John Altschuler (born 1963) is a producer and writer.
Altschuler grew up in Carbondale, Illinois. He then moved to Greenville, North Carolina, where he attended the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, and co-created the first student produced comedy show on UNC Student Television.
He began his career as a writer for the humor magazine National Lampoon, together with Dave Krinsky, a collaboration that continued in the years to come. After selling their screenplays to Warner Brothers, Universal and Studio Canal Plus, they moved to holywood and began working as assistant producers for the HBO series "The High Life". In 1997, Altschuler and Krinsky became writers on 20 Century Fox's "King of the Hill". They worked there for 13 years and ran the show for the final seven seasons.
In 2008, they have formed "Ternion Productions" a film and television production company with Mike Judge. In 2009, Altschuler and Krinsky co-created the show "The Goode Family". In 2011-2012, they Executive Produced and wrote several episodes of MTV's Return of "Beavis and Butt-head".
Altschuler and Krinsky also co-wrote various features, Including "Role Models", "Blades of Glory" and "Extract". He also produced the Napoleonic War comedy The Adventures of Brigadier Gerard from his script based on the short stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
In 2013 they co created the HBO series "Silicon Valley
". In addition, they are working on an animated "Woody Woodpecker" feature. They are also writing and producing "Brigadier Gerard", a feature with Steve Carell attached to play Brigadier Gerard and Ricky Gervais attached to play Napoleon.
Altschuler has received several Emmy nominations and has won an Environmental Media Award.