Peter Segal

Peter Segal

Highest Rated: 54% Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994)

Lowest Rated: 26% Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000)

Birthday: Apr 20, 1962

Birthplace: USA

Comedy director Peter Segal makes the sort of films that rarely get good reviews, but are appreciated by their target audience of post-adolescent males. Segal's earliest credit was for directing a 1991 cable comedy special for Tom Arnold, then at the height of his tabloid infamy for his tempestuous marriage to fellow comedian Roseanne Barr; Segal also directed two episodes of Arnold's short-lived sitcom "The Jackie Thomas Show." Segal's first big-screen credit was "Naked Gun 33 and 1/3: The Final Insult," the last and most poorly received of the three films based on the cult '80s slapstick TV series "Police Squad!" His next film, '95's "Tommy Boy," starred former "Saturday Night Live" players Chris Farley and David Spade as an odd couple battling corporate con artists; despite mixed-at-best reviews, the film was enormously profitable and launched Segal's career as a purveyor of unapologetically low-brow humor. After helming Eddie Murphy's critically savaged big-budget sequel "Nutty Professor II: The Klumps," Segal made a string of three films with Adam Sandler that helped the actor grow out of his initial man-child persona without losing his core fanbase. The romantic comedy "50 First Dates," in which Sandler romances an amnesia sufferer played by Drew Barrymore, was the most commercially successful, and even picked up some grudgingly positive reviews. A 2008 adaptation of the '60s spy comedy "Get Smart" starring Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway as Maxwell Smart and Agent 99, respectively, was even more commercially successful, though reviews were again decidedly mixed.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
48% 39% My Spy Director,
Producer
- 2020
44% 43% Second Act Director,
Executive Producer
$39.2M 2018
31% 46% Grudge Match Director,
Producer
$29.8M 2013
51% 67% Get Smart Director,
Executive Producer
$130.3M 2008
31% 62% The Longest Yard Director $158.1M 2005
45% 65% 50 First Dates Director $120.8M 2004
42% 60% Anger Management Director $133.8M 2003
26% 33% Nutty Professor II: The Klumps Director $123.3M 2000
47% 64% My Fellow Americans Director $22.3M 1996
42% 90% Tommy Boy Director $30.7M 1995
54% 53% Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult Director $48.1M 1994

TV

Credit
81% 79% Shameless USA Director 2014-2015
7% No Score Yet Hidden Hills Executive Producer 2002-2003

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