Larry Doyle (born November 13, 1958 in Camden, New Jersey) is an American novelist, television writer and producer.
Doyle grew up in Arlington Heights, Illinois. He graduated from Buffalo Grove High School in 1976. He attended the University of Illinois and received his Bachelor of Science in biology and psychology in 1980, and his Master of Science in journalism in 1982. He currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland with his wife and children. Topic Galleries - baltimoresun.com
Doyle got his start in 1989—1991 as an editor at Chicago-based First Comics. He regularly worked on Beavis and Butt-head and as a writer and producer on The Simpsons for seasons nine through twelve (1997-2001) under the direction of executive producer Mike Scully. He also wrote the films Duplex and Back in Action. He also wrote some of the Looney Tunes shorts that were made in 2003, as a cross-promotion for Looney Tunes: Back in Action. However, Warner Bros. decided not to release the shorts theatrically.
He is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker and has also had columns in Esquire magazine, New York Magazine, and the New York Observer.
His first novel, I Love You, Beth Cooper, was published in May 2007. The setting is graduation night at Buffalo Grove High School, Doyle's alma mater. This novel won the 2008 Thurber Prize for American Humor. The film based on the novel was released in 2009, earning $5 million in its first weekend. Also in 2009, the book I Love You, Beth Cooper was re-released as an extended movie tie-in edition. His second novel Go Mutants! has already been acquired by Imagine Entertainment/Universal Studios to be filmed (with a screenplay written by Doyle).