Cool Dad Job: TV Producer
Cool Dad Vibe: Strangely Fabulous
Cool Dad Bona Fides: Ryan Murphy is one of the most powerful men in television. He has created and produced a ludicrous number of off-kilter shows, including Popular, Nip/Tuck, Glee, The New Normal, The Normal Heart, Scream Queens, American Crime Story, Feud, American Horror Story and 9-1-1. And he’s not done. His shows Ratched and Consent are still on the way. His uncompromising vision may get even more eccentric going forward. He signed a $300 million deal with Netflix this year. That means he’ll have even more creative control, which is good news for TV lovers. Murphy, who is married to photographer David Miller, is raising his sons Logan and Ford, both of whom were born via surrogate, in the free time he doesn’t devote to activism. Frankly, it doesn’t seem like the guy sleeps.