Jay Roach

Director, Screenwriter, Producer
A bespectacled, hormonally charged British spy and an accident-prone male nurse helped to make producer-director Jay Roach one of the most successful comedy filmmakers in motion picture history. He made his feature ... Read more »
Born: 06/13/1957 in New Mexico, USA

Filmography

Producer (18)

Sisters 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Trumbo 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Campaign 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Dinner for Schmucks 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

Little Fockers 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

Brüno 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Charlie Bartlett 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Smother 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Reel Comedy: Borat 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Producer

The American Candidate 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

The Hitchhiker's Guide To the Galaxy 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

50 First Dates 2004 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Meet the Fockers 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

Meet the Parents 2000 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Empty Mirror 1999 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Lifepod (TV Show)

Co-Producer

Space Rangers (TV Show)

Co-Producer
Director (12)

The Brink 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Trumbo 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

The Campaign 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

Dinner for Schmucks 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

Meet the Fockers 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

Austin Powers in Goldmember 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

Meet the Parents 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

Austin Powers: the Spy Who Shagged Me 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

Mystery, Alaska 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

Game Change (TV Show)

Director

Recount (TV Show)

Director
Writer (1)

Blown Away 1994 (Movie)

(From Story)
Actor (1)

There's Something About Ben Stiller 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor
Other (1)

Zoo Radio 1990 (Movie)

consultant to Jessi Wells and Romero Akrawi (Consultant)

Biography

A bespectacled, hormonally charged British spy and an accident-prone male nurse helped to make producer-director Jay Roach one of the most successful comedy filmmakers in motion picture history. He made his feature debut with "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery" (1997), Mike Myers' raucous spoof of 1960s pop culture, and later helmed both of its increasingly raunchy sequels, "Austin Powers in The Spy Who Shagged Me" (1999) and "Austin Powers in Goldmember" (2002). He immediately followed these with "Meet the Parents" (2000), which delivered the improbable comedy team of Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro, as well as its sequel, "Meet the Fockers" (2004). The latter was the highest grossing comedy ever made, and paved the way for Roach to lend his talents to projects as a producer. He showed an equally golden touch in that capacity by overseeing such box office winners as "50 First Dates" (2004) and "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan: (2006). In 2008, he showed that broad comedy was not the only color in his directorial palette by helming the Emmy-winning "Recount," a dramatization of the behind-the-scenes politics in the 2000 Presidential election, followed with "Game Change" (HBO, 2012), an inside look at the 2008 presidential campaign. Roach's astounding track record, garnered over a remarkably brief period of time, showed him to be a filmmaker with an unerring knack for understanding and even developing moviegoers' tastes in 21st century comedy.

Relationships

Susanna Hoffs

Wife
Formerly of the group The Bangles married in 1993

Tamar Hoffs

Mother-In-Law

Jackson Roach

Son
Born February 9, 1995 mother, Susanna Hoffs

Sam Roach

Son
Born Nobermber 10, 1998 mother, Susanna Hoffs

EDUCATION

Stanford University

Stanford , California

University of Southern California

Los Angeles , California

Milestones

2010

Produced the sequel to the hit comedy, "Meet the Parents," titled "Little Fockers"

2010

Produced and directed the comedy "Dinner for Schmucks," starring Paul Rudd and Steve Carell

2009

Produced Sacha Baron Cohen's film "Brüno"

2008

Directed the HBO film "Recount" about the 2000 Presidential election fallout

2006

Co-produced with Sacha Baron Cohen, "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan"

2005

Produced the film adaptation of Douglas Adams' popular comic sci-fi novel "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"

2004

Reunited with Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller for "Meet the Fockers"

2002

Again directed Mike Myers in "Austin Powers: Goldmember"

2000

Helmed the hit comedy, "Meet the Parents" co-starring Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller

1999

Helmed the sequel "Austin Powers II: The Spy Who Shagged Me"

1999

Directed the hockey-themed, "Mystery, Alaska" starring Russell Crowe

1997

Feature directing debut, "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery" starring Mike Myers in the title role

1996

Produced "The Empty Mirror"; also served as 2nd unit director (released theatrically in 1999)

1994

Co-wrote with John Rice and Joe Batteer the film "Blown Away"; co-produced by Densham

1993

Co-produced the TV-movie "Lifepod" (FOX), a sci-fi remake of Alfred Hitchcock's "Lifeboat"

1993

Wrote and co-produced with Pen Densham the sci-fi series "Space Rangers" (CBS)

1991

Served as consultant to director Jessi Wells on the feature "Zoo Radio"

Helmed the student film, "Asleep at the Wheel" while attending USC

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