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Jay Chandrasekhar

Highest Rated:   63% Jackass: Number Two (2006)
Lowest Rated:   8% The Babymakers (2012)
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Birthplace:   Chicago, Illinois, USA
Born in 1968 in Chicago, the Tamil-American writer/director Jay Chandrasekhar ignited his show-business career as the most active contributor to the five-member Broken Lizard sketch comedy team. Chandrasekhar -- a graduate of Lake Forest Academy -- attended Colgate University in the early '90s, where he met his contemporary Lizardians Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, and Erik Stolhanske. The troupe initially christened itself "Charred Goosebeak," but quickly went with the name "Broken Lizard" instead. Club dates and, eventually, two feature films ensued, the 1996 Puddle Cruiser and the 2001 Super Troopers; Chandrasekhar took the director's chair for each. Rife with sight gags, scatological puns, double entendres, and slapstick, the movies (which premiered at Sundance) suggested influences by such laff-fests as the Police Academy series and the "Kentucky Fried Theater" films. Fox Searchlight picked up Super Troopers and it made indie box-office gold; a 2004 follow-up, the less successful slapstick/horror hybrid Broken Lizard's Club Dread, followed. At this point, Hollywood acknowledged Chandrasekhar's talent, not only by inviting him as a guest director to helm episodes of such hit series as Arrested Development, Undeclared, and Cracking Up, but via an invitation to direct the 2005 Dukes of Hazzard update, co-starring Jessica Simpson, Johnny Knoxville, Seann William Scott, Burt Reynolds, and, in supporting roles, additional members of the Broken Lizard team. The film revealed that Chandrasekhar had his hand on the audience's pulse -- unlike the director's prior motion pictures, it soared to number one across America (despite critical pans). Chandrasekhar then announced work on a fourth Broken Lizard vehicle, Beerfest, another wild comedy, about a couple of Americans who travel to Deutschland for the Oktoberfest. Chandrasekhar is married to the actress Susan Clarke; they have one child.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Super Troopers 2
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Arcot 'Thorny' Ramathorn
2017
No Score Yet Yogi Bear 2
  • Director
2014
No Score Yet The Arrested Development Documentary Project
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Freeloaders
  • Actor
2013
8% The Babymakers
  • Ron Jon
2012
No Score Yet Arrested Development
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Broken Lizard: Stands Up
  • Actor
2010
35% The Slammin' Salmon
  • Nuts
  • Screenwriter
2009
No Score Yet The 2 Bobs
  • Actor
2009
63% Jackass: Number Two
  • Jay Chandrasekhar
2006
41% Beerfest
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Barry
2006
14% The Dukes of Hazzard
  • Campus Cop No. 1
  • Director
2005
29% Club Dread
  • Putman
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2004
35% Super Troopers
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Thorny
2002
No Score Yet Puddle Cruiser
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Zach
  • Screenwriter
1996

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
77% The Goldbergs
2013
  • Director
42% Welcome to the Family
2013
  • Director
No Score Yet @midnight With Chris Hardwick
2014
  • Appearing
No Score Yet The Night Shift
2014
  • Director
67% Happy Endings
2011-2013
  • Director
No Score Yet Psych
2006-2014
  • Jay
  • Director
No Score Yet Funniest Wins
2014
  • Appearing
86% Community
2009-2015
  • Gupta Goopi Gupta
  • Director
No Score Yet Arrested Development
2003-2016
  • Director
No Score Yet Franklin & Bash
2011-2014
  • Actor
93% New Girl
2011
  • Director
75% Warehouse 13
2009-2014
  • Director
57% Bad Teacher
2014
  • Director
41% Angel From Hell
2016
  • Director
74% Ben and Kate
2012-2013
  • Director
98% Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
2015
  • Director
78% Marry Me
2014-2015
  • Director
98% Speechless
2016
  • Coach
83% Chuck
2007-2012
  • Director
17% Animal Practice
2012
  • Director

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