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Born: May 7, 1943 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, AU Profession: author, screenwriter, creative writing instructor, advertising copywriter

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Peter Casey is a producer and screenwriter best known for his work on the extremely successful NBC sitcom "Frasier." Casey was born and grew up in San Francisco where he attended San Francisco State University. He graduated in 1975 with a degree in Broadcast Communication Arts and soon after met David Lee, who would become his writing partner. The duo sold a script to the uptown comedy "The Jeffersons" in 1978, and soon Casey was hired as a staff writer and also served as a story editor and producer. In 1985 he joined the sitcom "Cheers" as a writer and supervising producer. The show set in a Boston bar brought him great success, winning him an Emmy in 1989 and allowing him to start his own company with his partners, Grub Street Productions. In 1990 Casey produced the comedy series "Wings," which starred Tim Daly and Steven Weber as brothers who run an airport. The show lasted seven seasons and was a critical and ratings success. In 1993 as "Cheers" came to a close, Casey and his partners created a spinoff, "Frasier," starring the character of effete psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane, played by Kelsey Grammar. The show went on to become a phenomenal success, running for 243 episodes from 1993 to 2004...

Peter Casey is a producer and screenwriter best known for his work on the extremely successful NBC sitcom "Frasier." Casey was born and grew up in San Francisco where he attended San Francisco State University. He graduated in 1975 with a degree in Broadcast Communication Arts and soon after met David Lee, who would become his writing partner. The duo sold a script to the uptown comedy "The Jeffersons" in 1978, and soon Casey was hired as a staff writer and also served as a story editor and producer. In 1985 he joined the sitcom "Cheers" as a writer and supervising producer. The show set in a Boston bar brought him great success, winning him an Emmy in 1989 and allowing him to start his own company with his partners, Grub Street Productions. In 1990 Casey produced the comedy series "Wings," which starred Tim Daly and Steven Weber as brothers who run an airport. The show lasted seven seasons and was a critical and ratings success. In 1993 as "Cheers" came to a close, Casey and his partners created a spinoff, "Frasier," starring the character of effete psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane, played by Kelsey Grammar. The show went on to become a phenomenal success, running for 243 episodes from 1993 to 2004 and also won numerous awards, including multiple Emmy awards for Outstanding Comedy Series.

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After college, worked as an advertising copywriter in Sydney, Australia
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Moved to London in the early 1960s and lived there for two years
1965:
Began writing fiction
1974:
Published first book, "The Fat Man in History", a collection of short stories
1981:
First novel, "Bliss", published
1985:
Screenwriting debut, collaborating with Ray Lawrence on the film adapation of his novel "Bliss"
1992:
Contributed to the screenplay for "Until the End of the World", directed by Wim Wenders
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Education

Monash University: -

Notes

Peter Carey teaches creative writing at New York University.

Carey's novel "Illywhacker" was shortlisted for the 1985 Booker Prize.

His novel "True History of the Kelly Gang" was shortlistd for the 2001 Booker Prize.

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"The Fat Man in History and Other Stories" University of Queensland Press
"War Crimes" University of Queensland Press
"Bliss" Faber and Faber
"Illywhacker: A Novel" Faber and Faber
"Oscar and Lucinda" Faber and Faber
"The Tax Inspector" Faber and Faber
"A Letter to Our Son" University of Queensland Press
"The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith: A Novel" Faber and Faber
"Collected Stories" Faber and Faber
"The Big Bazooley" Faber and Faber
"Jack Maggs" Faber and Faber
"True History of the Kelly Gang"
"30 Days in Sydney: A Wildly Distorted Account (The Writer and the City)" Bloomsbury
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