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Date of Birth 16 April 1951Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Birth NameDonald Carmody

Mini Bio (2)

Don Carmody worked for The National Film Board of Canada when he was 22 years old. His father was a Corporate Attorney in Montreal. He has been producing films for 25 years. He was executive in charge of production for Canada's Cinepix, where he co-produced David Cronenberg's early shockers. Later he was Head of production for Astral Films before starting his own production company in 1980.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Don Carmody has been producing films for more than 30 years. He was vice-president of production for Canada's Cinepix (now Lions Gate Films), where he co-produced David Cronenberg's early shockers They Came From Within and Rabid as well as the popular comedy Meatballs.

Starting his own production company in 1980, Carmody went on to produce the smash hits Porky's and Porky's II and the perennially popular A Christmas Story, as well as Spacehunters: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone, Whispers, The Big Town, Physical Evidence, Switching Channels, and several Chuck Norris films, including The Hitman and Sidekicks.

He returned to comedy successfully with the Weekend at Bernie's series, and "The Late Shift" for HBO, which was nominated for seven Emmy Awards, three Cable Ace awards and the Producers' Guild of America Golden Laurel. "The Late Shift" also won a Golden Globe for actor Kathy Bates and a Directors' Guild Award for Betty Thomas.

In 2002 he was Co-Producer of the hit film musical Chicago starring Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Richard Gere, which won seven Academy Awards; including Best Picture, three Golden Globe Awards including Best Musical or Comedy and the Producers' Guild of America Golden Laurel Award for Best Picture as well as many, many other awards and honors around the world.

Additionally, Carmody produced Denis Villeneuve's Polytechnique which was selected for the Directors' Fortnight program at the Cannes Film Festival in 2009; Amelia, starring Hillary Swank as Amelia Earhart, for director Mira Nair; and the long awaited sequel to The Boondock Saints: All Saints Day. He has started production on Resident Evil: Afterlife, in 3D, the fourth in the series with Paul W. S. Anderson once again directing Mila Jovovich and is in early pre-production of the sequel to Silent Hill to be written and directed by Roger Avary.

Following his genre instincts for both horror and comedy, Carmody recently branched out into the theatre world and was part of the production team for the Off-Broadway play "Evil Dead: The Musical," a campy send-up of Sam Raimi's cult classic horror films Evil Dead I and II, which opened in New York this Halloween to rave reviews.

Don Carmody was born in New England and immigrated to Canada with his parents as a boy. He graduated from film school in Montreal and has gone on to produce films all over the world. He lives in Toronto and Los Angeles.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Cynthia Amsden

Spouse (1)

Catherine Gourdier (15 October 1999 - present)

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