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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 14 June 1957Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Birth NameMathew Jay Roach
Height 6' 0½" (1.84 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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.

Spouse (1)

Susanna Hoffs (17 April 1993 - present) (2 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Often uses a chaotic breakfast, lunch or dinner scene

Trivia (9)

Graduated from USC School of Cinema-Television (1986)
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).
Graduate of Stanford University.
Among the many projects he is attached to direct are, "Austin Powers 4", which is in development with Mike Myers. "Used Guys" with Ben Stiller and Jim Carrey. "The Party", a remake of the Peter Sellers comedy. Among other projects.
Was originally going to direct 50 First Dates (2004) with Adam Sandler but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts.
Member of the Jury for AFI Awards For Motion Pictures 2005
Son-in-law of Tamar Simon Hoffs.
Brother-in-law of John Hoffs and Jesse Hoffs.
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.

Personal Quotes (1)

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

Salary (1)

Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) $10,000,000

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