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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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 2015/III Sisters (producer) (completed)
  The Third Coast (TV Movie) (executive producer) (pre-production)
 2015 The Brink (TV Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- There Will Be Consequences (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Just a Little Crazy Talk (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Who's Grover Cleveland? (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Sticky Wicket (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Tweet Tweet Tweet (2015) ... (executive producer)
 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)
 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 Writer (4 credits)
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Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (2 credits)
Show Show Thanks (8 credits)
Show Show Self (23 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

: Directed music video for Ming Tea feat. Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002), "Daddy Wasn't There". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

M. Jay Roach


6' 0½" (1.84 m)

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Personal Quote:

The success of the second 'Austin Powers' caught us by surprise a little bit. We had decided not to do even a second one, unless the audience wanted it and we could do something better. See more »


Signed to direct The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005) feature movie, adapted from the novels by late sci-fi comedy author Douglas Adams, but has pulled out due to scheduling conflicts with Meet the Fockers (2004). See more »


Often uses a chaotic breakfast, lunch or dinner scene

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