John Altschuler grew up in Carbondale, Illinois and then Greenville, North Carolina. He attended the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill where he co-created the first student produced comedy show on UNC Student Television. He then wrote for the now defunct humor magazine National Lampoon before moving to Hollywood to spend a few glorious years as a production assistant (errand boy) on various movies and commercials. His first professional job was on the World Wide Pants produced The High Life series for HBO before moving on to King of the Hill for 13 years. He has been the Executive Producer/Show Runner for the last 8 years.

In Features he co-wrote Blades of Glory starring Will Ferrell and is independently producing Mike Judge’s new movie, Extract, starring Jason Bateman, Mila Kunis, and Ben Affleck. He is also producing the Napoleonic War comedy The Adventures of Brigadier Gerard from his script based on the short stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. He has received several Emmy nominations and has won an Environmental Media Award.