Steven Kunes was born on September 7, 1956 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and attended New York University where he received B.A. degrees in Creative Writing and Comparative Literature in 1978. After much success writing short stories and non-fiction articles for national publications, TV legend Norman Lear hired Kunes to write and develop half-hour comedies for his company, Embassy Television. This led to assignments in the areas on one-hour TV, movies-of-the-week, a five-year stint writing monologues for Johnny Carson, and eventually to motion pictures, where Kunes became one of Hollywood's most successful (albeit unknown) script doctors, working on eleven of the most popular films in the last three decades.
Presently, Kunes is the creator and executive producer of "Over My Dead Body," an original comedy series now showing on Amazon Prime, YouTube Red and Funny or Die. His novel "Uncle Jerry to Win," and his collection of plays entitled "Four on the Floor: Four Plays" were both published by Amazon Books in 2018. Kunes resides in Los Angeles.