Kamen, Robert Mark

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Kamen, Robert Mark

(Robert Kamen)


Born in state of NY; married, wife's name Lorna; children: Alessandra, Jessica, Victoria. Education: New York University, B.A.; University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D. Avocational Interests: Martial arts, Oriental philosophies.

Addresses: Office—Kamen Estate Wines, P.O. Box 1404, Sonoma, CA 95476. Agent—Andy Patman, Paradigm, 260 North Crescent Dr., North Bldg., Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Career: Writer, producer, and winemaker. Kamen Estate Wines, Sonoma, CA, owner, 1980–.

Awards, Honors: Fennecus Award nomination, outstanding screenplay and story, 1997, and Apex Award nomination, outstanding original screenplay for a fantasy, science fiction, or horror film, both 1997, for The Fifth Element.


Film Work:

Coproducer, The Punisher, New World, 1989.

Television Work; Series:

Creator and executive producer, Black Sash, The WB, 2003.



Taps, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1981.

Split Image (also known as Captured and L'envoutement), Orion, 1982.

The Karate Kid, Columbia, 1984.

The Karate Kid, Part II (also based on story by Kamen), Columbia, 1986.

The Karate Kid, Part III (also based on characters created by Kamen), Columbia, 1989.

The Punisher, New World, 1989.

(As Robert Kamen) Gladiator (also based on story by Kamen), Columbia, 1992.

The Power of One (also known as La puissance de l'ange), Warner Bros., 1992.

Lethal Weapon 3, Warner Bros., 1992.

A Walk in the Clouds (also known as Caminando por las nubes and Un paseo por las nubes), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1995.

The Fifth Element (also known as Le cinquieme element), Columbia, 1997.

Kiss of the Dragon (also known as KOD: Kiss of the Dragon and La baiser mortel du dragon), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2001.

The Transporter (also known as Le transporteur), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2002.

The Transporter 2, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2005.

Bandidas, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2005.

Unleashed, Rogue Pictures, 2005.

Television Pilots:

Black Sash, The WB, 2003.


The movie The Next Karate Kid, released by Columbia in 1994, was based on characters created by Kamen.



Kamen Estate Wines, http://www.kamenwines.com, May 25, 2005.