Jim Vallely

Jim Vallely
James Vallely

(1954-08-30) August 30, 1954 (age 65)
OccupationTelevision producer and writer
Years active1980–present
Spouse(s)Myra Turley AND MAGGIE ROWE
ChildrenTannis Vallely

James Vallely[1][2][3] (born August 30, 1954) is an American television producer, and screenwriter. He was a writer and consulting producer[4] 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.[4] 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,[5] The John Larroquette Show, and Ladies Man. His daughter is former child actor Tannis Vallely.


  1. ^ "'Arrested Development' script in works". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on January 9, 2010. Retrieved September 30, 2010.
  2. ^ "'Running Wilde' Season 1 Episode 1 Review: Pilot". Archived from the original on February 4, 2013. Retrieved September 30, 2010.
  3. ^ ""Arrested Development" movie script in works". Reuters. October 5, 2009. Retrieved September 30, 2010.
  4. ^ a b Dunphy, John. "E.B. native wins Emmy for best comedy writing", East Brunswick Sentinel, September 29, 2005. Accessed July 28, 2016. "For East Brunswick native Jim Vallely, his began when former East Brunswick High School drama teacher Elliott Taubenslag asked him a simple question.... After graduating from high school in 1972, Vallely took on stand-up comedy by helping form the Funny Boys troupe during the late 1970s."
  5. ^ "INTERVIEW with JIM VALLELY". DON'T FORGET TO VALIDATE YOUR PARKING. Archived from the original on September 17, 2010. Retrieved September 30, 2010.

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