Yossi Godard was born in Jerusalem in 1937, and grew up in Bat Yam, near Tel Aviv. He studied history and philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. After scripting children's programs for Israel Radio, Godard joined the founding group of Israel TV, where he worked for 30 years as a writer, director and producer. He became head of the drama department and later of documentaries.
Godard has published eight books for children. Over the years, he has also received six awards for Best TV Movie.