Who is Jeremy Stevens? Jeremy Stevens Bio/Wiki
On October 27 at his home in Northridge, California, surrounded by his family, Jeremy Stevens, a three-time Emmy Award winner, including two as a writer and executive producer on Everybody Loves Raymond, died from renal failure. He was 83.
He was 83 years old.
Wife And Children
He was survived by his wife Margie. They both have 1 daughter named Nellie Reed and 1 son named Billy. And he has 2 two grandchildren named Oscar and August Reed.
According to the deadline, Stevens was given his first chance to write for television while working at the Fourth Wall Improvisational Theatre Company, penning sketches for Valerie Harper and Richard Schaal on The Skitch Henderson Show. This culminated in more work, including a stint as head writer for Playboy After Dark, the talk and variety show.
Stevens briefly returned to acting in 1976, reuniting with Harper as a man proposing marriage to Brenda of Julie Kavner for an appearance on Rhoda. He went on to co-write Carl Reiner’s 1985 John Candy film Summer Rental, while also performing a cameo role in the film.
Stevens retired from screenwriting upon returning from overseas to concentrate on a lifelong passion for teaching and mentoring as a life coach.
At his home in Northridge, California, surrounded by his family, he died of renal failure on October 27.
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One of the world’s greatest people and one my best friends passed today. This is Jeremy Stevens. We first met 30 years ago on what was an early sitcom writing job for me, but Jeremy was already a veteran. He had been an actor on Broadway, co-created The Electric Company for PBS, wrote on SNL during the Eddie Murphy years, and had tons of sitcom experience. He was so kind to me, this new kid. I loved him immediately. Hard not to. Ask anybody. He was the most loyal, generous, fun, encouraging human being you could wish to know. When I finished writing the Raymond pilot script, I was nervous, had no idea if anyone would even like it. I sent it to Jeremy first, knowing that at the very least, he’d be gentle. My phone rang. I said hello. “We’re gonna be on for ten years!”, he said. That’s how he was. I like to always let him know how wrong he was, that we were only on for nine years. But what fun we had. What laughs. He was my right hand. He later went after me to Russia to supervise their adaptation of Raymond and made it the most successful adaptation of a show in another language in television history. It’s still on there, there’s spinoffs even. That’s because of him. He stayed there seven years. The Russian team all loved him too. He was an an ambassador, a role model for how to be with people. Later, when he returned home, he told me he was going to become a life coach, I said, “So what else is new”. I was just happy that maybe now he’d get paid for it. He was besieged with illnesses for many years but he was always the personification of positivity. Of love. Of kindness. Of enthusiasm. It was not uncommon for him to burst into the room and say, “I just met the most terrific guy in the world. Talked to him for an hour. He parked my car.” I love Jeremy. I love his family, I love the family we made at Raymond and beyond for all these years, and I will love the laughs and joys we all shared together. Dear sweet Jeremy, my slightly older brother and buddy, you, you’re gonna be on forever. ♥️