Oren Koules

Oren Koules

Highest Rated: 71% Run Ronnie Run! (2002)

Lowest Rated: 5% The Tortured (2010)

Birthday: Jan 31, 1961

Birthplace: LaGrange, Illinois, USA

Oren Koules is a renaissance man of sorts, as he is a respected figure in both the entertainment industry and the professional sports industry. Koules first pursued a career in hockey. Playing on several Western Hockey League teams, Koules would eventually become part-owner of an NHL team (the Tampa Bay Lightning), and the full owner of a minor league team (the Helena Bighorns). However, by the late 1990s, Koules had also added movie producer to his resume, as evidenced by credits on such films as the dainty romantic comedy "Mrs. Winterbourne" and the urban feminist action drama "Set It Off." Also during this time, Koules founded Peak Productions, and eventually became vice president of Paramount Pictures. Later, he co-founded Evolution Entertainment with Mark Burg, which then led to another partnership, Twisted Pictures, which would release the first "Saw" movie in 2004. After that surprise hit, the company released all of the subsequent "Saw" sequels, with Koules also playing small roles in both "Saw" and "Saw IV." Koules also served as executive producer on one of television's most popular sitcoms of the early 21st century, "Two and a Half Men," for which he earned multiple Emmy Award nominations.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
37% 75% Spiral: From the Book of Saw Producer $23.2M 2021
32% 89% Jigsaw Producer $38.0M 2017
22% 38% Jake Squared Executive Producer $1.7K 2013
5% 34% The Tortured Producer - 2010
10% 41% Saw: The Final Chapter Producer $45.7M 2010
34% 44% Lottery Ticket Producer $24.7M 2010
40% 47% Saw VI Producer $27.7M 2009
40% 73% Repo! The Genetic Opera Producer - 2008
13% 52% Saw V Producer $56.7M 2008
19% 62% Saw IV Producer $63.3M 2007
21% 51% Dead Silence Producer $16.5M 2007
29% 71% Saw III Producer $80.2M 2006
37% 59% Saw II Producer $87.0M 2005
51% 84% Saw Producer $650.1K 2004
13% 65% Love Don't Cost a Thing Executive Producer $21.9M 2003
10% 23% Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd Producer $26.1M 2003
58% 78% Lockdown Producer $449.5K 2003
71% 72% Run Ronnie Run! Producer - 2002
23% 78% John Q Producer $71.0M 2002
33% 49% Good Advice Producer - 2001
38% 30% Black and White Executive Producer $5.2M 1999
10% 64% Mrs. Winterbourne Producer $8.8M 1996
70% 90% Set It Off Producer $36.1M 1996

TV

Credit
65% 66% Two and a Half Men Executive Producer 2003-2013
13% No Score Yet Love, Inc. Executive Producer 2005-2006