Jody Hill

Perseverance, a background in tae kwon do and a fistful of credit cards helped elevate writer-director Jody Hill from struggling filmmaker to the center of attention at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival with his debut ... Read more »
Born: in Concord, North Carolina, USA

Filmography

Producer (9)

Manglehorn 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Masterminds 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Chozen 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Joe 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Prince Avalanche 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Comedy 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Catechism Cataclysm 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Foot Fist Way 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Rebel Billionaire: Branson's Quest for the Best 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Co-Producer
Writer (5)

Masterminds 2015 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Observe and Report 2009 (Movie)

(pitch) (Screenplay)

The Foot Fist Way 2008 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Road Rules 2002 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Story Editor

The Challenge 2002 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Story Editor
Actor (4)

Eastbound and Down 2009 - 2010, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Reel Comedy: Observe and Report 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The Foot Fist Way 2008 (Movie)

Mike McAlister (Actor)

Superbad 2007 (Movie)

Tut Long John Silver (Actor)
Director (3)

Vice Principals 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Director

Observe and Report 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

The Foot Fist Way 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Perseverance, a background in tae kwon do and a fistful of credit cards helped elevate writer-director Jody Hill from struggling filmmaker to the center of attention at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival with his debut film, "The Foot Fist Way" (2006). A raucous low-budget comedy about a small-town martial arts instructor whose world comes unglued after he discovers his wife's infidelity, the picture caught the attention of Will Ferrell and partner Adam MacKay, who distributed it through their own production company. Its cult success put Hill in the driver's seat for several high profile projects, including an HBO pilot, "East Bound and Down" (2008) and a feature comedy, "Observe and Report" (2009) with Seth Rogen.

EDUCATION

North Carolina School of the Arts

Winston-Salem , North Carolina 1999

Milestones

2009

Re-teamed with McBride for the HBO series, "East Bound and Down"; wrote, directed and produced the series

2009

Directed first studio film, "Observe and Report," starring Rogen as a mall security officer

2008

Had supporting roles in "Pineapple Express" and "Tropic Thunder"

2007

Had a small role in the comedy co-scripted by Seth Rogen, "Superbad"

2006

Directed, financed and co-wrote (with Ben Best) his debut film, "The Foot Fist"; starred Danny R. McBride as a karate instructor with marital troubles

Moved to Los Angeles and worked in reality television

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