Jeff Schaffer

Jeff Schaffer

Highest Rated: 67% Brüno (2009)

Lowest Rated: 9% Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat (2003)

Birthday: Jan 1, 1970

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Producer Jeff Schaffer has one of the strangest combinations of credits. On the one hand, he has worked hand in hand with the comedy genius tandem of Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David, acting as a consultant on the neurotic friendship comedy "Seinfeld" for the 1994-1995 season, then as executive producer for the 1997-1998 season, before later working on a dozen and a half installments of Larry David's comical depictions of his own life in "Curb Your Enthusiasm" from 2007 to 2009. On the big screen, his credits are the very definition of hit and miss. Despite the presence of comedy legend Ivan Reitman as executive producer, Schaffer's uncredited stint on the vulgar 2004 teen comedy "EuroTrip" yielded meager box office dividends. However, even though 2009's "Brüno," about the outrageous Austrian fashionista, was not as successful as Sacha Baron Cohen's breakout, "Borat," the Kazakh and imbecilic TV talking head, it was still a major step up for Schaffer film-wise, continuing his raunchy run on film. In 2009, Schaffer was back on the small screen as a producer of "The League," a loosely improvised F/X series set in the world of football.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
61% 54% Clear History Screenwriter - 2013
57% 44% The Dictator Screenwriter,
Producer
$59.6M 2012
67% 41% Brüno Screenwriter $60.0M 2009
47% 75% Eurotrip Director,
Screenwriter
$17.7M 2004
9% 55% Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat Writer $100.4M 2003

TV

Credit
92% 92% Curb Your Enthusiasm Director,
Executive Producer,
Writer
2011 2017 2020-2021
84% 85% Dave Creator,
Executive Producer
2020-2021
90% 87% Crashing Director 2017
81% 82% The League Director,
Writer,
Executive Producer
2009-2015
89% 92% Seinfeld Writer 1994-1995 1997-1998