Portrait of Cheri Steinkellner in the Teacher's Pet art style, illustration by Gary Baseman.

Bill Steinkellner and Cheri Steinkellner (maiden name Eichen)[1] are a husband and wife writing team, known for working on The Jeffersons, Benson, The Facts of Life, Who's the Boss and Hope and Gloria, among others. The two had met each other at the Groundlings, and married in 1982.[1] Cheri, then an actress, started helping her writer husband on his scripts, and soon enough, the two became a writing team.[1] They came to prominence working on the show Cheers, and helped create Teacher's Pet alongside Gary Baseman.[1]

Teacher's Pet episodes written


  • They have three children: Kit, Teddy and Emma. Teddy Naven and Emma Whitemill, characters in the Teacher's Pet series, are named after them.[2]


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