Sitcom veteran Jim O'Doherty is the creator and executive producer of Disney XD's martial arts inspired comedy series "Kickin' It."
The Emmy-nominated producer started out as a stand-up comedian and transitioned into television writing. After getting his start on FOX's "Married…With Children," he spent several years writing and producing shows for Carsey Werner including "3rd Rock from the Sun," "The Tracy Morgan Show" and "Grounded for Life."
O'Doherty has written and produced pilots for ABC, NBC and FOX. Most recently created the show "How to Rock Braces and Glasses" for Nickelodeon and is writing a feature film called "Cooper Wiley Saves the World," about the unbelievable adventures of a fourteen year old boy.
"Kickin' It" was inspired by his childhood growing up on Long Island, New York, where O'Doherty earned a green belt in martial arts. He was forced to quit when his local dojo closed down and turned into a cat hospital. This brief but meaningful connection with karate gave him the foundation to build on for the series.
O'Doherty currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife Angela and their three daughters, two of which study karate.
Disney Channel hit maker Marc Warren is the executive producer of Disney XD's martial arts inspired comedy series "Kickin' It."
Warren executive produced the Emmy-nominated "That's So Raven," it's spin-off "Cory in the House" as well as "Even Stevens." He was also a consulting producer on the hit series "JONAS L.A."
Warren began his career as a New York City public school teacher before moving out to Los Angeles where he wrote for various television shows. He later went on to executive produce "Full House," "The Parent'hood" and "Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher," which he also created. Additionally, Warren penned and directed numerous episodes of "That's So Raven," "Cory in the House" and "Even Stevens."
Originally hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Warren currently lives in Hidden Hills, California.