John Requa is a writer on The Angry Beavers.
Requa grew up in Burien, Washington, a suburb of Seattle, graduating from Burien's Highline High School in 1985. His talents as a writer were evident when he wrote and performed in a skit for his senior year Homecoming assembly titled "Fernbusters." It was a morphing of Ghostbusters and the killer Christmas Trees skit from the 1975 classic Saturday Night Live. In it, Requa played the killer fern. For another assembly later that year he wrote a skit about an almighty creator named Sven.
Requa attended Highline at the same time as Dana Newton, who became a senior producer on The Oprah Winfrey Show, and Randy Dixon who is an internationally known improv artist who heads Unexpected Productions in Seattle, and Mike Starr who was the original Bassist for Alice in Chains and recently seen on season three of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.
As best as is known, all of John Requa's professional work has been in association with his writing partner Glenn Ficarra.
Requa and Ficarra wrote numerous episodes of The Angry Beavers, an animated show in production on Nickelodeon from 1997 until 2001. Their first episode was season two's "Kandid Kreatures" which they followed with "Dag for Night", "Un-Barry-ble", "Zooing Time", "Sans-a-Pelt" and "Gonna Getcha". They went on to write eleven more episodes over the remaining three seasons of the show.
The pair directed Focus, starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie, and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, starring Tina Fey and Robbie.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Madigan, Nick (July 12, 2001). "Requa and Ficarra: From Art House to Dog's House". Variety.
- ↑ "The Angry Beavers Episode Guide".
- ↑ "Filming Starts for the Taliban Shuffle Adaptation, Starring Tina Fey". comingsoon.net. February 11, 2015.