Jerry Weintraub

Jerry Weintraub

Highest Rated: 95% Behind the Candelabra (2013)

Lowest Rated: 5% The Avengers (1998)

Birthday: Sep 26, 1937

Birthplace: Not Available

One of the first independent producers to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Jerry Weintraub, the son of a gem salesman, began his career as a talent agent for MCA in the 1950s. He was to represent such clients as Jack Paar and singer Jane Morgan who became his second wife. He formed Management III in 1965, and from a quite modest beginning (two partners, three clients, a small backing), became a leading concert promoter. With the founding of Concerts West, he was to handle such clients as Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, and the Beach Boys.Robert Altman's groundbreaking Nashville (1975) was Weintraub's first production venture. This was soon followed with the successful comedy Oh, God! starring the legendary George Burns and 9/30/55 (aka 24 Hours of the Rebel [1977]), the controversial Cruising (1980), and All Night Long (1981). In 1982, he produced Barry Levinson's Diner, which premiered a new generation of actors including Kevin Bacon, Paul Reiser, Mickey Rourke, Tim Daly, Ellen Barkin, and Steve Guttenberg. In 1984, he became involved with the first film in the Karate Kid series (1984, 1986, 1989, 1994, 2010).In 1984, Weintraub helped deliver the Olympic Gala and the ABC telecast preceding the opening of the Los Angeles Olympic Games. There are over 100 television specials, such as Sinatra: The Main Event and An Evening With John Denver, with which Weintraub has been involved. In 1986, Weintraub was named Producer of the Year by the National Association of Theater Owners, and in March 1991, President George Bush appointed Weintraub to the Board of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. In 1987, Weintraub produced Happy New Year and in 1992 Pure Country. He made his first acting foray as the character Sonny Capps in Sydney Pollack's The Firm released in 1993. 1994 saw the creation of The Specialist, a thriller vehicle for Sylvester Stallone and Sharon Stone, released in Spanish as El Especialista. Weintraub again appeared in a bit part as Jilly in National Lampoon's Vegas Vacation (1997) which he also produced. After establishing Jerry Weintraub Productions, he generated a film remake of the modish British TV series The Avengers (1998), a sci-fi-thriller with Kurt Russell entitled Soldier (1998), The Independent (2000), Ocean's Eleven (2001), in which Weintraub acted the part of High Roller, and Dino (2002). Weintraub has also appeared as the character of Jerry for Full Frontal (2002), and as Larry Goldberg in Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002). He later returned as a producer on Ocean sequels Twelve (2004) and Thirteen (2007). In 2015, his new series The Brink premiered on HBO; three weeks later, Weintraub died of cardiac arrest, at age 77.Weintraub's many philanthropic activities included the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Music Center, and the Children's Museum. In 1988, the esteemed Scopus Award from the American Friends of the Hebrew University was given to Weintraub and his wife in gratitude for their continuous support.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs Actor 2017
36% The Legend of Tarzan Producer $126.6M 2016
92% Red Army Producer $0.7M 2015
95% Behind the Candelabra Producer $1.7M 2013
No Score Yet John Denver: Country Boy Actor 2013
No Score Yet 41 Executive Producer 2012
No Score Yet 41 Executive Producer 2012
No Score Yet His Way Actor 2011
66% The Karate Kid Producer $176.6M 2010
50% Nancy Drew Producer $25.5M 2007
70% Ocean's Thirteen Producer Denny Shields $78.9M 2007
55% Ocean's Twelve Producer American Businessman $125.5M 2004
79% Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Larry Goldberg 2003
39% Full Frontal Jerry 2002
82% Ocean's Eleven High Roller Producer $183.4M 2001
60% The Independent Executive Producer 2001
12% Soldier Producer 1998
5% The Avengers Producer 1998
13% Vegas Vacation Producer Jilly 1997
7% The Specialist Producer 1994
7% The Next Karate Kid Producer 1994
75% The Firm Sonny Capps 1993
41% Pure Country Producer 1992
15% The Karate Kid, Part III Producer 1989
No Score Yet Happy New Year Producer 1987
42% The Karate Kid Part II Producer 1986
88% The Karate Kid Producer 1984
No Score Yet The Cowboy and the Ballerina Executive Producer 1984
93% Diner Producer 1982
33% All Night Long Producer 1981
49% Cruising Producer 1980
72% Oh, God! Producer 1977
No Score Yet September 30, 1955 Producer 1977
No Score Yet I'm Glad You're Here with Me Tonight Executive Producer 1977
92% Nashville Producer Executive Producer 1975
94% Enter the Dragon Producer 1973


82% Westworld
Producer Executive Producer 2020
No Score Yet Years of Living Dangerously
Executive Producer 2019
55% The Brink
Producer Executive Producer 2015
No Score Yet The Talk
Guest 2013
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
Guest 2011
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Guest 2011
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Guest 2011


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