Jay Roach

Jay Roach

Highest Rated: 91% Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)

Lowest Rated: 9% Little Fockers (2010)

Birthday: Jun 14, 1957

Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

A bespectacled, hormonally charged British spy and an accident-prone male nurse helped to make producer-director Jay Roach one of the most successful comedy filmmakers in motion picture history. He made his feature debut with "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery" (1997), Mike Myers' raucous spoof of 1960s pop culture, and later helmed both of its increasingly raunchy sequels, "Austin Powers in The Spy Who Shagged Me" (1999) and "Austin Powers in Goldmember" (2002). He immediately followed these with "Meet the Parents" (2000), which delivered the improbable comedy team of Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro, as well as its sequel, "Meet the Fockers" (2004). The latter was the highest grossing comedy ever made, and paved the way for Roach to lend his talents to projects as a producer. He showed an equally golden touch in that capacity by overseeing such box office winners as "50 First Dates" (2004) and "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan: (2006). In 2008, he showed that broad comedy was not the only color in his directorial palette by helming the Emmy-winning "Recount," a dramatization of the behind-the-scenes politics in the 2000 Presidential election, followed with "Game Change" (HBO, 2012), an inside look at the 2008 presidential campaign. Roach's astounding track record, garnered over a remarkably brief period of time, showed him to be a filmmaker with an unerring knack for understanding and even developing moviegoers' tastes in 21st century comedy.




52% 44% Coastal Elites Director - 2020
68% 84% Bombshell Director,
$31.7M 2019
36% 39% Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House Producer $767.9K 2017
87% 83% All the Way Director,
Executive Producer
- 2016
60% 52% Sisters Producer - 2015
75% 79% Trumbo Director $7.9M 2015
66% 51% The Campaign Director,
$86.9M 2012
67% 76% Game Change Director,
Executive Producer
- 2012
42% 42% Dinner for Schmucks Director,
$73.0M 2010
9% 34% Little Fockers Producer $148.4M 2010
67% 41% Brüno Producer $60.0M 2009
79% 81% Recount Director - 2008
58% 71% Charlie Bartlett Producer $4.0M 2007
91% 79% Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan Producer $128.5M 2006
60% 65% The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Producer $51.0M 2005
38% 58% Meet the Fockers Director $279.2M 2004
53% 44% Austin Powers in Goldmember Director $213.1M 2002
84% 79% Meet the Parents Director,
$166.2M 2000
52% 71% Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Director $206.0M 1999
37% 66% Mystery, Alaska Director $8.9M 1999
73% 77% Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery Director $53.9M 1997
71% 80% The Empty Mirror Producer $10.8K 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zoo Radio Director - 1991


No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2016
55% 84% The Brink Executive Producer 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter Guest 2012