Apatow, Judd 1967–

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Apatow, Judd 1967–

PERSONAL

Born December 6, 1967, in Syosset, NY; married Leslie Mann; children: Maude, Iris. Education: Attended University of California, Los Angeles.

Addresses: Office—Apatow Productions, 2900 West Olympic Blvd., Suite 141, Santa Monica, CA 90401. Agent—United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500, Beverly Hills, CA 90212-2427. Manager—Jimmy Miller, Werner-Gold-Miller, 4024 Radford Ave., Building 3, Studio City, CA 91604; Mosaic Media Group, 9200 Sunset Blvd., 10th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Publicist—Matthew Labov, Baker/Wynoker/Ryder, 9100 Wilshire Blvd., 6th Floor W., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career: Producer, writer, director, and actor. Apatow Productions, Santa Monica, CA, partner. Appeared as stand-up comic in and around New York City, 1988; worked as joke writer for comedians Roseanne, Jim Carrey, and Tom Arnold. Eastside Comedy Club, Huntington, NY, worked as dishwasher, c. 1983.

Awards, Honors: Emmy Award (with others), outstanding individual achievement in writing in a variety or music program, 1993, for The Ben Stiller Show; Annual CableACE Awards, National Cable Television Association, outstanding comedy series, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, and outstanding writing in a comedy series, 1996, Emmy Award nominations, outstanding comedy series (with others), 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, and outstanding individual achievement in writing for a comedy series (with others), 1997, Golden Satellite Award, best musical or comedy television series, International Press Academy, 1996, and Television Award nomination (with others), best episodic comedy, Writers Guild of America, 1998, all for The Larry Sanders Show; Screen Award nomination, best original screenplay, Writers Guild of America, Broadcast Film Critics Award, best comedy, and Online Film Critics Society Award nomination, best breakthrough filmmaker, all 2006, for The 40 Year Old Virgin.

CREDITS

Film Producer:

Associate producer, Crossing the Bridge, Buena Vista, 1992.

Executive producer, Heavyweights, Buena Vista, 1995.

Executive producer, Celtic Pride, Buena Vista, 1996.

The Cable Guy, Columbia TriStar, 1996.

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (also known as Anchorman), DreamWorks, 2004.

Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie (also known as Anchorman: Wake-up Ron Burgundy and Wake Up Ron Burgundy), DreamWorks, 2004.

Executive producer, Kicking & Screaming (also known as Pelkoa ja inhoa nappulaliigassa), Universal, 2005.

(And director) The 40 Year Old Virgin (also known as 40 anni vergine), Universal, 2005.

Executive producer, The TV Set, Wexler Chronicles, 2006.

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Columbia, 2006.

Film Appearances:

Homer, Heavyweights, Buena Vista, 1995.

News station employee, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (also known as Anchorman), DreamWorks, 2004.

News station employee, Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie (also known as Anchorman: Wake-up Ron Burgundy and Wake Up Ron Burgundy), DreamWorks, 2004.

Television Executive Producer; Series:

(And creator) The Ben Stiller Show, MTV, 1992–93.

Co-executive producer, The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1997–98.

Freaks and Geeks, NBC, 1999–2000, Fox Family Channel, 2000.

(And creator) Undeclared, Fox, 2001–2002.

Television Work; Specials:

Coproducer, The Road Warriors, HBO and NBC, 1992.

Segment producer, "Ben Stiller," Rock the Vote, MTV, 1992.

Coproducer, Roseanne Arnold, ABC, 1992.

Coproducer, Tom Arnold: The Naked Truth 2, HBO, 1992.

Coproducer, Tom Arnold: The Naked Truth 3, HBO, 1993.

Executive producer, Wake Up Your Smile: The Best of the Ben Stiller Show, Comedy Central, 2003.

Television Director; Episodic:

"Putting the 'Gay' Back in Litigation," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1992.

"I'm with the Band," Freaks and Geeks, NBC, 1999.

"Carded and Discarded," Freaks and Geeks, NBC, 1999.

"Dead Dogs and Gym Teachers," Freaks and Geeks, Fox Family Channel, 1999.

"The Assistant," Undeclared, Fox, 2001. "The Day After," Undeclared, Fox, 2002.

Television Executive Producer; Pilots:

North Hollywood, ABC, 2001.

Life on Parole, Fox, 2003.

Sick in the Head, Trio, 2003.

Television Work; Awards Presentations:

Segment director, The 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, ABC, 2000.

Segment director, The 74th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2002.

Segment producer, The 2004 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Jay Leno, "Episode with Bobcat Goldthwait," The Ben Stiller Show, MTV, 1992.

Foxy the Fox, The Ben Stiller Show, MTV, 1992.

"A Few Good Scouts," The Ben Stiller Show, MTV, 1993.

Himself, The Ben Stiller Show, MTV, 1993.

(Uncredited) Voice of Jay Leno, "L.A. Jay," The Critic (animated), Fox, 1994.

Voice of Goofy Ball, "Goofy Ball," Newsradio, NBC, 1995.

Guest, Dinner for Five, Independent Film Channel, 2003.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Johnnie Walker National Comedy Search, Comedy Central, 1990.

The 15th Annual Young Comedians Show—Hosted by Dana Carvey, HBO, 1992.

Host, Canned Ham: The Cable Guy, Comedy Central, 1996.

Jim Carrey: The Joker's Wild, Arts and Entertainment, 1996.

The Perfect Pitch (also known as Brilliant but Cancelled: The Perfect Pitch), Trio, 2002.

Interviewee, Reel Comedy: The 40 Year-Old Virgin, Comedy Central, 2005.

Television Appearances; Series:

Regular performer, Comic Strip Live, Fox, 1988.

RECORDINGS

Albums:

Contributor, Adam Sandler, What the Hell Happened to Me?, 1996.

WRITINGS

Screenplays:

Heavyweights, Buena Vista, 1995.

(Uncredited) Happy Gilmore, Universal, 1996.

Celtic Pride (also based on story by Apatow), Buena Vista, 1996.

(Uncredited) The Cable Guy, Columbia TriStar, 1996.

(Uncredited) The Wedding Singer, New Line Cinema, 1998.

The 40 Year Old Virgin (also known as 40 anni vergine), Universal, 2005.

Fun with Dick and Jane (also known as Braqueurs amateurs, Dick e Jane—operazione furto, Dick und Jane, Dick y Jane—Ladrones de risa, Las locuras de Dick y Jane, As loucuras de Dick & Jane, and Taalat taskuun, Dick & Jane; also based on story by Apatow), Sony Pictures Releasing, 2005.

Television Specials:

Tom Arnold: The Naked Truth, HBO, 1991.

Segment writer, Class Clowns, ABC, 1992.

The Road Warriors, HBO and ABC, 1992.

Tom Arnold: The Naked Truth 2, HBO, 1992.

Baseball Relief: An All-Star Comedy Salute (also known as Comic Relief: Baseball Relief '93), Fox, 1993.

Tom Arnold: The Naked Truth 3, HBO, 1993.

Special material for Jim Carrey, American Film Institute Salute to Clint Eastwood, ABC, 1996.

Television Series:

The Ben Stiller Show, MTV, 1992, 1995.

Undeclared, Fox, 2001–2002.

Television Episodes:

The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, between 1993 and 1998 (some episodes also based on stories by Apatow).

Marathon Mensch," The Critic (animated), Fox, 1994.

"Frankie and Ellie Get Lost," The Critic (animated), Fox, 1995.

(With J. Elvis Weinstein) "Beers and Weirs," Freaks and Geeks, Fox Family Channel, 1999.

(With Paul Feig) "Carded and Discarded," Freaks and Geeks, Fox Family Channel, 2000.

"Chokin' and Tokin'," Freaks and Geeks, Fox Family Channel, 2000.

(With Bob Nickman) "Dead Dogs and Gym Teachers," Freaks and Geeks, Fox Family Channel, 2000.

Other episodes of the series The Critic and Freaks and Geeks were also based on stories by Apatow.

Television Pilots:

The TV Wheel, 1995.

North Hollywood, ABC, 2001.

Undeclared, Fox, 2001.

Life on Parole, Fox, 2003.

Sick in the Head, Trio, 2003.

Television Awards Presentations:

Segment writer, The 36th Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 1994.

The 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, ABC, 2000.

Segment writer, The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, ABC, 2004.

OTHER SOURCES

Books:

Authors and Artists for Young Adults, Volume 49, Gale, 2003.

Newsmakers, Issue 3, Thomson Gale, 2006.

Periodicals:

Entertainment Weekly, September 21, 2001, p. 48; November 23, 2001, p. 36; March 1, 2002, p. 59;August 5,2005, p. 29; August 26, 2005, pp. 30-33.

People Weekly, February 14, 2000, p. 95; October 15, 2001, p. 31.

Rolling Stone, August 25, 2005, p. 111.

TV Guide, September 29, 2001, pp. 20-22.