On the suggestion of Filmation producer Lou Scheimer who was impressed by Simon's writing ability, Simon submitted a spec script for the series Taxi which was produced and aired in 1981 during its third season.Simon was hired as a writer, quickly becoming showrunner for its fifth and final season in 1983."In the beginning, I was skeptical it could be successful, but I was not skeptical it could be good.After graduating, he worked as a television storyboard artist, and later a writer, at Filmation Studios.

The three days before a fight feel like they're an hour or two long for me.

I love the rules meetings and press conferences and hanging out in the hotel lobby with the fighters.

Simon attended Beverly Hills High School, where he was on the football team and served as a cartoonist for the school newspaper.

He was awarded "Most Humorous" and "Most Talented" in his senior yearbook.

I was hoping for 13 episodes that my friends would like. If you do something trying to make your friends laugh and that you can be proud of, you can also be successful." Simon co-developed the animated series The Simpsons, which premiered on the Fox network in 1989 and has remained on air ever since.

The show is regarded as one of the greatest television shows of all time, with Time magazine naming it the 20th century's best series.Simon founded the Sam Simon Foundation, which consists of a mobile veterinary clinic that goes into low-income neighborhoods offering free surgeries for cats and dogs several days per week, as well as a program that rescues and trains shelter dogs.He also funded the self-christened Sea Shepherd Conservation Society vessel the MY Sam Simon.Simon submitted a spec script for the sitcom Taxi, which was produced, and he later became the series' showrunner.Over the next few years, Simon wrote and produced for Cheers, It's Garry Shandling's Show and other programs, as well as writing the 1991 film The Super.Simon was engaged at the time of his death, having been previously twice married, including to the actress Jennifer Tilly.