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Merton Rich
Merton Rich (He/Him)
General Education

AMDA Faculty since: 2013

Merton Rich is an educator, actor, writer and producer. Merton began his career at Chicago's Second City. After guest-starring in numerous feature films and television shows, he then moved behind the camera, writing for "Second City Television," for which he won two Emmy Awards. His career expanded to producer/writer, working on many primetime comedies, including the iconic Cheers, for which he garnered a third Emmy Award, a Golden Globe, a People's Choice Award and Writer's Guild of America Awards. Other television credits include: "The Simpsons," "Roc," "Goode Behavior," "Locals" and "The George Carlin Show." Merton has also worked as a "script doctor" on major Hollywood films.


B.S., Education/Secondary Social Studies, Wayne State University