Jake Kasdan

28 Oct 1974

Director, Producer, Writer, Actor

Jake Kasdan (born Jacob Kasdan; 28 October 1974) is an American television and film director.

Kasdan was born in Detroit, the son of Meg (née Goldman), a writer, and writer-director Lawrence Kasdan. His younger brother, Jon Kasdan, also works in the film and television industry as an actor and writer. He is married to singer/songwriter Inara George of The Bird and the Bee.

Kasdan has directed four theatrical films: Zero Effect (1998), Orange County (2002), The TV Set (2007) and Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007). He has also worked in television, most notably with Judd Apatow, as a consulting producer on Freaks and Geeks and as a director on Undeclared. He has also directed numerous stage productions.

In 2006, Kasdan received his first Golden Globe nomination for Walk Hard: Best Original Song (shared with John C. Reilly, Judd Apatow, and Marshall Crenshaw), but lost to "Guaranteed" from Into the Wild (written by Eddie Vedder).

As a child, he made several appearances in his father's movies such as The Big Chill and Silverado (in the former he is an autograph seeker at a funeral and in the latter a stable boy).

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Filmography (10 titles)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Role: Director, Producer
(movie, 2014)
···Sex Tape
Genre: Comedy
Role: Director, Producer
(movie, 2011)
···Friends with Kids
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Producer
(movie, 2011)
···Bad Teacher
Genre: Comedy
Role: Director, Producer
Genre: Comedy, Music
Role: Director, Producer, Writer
(movie, 2006)
···The TV Set
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 2002)
···Orange County
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 2002)
···Zero Effect
Genre: Mystery
Role: Director
(movie, 1998)
···Zero Effect
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Director, Producer, Writer
(movie, 1985)
···Silverado
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Western
Role: Actor (as Stable Boy (as Jacob Kasdan))