Barry Fanaro (born 1954) is an American television producer and screenwriter. He has written/produced over 250 episodes, pilots, original series for network television. Fanaro was a co-executive producer of the television program The Golden Girls, involved in a total of 102 episodes. He was nominated for four Emmys and won twice for Outstanding Writing and Best Comedy Show, Producer. He was nominated for two Writers Guild of America Awards and won Best Writing in 1987. He has three Golden Globes for Best Comedy or Variety Show.
Fanaro has also had a successful screenwriting career. His screenwriting credits include, Kingpin, The Crew, Men In Black II and I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry. Selected production re-writes inlcude Analyze This, Big Trouble, and What's The Worst That Could Happen?
He has taught screenwriting seminars at USC, UCLA, UCSB and AFI.