Lloyd Kaufman

Lloyd Kaufman not only co-founded the cult horror studio Troma Entertainment, he is in many ways the face of the company. A gleeful huckster in the grand drive-in tradition of William Castle and Roger Corman, who knows ... Read more »
Born: 12/30/1945

Filmography

Producer (46)

Return to Nuke 'Em High Volume 1 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Mother's Day 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Parts of the Family 2003 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Tales from the Crapper 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

All The Love You Cannes! 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

Terror Firmer 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

Fag Hag 1997 (Movie)

("presents") (Producer)

The Legend of the Raven: Chosen One 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D. 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

Tromeo and Juliet 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

Invasion of the Space Preachers 1990 (Movie)

("presents") (Producer)

A Nymphoid Barbarian in Dinosaur Hell 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

Jakarta 1989 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Toxic Avenger, Part II 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

1,000 Ways to Die 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

Fortress of Amerikkka 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

Adventure of the Action Hunters 1987 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Blood Hook 1987 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Lust For Freedom 1987 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Monster in the Closet 1987 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Redneck Zombies 1987 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Surf Nazis Must Die 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

The House on Tombstone Hill 1987 (Movie)

("presents") (Producer)

Combat Shock 1986 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Nuke 'Em High 1986 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Dark Side of Midnight 1986 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Toxic Avenger 1986 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

When Nature Calls 1985 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Girls School Screamer 1983 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Screamplay 1983 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Splatter University 1983 (Movie)

(Producer)

Stuck on You! 1983 (Movie)

(Producer)

The First Turn-On! 1983 (Movie)

(Producer)

Waitress 1981 (Movie)

(Producer)

Mother's Day 1980 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Squeeze Play 1980 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Final Countdown 1980 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

My Sex Rated Wife 1976 (Movie)

(Producer)

Dragon Lady 1974 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Battle of Love's Return 1970 (Movie)

(Producer)

Walking on Water (Movie)

(Co-Producer)
Actor (29)

Cell 2016 (Movie)

Bystander (Actor)

Out of Print 2016 (Movie)

(Himself)

Ned Rifle 2015 (Movie)

Zach (Actor)

Straight Outta Tompkins 2015 (Movie)

Coach Shappy (Actor)

The Transfiguration 2015 (Movie)

Hobo (Actor)

Horrorween 2014 (Movie)

Uncle Lloyd (Actor)

Nikos, The Impaler 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Super 2011 (Movie)

911 Man (Actor)

Crank: High Voltage 2009 (Movie)

Maintenance Guy #1 (Actor)

The Cops Did It 2009 (Movie)

Wally the Pimp (Actor)

Bryan Loves You 2007 (Movie)

Jonathan's M.I.B. (Actor)

Slither 2006 (Movie)

Sad Drunk (Actor)

The Devil's Muse 2006 (Movie)

Producer # 1 (Actor)

Lollilove 2005 (Movie)

Lloyd Kaufman (Actor)

Nowhere Man 2005 (Movie)

Dr. Johnson (Actor)

Parts of the Family 2003 (Movie)

Carl Ressler (Actor)

Waiting 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Canned Ham: Bowfinger 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Terror Firmer 1999 (Movie)

Larry Benjamin (Actor)

Tromeo and Juliet 1996 (Movie)

Found his Penis (Actor)

Rocky V 1990 (Movie)

Drinker (Actor)

The Final Countdown 1980 (Movie)

Lieutenant Commander Kaufman (Actor)

Slow Dancing in the Big City 1978 (Movie)

Usher (Actor)

Rocky 1976 (Movie)

Drunk (Actor)

The Battle of Love's Return 1970 (Movie)

Abacrombie (Actor)

Damaged Goods (Movie)

Special Appearance (Actor)
Writer (25)

Return to Nuke 'Em High Volume 1 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead 2008 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Tales from the Crapper 2003 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

All The Love You Cannes! 2002 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger Part IV 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Terror Firmer 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Terror Firmer 1999 (Movie)

("All I Need to Know About Filmmaking I Learned From The Toxic Avenger") (Book as Source Material)

Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D. 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Tromeo and Juliet 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Toxic Crusaders 1990 - 1992 (TV Show)

Creator

Class of Nuke 'Em High Part 2: Subhumanoid Meltdown 1991 (Movie)

from original story (From Story)

The Toxic Avenger, Part II 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Toxic Avenger, Part II 1989 (Movie)

from original story (From Story)

1,000 Ways to Die 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

1,000 Ways to Die 1988 (Movie)

(From Story)

Nuke 'Em High 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Toxic Avenger 1986 (Movie)

screenplay collaboration (Screenplay)

Stuck on You! 1983 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Sugar Cookies 1977 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Battle of Love's Return 1970 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Walking on Water (Movie)

(Screenwriter)
Director (17)

Return to Nuke 'Em High Volume 1 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

Tales from the Crapper 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

Terror Firmer 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D. 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

Tromeo and Juliet 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

The Toxic Avenger, Part II 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

1,000 Ways to Die 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

Nuke 'Em High 1986 (Movie)

(Director)

The Toxic Avenger 1986 (Movie)

(Director)

Stuck on You! 1983 (Movie)

(Director)

The First Turn-On! 1983 (Movie)

(Director)

Waitress 1981 (Movie)

(Director)

Squeeze Play 1980 (Movie)

(Director)

The Battle of Love's Return 1970 (Movie)

(Director)
Camera, Film, & Tape (11)

All The Love You Cannes! 2002 (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D. 1996 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Tromeo and Juliet 1996 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Nuke 'Em High 1986 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

The Toxic Avenger 1986 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Stuck on You! 1983 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The First Turn-On! 1983 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Waitress 1981 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Squeeze Play 1980 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Lustful Desires 1977 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

My Sex Rated Wife 1976 (Movie)

(Photography)
Production Management (5)

My Dinner With Andre 1981 (Movie)

(Production Manager)

The Final Countdown 1980 (Movie)

(Unit Production Manager)

Slow Dancing in the Big City 1978 (Movie)

(Production Supervisor)

Rocky 1976 (Movie)

Pre-Production Supervisor (Production Supervisor)

Blood Oath (Movie)

(Presented by)
Music (3)

Tromeo and Juliet 1996 (Movie)

("Theme Song") (Music)

Class of Nuke 'Em High Part 2: Subhumanoid Meltdown 1991 (Movie)

lyrics("'Class of Nuke 'Em High' Theme Song") (Theme Lyrics)

The Battle of Love's Return 1970 (Movie)

(Music)
Editor (1)

The Battle of Love's Return 1970 (Movie)

(Editor)
Executive (1)

Saturday Night Fever 1977 (Movie)

location executive (Executive)
Other (3)

Tromeo and Juliet 1996 (Movie)

Tromaville historian (Other)

Splatter University 1983 (Movie)

(Creative Consultant)

The First Turn-On! 1983 (Movie)

material (Other)

Biography

Lloyd Kaufman not only co-founded the cult horror studio Troma Entertainment, he is in many ways the face of the company. A gleeful huckster in the grand drive-in tradition of William Castle and Roger Corman, who knows that selling a movie is as important as making a movie, Kaufman is a regular presence at comic book and horror conventions even when his studio has no new product to flog. Kaufman fell into low-budget filmmaking in the late 1960s while attending Yale University, where he directed an experimental student film called "The Girl Who Returned." Upon graduation, he began working for the low-budget studio Cannon Films, where he worked on respected indie hits like John G. Avildsen's hippie-murder drama "Joe" while writing, producing, directing and starring in his own independent films. (During this period, Kaufman also produced and directed a handful of adult movies under pseudonyms.) Kaufman and creative partner Michael Herz founded Troma Entertainment in 1974, specializing at first in grindhouse sex comedies, but in the mid-1980s, satiric horror movies with deliberately outrageous gross-out shocks and a defiantly low-budget feel were Troma's bread and butter, resulting in Kaufman-directed (often under the name Samuel Weil) underground hits like "The Toxic Avenger" and "Class of Nuke 'Em High." Later films like "Troma's War" and "Tromeo and Juliet" apply the same sardonic aesthetic to different film genres. Along with producing its own films, Troma also acquires and distributes low-budget shock and exploitation films, both current and historical.

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