David Crane
David Crane
Real Name/Full Name David Crane
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: David Crane
Birth Place: West New York, New Jersey
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 13 August 1957
Age/How Old: 66 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 168 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 6″
Weight: In Kilograms – 72 Kg
In Pounds – 158 lbs
Eye Color: N/A
Hair Color: N/A
Parents Name: Father – Gene Crane
Mother – Joan Crane
Siblings: N/A
School: Harriton High School
College: Brandeis University
Religion: Jewish
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Gay
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Jeffrey Klarik
Kids/Children Name: Yes (2) Clancy Klairk, Blaine Crane
Profession: Screen Writer, Television Producer
Net Worth: $450 million
Last Updated: July 2024

A fan of the show “Friends”? Then you have already known about its writer, David Crane. He was born in 1957 in West New York, New Jersey, USA. He started his career in acting at Brandeis University, where he met Marta Kauffman. Since then, they are working together for over a span of twenty years now.

Initially, he started working in theater, and then he along with Marta teamed up with Michael Skloff, and they together produced various musicals. David and Marta were the co-executive producers On “Dream On” for several years. They together had different TV series and comedy, some of which are “The Powers That Be,” “Veronica’s Closet.” His most two famous were the “Friends” and “Episodes.”

Well, how well do you know about David Crane? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about David Crane’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about David Crane to date.

Biography and Early Life

David Crane was born in West New York, New Jersey, USA. He was taken to a Jewish family. He was born and brought up in New York. Furthermore, he lived there along with his parents. His father was Gene Crane, who was a veteran television personality of Philadelphia, and his mother’s name was Joan Crane.

He completed his graduation at the Brandeis University in New York. Before becoming a writer, he started his career in acting and worked in a theater in his initial days. He got his limelight from the writing venture. He first composed various musicals, and then he produced a number of TV series. He is well known in the entertainment industry.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is David Crane in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, David Crane’s age is 66 years old as of today’s date 16th July 2024 having been born on 13 August 1957. Though, he is 5′ 6″ in feet and inches and 168 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 158 lbs in Pound and 72kg in Kilograms.


David has completed his entire education from the New York itself. He attended the schooling from the Harriton  High School, which was in Pennsylvania, in 1975 and then completed his graduation from the Brandeis University in 1979. He also acquired a degree in Law from the Syracuse University College of Law. This is not enough when it comes to his education. He even holds an M.A. degree from Ohio University in African Studies. Crane is a lecturer at Stanford University in public policy and the president of Govern for California.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

David Crane was born to Gene Crane and Joan Crane. His family was Jewish. He is a part of this small family. He was later married to his life partner and fiancée Jeffrey Klarik and even raised two children with him named as Clancy Klairk and Blaine Crane. These two couples have been in love with each other and partner for more than over thirty years.

They first met at a dinner arranged by their mutual friends, and since then, their love never fades away. Their relationship was not limited to only couples, they even extended their relationship to working together as producers. They both helped each other in various spheres of their life.

David, along with his partner Klarik created “The Class,” which was the 2006 ensemble sitcom. They also made “Episodes,” a sitcom in the year 2011 for the BBC, which was aired first in the US Showtime and then on BBC Two. This sitcom features the famous stars Matt Le Blanc, Stephen Mangan, and Tamsin Greig. When David was completing his graduation, he met Marta Kauffman and worked with her since then for over a period of twenty years. This two longtime friend has given their big hits in the network television.

Is David Crane Gay?

When it comes to the sexual orientation of David Crane, he is absolutely a gay. His relationship with Jeffrey Klarik for an extended period of time makes it relevant that he is a gay. He even got married to him and are together since then for more than a span of thirty years. Regardless of his sexual stand, he acted as a role model by making people understand about considering the importance of the gay rights without any limitation or hindrance.

Professional Career

After completing his graduation, David began his successful career as a writer in 1987 in a sitcom series known as Everything’s Relative. He also started working in the show ‘Dream On’ for the time span of three years as a producer, writer, and a creator. He created his most popular show, ‘Friends,’ in 1994, which was aired till 2004. The list of his TV series continues with ‘Veronica Closet,’ ‘Jesse,’ and many more. David also produces the show ‘Episode’, which was aired from 2011 to 2017. He has also co-produced an NBC Television show ‘Mad About You.’

Apart from his career as a producer, he was the CEO of NRG Energy in 2003, and he engaged in conventional power generation. He was also an active member of several foundations and councils. David was an all-rounder in each and every work he took. He accomplished in every sphere of his life.


When it comes to the Award and Achievements, David has marked a lot of them in his name. Crane and his life partner Jeffrey won the People’s Choice Award for his show “The Class.” In 2010, he was also awarded the CEO of the year under the Energy Industry by Energy Biz and Entrepreneur of the year by Ernest and Young. David was also awarded by Global Green in the category of The Corporate Environmental Leadership Award. In 2015, he also won the C.K Prahalad Award for the Global Sustainability Business Leadership.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of David Crane in 2024

David Crane Net Worth
David Crane Net Worth

As of 2024, David Crane has an estimated net worth of $450 million. His earnings come from his career in writing and as a producer. He has a successful career indeed, which majorly contributed to his earnings. He is also an entrepreneur and an investor, and a strategic advisor to several startup companies. He is CEO of various companies, which made him gain a lot of wealth and fame, which ultimately adds to his total earnings.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • David Crane worked in a theater in his initial days.
  • David is popularly known for his television sitcoms such as Friends and Episodes.

David Crane is one of the most dedicated and one of the most valuable producers. He has the world at his fingertips. He has won a lot of fame through his writing. His life was more dramatic than his films. Though he faced disappointment at various times, he never gave up. He was also successful in his love life. He faced controversies with his gay marriage and relationship.

He didn’t let this affect his career. Not only that, but he always gave his best when it comes to his writing and as a producer. He built up his both personal life and professional life. He is a role model for his lot of fans out there. Furthermore, he is still continuing his career as a producer till today’s date and is giving knock-off performances.


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