Shawn Levy

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Shawn Levy
Shawn Levy in Moscow, October 2011.jpg
Levy at a Moscow press conference for Real Steel, October 7, 2011
Born(1968-07-23) July 23, 1968 (age 46)[citation needed]
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Occupationfilm director
film producer
Years active1986–present
Spouse(s)Serena (4 children)
 
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This article is about the director and actor. For the American film critic, see Shawn Anthony Levy.
Shawn Levy
Shawn Levy in Moscow, October 2011.jpg
Levy at a Moscow press conference for Real Steel, October 7, 2011
Born(1968-07-23) July 23, 1968 (age 46)[citation needed]
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Occupationfilm director
film producer
Years active1986–present
Spouse(s)Serena (4 children)

Shawn Adam Levy (born July 23, 1968[citation needed]) is a Canadian-American director, producer, and actor who directed the comedy films Big Fat Liar, Just Married, Cheaper by the Dozen, The Pink Panther, Night at the Museum, its sequel Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, Date Night and The Internship, as well as the sci-fi sports drama Real Steel. Cumulatively, Levy's films have grossed $2 billion at the worldwide box office, making him one of the most commercially successful filmmakers of the past decade. He has also directed many television shows, including Cousin Skeeter, The Famous Jett Jackson, and Pepper Dennis.

Life and career[edit]

Levy was born in Montreal, Quebec to Jewish parents. As a teenager, he attended St. George's High School and Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center in New York. Levy graduated from Yale University in 1989 majoring in Performing Arts. Levy has a production deal with 20th Century Fox. He produced the 2012 Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill comedy The Watch, which was directed by Akiva Schaffer, and has over a dozen projects in development for production in the near future. These include Rosaline, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, The Berenstain Bears, Sesame Street, 10 Best Days of My Life, Fight Before Christmas, Alone for the Holidays, Mr. Men, Fancy Nancy, King Kong, The Three Misfortunes of Geppetto, The 39 Clues: The Movie, and The Deadliest Warrior. His newly formed television company, 21 Laps/Adelstein, produced the ABC hit Last Man Standing with Tim Allen. He has also been announced as the director of Fox's new Frankenstein adaptation and the James Cameron-produced 3D sci-fi remake Fantastic Voyage.

Levy's acting debut was in Zombie Nightmare (1986), a low-budget horror film in which he portrayed the antagonist. The film is best known for being featured in an episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000. He also appeared in the 1988 Liberace: Behind the Music, as a post-Scott Thorson acquaintance of Liberace. His television resume consists of a guest spot on 21 Jump Street, a recurring role on Beverly Hills, 90210, and more recently, a role on 30 Rock as TV Producer Scottie Shofar.

He is known professionally as Shawn Levy, not to be confused with Shawn Anthony Levy, the American film critic and author who also signs his work as Shawn Levy.

Levy is married to Serena, with whom he has four children.[1] Levy is Jewish.[2]

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleDirectorProducerActorRoleNotes
1986Zombie NightmareYesJim Bratten
1997Just in TimeYesYesPhotographerCameo appearance
2000The Famous Jett JacksonYesTV Show
2002Big Fat LiarYesYesWolf Party GuestCameo appearance
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa ClausYes
2003Just MarriedYes
Cheaper by the DozenYesYesPress Room ReporterCameo appearance
2005Cheaper by the Dozen 2YesYesHospital Intern
2006The Pink PantherYes
Night at the MuseumYesYes
2008What Happens in VegasYes
The RockerYes
2009Night at the Museum: Battle of the SmithsonianYesYesYesGuy in CommercialCameo appearance
The Pink Panther 2YesExecutive producer only
2010Date NightYesYes
2011Real SteelYesYes
2012The WatchYes
The Spectacular NowYes
2013The InternshipYesYesYesGuy in Nap Pod
2014This is Where I Leave YouYesYes
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad DayYes
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb[3]YesYes

Recurring collaborators[edit]

ActorJust in Time
(1997)
Big Fat Liar
(2002)
Just Married
(2003)
Cheaper by the Dozen
(2003)
The Pink Panther
(2006)
Night at the Museum
(2006)
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
(2009)
Date Night
(2010)
The Internship
(2013)
This is Where I Leave You (2014)Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)
Rose ByrneNoNNoN
Steve CooganNoNNoNNoN
Tina FeyNoNNoN
Timmy FitzpatrickNoNNoN
Ricky GervaisNoNNoNNoN
Amy HillNoNNoN
Taran KillamNoNNoN
Ashton KutcherNoNNoN
Shawn LevyNoNNoNNoNNoN
Steve MartinNoNNoN
Mickey RooneyNoNNoN
Ted RooneyNoNNoN
Ben StillerNoNNoNNoN
Robin WilliamsNoNNoNNoN
Owen WilsonNoNNoNNoNNoN

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shawn Levy's Modern Farmhouse in Upstate New York". Architectural Digest. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  2. ^ http://www.jweekly.com/article/full/21462/celebrity-jews/
  3. ^ [1]"The Collider" by Adam Chitwood, 07/02/2013

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