Rifkin, Adam 1966–

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RIFKIN, Adam 1966–

(Rif Coogan)

PERSONAL

Born December 31, 1966, in Chicago, IL. Education: Attended Chicago Academy for Video and Performing Arts and University of Southern California. Religion: Judaism.

Addresses: Agent— Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager— Brad Wyman, Junction Films, 9615 Brighton Way, Suite 320, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Career: Actor, director, writer, and producer. Worked as a cartoonist for greeting card companies and local publications.

Awards, Honors: Video Premiere Award nomination (with Tony Markes), DVD Exclusive awards, best screenplay, 2001, for Welcome to Hollywood.

CREDITS

Film Director:

Never on Tuesday, Cinema Group, 1989.

Tale of Two Sisters, Vista Street Entertainment, 1989.

(As Rif Coogan) The Invisible Maniac (also known as The Invisible Sex Maniac), 1990.

The Dark Backward (also known as The Man with Three Arms), Strand Releasing, 1991.

(Uncredited) The Nutt House (also known as The Nutty Nut), Connexion American Media, 1992.

(As Coogan) Psycho Cop Returns (also known as Psycho Cop 2), Columbia/TriStar, 1993.

The Chase, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1994.

Detroit Rock City, New Line Cinema, 1999.

Welcome to Hollywood, Phaedra Cinema/PM Entertainment/Sunland Entertainment, 2000.

Without Charlie, 2001.

Night at the Golden Eagle, Shangri–La Entertainment, 2002.

Film Second Unit Director:

Going Overboard (also known as Babes Ahoy), 1995.

Film Producer:

Going Overboard (also known as Babes Ahoy), 1995.

Without Charlie, 2001.

Night at the Golden Eagle, Shangri–La Entertainment, 2002.

Getting Hal, 2003.

Film Appearances:

(Uncredited) William, Never on Tuesday, Cinema Group, 1989.

Desk clerk, Bikini Island, 1990.

(As Rif Coogan) First stoner guy, Last Dance, 1991.

Gary, Disturbed, Live Home Video, 1991.

Rufus Bing, The Dark Backward (also known as The Man with Three Arms), Strand Releasing, 1991.

Man in bondage room, The Flesh Merchant, 1993.

Man with video camera, Psycho Cop Returns (also known as Psycho Cop 2), Columbia/TriStar, 1994.

(As Coogan) Bikini Squad, 1994.

Croaker, Going Overboard (also known as Babes Ahoy), 1995.

(Uncredited) Model on "It's Raining Men" billboard, Detroit Rock City, New Line Cinema, 1999.

Himself, Welcome to Hollywood, Phaedra Cinema/PM Entertainment/Sunland Entertainment, 2000.

Himself, Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy (also known as The Legend of Ron Jeremy), Maelstrom Entertainment, 2001.

(Uncredited) Man in private booth, Night at the Golden Eagle, Shangri–La Entertainment, 2002.

Television Work; Series:

Supervising producer, Swamp Thing, USA Network, 1990–1992.

Creator and co–executive producer, Bone Chillers, ABC, The Disney Channel, and Global Television, 1996.

Coproducer of a public access series on public access television, 1980s.

Television Director; Movies;:

Denial (also known as Something about Sex), Cinemax, 1998.

Television Director; Episodic:

Bone Chillers, ABC, The Disney Channel, and Global Television, 1996.

Television Work; Pilots:

Producer, The Bumps, UPN, 1997.

Executive producer, Roses Wild, syndicated, 2000.

Producer, I Spike, UPN, 2000.

Creator, Chill–o–rama, MTV, 2001.

Executive producer, Welcome to Hollywood, American Movie Classics, 2003.

Television Appearances; Movies:

First gambler, Susan's Plan (also known as Dying to Get Rich), Cinemax, 1998.

Reuben, Denial (also known as Something about Sex), Cinemax, 1998.

RECORDINGS

Videos:

Himself, Miscellaneous Shit: Behind the Scenes of "Detroit Rock City," New Line Cinema, 1999.

WRITINGS

Screenplays:

Never on Tuesday, Cinema Group, 1989.

Tale of Two Sisters, Vista Street Entertainment, 1989.

(As Rif Coogan) The Invisible Maniac (also known as The Invisible Sex Maniac), 1990.

The Dark Backward (also known as The Man with Three Arms), Strand Releasing, 1991.

Body Count, Silver Pictures, 1994.

The Chase, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1994.

All Shook Up, United Artists, 1995.

Really Big Bugs, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1995.

Roman Blood, United Artists, 1995.

Mouse Hunt (also known as Mouse Trap), DreamWorks SKG, 1997.

(With others) Small Soldiers (live action and animated), DreamWorks SKG, 1998.

Detroit Rock City, New Line Cinema, 1999.

(With Tony Markes; and story) Welcome to Hollywood, Phaedra Cinema/PM Entertainment/Sunland Entertainment, 2000.

Without Charlie, 2001.

Night at the Golden Eagle, Shangri–La Entertainment, 2002.

(With Jordan Roberts) Zoom's Academy (based on a comic book by Jason Lethcoe), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2005.

He–Man (based on the cartoon), Fox 2000 Pictures, 2006.

Teleplays; Movies:

Denial (also known as Something about Sex), Cinemax, 1998.

Teleplays; Episodic:

Bone Chillers, ABC, The Disney Channel, and Global Television, 1996.

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

Chicago Sun–Times, July 5, 1998.

Premiere, September, 1991.

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