Thad Mumford
Thad Mumford Cosby Show Lisa Bonet
Thad Mumford on the set of "The Cosby Show" with actress Lisa Bonet.
Personal Information
Birthname: Thaddeus Quetin Mumford, Jr.
Born: (1951-02-08)February 8, 1951
Birthplace: Washington D.C., United States
Died September 6, 2018(2018-09-06) (aged 67)[1]
Death Location Silver Spring, Maryland, United States [1]
TV series producer / Screenwriter
Years active: 1971-2001
Series connection
Appeared on/Involved with: M*A*S*H
Jobs/Role(s): Script consultant/Producer, Involved in total of 48 episodes

Thad Mumford (born Thaddeus Quentin "Thad" Mumford, Jr. February 8, 1951 in Washington D.C.- died September 6, 2018[1]) was an American television producer and writer who served as ascrpit consultant, and producer in a total of 48 M*A*S*H episodes in Seasons 9-11.


Often collaborating with fellow TV producer/director Dan Wilcox, Thad wrote scripts and produced for a number of television series throughout his career varying different genres namely, M*A*S*H* (all of the episodes he produced were co-produced with Wilcox), The Cosby Show, A Different World, Maude, NYPD Blue Good Times, Home Improvement, the very short lived but critically acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning animated/live action NBC-TV sitcom series The Duck factory in 1984 (which starred a the-very young and then not well known comedian/actor Jim Carrey), ALF, Roots: The Next Generations, Judging Amy and among other series.

In 1973, Mumford won a Primetime Emmy Award for his writing in The Electric Company.[2] In 1978, a Sesame Street character was named after him named Dr. Thad in the recurring skit, "Dr. Thad and the Medications", Mumford also performed the voice for the character.


Mumford died on September 6, 2018, aged 67, at his father's home, after suffring from a long illness, in Silver Spring, Maryland.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Littleton, Cynthia. "Thad Mumford, Pioneering African-American Writer for ‘MASH,’ ‘Electric Company,’ Dies at 67",, September 14, 2018. Retrieved on September 17, 2018. 
  2. Awards for Thad Mumford at the Internet Movie Database (IMDb)

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