Rob David has an overactive imagination—a potential liability he has successfully turned to his advantage during a career in storytelling. After graduating from Columbia University with a B.A. in Philosophy, he soon discovered that companies just aren’t looking to hire philosophers. So he quickly switched to cartoons. Rob scored his first writing gig for Disney, penning scripts for Disney’s PB&J Otter and, later, for the Annie Award nominated series Stanley and Jojo’s Circus. Several of his original teleplays for Stanley were adapted and published by Disney Press as children’s books.
His writing has run the gamut, from educational, pro-social programming to comedy, action adventure series, video games, comic books and more. His credits include: Cartoon Network’s Robotboy, Disney’s Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!, Nickelodeon’s Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!, Noggin’s Pinky Dinky Doo, PBS Kids’ WorldWorld, 4Kids Entertainment’s Viva Piñata, Rocket Monkeys, TMNT: Back to the Sewer and, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 25th anniversary feature-length DVD movie, Turtles Forever.
Rob recently enlisted in Mattel’s new Entertainment Studio, Playground Productions, as Head Writer and Lead Creative. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Tina, their twin preschoolers, Oliver and Bailey, and their Shih Tzu, Cosmo.
When not writing about himself in the third person, Rob throws on his trusty fedora and trench coat and moonlights as a soft-boiled crime detective.