Seth Gordon

Self-confessed "computer geek" Seth Gordon used his love of technology and video games to launch a successful feature filmmaking career, starting with his directorial debut "The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters" ... Read more »
Born: 07/14/1974 in Evanston, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Director (13)

Marry Me 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

The Gaffigan Show 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Director

The Goldbergs 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

Identity Thief 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

Breaking In 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Director

Horrible Bosses 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

Freakonomics 2010 (Movie)

(Introduction and transitional segments) (Director)

Modern Family 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

The Office 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

Community 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Parks and Recreation 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Four Christmases 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters 2007 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (12)

Pixels 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Deep Web 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Finders Keepers 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Print the Legend 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Airport 24/7: Miami 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Consulting Producer

Mitt 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Undefeated 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Make Believe 2011 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Freakonomics 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

Shut Up & Sing 2006 (Movie)

Large Labs Producer (Producer)

Cry Wolf 2005 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

New York Doll 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)
Camera, Film, & Tape (4)

The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters 2007 (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Shut Up & Sing 2006 (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

New York Doll 2005 (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Resolved (TV Show)

Camera
Editor (3)

Cry Wolf 2005 (Movie)

(Editor)

New York Doll 2005 (Movie)

(Editor)
Writer (2)

Freakonomics 2010 (Movie)

("Intro and transitional segments") (Screenplay)

The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters 2007 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Art Department (1)

New York Doll 2005 (Movie)

Graphic Designer (Graphics Coordinator)
Other (1)

Bored to Death 2009 - 2012, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Consultant

Biography

Self-confessed "computer geek" Seth Gordon used his love of technology and video games to launch a successful feature filmmaking career, starting with his directorial debut "The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters" (2007), a documentary about video arcade culture. After shooting and editing the film himself, Gordon found success on the festival circuit and landed a deal with a major studio. From there, he made the leap to directing and producing major feature comedies like "Four Christmases" (2008) and "Horrible Bosses" (2011), and creating the television series "Breaking In" (2011), making him one of the most versatile creative forces in Hollywood.

EDUCATION

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

2001

Lakeside School

1996

Yale University

Milestones

2013

"Identity Thief", which he directed, opens at No. 1 in U.S. box office.

2011

Directed "Horrible Bosses".

2011

Co-created the TV series "Breaking In"

2008

Directed his first fiction feature "Four Christmases"

2007

Directed his first documentary feature, "The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters"

2005

Produced and edited documentary "New York Doll" which was nominated for a Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival

Bonus Trivia

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While at college he spent six months in the village of Shimanyiro in Kenya, helping to build a school. This led to his first film project and shaped his social conscience.

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Several of his feature, television and documentary projects involve the subject of online security

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"I think unintentionally I gravitate towards concepts and topics that hit home or are something real we can all relate to." -- from Examiner, March 1, 2013

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He taught himself to edit film while studying at Yale.

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"I love rated R stuff because I love inapropriate behaviour and I like watching movies where people talk the way adults really talk." - comingsoon.net, Feb 2013

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