#267 Gary Gygax / Jerry Juhl – 27 July 1938

Gary Gygax

Photo by Alan De Smet

Ernest Gary Gygax (July 27, 1938 – March 4, 2008) was an American writer and game designer, best known for co-creating the pioneering role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) with Dave Arneson. Gygax is generally acknowledged as the father of role-playing games.

Jerry Juhl

Jerome Ravn “Jerry” Juhl (July 27, 1938 in St. Paul, Minnesota – September 26, 2005) was a television and movie writer best known for his work with Jim Henson’s Muppets. He was originally recruited by Henson as a puppeteer and writer on Sam and Friends, but focused increasingly on writing as other puppeteers, such as Frank Oz, joined the Henson stable.


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