Jon Schröeder, Emmy Award- winning television producer, writer and Palm Springs native will be honored with the 436th star on the City’s world-famous Walk of the Stars Palm Springs on Friday, December 20, 2019.
The Star Dedication, organized by the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce, is FREE and open to the public and will take place at 2:00PM at the gateway to La Plaza shopping center located at 144 South Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs. The event will be emceed by Palm Springs Mayor Geoff Kors and Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce CEO Nona Watson. Schröeder’s special guests include comedian, actor, and writer Sarah Silverman, Schröeder’s Palm Springs High School drama teacher Rosemary Mallet, and Kaminsky Productions founder and Schröeder’s childhood friend, Ethan Kaminsky.
Schröeder is a Palm Springs native and Class of 1988 Palm Springs High School graduate. Schröeder moved to Hollywood in 1993 and in 1994 started working for Warner Bros and then The WB Television Network until 2004. Schröeder began writing and selling pilots with friend and comedian Doug Benson. Schröeder and Sarah Silverman started working together on The Sarah Silverman Program in 2005 and in 2007 the series premiered on The Comedy Central network. Silverman and Schröeder – the show’s writer and producer – worked together on 32 episodes before the series ended in 2010. The comedy partnership with Silverman continued with their next project, Susan 313, a pilot for 20th Century Fox starring Silverman, Jeff Goldblum, and Tig Notaro. NBC initially passed on the series, but the pilot episode was later presented on Silverman’s JASH YouTube channel.
In 2011, Bob’s Burgers, a new animated comedy series, premiered on the Fox Television Network. Schröeder was co-producer and writer, in 2014 was named one of the co-executive producers, and in 2018 he became the Executive Producer on the series. The series is a multiple Emmy Award nominee in the Outstanding Animated Program category, and it took home the Emmy in 2014 and again 2017 in the same category.
Fans of Bob’s Burgers will recognize the character Ms. Schröeder, the P.E. teacher at Wagstaff School where Louise, one of the lead characters, attends. The character’s name is a tribute to its writer, Jon Schröeder.
In 2015, Schröeder married Bob’s Burgers colleague, writer and Executive Producer Nora Smith. Earlier this year, it was announced Smith signed a multi-year deal with 20th Century Fox and it’s rumored Bob’s Burgers may be coming to the big screen. Smith is also co-creator – along with Bob’s Burgers creator, Loren Bouchard – of Apple TV’s new animated series, Central Park.
“I am deeply humbled to receive this honor I have bestowed on myself,” said Schröeder, who will be honored with his ‘hometown’ star among his many friends, his parents, and fans in the heart of downtown Palm Springs outside of See’s Candie.
”Walk of the Stars and the Chamber of Commerce are proud to partner with the City to honor one of the few to be honored on the Walk of the Stars who was born and raised in Palm Springs, and went on to do great things,” said Nona Watson of Schröeder’s homecoming star dedication.