Jake Kasdan

Jake Kasdan

Highest Rated: 76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

Lowest Rated: 16% Sex Tape (2014)

Birthday: Oct 28, 1974

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA

The son of renowned writer-director Lawrence Kasdan, filmmaker Jake Kasdan laid to rest any potential charges of unearned nepotism with a string of quirky, intelligent and well-regarded feature films. After learning the ropes of the business from his father on such films as "Grand Canyon" (1991), Kasdan made his impressive feature debut as the writer-director of the oddball detective yarn, "Zero Effect" (1998). Work with Judd Apatow on the short-lived cult television series "Freaks & Geeks" (NBC 1999-2000) further honed his comedic sensibilities and paved the way for the theatrical forays "Orange County" (2002) and "The TV Set" (2006). Although consistently praised by reviewers, even Kasdan's more accessible projects, like the music industry biopic spoof "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story" (2007), failed to bring in the crowds. Box office success finally came with the scatological Cameron Diaz comedy "Bad Teacher" (2011), although this time the critics were less amused. Regardless of differing opinions on his individual efforts, the one thing all could agree upon was that his filmmaking talent was not only genetic, but uniquely his own and held great promise.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
72% 87% Jumanji: The Next Level Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$316.8M 2019
76% 87% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Director,
Executive Producer
$404.5M 2017
16% 33% Sex Tape Director,
Executive Producer
$38.5M 2014
44% 36% Bad Teacher Director,
Executive Producer
$100.3M 2011
74% 57% Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story Director,
Writer,
Producer
$18.3M 2007
65% 58% The TV Set Director,
Writer,
Producer
$265.6K 2006
46% 61% Orange County Director $41M 2002
65% 77% Zero Effect Director,
Writer,
Producer
$2M 1998

TV

Credit
82% 83% Bless This Mess Executive Producer 2019-2020
94% 78% Fresh Off the Boat Director,
Executive Producer
2015-2020
No Score Yet 78% Speechless Executive Producer 2016-2019
95% 84% New Girl Director,
Executive Producer
2011-2018
44% 63% Weird Loners Executive Producer 2015
73% 50% Ben and Kate Executive Producer 2012-2013
47% No Score Yet Grosse Pointe Director 2000
100% 96% Freaks and Geeks Director 1999-2000

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