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Jay Roach


Jay Roach was born on June 14, 1957 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA as Mathew Jay Roach. He is a producer and director, known for Meet the Parents (2000), Meet the Fockers (2004) and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999). He has been married to Susanna Hoffs since April 17, 1993. They have two children. See full bio »

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Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 2014 The Third Coast (TV Movie) (executive producer) (pre-production)
 2015 The Nest (producer) (filming)
 2015 Trumbo (producer) (filming)
 2014 The Brink (TV Series) (executive producer) (post-production)
 2012 The Campaign (producer)
 2012 Game Change (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2010 Little Fockers (producer)
 2010 Dinner for Schmucks (producer)
 2009 Brüno (producer)
 2008 Recount (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2007 Smother (producer)
 2007 Charlie Bartlett (producer)
 2006 Reel Comedy (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Borat Moviefilms Special Preview (2006) ... (producer)
 2006 Borat (producer)
 2004 Meet the Fockers (producer)
 2004 American Candidate (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2004 50 First Dates (executive producer)
 2000 Meet the Parents (producer)
 1996 The Empty Mirror (producer)
 1994 Blown Away (associate producer)
 1993 Lifepod (TV Movie) (co-producer - as M. Jay Roach)
 1993 Space Rangers (TV Series) (co-producer - 1 episode)
- Fort Hope (1993) ... (co-producer - as M. Jay Roach)
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Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (2 credits)
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Show Show Self (23 credits)
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Other Works:

Feature audio commentary for the film Meet the Parents (2000) with Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller & Jane Rosenthal. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

M. Jay Roach

Height:

6' 0½" (1.84 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Why comedies can't have as big budgets as action films is a long story, but evidently they can't.

Trivia:

A huge fan of Elia Kazan's 1957 political classic A Face in the Crowd (1957), which he carefully analyzed before making Game Change (2012) for HBO in 2012. See more »

Trademark:

Often uses a chaotic breakfast, lunch or dinner scene

Star Sign:

Gemini

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