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Aug. 9, 2021

Day 53 - Jim Vallely

Jim Vallely is a close friend, a comedian and an Emmy winning writer from Arrested Development, The Golden Girls, Running Wilde, The John Larroquette Show, and Ladies Man. More importantly, he's from NEW JERSEY. This seems to be a pattern among my comedi...


Jim Vallely is a close friend, a comedian and an Emmy winning writer from Arrested Development, The Golden Girls, Running Wilde, The John Larroquette Show, and Ladies Man. More importantly, he's from NEW JERSEY. This seems to be a pattern among my comedic guests and I swear I'm not doing it on purpose. It just so happens all the best people from Jersey, what can I say? We discuss everything from lunch with Kevin Rooney, Dana Gould, and old jokes with Jay Leno. His time spent writing for Arrested Development and The Golden Girls. When Jerry Lewis had him get the check and the time he got yelled at by Alan Brady, NOT Carl Reiner. Enjoy!

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Jim Vallely

Comedian / Television Writer / Actor

Jim Vallely is a writer and executive producer for Arrested Development.

James Vallely (born August 30, 1954) is an American television producer, and screenwriter. He was a writer and consulting producer for Arrested Development, a multiple Emmy Award-winning television show on the Fox network, and was an executive producer and co-creator of Running Wilde, also on Fox, along with Mitchell Hurwitz and Will Arnett.

His work on Arrested Development won him a Primetime Emmy Award and a Writers Guild Of America Award.

Vallely grew up in East Brunswick Township, New Jersey, graduating from East Brunswick High School in 1972. He attended both Middlesex County College and New York University, and later moved to California in 1982. He wrote for a number of TV series, including ten episodes of The Golden Girls, which was his first paid work as a writer, The John Larroquette Show, and Ladies Man. His daughter is former child actor Tannis Vallely.