Harris Wittels, Parks and Recreation Producer, Dead at 30

Harris Wittels Dead

Harris Wittels, a longtime co-executive producer of Parks and Recreation, died Thursday at the age of 30 from a possible drug overdose, TMZ reports.

In addition to co-producing more than 70 episodes of Parks, Wittels wrote a number of installments and recurred on the NBC comedy as Harris, an employee at Pawnee Animal Control.

Wittels also served as a producer and writer on HBO’s Eastbound & Down and the Comedy Central series Secret Girlfriend.

The tragic news comes just days before Parks‘ series finale airs on Feb. 24.

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9 Comments
  1. Et al says:

    That’s awful.

  2. Winter says:

    So terrible

  3. Eric says:

    Oh my gosh…Harris was hilarious. His appearances on the Comedy Bang Bang podcast never failed to make me laugh. This is really sad news, and I’m sorry to hear it. All my best to his friends and family.

  4. Babybop says:

    Oh no… So sad. Prayers to his family and friends.

  5. Willthebeast says:

    May he forever be down to clown. I hope Brett’s ok.

  6. Jeff says:

    So sad. As a recovering addict myself, I was aware of his struggles and rooted for him and enjoyed his success. What a funny person and great talent.

  7. CJ says:

    Harris was an immensely talented writer and seriously funny dude. Really sad to hear this. He will be missed.

  8. Zoe says:

    Thoughts and prayers to those that knew him. :(

  9. Joey Padron says:

    Sad news. I remember him on Parks & Rec. my thoughts & prayers are with his family & friends.