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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 3 February 1966New York, USA
Birth NameFrank Anthony Coraci
Nickname Spank
Height 5' 5½" (1.66 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Frank Coraci (Director, Writer, Producer, Actor) was born in New York and graduated with a BFA in film from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. His feature film directing credits include The Wedding Singer, The Waterboy, Around The World In 80 Days, Click, Zookeeper, Here Comes The Boom and most recently Blended.

Coraci is honored that his films have been met with both commercial and critical success. Here Comes The Boom won Movie Guides 2012's Best Family Film. Click won the 2007 People's Choice Award For "Favorite Movie Comedy." Click also was nominated for an Academy Award® For Best Achievement In Makeup. The Waterboy holds the title of the Number-One Grossing Sports Comedy Of All Time. The Wedding Singer has been included on many "Best Of" romantic comedy lists, including Moviefone's All-Time Top 25 Romantic Comedies. Coraci's awards also include Platinum Albums for both The Wedding Singer soundtracks, as well as an Emmy Nomination and a Platinum Album for the comedy CD "Adam Sandler, What the Hell Happened to Me?" for which he was also a performer and co-writer. His first independent feature, Murdered Innocence, won Best Feature Film and Best Directorial Debut Award at the 11th Annual Long Island Film Festival.

Coraci co-hosts a new food show for the Travel Channel with his childhood best friend, Chef and Restaurateur, Sam DeMarco (AKA: Chef Sammy D). Chow Masters, which begins airing in April, follows Frank and Sammy as they travel to various cities across America in search of the nation's best comfort food.

A lover of world travel, Coraci was fortunate to begin his career directing travel documentaries for Globus World Tours. His travels allowed him to explore over 40 countries and film such landmarks as the Great Wall of China, the Great Barrier Reef, and the Galapagos Islands. He's also shot movies on location in the UK, Germany, France, Russia and Thailand.

Throughout his travels, Coraci had always dreamed of filming on the epic continent of Africa. Blended not only gave him a chance to re-team him with his Wedding Singer co-stars Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, it also afforded him the chance to shoot on location in South Africa. "The experience of actually filming there, especially on Safari, had a remarkable effect on the movie. The sheer rawness of nature, the spirituality of the South African cultures and the soul of its people really found its way into the fabric of Blended," says Coraci.

Frank will continue to journey the world and hopes to one day make it to Outer Space. Until then, he'll continue to direct, write and produce movies here on planet Earth.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: A.K.

Trivia (4)

Turned down an offer to direct Charlie's Angels (2000).
Went to NYU with Adam Sandler who became a future collaborator.
Is only seven months older than Adam Sandler, but played his father in The Waterboy (1998).
Frank Co-Hosts a reality food show for the Travel Channel with childhood best friend Sam DeMarco AKA Chef Sammy D.

Salary (1)

Around the World in 80 Days (2004) $3,000,000

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