Dan Perrault

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CitizenshipUnited States of America
  • Writer
  • Producer
Known forCo-creator of American Vandal

Dan Perrault is an American television writer and Television producer. He is best-known for the TV series American Vandal, for which he won a Peabody Award.[1]


In 2011, Perrault co-founded the production company Woodhead Entertainment along with his writing partner Tony Yacenda, and producing partner, Sean Carrigan.[2]

In 2016, Perrault scored a direct to series order from Netflix for his True crime mockumentary series, American Vandal. He served as co-creator, writer and executive producer for the series. [3]

In 2021, Universal Pictures purchased the rights to Perrault's original screenplay, Strays. Josh Greenbaum is attached is direct, with Phil Lord and Chris Miller producing.[4]

Also in 2021, Perrault scored another direct to series order with Paramount%2b|Paramount+. He will serve as co-creator, writer and executive producer along with long time writing partner, Tony Yacenda. [5]

American Vandal

Perrault created, wrote and executive produced Season 1 of American Vandal and returned for Season 2.[6] Vandal was Netflix's most Binge-watching|binge-watched show of 2017.[7][8] On April 19, 2018, American Vandal won a 2017 Peabody Award for Entertainment.[9] In July 2018, it was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award.[10]


  1. Cutler, Jacqueline (2018-05-18). "Why Honoring Socially Conscious Storytelling Is Key to Peabody Awards". Variety. Retrieved 2018-09-19.
  2. Zuckerman, Esther (14 September 2017). "American Vandal Makes Fun of Making a Murderer, with Netflix's Blessing". Vanity Fair Blogs.
  3. Team, The Deadline (6 January 2017). "2017 Netflix Pilots". Deadline.
  4. Donnelly, Matt (27 May 2021). "Phil Lord and Chris Miller, Picturestart Set Live-Action Comedy 'Strays' at Universal (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety.
  5. Porter, Rick (27 August 2021). "'American Vandal' Creators Land Esports Comedy at Paramount+". The Hollywood Reporter.
  6. "'American Vandal' Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2018-09-19.
  7. "2017 on Netflix - A Year in Bingeing". Netflix Media Center. Retrieved 2018-09-19.
  8. Feldman, Dana. "The Most Binged Shows On Netflix In 2017". Forbes. Retrieved 2018-09-19.
  9. "Entertainment, Children's & Youth Winners Named". www.peabodyawards.com. Retrieved 2018-09-19.
  10. Chow, Andrew R. "2018 Emmy Awards: Here Are the Nominees". The New York Times. Retrieved 2018-09-20.

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