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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 11 December 1958Falls Church, Virginia, USA
Birth NameThomas Peter Shadyac
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Tom Shadyac moved to Los Angeles in 1983 and, at age 24, became the youngest staff joke writer ever for comedian Bob Hope. Shadyac received his master's degree in film from UCLA in 1989 after completing the critically acclaimed short, Tom, Dick and Harry. He then worked on movies-of-the-week, rewrote and directed for Fox. Shadyac has also dabbled in stand-up comedy and at one time, appeared regularly at the Improv on Melrose, as well as guest starring on TV series and movies.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Tak

Trade Mark (2)

Often hires Don Zimmerman as the editor
Frequently casts Jim Carrey in lead roles

Trivia (6)

His father, Richard Shadyac, was on the board for St. Jude Hospital as CEO. Sadly, his father passed away September 16, 2009, after a long illness. Tom Shadyac's brother Richard, now has taken the reins of St. Jude.
Often collaborates with Steve Oedekerk in working on a film.
Gave Jim Carrey his first major role in a motion picture with Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994), his big directorial debut.
Graduated from J.E.B. Stuart High School, Falls Church, Virginia.
His father was of Lebanese and Irish descent, and his mother was of Lebanese ancestry.
Tom Shadyac studied with DW Brown at The Joanne Baron DW Brown Studio.

Personal Quotes (2)

"When in doubt, leave it out." On whether he contemplates scenes of a movie when filming.
Coincidence is God's way of staying anonymous.

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