Emmy-winning Writer, Producer, and Director Donick Cary got his start writing for Late Night with David Letterman. He continued writing for Dave at The Academy Awards (but not the Oprah-Uma joke) and served as both Head Writer and “The Guy in the Bear Suit” on Late Show with David Letterman.
After five years in late night, Cary moved to The Simpsons, where he served as a Co-Executive Producer for seasons seven through eleven, winning an Emmy and penning many memorable episodes including “D’oh-in in The Wind,” “In Marge We Trust,” (Mr. Sparkle) and “Hell Toupee” (Homer gets the hair transplants of a killer).
Cary has since served in the same capacity on Just Shoot Me, Bored to Death, New Girl, Silicon Valley, AP Bio and Parks and Recreation where he also played the character Vern Palletta. Cary has produced pilots for and developed with: Brillstein Grey, Sony, Happy Madison, Conaco, ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, FX, HBO, the WB, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central (where he was EP on The Naked Trucker and T-Bones show) and MTV where he had a hand in creating The Osbournes.
In 2004 Donick created the animated series Lil’ Bush for Ampd mobile cell phones. The show was quickly picked up by Comedy Central and became the first web series ever to move from the internet to television. To handle the animation Donick co-founded Sugarshack Animation with offices in Los Angeles, Miami, and Sofia, Bulgaria. Sugarshack continues to produce animation for any and all platforms (Sugarshackanimation.com) from music videos to pilots and full series.
In 2007, after a rash of teen suicides in his hometown of Nantucket Island, Donick founded Musack.org, a 501©3 charity that provides musical instruments and classes to under-served youth around the world. Donick also serves on the boards of The Nantucket Film Festival, The Nantucket Comedy Festival, and The Songbirds Foundation.
Currently Cary is working on an overall deal with Comedy Central to develop new animated shows. First up are pilots with Rivers Cuomo and Roy Wood Jr. Cary is also developing a full slate of documentaries with his production shingle Sugarshack 2000, to follow Have A Good Trip, involving everything from racism and the NFL to mental illness and The Ramones.