Biography

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Jake Kasdan (born Jacob Kasdan; 28 October 1974) is an American television and film director.

Kasdan was born in Detroit, the son of Meg (née Goldman), a writer, and writer-director Lawrence Kasdan.  His younger brother, Jon Kasdan, also works in the film and television industry as an actor and writer. He is married to singer/songwriter Inara George of The Bird and the Bee.

Kasdan has directed four theatrical films: Zero Effect (1998), Orange County (2002), The TV Set (2007) and Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007). He has also worked in television, most notably with Judd Apatow, as a consulting producer on Freaks and Geeks and as a director on Undeclared. He has also directed numerous stage productions.

In 2006, Kasdan received his first Golden Globe nomination for Walk Hard: Best Original Song (shared with John C. Reilly, Judd Apatow, and Marshall Crenshaw), but lost to "Guaranteed" from Into the Wild (written by Eddie Vedder).

As a child, he made several appearances in his father's movies such as The Big Chill and Silverado (in the former he is an autograph seeker at a funeral and in the latter a stable boy).

Description above from the Wikipedia article Jake Kasdan, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Jake Kasdan (born Jacob Kasdan; 28 October 1974) is an American television and film director.

Kasdan was born in Detroit, the son of Meg (née Goldman), a writer, and writer-director Lawrence Kasdan.  His younger brother, Jon Kasdan, also works in the film and television industry as an actor and writer. He is married to singer/songwriter Inara George of The Bird and the Bee.

Kasdan has directed four theatrical films: Zero Effect (1998), Orange County (2002), The TV Set (2007) and Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007). He has also worked in television, most notably with Judd Apatow, as a consulting producer on Freaks and Geeks and as a director on Undeclared. He has also directed numerous stage productions.

In 2006, Kasdan received his first Golden Globe nomination for Walk Hard: Best Original Song (shared with John C. Reilly, Judd Apatow, and Marshall Crenshaw), but lost to "Guaranteed" from Into the Wild (written by Eddie Vedder).

As a child, he made several appearances in his father's movies such as The Big Chill and Silverado (in the former he is an autograph seeker at a funeral and in the latter a stable boy).

Description above from the Wikipedia article Jake Kasdan, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 22

Birthday 1974-10-28

Place of Birth Detroit, Michigan, USA

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Jacob Kasdan

Directing TV ShowsMovies

John Henry And The Statesmen Director
2019 Jumanji: The Next Level Director
2017 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Director
2015 Weird Loners (1 episode)Director
2014 Sex Tape Director
2012 Ben and Kate (2 episodes)Director
2011 New Girl (5 episodes)Director
2011 Bad Teacher Director
2007 Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story Director
2007 Californication (2 episodes)Director
2006 The TV Set Director
2002 Orange County Director
2001 Undeclared (1 episode)Director
2000 Grosse Pointe (2 episodes)Director
1999 Freaks and Geeks (5 episodes)Director
1998 Zero Effect Director

Production

2019 Jumanji: The Next Level Producer
2017 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Executive Producer
2016 Speechless (41 episodes)Executive Producer
2015 Weird Loners (6 episodes)Executive Producer
2014 Sex Tape Executive Producer
2011 New Girl (146 episodes)Executive Producer
2011 Friends with Kids Producer
2011 Bad Teacher Executive Producer
2007 Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story Producer
2006 The TV Set Producer
1998 Zero Effect Producer

Acting

2008 Shades of Ray as Director #3
1988 The Accidental Tourist as Scott Canfield (as Jacob Kasdan)
1985 Silverado as Stable Boy
1983 The Big Chill as Autograph Seeker

Writing

2019 Jumanji: The Next Level Writer
2007 Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story Screenplay
2006 The TV Set Screenplay
1998 Zero Effect Author

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