Rob Weiss

Director, Screenwriter, Actor
This Long Island native scored a qualified hit at the 1993 Sundance Film Festival with his directorial debut "Amongst Friends" (1993). The film got nearly as much publicity for its financing: Weiss' casino operator ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1966 in Long Island, New York, USA

Filmography

Producer (7)

Ballers 2015 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Entourage 2003 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

How to Make it in America 2009 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Showrunner

Punk'd 2003 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Producer

American Psycho 2000 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Amongst Friends 1993 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Judge and the General (TV Show)

Producer
Actor (2)

Jimmy Hollywood 1994 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Amongst Friends 1993 (Movie)

Bobby (Actor)
Writer (1)

Amongst Friends 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (1)

Amongst Friends 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

This Long Island native scored a qualified hit at the 1993 Sundance Film Festival with his directorial debut "Amongst Friends" (1993). The film got nearly as much publicity for its financing: Weiss' casino operator father and some of his gambling pals invested much of the production costs. Filmed for approximately $1.1 million, "Amongst Friends" follows the lives of three young upper-middle class Jewish Long Islanders who turn to crime in pursuit of kicks and the "good life". It also marked the screen debut of Mira Sorvino, who also served as an associate producer.

Relationships

Vicki Weiss

Mother

Danny Weiss

Brother

Shannen Doherty Actor

Companion
Began dating c. 1994 Announced engagement in December 1995 Reportedly split in April 1996 Reconciled and re-affirmed engagement in February 1997 Split again in 1998

Carl Weiss

Father
runs an auction house in Long Island had friends donate money to finance Weiss' first production, "Amongst Friends" owns company Casino International

Andy Weiss

Brother
appeared in "Amongst Friends"

Mike Weiss

Brother
appeared in "Amongst Friends"

EDUCATION

Woodmere Academy

Woodmere , New York

Parsons School of Design

New York , New York
attended for two years

New School for Social Research

New York , New York
asked to leave by the school

Milestones

1993

Wrote and directed first feature, "Amongst Friends"

1993

Signed a three-picture, first-look deal with Universal

1993

Moved to Los Angeles

Grew up in Baldwin and Woodmere, Long Island

Bonus Trivia

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Not to be confused with TV producer Robert K Weiss

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