About

Watched by over 27 million viewers, Pittsburgh Dad is an online sitcom that captures the funny phrases, nostalgia, and frustrations of growing up with a blue collar "everyman" father.  From swimming pool rules to coaching little league and his unique movie reviews, you'll swear it was your own dad!

Pittsburgh Dad stars Curt Wootton and was created by Wootton and director Chris Preksta, inspired by their own families and Wootton's actual father.  The series is also a throw back to classic sitcoms such as All in the Family and Roseanne.  It even includes the standard laugh track.  New episodes premiere each Tuesday.

HOW PITTSBURGH DAD STARTED

The inspiration for Pittsburgh Dad comes from my own father. I would always walk around and do an impersonation of him. And as soon as I put on the glasses, I AM my father from the 80’s.
— Curt Wooton
We grabbed a shirt and glasses from a thrift store and shot three episodes in ten minutes on my iPhone, completely improvised by Curt. We never set out to make a show, we just did it to make our parents laugh.
— Chris Preksta, Director

SERIES HIGHLIGHTS

October 25th, 2011 - Series premiere.

January 5th, 2012 - Pittsburgh Dad passes 1 million views.

July 2012 - Pittsburgh Dad is voted Best Twitter Feed by Pittsburgh Magazine 

August 13th, 2012 - Pittsburgh Dad visits Steelers training camp and interviews Coach Mike Tomlin.

September 16th, 2012 - Premiere of Pittsburgh Dad on the Heinz Field jumbotron for the Steelers 2012 season.

October 19th, 2012 - Curt Wootton & Chris Preksta appear on The Hines Ward Show

October 25th, 2012 - Mayor Luke Ravenstahl declares Oct. 25th "Pittsburgh Dad Day".

December 31st, 2012 - Curt & Chris are Grand Marshals of the Highmark First Night New Years Eve Parade.

August 14th, 2013 - Pittsburgh Dad's 3-2-1 WIN Beer is released by Full Pint Brewing. 

October 15th, 2013 - Eat 'N Park debuts a Pittsburgh Dad Smiley Cookie

April 28, 2015 - The Pittsburgh Dad Book is published.

June, 2016 - Pittsburgh Dad passes 30 million views.