Charles Shyer

Director, Screenwriter, Producer
A screenwriter, director and producer who has had his hand in many film comedies from the late 1970s, Shyer has frequently teamed with his wife Nancy Meyers and screenwriter Alan Mandel. The son of a Directors Guild ... Read more »
Born: 10/11/1951 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Writer (15)

Eloise in Paris 2016 (Movie)

(new draft) (Screenplay)

Alfie 2004 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Parent Trap 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Father of the Bride Part II 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

I Love Trouble 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Once Upon A Crime 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Father of the Bride 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Baby Boom 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Irreconcilable Differences 1984 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Protocol 1984 (Movie)

(From Story)

Private Benjamin 1980 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Goin' South 1978 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

House Calls 1978 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Smokey and the Bandit 1977 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Lady Luck 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Writer
Director (10)

Eloise in Paris 2016 (Movie)

(Director)

Alfie 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

The Affair of the Necklace 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

The Parent Trap 1998 (Movie)

2nd unit director(USA) (Director)

Father of the Bride Part II 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

I Love Trouble 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

Father of the Bride 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

Baby Boom 1988 - 1989 (Tv Show)

Director

Baby Boom 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

Irreconcilable Differences 1984 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (8)

Eloise in Paris 2016 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Alfie 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Affair of the Necklace 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Parent Trap 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

Father of the Bride 1991 (Movie)

(Producer)

Baby Boom 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

Private Benjamin 1980 (Movie)

(Producer)

Cops 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Producer
Music (2)

Alfie 2004 (Movie)

("Darkness Of Your Love") (Song)

Father of the Bride 1991 (Movie)

("I'm Your Man") (Song)
Actor (1)

Movie News Hot Summer Sneak Preview 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A screenwriter, director and producer who has had his hand in many film comedies from the late 1970s, Shyer has frequently teamed with his wife Nancy Meyers and screenwriter Alan Mandel. The son of a Directors Guild founder, Shyer got his first credit as a producer (with Mandel) of the TV pilot "Cops" (CBS, 1973), but quickly moved on to writing. He contributed episodes of "All in the Family" and "The Odd Couple," among others. After penning (again with Mandel) the pilot "Lady Luck" (NBC, 1973), he moved into films with the crowd-pleasing Burt Reynolds vehicle "Smokey and the Bandit" (1977, with Mandel and James Lee Barrett). Shyer and Mandel also wrote the script for Jack Nicholson's directorial effort "Goin' South," and was one of the many who penned "House Calls" (both 1978).

Relationships

Lois Shyer

Mother

Nancy Meyers

Wife
together for 19 years married July 28, 1995 in Rome co-wrote "Private Benjamin" (1980), co-wrote and produced "Irreconcilable Differences" (1984), "Baby Boom" (1987), "Father of the Bride" (1991), "I Love Trouble" (1994) reportedly separated in 1998

Annie Meyers-Shyer

Daughter
born on July 12, 1980

Hallie Meyers-Shyer

Daughter
born on July 26, 1987

Melville Shyer

Father
one of the founders of Directors Guild of America

Milestones

2004

Helmed the remake of "Alfie" starring Jude Law; also produced and penned the script

2001

Directed "The Affair of the Necklace"

1998

Co-wrote and Produced the family feature "The Parent Trap"

1995

Directed the sequel "Father of the Bride Part II"

1992

Co-wrote the feature "Once Upon a Crime"

1991

Helmed "Father of the Bride", a family comedy that starred Steve Martin and Diane Keaton

1988

Helmed the premiere episode of the shortlived spin-off of his feature, "Baby Boom"

1984

Feature directorial debut (also co-scripted), "Irreconciable Differences"

1980

Feature producing debut (also co-scripted), "Private Benjamin"

1977

Feature screenwriting debut, "Smokey and the Bandit"

1973

TV writing debut, "Lady Luck"

1973

TV producing debut, "Cops"

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