David Samuel Cohen, B.Sc., M.S. (born July 13, 1966), better known as David X. Cohen (formerly David S. Cohen), is an American writer. He is the head writer and executive producer of Futurama. He helped to develop the series with Matt Groening. Both of his parents are biologists, which helped him write such episodes as The Deep South.
He is also a capable video game programmer. In the 1970s he created an Apple II video game, Qix, of which he is quite proud. He is also credited with coming up with the name for Planet Express's doctor. He created an Apple II video game named Zoid in the 1970s. He liked the name so much he named the Zoidberg.
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