Notice, the Jesuit, David Mirkin, worked on the fifth and sixth seasons of the show.
Society of Jesus = 56
As for the ‘Deep Space Homer’ episode reference, it came 5-months and 6-days after his birthday, debuting February 24, 1994.
He attended Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.
He also worked on Threes Company, where the group lived in Room 201, and where John Ritter would eventually die in a big Jesuit ritual on September 11.