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Schwartzman, Jason 1980–

SCHWARTZMAN, Jason 1980–


Full name, Jason Francesco Schwartzman; born June 26, 1980, in Los Angeles, CA; son of Jack Schwartzman (a producer) and Talia Shire (an actress and director); brother of Robert Schwartzman (an actor and singer); grandson of Carmine Coppola (a composer); nephew of Francis Ford Coppola (a producer, director, and writer); cousin of Nicolas Cage (an actor and producer), Sofia Coppola (a director, actress, and designer), and Roman Coppola (an actor, director, and producer).

Addresses: Agent—Sharon Sheinwold, United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career: Actor, singer, and songwriter. Phantom Planet (band), founder, 1994, drummer and songwriter, 1994–2003. Worked as a production intern in the film industry at age twelve.

Awards, Honors: Chicago Film Critics Association Award nomination, most promising actor, Lone Star Film and Television Award, best actor, YoungStar Award, best young actor in a comedy film, Hollywood Reporter, and Teen Choice Award nomination, choice film "hissy fit," all 1999, for Rushmore.


Film Appearances:

Max Fischer, Rushmore, Buena Vista, 1998.

The young man, Odessa or Bust, 2001.

Voice of Julius, Julius and Friends: Hole in One (animated short film), 2001.

Voice of Julius, Julius and Friends: Yeti, Set, Go (animated short film), 2002.

Felix DeMarco, CQ, United Artists, 2002.

Ethan Dulles, Slackers (also known as Les complices), Destination Films/Screen Gems, 2002.

Milton, S1m0ne, New Line Cinema, 2002.

Ross, Spun, Newmarket Films, 2003.

Just like Mona, Regent Entertainment, 2003.

Albert Markovski, I Heart Huckabees (also known as I Love Huckabees), Fox Searchlight, 2004.

(Uncredited) Gag Halfrunt, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Touchstone, 2005.

Ritchie, Bewitched, Columbia, 2005.

Jeremy Kraft, Shopgirl, Buena Vista/Twentieth Century-Fox, 2005.

Film Work:

Song performer, "Is This Really Happening to Me?," Drive Me Crazy, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1999.

Television Appearances; Series:

Ben Baxter, Cracking Up, Fox, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

(With Phantom Planet) "And the Sabrina Goes To …," Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, ABC, 1998.

Howie Gelfand, "Carded and Discarded," Freaks and Geeks, NBC, 2000.

(With Phantom Planet) "Falling from Grace," Get Real, Fox, 2000.

Guest, Cribs, MTV, 2003.

Guest, Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC, 2004.



Phantom Planet Is Missing, Geffen, 1998.

(With Phantom Planet) The Guest, Epic, 2002.

(Contributor) Ben Lee, Awake Is the New Sleep, 2005.

Recorded a single (with Evan Dando and Ben Lee), 2002.


Phantom Planet Live at the Troubadour, Sony Music, 2003.

Production Surveillance: Behind the Scenes of "I Heart Huckabees," Fox Searchlight, 2005.

Recorded the music video "All About the Benjamins" with Puff Daddy, 1998.


Television Composer; Series:

Song "California," The O.C., Fox, 2003.

Main title theme music, Cracking Up, Fox, 2004.

Songs Featured in Films:

"California," Orange County, Paramount, 2002.



Big Issue, November 22, 2004, pp. 15-16.

Entertainment Weekly, June 25, 1999, p. 44; February 8, 2002, p. 14.

People Weekly, February 22, 1999, p. 75.

Premiere, February, 2002, pp. 72-74.

Us, March, 1999.

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