J.R. Ventimilia is an American television writer. He is an executive producer and writer for the 2012 TV series. Ventimilia wrote The Simpsons episode "Simpson Tide" (with Joshua Sternin as his co-writer) and the teleplay of the episode "'Round Springfield", based on a story idea by Al Jean and Mike Reiss. Other credits include Murphy Brown, That '70s Show, and The Critic. In 2002, he and Sternin created a show for Fox called The Grubbs, starring Randy Quaid. Due to negative critical reaction, the show was canceled before it went on air. He co-wrote the screenplay for the 2004 film Surviving Christmas and the 2010 film Tooth Fairy.