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).

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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

Gender Male

Known Credits 19

Birthday 1974-10-28

Place of Birth Detroit, Michigan, USA

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Jacob Kasdan

Directing TV ShowsMovies

2017 Jumanji: Welcome to the JungleDirector
2015 Weird Loners(1 episode)Director
2014 Sex TapeDirector
2012 Ben and Kate(2 episodes)Director
2011 New Girl(4 episodes)Director
2011 Bad TeacherDirector
2007 Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox StoryDirector
2007 Californication(2 episodes)Director
2006 The TV SetDirector
2002 Orange CountyDirector
2001 Undeclared(2 episodes)Director
2000 Grosse Pointe(2 episodes)Director
1999 Freaks and Geeks(5 episodes)Director
1998 Zero EffectDirector

Production

2016 Speechless(23 episodes)Executive Producer
2015 Weird Loners(6 episodes)Executive Producer
2014 Sex TapeExecutive Producer
2011 New Girl(116 episodes)Executive Producer
2011 Friends with KidsProducer
2011 Bad TeacherExecutive Producer
2007 Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox StoryProducer
1998 Zero EffectProducer

Writing

2007 Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox StoryScreenplay
2006 The TV SetScreenplay
1998 Zero EffectAuthor

Acting

2008 Shades of Ray as Director #3
1985 Silverado as Stable Boy
1983 The Big Chill as Autograph Seeker

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