David Crane, along with Marta Kauffman was one of the creators and executive producers of the top-rated and Emmy Award nominated series FRIENDS and VERONICA S CLOSET. David and Marta have been writing partners for over 20 years. Previously they created and co-executive produced the comedy series DREAM ON, which received an Emmy Award nomination and a Cable Ace Award for writing. They also created the comedy series THE POWERS THAT BE and FAMILY ALBUM for which they also served as executive producers. Crane and Kauffman began their relationship in the theatre in New York, where they teamed with composer, Michael Skloff to write several musicals including the stage version of the movie, ARTHUR. Crane and Kauffman also contributed musical and sketch material to the Off Broadway revues: A& MY NAME IS ALICE and Martin Charnin s UPSTAIRS AT O NEALS. David lives with his companion, television writer Jeffrey Klarik.