David X. Cohen

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David X. Cohen
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ProfessionExecutive producer
Voice actor
Writer
Born13 July, 1966
IMDB profilenm0169326
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This article is about the producer. For the Futurama character, see David X. Cohen's head.

David Samuel Cohen, known professionally as David X. Cohen, is an executive producer, show runner and writer for Futurama. Known previously as David S. Cohen, he started his career as a writer on Beavis and Butt-head and later joined the writing staff of The Simpsons as a writer, story editor, and producer from 1993 until 1998.

While working on The Simpsons, Cohen was approached by Matt Groening to help develop Futurama. Although usually not credited, he is responsible for "perfecting" most of the scripts for each episode. He also wrote the music for "Molten Boron", and designed one of the robots in the robot strip club.

In addition, he has done voice work for the show. In the episode "Love's Labours Lost in Space", the voice that announces "This is Vergon 6" is supposedly a heavily digitized David X. Cohen. He also filled in for Billy West for one line in the episode "I Dated a Robot" and along with editors Paul D. Calder and Danik Thomas, he voiced the choir that sang the number rolled on the Die of Power in Bender's Game. He voiced his own head in a jar in "Lrrreconcilable Ndndifferences", where he is presented alongside fellow Futurama crew members Matt Groening, Patric M. Verrone and Crystal Chesney-Thompson as the creator of Futurella. He does a lot of temporary voice work (some of which can still be heard in some animatics) and was persuaded to try out for the part of Bender because he had been told that he has a robotic voice, but claims he couldn't remember how to do his own voice.

While developing Futurama in 1998, primetime animated television shows in the United States became eligible to unionize with the Writers Guild of America. Because Guild rules state that no two members may have the same name and there was already someone registered with the name David S. Cohen, he changed his middle initial. He chose the "X" because it sounded more science-fictiony. It was originally known as David S. Cohen for the show's first season, later known as David X. Cohen from season 2 onwards.

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  1. ^ Episode Guide: 7 ACV. (CGEF.) 29 February 2012. Retrieved on 29 February 2012.