Who Is David Crane? Personal Life Of The Co-creator Of 'FRIENDS'


David Crane is an American screenwriter, producer, and writer. He is primarily renowned for co-creating FRIENDS (1994-2004). Crane got his first breakthrough from this show. Also, he received awards like the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series (2002), TV Quick Award for Best Comedy Show (2004), and many nominations for producing FRIENDS.

Besides, David has co-created TV series like Episodes, The Class, Family Album, Veronica’s Closet, Jesse, and more. Also, Crane has been able to accumulate massive money by creating such TV shows until now. And we will discuss his net worth in the article today.

Also, we have come across David Crane’s personal life, including his age and family. Let’s get into the article below.

David Crane Wiki - Age, Family, And Siblings

David was born in 1957 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Last year on 13th August, he celebrated his 63rd birthday. 

Within few months in 2021, he is approaching 64 years old. And Crane’s zodiac sign is Leo. 

Speaking about David’s parents, he is a son to Gene Crane (father) and Joan Crane (mother). His parents have roots in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania though they migrated to New Jersey after David’s birth.  As per the report, David’s father was Philadelphia’s television personality. In contrast, Joan’s profession is out of reach.

Besides, there is no information on his siblings as of now.

Quick Facts About David Crane

Birth Name David Crane
Age 63
Date Of Birth 13th August 1957
Gender Male
Sexual Orientation Gay
Profession Screenwriter, Producer, And Writer
Net Worth $400 Million
Married/Single Husband-Jeffrey Klarik

David Crane Height And Weight

When it comes to physical appearance, David doesn’t lack anything. Like his writing skills, he is also gifted with decent height. The Friend’s co-creator stands tall at 5 feet and 6 inches (168cm).

Likewise, Crane also has a muscular figure despite his age. His listed weight is about 72 kg (158 lbs).

Info On David Crane’s Nationality And Religion

As David took birth in the United States of America, he has been a citizen since childhood. So, he identifies himself as an American.

Regarding his religion, he is Jewish.

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David Crane Educational Background

To pursue education, David didn’t have to travel outside his hometown, New Jersey, New York, as he completed his entire studies there. Crane went to Harriton High School until 1975.

Later, David joined Brandeis University. He graduated in 1979. However, his education doesn’t end here; he majored in law from the Syracuse University College of Law.

Plus, Crane has an M.A. degree in African Studies from the Oho University. 

Detail On David Crane Life Partner And Married Life

If we talk about Crane’s love story, then it is not less than a fairy tale. Who wouldn’t like to spend life with their first love? And only a few are blessed with such luck; Crane is one of them. He has been married to his producer husband, Jeffrey Klarik, for several years.

Initially, David and Jeffrey met each other through one of the mutual friends at dinner. Since then, they both developed feelings, which have not faded yet. After being in a relationship for many years, the couple decided to walk a new journey by getting hitched.

Though their accurate marriage date is out of reach, many reliable sources report that they have been together for almost three decades. Without a doubt, the pair will continue to be each other shadows forever.

Does David Crane Have Kids? Birth Date And Name

Together, David and his love, Jeffrey, are parenting their two children named  Clancy Klarik and Blaine Crane.

Except for his kids’ names, David has not shared any information. As a result, we are unable to collect data on Clany and Blaine.

What Is David Crane’s Husband’s Job? Everything About Income And Net Worth

David’s better half, Jeffrey Klarik, is an American producer and a writer. Mostly, Klarik is famous for co-creating along with David the comedy sitcom, Episodes. It aired on BBC and Showtime from 2011 to 2017.

Also, Jeffrey is credited for producing and writing Mad About You (1992-1999), The Class (2006-2007), Half & Half (2002-2006), and several more TV shows. Plus, he has received many awards, including NAACP, for making such hit shows.

Similarly, Jeffrey has made a considerable fortune as a writer, producer, and creator of many films and TV dramas. As per the Celebrity Net Worth, he has a net worth of $10 million.

Is David Crane Gay? 

David has never hesitated to talk about his sexual orientation no matter how much hate he received for coming out of the closet. Crane has been living openly and happily with his better half for many years.

Moreover, David is an inspiration to many people who have and are identifying their gender.

Relationship Between David Crane And Marta Kauffman Revealed

Whenever David and Marta’s name appears, many people doubt their relationship. But, there is nothing between them rather than the working colleague. Yes, you read it right, they only have a bond that everyone has inside the working premises.

David and Martha knew each other before co-creating the most loved sitcom, FRIENDS. They teamed up and worked together by blending their creativity to create the masterpiece. Indeed, both succeeded in winning people’s hearts through FRIENDS, which was in the air from 1994 to 2004.

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Highlight On The American Sitcom 'FRIENDS'? Beginning To The Reunion

Let me explain what this show was all about. The exhibition showcased the daily lives of six friends living in the apartment, starring Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Matt Leblanc, and David Schwimmer. Also, the show gave a life lesson in each episode; this is also the reason for being hit.

Until now, FRIENDS is viewed by millions of people though it was first aired many decades ago. Recently, on 27th May 2021, there was a special telecast on HBO of the FRIENDS titled FRIENDS: The Reunion. During the live broadcast, the cast members rekindled and talked about the special moments. In short, they all relived the days after a decade on the same studio, where they began their sitcom, FRIENDS.

David Crane And Marta Kauffman’s Other Creation Beside FRIENDS

Crane and Kauffman’s relationship as a co-writer and co-creator began widening as they spotlighted America’s popular sitcom, FRIENDS. Besides their first work as the creator, they produced many TV shows. 

For instance, in 1997, David and Marta wrote another American sitcom, Veronica’s Closet. It aired on NBC until 2000. Then, they created The Powers That Be, which was aired from 1992 to 1993. Also, Crane and Kauffman are credible for producing HBO’s show, Dream On.

David Crane Net Worth 

When it comes to fortune, David has an abundance of it. As a screenwriter, producer, and creator, he earns a significant income from his profession. Though the exact salary is not yet surfaced, we are sure that he makes money in a million figures.

Talking about David’s net worth, he has about $400 million, per Celebrity Net Worth.

Interesting Facts About David Crane

  • David has an Instagram account having the username @davidcrane. But, he has only shared one picture since 2017. Most probably, he doesn’t use it often.
  • Crane is active on his Twitter handle, @davidcrane. About 5.7k people follow him on Twitter.
  • Before becoming a producer, David used to work at the theatre.
  • Also, Crane composed several kinds of music before debuting as a screenwriter and producer.