David Mirkin was born on September 18, 1955 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for The Simpsons (1989), Get a Life (1990) and Heartbreakers (2001).
Was a ham radio operator. His former callsign, WA3QIZ, is also used by Simpsons character Seymour Skinner.
According to "Newhart" creator, Barry Kemp, David Mirkin was responsible for the now classic ending of "Newhart" in which Bob wakes up beside Suzanne Pleschette in the set of the old "The Bob Newhart Show" and says, "Emily, I just had the strangest dream...".