Biography

Eli Raphael Roth is an American film director, producer, writer and actor. He is part of the group of filmmakers dubbed the Splat Pack, because of their association and their focus on the horror genre.

Roth is known for making violent, low-budget horror films that are box office hits worldwide, and for bringing back the R-rating to horror at a time when studios believed only PG-13 horror would work. Roth is also an award-winning actor, most known for his role as Donny Donowitz in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds, for which he won both a SAG Award (Best Ensemble) and a BFCA Critic's Choice Award (Best Acting Ensemble).

Roth was born in Newton, Massachusetts, to Dr. Sheldon Roth, a psychiatrist/psychoanalyst and professor at Harvard University, and Cora Roth, a painter. His grandparents immigrated from Austria, Russia and Poland, and Roth was raised Jewish.

Eli Raphael Roth is an American film director, producer, writer and actor. He is part of the group of filmmakers dubbed the Splat Pack, because of their association and their focus on the horror genre.

Roth is known for making violent, low-budget horror films that are box office hits worldwide, and for bringing back the R-rating to horror at a time when studios believed only PG-13 horror would work. Roth is also an award-winning actor, most known for his role as Donny Donowitz in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds, for which he won both a SAG Award (Best Ensemble) and a BFCA Critic's Choice Award (Best Acting Ensemble).

Roth was born in Newton, Massachusetts, to Dr. Sheldon Roth, a psychiatrist/psychoanalyst and professor at Harvard University, and Cora Roth, a painter. His grandparents immigrated from Austria, Russia and Poland, and Roth was raised Jewish.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 64

Birthday 1972-04-18

Place of Birth Newton, Massachusetts, USA

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Also Known As

  • 일라이 로스

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Hostel Dissected as Himself
2019 QT8: The First Eight as Himself - Filmmaker
2018 Eli Roth's History of Horror (7 episodes) as Himself - Host
2018 Me Me Lai Bites Back as Himself
2018 The House with a Clock in Its Walls as Comrade Ivan
2017 78/52 as Himself
2016 Cabin Fever
2015 Star Wars: Greatest Moments as Himself
2015 Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made as Himself
2014 Clown as Frowny the Clown
2014 Why Horror?
2012 Aftershock as Gringo
2012 Rock of Ages as Stefano
2011 Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope as Himself
2011 Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel as himself
2010 The United Monster Talent Agency as Director #2
2010 Piranha 3D as Wet T-Shirt Host
2010 Cinémas d'Horreur - Apocalypse, Virus, Zombies as Himself
2009 Don't Look Up as Béla Olt
2009 Inglourious Basterds as Staff Sergeant Donny "The Bear Jew" Donowitz
2009 Starz Inside - Unforgettably Evil as Himself
2008 Fantastic Flesh: The Art of Make-Up EFX
2008 In the Master's Shadow: Hitchcock's Legacy as Himself
2007 One by One We Will Take You: The Untold Saga of The Evil Dead as Himself
2007 30 Even Scarier Movie Moments (2 episodes) as Himself
2007 On the Lot (1 episode)
2007 Death Proof as Dov
2007 Thanksgiving as Tucker
2007 Heckler as Himself
2007 The Shark Is Still Working as Himself
2006 The Dark Side of Porn: Does Snuff Exist as Himself
2006 Disaster! as Lumberjack (voice)
2006 Southland Tales as Man who gets Shot on Toilet
2006 Hostel as American Stoner
2005 2001 Maniacs as Justin
2004 Tales from the Crapper as Party Goer
2004 Best Week Ever (5 episodes)
2004 Skip to the End
2003 Cabin Fever as Justin / Grim
2003 The Rotten Fruit
2002 Icons (1 episode)
2001 Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV as Beautiful Young Boy
1999 Terror Firmer as Shocked Onlooker
1998 The Horse Whisperer as Office Worker
1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park as Subway Man (uncredited)
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1 episode)

Production

Lake Mead Producer Executive Producer
Corpus Christi Producer
2019 Haunt Producer
2017 Baywatch Co-Producer
2016 Cabin Fever Executive Producer
2015 Knock Knock Producer
2015 The Stranger Producer
2014 Clown Producer
2014 The Green Inferno Producer
2013 The Sacrament Producer
2012 The Man with the Iron Fists Producer
2012 Aftershock Producer
2010 The Last Exorcism Producer
2007 Hostel: Part II Producer
2007 Grindhouse Producer
2006 Hostel Producer
2005 2001 Maniacs Producer
2003 Cabin Fever Producer
1994 Restaurant Dogs Producer

Writing

Lake Mead Writer
2016 Cabin Fever Original Story
2015 Knock Knock Screenplay
2014 The Green Inferno Screenplay
2012 The Man with the Iron Fists Writer
2012 Aftershock Screenstory
2011 Hostel: Part III Characters
2007 Hostel: Part II Writer
2007 Thanksgiving Writer
2007 Grindhouse Writer
2006 Hostel Writer
2003 Cabin Fever Screenplay
2003 The Rotten Fruit Writer

Directing

2018 The House with a Clock in Its Walls Director
2018 Death Wish Director
2015 Knock Knock Director
2014 The Green Inferno Director
2013 Hemlock Grove (1 episode)Director
2009 Nation's Pride Director
2007 Hostel: Part II Director
2007 Grindhouse Director
2007 Thanksgiving Director
2006 Hostel Director
2003 Cabin Fever Director
2003 The Rotten Fruit Director
1994 Restaurant Dogs Director

Crew

2015 Game Changer: The Legacy of Saw Thanks
2013 The Sacrament Presenter

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