David A. Goodman is an American writer and producer. He has been one of the executive producers of Family Guy since its fourth season, joining the show as a co-executive producer in season three. He was also a writer for several television series, such as The Golden Girls (his first job), Futurama, where he was also a co-executive producer, and writer of the Futurama/Star Trek parody episode, "Where No Fan Has Gone Before", and Star Trek: Enterprise. Goodman also produced Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story, the Family Guy direct-to-DVD film. He is also the writer for Fred: The Movie. In 2011, Goodman left Family Guy in order to produce the animated Fox series, Allen Gregory.
His FG writing debut came in "The Kiss Seen Around the World". He also wrote "Stewie Kills Lois" and co-wrote It's A Trap!. He also was a consulting producer and writer for the Enterprise episode, "The Forgotten", an episode in which Seth MacFarlane starred.
He appears as a character at the Star Trek convention in "Not All Dogs Go To Heaven". The main characters walk by him in Cloud City in Something, Something, Something, Dark Side. He also voices Ray Romano in "Mother Tucker" and "8 Simple Rules for Buying My Teenage Daughter".