Jack Enyart was educated at Los Angeles City College; California Institute of the Arts; and Art Center College of Design. He began his career drawing cartoon features for Playgirl, Penthouse, Los Angeles, and other well-known magazines.
This led to writing comic books, and he scripted scores of stories for classic Disney, Warners, and Hanna-Barbera characters. Entering animation in the 1980s, he continued in comics, notably "Roger Rabbit" books for Disney; and art directed "Looney Tunes" products for famed director Chuck Jones.
In the 90s Enyart wrote a new line of books starring classic Warner characters, as well as "Tiny Toons". Published internationally, these made him the most prolific author of "Looney Tunes" comics in history.
Disney employed Enyart for a new series of comics featuring "Hercules", "Lion King", "Toy Story", "Aladdin", "101 Dalmatians" and more. Enyart persuaded Marvel Comics to option "Clueless" and scripted that as well.
Many of Jack Enyart’s numerous credits are listed in Grand Comics Database.
In the early 80s Enyart was writer/editor for new "Looney Tunes" prime-time TV specials. He worked with legends Chuck Jones, Friz Freleng and Mel Blanc on these shows.
At Ruby-Spears Productions Enyart then developed, wrote and story edited several popular Saturday morning series. Foremost was "Alvin and the Chipmunks” for which he did all the above, as well as voiceovers.
Enyart then wrote for nearly every major cartoon studio in Hollywood: Disney, Warners, Filmation, Marvel, Hanna-Barbera, Fox, DIC and Sunbow. He developed Disney's first TV cartoon "Duck Tales," Fox's "Peter Pan" and other projects.
In the 90s Enyart developed, wrote, and supervised the cult hit "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" for Marvel Productions.
Since then he has scripted and developed mostly for independent TV production companies such as Larry Houston (“Wendell, Son of Santa Claus”), Bob Fuentes (“Cisco Crib”), Bumatai-Ashby (“Rip Smart”) and others.
His writing is in the permanent collection of the WGA Library Foundation; and Animation Magazine has honored him as one of the Top Animation Writers.
A partial list of Jack Enyart’s animation credits is on Internet Movie Database.
By the 90s Enyart was in demand as an animation consultant. He advised on the MGM TV series "Pink Panther", Hanna-Barbera’s "Dumb and Dumber", “The Jetsons”, "Johnny Bravo” and others.
Many clients–producers, directors, artists, writers and students-–have since used Enyart’s services. Independent studios include Butamai/Ashby, Larry Houston Productions, Byron Vaughns Cartoonland, Bobtoons Inc. (all U.S.A.) plus Fat Lizard/POV (Malaysia), Origin IPM (United Kingdom), and Goldrim Media (Australia).
Copies of his CD of career advice, “Your Art Dream,” are available. Inquire at the CONTACT page of this site.
Enyart has done lectures throughout the L.A. Library system, plus seminars for CSU Chico and Santa Monica College (California), and Glendale College (Arizona).
He has taught full courses at Gnomon School of Visual Effects, Adcon Technical Institute, Academy of Couture Art, Columbia College of Hollywood (all California) and Vancouver Animation School (Canada).
Jack Enyart served on committees for the Autry Museum and L.A. County Museum of Art; and has been a judge for CSU Media Arts Festival, Otis School Animation Conference, and the Annie Awards.
He also hosted a season of interviews with artists, “ART WITH ENYART,” webcast live over L.A. Art Stream from Downtown Los Angeles.
In 2008 Enyart held a one-man show of drawings, “Women I Know,” at Evidence Gallery in Los Angeles.
He has since shown at Gallery Girls in downtown L.A.; and at Affaire in the Gardens, Canon Drive Holiday Walk, Concourse D’Elegance Auto Show, Luxe Showcase House, Woofstock Pet Festival (all City of Beverly Hills) as well as private events.