, Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Ghostbusters, Muppet Babies, The Jetsons, Fraggle Rock, and CSI: Miami, where he served as writer and executive producer.

Fraggle Rock

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For the next three decades he would script some of America’s most popular family shows, including Perfect Strangers, Judging Amy, Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Ghostbusters, Muppet Babies, The Jetsons, Fraggle Rock, and CSI: Miami, where he served as writer and executive producer.

All That

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O’Brien’s biggest hit is Disney’s Hannah Montana, a concept he successfully pitched based on the premise of an incredibly famous teenager-with-a-double-life, an idea conceived during a tenure on Nickelodeon’s television series All That, where the (then) teenage American pop singer Britney Spears featured as a guest.

Britney Spears

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O’Brien’s biggest hit is Disney’s Hannah Montana, a concept he successfully pitched based on the premise of an incredibly famous teenager-with-a-double-life, an idea conceived during a tenure on Nickelodeon’s television series All That, where the (then) teenage American pop singer Britney Spears featured as a guest.