Along with his actor brother Kipp, writer-director Adam Marcus was raised in a family with a long artistic lineage: their mother was a singer and their father a painter, in addition to a filmmaker uncle and a grandfather who worked in vaudeville. Growing up, Adam and Kipp made short films together, later jointly attending NYU. But while Kipp achieved a small degree of notoriety as the son of the grown-up sitcom character Beaver on the 1980s series "The New Adventures of Leave It To Beaver", Adam's career was set in a different direction at the age of 11, when he spent a few days working as a gofer for director Sean Cunningham on the set of the horror film "Friday The 13th". The young man and Cunningham remained friendly over the years, and after Marcus' graduation from NYU, he got the chance to add to the franchise. After a tumultuous shoot--at one point Marcus was hit by a truck in the middle of a shot--the result was 1993's ninth installment, "Jason Goes To Hell: The Final Friday", which developed a small cult following after initially being angrily received by fans. Marcus' subsequent career includes 1999's romantic comedy "Let It Snow", a failed vehicle for Kipp, and the 2008 direct-to-video Val Kilmer mystery "Conspiracy".