Don Payne

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Don Payne (William Donald Payne) was born on 5 May, 1964 in Wilmington, North Carolina, United States, is a Writer, producer. Discover Don Payne’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 49 years old?

Popular AsWilliam Donald Payne
OccupationWriter, producer
Age49 years old
Zodiac SignTaurus
Born5 May 1964
Birthday5 May
BirthplaceWilmington, North Carolina, United States
Date of deathMarch 26, 2013,
Died PlaceLos Angeles, California, United States
NationalityUnited States

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Don Payne Net Worth

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Net Worth in 2020$1 Million – $5 Million
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Timeline of Don Payne


Payne died from bone cancer at his home in Los Angeles on March 26, 2013, aged 48. The Simpsons’ showrunner Al Jean stated: “Don was a wonderful writer and an even more wonderful man. He was beloved in the ‘Simpsons’ community and his untimely passing is terrible news to us all.”


He began his career as a writer for several sitcoms together with his writing partner at the time, John Frink. The two met at UCLA, where Frink was the boss of the Media Laboratory in which Payne worked. Payne has said to the website that “one day we were both trying to write individually so I said, ‘why don’t we pool our resources and write together and see what happens?'” In 2006, Payne told the Los Angeles Times that “I hooked up with a writing partner, John Frink, out of college. I wanted to do films. He wanted to do television.” The pair reached the agreement that they would pursue a career in the medium that they first got a job offer in—whether it be film or television. They eventually ended up writing for television sitcoms such as Hope and Gloria (1995–1996), Men Behaving Badly (1997) and The Brian Benben Show (1998). These sitcoms were short-lived and Payne has deemed them as failures.

Payne later moved into writing feature films, as he had earlier desired, though continued to work on The Simpsons twice a week as a consulting producer. He wrote My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006), and co-wrote Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007), Thor (2011) and Thor: The Dark World (2013). He was also attached to write Maximum Ride in 2013. My Super Ex-Girlfriend was released in 2006 and was his first feature film. He said in an interview with the website Cinematical that “I’ve always wanted to write features. That’s why I moved to Los Angeles in the first place. I started writing with John Frink when I was in college at UCLA. He wanted to do TV, and that’s where we got our first break. But my goal was always to write movies. And I’ve been a comic book geek from way back. So this romantic comedy with a superhero twist was a fitting first feature for me.”


After a few years of working on The Simpsons together, Frink and Payne’s writing partnership ended. They both continued to work on the show individually and Payne has described their split-up as amicable. Payne shared (with the show’s other producers) four Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Animated Program for his work on The Simpsons and won the Paul Selvin Award from the Writers Guild of America for writing the 2005 episode “Fraudcast News”. He and Frink had been nominated for a WGA Award for Animation in 2003, for the episode “The Bart Wants What It Wants”. Payne wrote or co-wrote 16 episodes of the show and worked as a producer on over 100; he wrote two final episodes, “White Christmas Blues” and “Labor Pains”, which aired posthumously.


Payne and Frink joined the writing staff of the animated sitcom The Simpsons in 1998; their first script was the season twelve episode “Insane Clown Poppy”, which aired in 2000. “Treehouse of Horror XI”, another 2000 episode they wrote, was broadcast earlier than “Insane Clown Poppy”, but was produced after. Payne said in an interview with TV Squad in 2006 that “My partner and I were actually working on one of a long string of failed sitcoms (and most sitcoms are failed sitcoms!) On the day a show is officially cancelled, it’s kind of a tradition for the writing staff to go out to a restaurant, eat a nice meal, and drown their sorrows. On the way there, a writer named Jace Richdale (who had also worked on The Simpsons) told my partner and me that The Simpsons was looking for some writers. He wanted to know if we’d be interested in it, because he would recommend us. My jaw literally dropped. So he contacted the show-runner, a guy named Mike Scully, who read our spec script and met with us, then hired us on.”


William Donald “Don” Payne (May 5, 1964 – March 26, 2013) was an American writer and producer. He wrote several episodes of The Simpsons after 2000, many of these with John Frink, whom he met while studying at the University of California, Los Angeles. The duo began their careers writing for the short-lived sitcom Hope and Gloria. Payne later moved into writing feature films, including My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006), and co-wrote Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007), Thor (2011) and its sequel Thor: The Dark World (2013). Payne died from bone cancer in March 2013.

Payne was born William Donald Payne on May 5, 1964 in Wilmington, North Carolina, United States. He attended New Hanover High School, graduating in 1982; he had been class president. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, then transferred to and graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he also received a master’s degree in screenwriting. Payne later taught the course.