A native of Wayland, Massachusetts, Michael Kaplan wrote plays and musicals throughout high school and at Princeton University, where he attended college. Upon graduation he moved to New York where a number of his plays received productions and staged readings, primarily at The Ensemble Studio Theatre, where he is a member.
For the past twenty-two years, he has lived in Los Angeles, working as a television writer and producer on a total of twelve different prime time shows for ABC, NBC, FOX, and UPN. His career as a comedy writer has included stints as a writer and Supervising Producer on two of television's most respected comedies, "Roseanne," and "Frasier." For his work on the latter, received an Emmy award, as a member of the producing staff, for best comedy series.
He co-created and Executive Produced "I'm In the Band" for Disney XD.
His first children's book, Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake, was published in the Spring of 2011. His second book, Betty Bunny Wants Everything, went on sale February 2, 2012.
He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and three children.