Tony Yacenda

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

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


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

In 2016, Yacenda 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, Yacenda received 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, Dan Perrault. [4]

American Vandal

Yacenda created, directed, wrote and executive produced Season 1 of American Vandal and returned for Season 2.[5] Vandal was Netflix's most Binge-watching|binge-watched show of 2017.[6][7] On April 19, 2018, American Vandal won a 2017 Peabody Award for Entertainment.[8] In July 2018, it was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award.[9]


  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. Porter, Rick (27 August 2021). "'American Vandal' Creators Land Esports Comedy at Paramount+". The Hollywood Reporter.
  5. "'American Vandal' Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2018-09-19.
  6. "2017 on Netflix - A Year in Bingeing". Netflix Media Center. Retrieved 2018-09-19.
  7. Feldman, Dana. "The Most Binged Shows On Netflix In 2017". Forbes. Retrieved 2018-09-19.
  8. "Entertainment, Children's & Youth Winners Named". Retrieved 2018-09-19.
  9. Chow, Andrew R. "2018 Emmy Awards: Here Are the Nominees". The New York Times. Retrieved 2018-09-20.

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