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Steve Tompkins is an American television writer. He was a writer and co-executive producer for Season 1 and Season 2 of the Netflix Original sitcom series, The Ranch.


Tompkins attended Harvard University and wrote for the Harvard Lampoon. He is known for his works on the tv shows; The Critic, In Living Color, Entourage, The Bernie Mac Show and The Knights of Prosperity.

From 1995 to 1996, he wrote for The Simpsons' seventh and eighth seasons. In 1999, he co-created The PJs, with Larry Wilmore and Eddie Murphy.

In 2009, he was the executive producer on the Nickelodeon animated series Fanboy & Chum Chum and also voiced the character Janitor Poopatine.

From 2016 to 2017, Tompkins joined the Netflix Original sitcom series, The Ranch, as a writer.