Shawn Levy

Director, Actor, Producer
Shawn Levy established himself in the early 2000s as a go-to director for major studio comedy features, most notably the big-budget comic adventures "Night at the Museum" (2006) and "Night at the Museum: Battle of the ... Read more »
Born: 11/29/1967 in Montreal, Quebec, CA

Filmography

Director (29)

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

This is Where I Leave You 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

The Internship 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

Real Steel 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

Date Night 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

Night at the Museum 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Pepper Dennis 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

The Pink Panther 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Animorphs 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Director

Caitlin's Way 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 2001, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Director

Cousin Skeeter 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 2001, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Director

Dead Man's Gun 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Director

First Wave 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Director

In a Heartbeat 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Director

Lassie 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 2001, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Director

So Weird 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Director

The Famous Jett Jackson 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Director

The Journey of Allen Strange 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Director

Cheaper by the Dozen 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

Just Married 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

Big Fat Liar 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

Birds of Prey 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Do Over 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Dreams in the Golden Country 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Director

Just in Time 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

Address Unknown 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

Jett Jackson -- The Movie (TV Show)

Director

The Ten Best Days of My Life (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (19)

Cristela 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Last Man Standing 2011 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Rosaline 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

This is Where I Leave You 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Internship 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Spectacular Now 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Watch 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Real Steel 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

Date Night 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Pink Panther 2 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Rocker 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

What Happens in Vegas 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Night at the Museum 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

Cheaper by the Dozen 2 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (TV Show)

Producer

The Ten Best Days of My Life (Movie)

(Producer)
Actor (17)

30 Rock 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian 2009 (Movie)

Infomercial Father (Actor)

Reel Comedy: Night at the Museum 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Cheaper by the Dozen 2 2005 (Movie)

Hospital Intern (Actor)

Punk'd 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Step by Step 1993 - 1994, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cheaper by the Dozen 2003 (Movie)

Press Room Reporter (Actor)

Big Fat Liar 2002 (Movie)

Wolf Party Guest (Actor)

Beverly Hills 90210 1993 (Tv Show)

Actor

Made in America 1993 (Movie)

Dwayne (Actor)

Our Shining Moment 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The Kiss 1988 (Movie)

Terry (Actor)

Wild Thing 1987 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

Brotherhood of the Gun (TV Show)

Actor

Liberace: Behind the Music (TV Show)

Actor

Miles to Go (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Shawn Levy established himself in the early 2000s as a go-to director for major studio comedy features, most notably the big-budget comic adventures "Night at the Museum" (2006) and "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" (2009). The Canadian-born Levy broke into show business in the late 1980s as an actor with occasional television guest star roles, but would go on to make a bigger name producing and directing light kiddie fare, including stewarding the Disney Channel hit, "The Famous Jett Jackson" (1998-2001), before eventually graduating to network primetime as executive producer of the short-lived Rebecca Romjin series, "Pepper Dennis" (2006). In the meantime, he developed a rep as a workmanlike helmsman of family films, often working in tandem with producer Robert Simonds on films like the two Steve Martin vehicles, "Cheaper by the Dozen" (2003) and "The Pink Panther" (2006). Though never a critical darling, Levy watched the box-office receipts of his movies increasingly outweigh his less auspicious notices; most markedly with the "Night at the Museum" franchise, which collectively went on to gross nearly $1 billion at the worldwide box office. By the end of the millennium's first decade, Levy had made a name for himself as a staple creator of Hollywood's lighter blockbuster fare, commanding some of the top budgets for comedic productions in the business.

EDUCATION

University of Southern California

Los Angeles , California
Attended USC's prestigious post-graduate film school

Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut 1989
Graduated cum laude

Stagedoor Manor

Loch Sheldrake , New York

Milestones

2011

Directed Hugh Jackman in the action drama "Real Steel"; also produced

2010

Directed Tina Fey and Steve Carell in the comedy feature "Date Night"

2009

Guest starred on NBC's "30 Rock"

2009

Directed the sequel, "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian"

2006

Directed the big budget remake of the Blake Edwards/Peter Sellers franchise "The Pink Panther," starring Martin in the role of Sellers' Inspector Clouseau

2006

Produced the short-lived series "Pepper Dennis" (The WB), starring Rebecca Romjin as an ambitious broadcast journalist; also directed the pilot episode

2006

Made feature producing debut with "Night at the Museum"; also directed with Ben Stiller starring

2003

Directed a remake of "Cheaper by the Dozen," starring Steve Martin as the father of twelve

2003

Directed Ashton Kutcher and Brittany Murphy in the romantic comedy "Just Married"

2002

Directed first feature "Big Fat Liar," starring Frankie Muniz and Amanda Bynes

2001

Directed the Disney Channel movie, "Jett Jackson: The Movie"

1998

Directed the Disney Channel series "The Famous Jett Jackson"; was made executive producer in 2000

1997

Directed episodes of the Showtime anthology series "Dead Man's Gun"

1997

Helmed episodes of the Canadian revival of the "Lassie" franchise

1996

Made directing debut on the Nickelodeon series "The Secret World of Alex Mack"

1990

Appeared in episodes of "thirtysomething" (ABC) and "21 Jump Street" (Fox)

1988

Acted in the CBS biopic "Liberace: Behind the Music"

1986

First credited job was the CBS TV-movie "Miles to Go"

1986

Made acting debut in the low-budget horror film "Zombie Nightmare"

Produced the short film, "Broken Record," while working on his master's degree

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