David N. Weiss

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David N. Weiss
David Nathan Weiss

October 1963 (age 57–58)
Education Buena High School
Alma mater Pepperdine University
USC School of Cinematic Arts
OccupationScreenwriter and lecturer

David Nathan Weiss (born October 1963) is an American writer, lecturer and labor leader. He is the screenwriter of All Dogs Go to Heaven and " Rock-a-Doodle" and co-writer of The Rugrats Movie, Shrek 2, Clockstoppers, Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Rugrats in Paris: The Movie, and The Smurfs and its sequel with writing partner, J. David Stem. He has also written for television shows such as Mission Hill, " Cybill" and " Roundhouse".

Early life

David Nathan Weiss grew up in Ventura, California. [1] [2]


Weiss wrote and directed several award-winning shorts and wrote the screenplay for the MGM classic, All Dogs Go to Heaven. With his writing partner, J. David Stem, Weiss served as a head writer for Rugrats and wrote the holiday special Chanukah. [3]

In 2005, Weiss was elected vice president of the Writers Guild of America, West. [1] In 2009, after serving two terms as vice president, Weiss was elected secretary-treasurer of the Writers Guild of America, West. [4]

Weiss has also written three books for children, including Kay Thompson's bestseller, Eloise in Hollywood (with Stem, for Simon & Schuster). He is a patron of the Insight Film Festival. [5] He has taught at the Ma'aleh School of Television, Film and the Arts in Jerusalem, Israel. [3]


  1. ^ a b Spence, Rebecca (November 7, 2007). "Leader of Hollywood Union Strike Follows a More Traditional Script". Forward. Retrieved May 7, 2016.
  2. ^ Simmons, Shraga (June 6, 2004). "SHREK'S MAZEL". KEHILLAH. Retrieved May 7, 2016.
  3. ^ a b Brown, Hannah (April 7, 2011). "Blue And White All Over". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved May 7, 2016.
  4. ^ Mitchell, Gregg (September 18, 2009). "Writers Guild of America, West Announces Final Results of 2009 Officers and Board of Directors Election". Writers Guild of America, West. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved May 7, 2016.
  5. ^ "People". Insight Film Festival. Retrieved May 7, 2016.

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