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Tom Shadyac

Film Director / Writer / Film Producer / Screenwriter | * 12/11/1958 (60) | Falls Church, Virginia, USA
Thomas Peter Shadyac (born December 11, 1958) is an American director, screenwriter, producer, and author. Shadyac, was the youngest joke-writer ever for comedian Bob Hope, is widely known for writing and directing the comedies Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Nutty Professor, Liar Liar, and Bruce Almighty. In 2010, Shadyac departed from comedic work to write, direct, and narrate his documentary film I Am, in which he explores his abandonment of a materialistic lifestyle following a bicycle accident three years earlier. Shadyac is a former professor of communication at Pepperdine University's Seaver College. In 2011 he was a participant in the Conference on World Affairs. In 2015, Shadyac began teaching film at the University of Colorado Boulder, beginning with that year's Spring semester, Shadyac now teaches film at the University of Memphis. ()
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Thomas Peter "Tom" Shadyac is an American comedian, director, screenwriter, and producer. Although Shadyac had been the youngest joke-writer ever for comedian Bob Hope,[1] he is widely known for writing and directing the films Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Nutty Professor, Liar Liar, Bruce Almighty, and I Am. He is an adjunct professor of communication and teaches screenwriting at Pepperdine University's Seaver College.

Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Fantasy | Drama

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Movies with Tom Shadyac as Actor(2)

as himself2011 I Am
as Chris1986 Jocks

Movies with Tom Shadyac as Crew(20)

Directing/Director2019 Brian Banks
Production/Associate Producer2015 Racing Extinction
Production/Executive Producer2011 Happy
Directing/Director2011 I Am
Production/Producer2007 I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
Directing/Director2007 Evan Almighty
Production/Producer2007 Evan Almighty
Production/Producer2006 Accepted
Directing/Director2003 Bruce Almighty
Production/Producer2003 Bruce Almighty
Directing/Director2002 Dragonfly
Production/Producer2002 Dragonfly
Production/Executive Producer2000 Nutty Professor II: The Klumps
Directing/Director1998 Patch Adams
Directing/Director1997 Liar Liar
Directing/Director1996 The Nutty Professor
Writing/Screenplay1996 The Nutty Professor
Directing/Director1994 Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Writing/Screenplay1994 Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Directing/Director1991 Frankenstein: The College Years

TV Shows/Series with Tom Shadyac as Crew(1)

Production/Executive Producer2002 8 Simple Rules

Born: Thursday, 12/11 1958 (December) in Falls Church (current age: 60 years + 258 days)
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Dog)
Educated at: University of California, Los Angeles, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, University of Virginia
Tom Shadyac frequently works together with these people:
Scott Hill (7x, Crew)
John Debney (6x, Crew)
Michael Bostick (6x, Crew)
Jeff Carson (6x, Crew)
Michael Hilkene (6x, Crew)
Steve Oedekerk (5x, Crew)
Linda DeScenna (5x, Crew)
Don Zimmerman (5x, Crew)
Mickey Gilbert (5x, Crew)
James Widdoes (2x, Crew)
Mike Bryan (2x, Cast)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:9365, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 08/13/2019