jeff baron
Jeff Baron grew up in suburban New Jersey, the son of
a secretary and a clothing salesman.  The first in his
family to go to college, Jeff got a film degree from
Northwestern University, where his comedy writing and
lyrics were frequently performed on and off campus.

He worked for the skiing trade association for a few
years, then got an MBA from Harvard Business School.  
During his two years at Coca-Cola, Jeff managed the
creation and introduction of Ramblin' Root Beer.  He left
to become a Marketing Director for Warner Amex
Satellite Entertainment Company, which became MTV
Networks.  He left the corporate world when his dad
became seriously ill, while Jeff was still in his 20's.
After his dad passed away,
Jeff wrote, directed and
hosted a weekly
comedy/reality cable tv
series, The Jeff Baron Show.  
At the same time, he wrote
his first screenplay, which
was optioned by Marcia
Nasatir (The Big Chill,
Ironweed).  Jeff's other
original screenplays were
optioned by David Brown
(Jaws, The Sting, The Player)
and Disney.
He wrote episodes of a wide
variety of tv series, including
The Tracey Ullman Show (Fox),
Almost Grown (CBS - David
Chase), Sisters (NBC), A Year in
the Life (NBC), Aaron's Way
(NBC) and the Disney Sunday
Movie (ABC).  He wrote and
produced several projects for
Nickelodeon.  He had series
development deals with TriStar
(now Sony), 20th Century Fox,
Nickelodeon and Dick Clark
Productions.  During this period,
Jeff wrote and directed The
Bruce Diet, an award winning 25
minute comedy-horror film,
selected for film festivals around
the world.
Jeff's many speaking
appearances include the
United Nations, Instituto
Cultural Peruano
Norteamericano, Columbia
University, New School,
Emory University, Harvard
University, Northwestern
University, theatres
around the world, the
National English Teachers
convention, and writing
and digital storytelling
workshops at  elementary
and middle schools across
the U.S.
Jeff's criticism, fiction and
comic poetry have been
published in the New York
Daily News, Tetu (Paris),
the Dallas Times Herald,
T.O. (Toronto) and New
York Magazine (the

He was commissioned to
write two short operas, one
of which had its premiere
at Carnegie Hall.
Jeff's first play, Visiting Mr. Green starred Eli
Wallach.  The play ran for a full year in New York and
has become one of the world's most-performed
plays, with well over 500 productions in 23
languages in 50 countries.  Its numerous awards
include Best Play in Greece, Germany, Mexico,
Turkey, Uruguay and the Kulturpreis Europa.

Eli Wallach was the first of a long list of the world's
great actors who have played Mr. Green.   

Jeff's new plays have originated in Australia, South
America and Europe.
Jeff's acclaimed middle grade novels, are
published by the Greenwillow imprint of
HarperCollins.  The funny books follow the
everyday life and show biz career of a 13
year-old boy who succeeds in Hollywood by
pretending to be his own grown up manager.