Shadyac, Tom 1958(?)–

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SHADYAC, Tom 1958(?)


Surname is pronounced "Shaydeeak"; born December, 1958 (some sources cite 1959 or 1960), in Virginia; son of Richard (a lawyer) and Julie Shadyac; married Jennifer Barker (an actress), June, 1997. Education: University of Virginia, B.A., prelaw, 1980; University of California, Los Angeles, M.A., film, 1989.

Addresses: Office Shady Acres Entertainment, 100 Universal City Plaza, Bldg. 6111, Universal City, CA 91608. Agent Dan Aloni, United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager The Firm, 9465 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 212, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career: Director, writer, producer, and executive. Shady Acres Entertainment, Universal City, CA, founder; 333 Music Group, founder and music producer, beginning 1999. Joke writer for comedian Bob Hope, 1983; standup comedian at the Improv in Los Angeles.


Film Director:

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Warner Bros., 1994.

The Nutty Professor, Universal, 1996.

Liar Liar, Universal, 1997.

(And executive producer) Patch Adams, MCA/Universal, 1998.

(And producer) Dragonfly (also known as Im Zeichen der Libelle ), Universal, 2002.

(And producer) Bruce Almighty, Universal, 2003.

Film Work; Other:

Executive Producer, The Nutty Professor II (also known as The Klumps and The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps ), Universal, 2000.

Film Appearances:

Chris, Jocks (also known as Road Trip ), Crown, 1987.

Television Executive Producer; Series:

8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter (also known as 8 Simple Rules... ), ABC, beginning 2002.

Television Executive Producer; Pilots:

(And director) Homecoming Queen, ABC, 2001.

Platonically Incorrect, ABC, 2003.

The Last Angry Man of Good Behavior, ABC, 2003.

Television Director; Movies:

Frankenstein: The College Years, Fox, 1991.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Danny, "Murder 101," Magnum, P.I., 1984.

Also appeared in an episode of Trapper John, M.D.



Himself, Liar Liar: Bridging the Comedy Chasm, Universal Studios Home Video, 1999.



(With Jim Carrey and Jack Bernstein) Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Warner Bros., 1994.

(With others) The Nutty Professor (based on earlier screenplay by Jerry Lewis and Bill Richmond), Universal, 1996.



Authors and Artists for Young Adults, Volume 36, Gale, 2000.


Empire, Issue 96, 1997, pp. 8688.

USA Today, March 21, 1997, p. D1.