Jeff Kinney


Jeffrey Patrick "Jeff" Kinney is an American game designer, cartoonist, producer, actor, movie director and author of children's books including the Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series.

An author is narrowly defined as the originator of any written work and can thus also be described as a writer.

A cartoonist is a visual artist who specializes in drawing cartoons.

A film director is a person who directs the making of a film.

Q&A with Jeff Kinney by Scholastic


He is also attributed as the creator of the child-oriented website Poptropica.

Poptropica is an online role-playing game, developed in 2007 by Pearson Education's Family Education Network, and targeted towards children aged 6 to 15.

Jeff Kinney Greets Fans and Talks About Hard Luck by Abrams Books


He also appeared in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid films as Holly Hills's father.


Kinney was born and bought up in Fort Washington, Maryland, United States.

Maryland is a state located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C. to its south and west; Pennsylvania to its north; and Delaware to its east.

Fort Washington is an unincorporated area and census-designated place in Prince George's County, Maryland.


He has an older brother, sister and a younger brother.


He attended the University of Maryland at College Park in the early 1990s.

The University of Maryland, College Park is a public research university located in the city of College Park in Prince George's County, Maryland, approximately 4 miles from the northeast border of Washington, D.C. Founded in 1856, the university is the flagship institution of the University System of Maryland.


It was in college that Kinney created a popular comic strip, Igdoof, which ran in the campus newspaper, The Diamondback.

The Diamondback is the award-winning independent student newspaper of the University of Maryland, College Park.

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