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Bruce Kimmel wrote, directed and starred in the cult movie hit, The First Nudie Musical (available on a Special Edition DVD). He also co-created (with David Wechter) the story for the hit film, The Faculty, directed by Robert Rodriguez. As an actor, Mr. Kimmel guest-starred on most of the long-running television shows of the 1970s, including The Partridge Family (recurring), Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley, MASH, Alice, and many others, including leading roles in several pilots for all three of the major networks.
Since 1993, Mr. Kimmel has been one of the leading producers of theatre music on CD, having produced over 180 albums. He was nominated for a Grammy for producing the revival cast album of Hello, Dolly! and his album with jazz pianist Fred Hersch, I Never Told You, was also nominated for a Grammy. He has produced solo albums for Petula Clark, Helen Reddy, Jason Graae, Liz Callaway, Christiane Noll, Rebecca Luker, Brent Barrett, Sally Mayes, Judy Kaye, Judy Kuhn, and many others.
His musical, The Brain From Planet X (written with David Wechter) has been seen in Los Angeles, New York, the United Kingdom, Canada, and is now being performed regionally all over the country.
He was a writer/producer on season one of Penn and Teller's Bullshit for Showtime. He is currently the writer/director of the hit web series, Outside the Box, a Broadway World exclusive web series.
Mr. Kimmel is the author of fourteen books - his acclaimed Benjamin Kritzer trilogy (Benjamin Kritzer, Kritzerland, and Kritzer Time), the mysteries Writer's Block and Rewind, his five Adriana Hofstetter mysteries, Murder At Hollywood High, Murder At The Grove, Murder At The Hollywood Historical Society, Murder At The Masquers, and the just published Murder at the School Musical, as well as his collection of short fiction, How To Write A Dirty Book and Other Stories and his two memoirs, "There's Mel, There's Woody, and There's You": My Life In The Slow Lane and Album Produced By... His new book, Red Gold, has just been released (March 2014).