Sam Bobrick has written and co-written over thirty-five plays, many of them performed thoughout the world including Murder At The Howard Johnson's, Weekend Comedy, Getting Sara Married, and Hamlet II (Better Than The Original). Twenty four of them had been published by Samuel French.
Born in Chicago in 1932 he joined the Air Force after his first year in college when trying to learn accounting proved futile. It was in the service that he began his writing career as the editor and sole contributor to “The Tribe Scribe”, a bi-monthly politically incorrect base newspaper which, while very popular with the troops, was not held in the highest esteem by the military bureaucracy. After three years, nine months and twenty eight days in the Air Force he was honorably discharged and attended and graduated from the University of Illinois.
Sam soon made his way to New York where after several years of living on hot dogs and jelly donuts he landed his first big job as a writer for the legendary children's program The Captain Kangaroo Show. His TV career is long and varied including The Andy Griffith Show, Get Smart, and The Smother's Brothers Comedy Hour.
It was while doing The Kraft Music Hall in New York that he got involved with theatre, co-writing his first play NORMAN, IS THAT YOU? which has had productions throughout the world.
In addition to writing for TV and the stage, he has also written songs which have been recorded by Elvis Presley, Brian Ferry, and Los Lobos. He also co-wrote all the songs for the two MAD Magazine albums, MAD Twists Rock 'N' Roll and Fink Along With MAD which have become collector's items. Recently he and his son Joey wrote and released a hilarious but wickedly rude CD called Totally Twisted Country sung by the great country and western group The Cow Pies. It can be purchased on CDBABY.COM and so far they sold five of them. Sam would like you to order one as soon as you can because with less than twenty thousand copies left they should all be gone by the year 2650.
Sam is married to playwright Julie Stein with whom he co-wrote several plays with (THE OUTRAGEOUS ADVENTURES OF SHELDON & MRS. LEVINE and LENNY'S BACK — a one man show about the legendary comedian Lenny Bruce) and whom Sam credits with keeping it all together for him. Besides his son he has two fantastic daughters Lori and Steffy, two wonderful son-in-laws, Caleb and Geoff, one magnificent daughter-in-law, Linda and two outstanding grand-children, Ariel and Joshua.