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Akiva Schaffer


Akiva Schaffer was born on December 1, 1977 in Berkeley, California, USA. He is a writer and director, known for Saturday Night Live (1975), Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) and The Watch (2012). He has been married to Liz Cackowski since 2010. They have two children. See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 6 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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Saturday Night Live
(2005-2014)
The Watch
The Watch Director
(2012)
Hot Rod
Hot Rod Director
(2007)

Filmography

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 2015 Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special (TV Special) (written by)
  Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (13 episodes, 2010 - 2011) (writer - 95 episodes, 2005 - 2011) (written by - 6 episodes, 2007 - 2009) (additional sketch - 2 episodes, 2013 - 2014)
- Andy Samberg/St. Vincent (2014) ... (additional sketch)
- Justin Timberlake (2013) ... (additional sketch)
- Justin Timberlake/Lady Gaga (2011) ... (writer)
- Ed Helms/Paul Simon (2011) ... (writer)
- Tina Fey/Ellie Goulding (2011) ... (writer)
 2008-2009 Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #2.3 (2009) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.2 (2009) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.1 (2009) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.3 (2008) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.2 (2008) ... (writer)
 2009 2009 MTV Movie Awards (TV Special)
 2009 The Lonely Island: I'm on a Boat (Video short)
 2008 Extreme Movie (written by)
 2005 Channy Awards (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 2005 Channy Awards (2005) ... (writer)
 2005 B.P.D. (TV Short) (creator) / (writer)
 2005 2005 MTV Movie Awards (TV Special)
  The 'Bu (TV Series short) (creator - 11 episodes, 2003 - 2005) (writer - 8 episodes, 2003 - 2005)
- Episode #2.3 (2005) ... (creator)
- Episode #2.2 (2005) ... (creator)
- Episode #2.1 (2005) ... (creator)
- We Didn't Do the 'Bu This Month (2005) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Episode #1.7 (2004) ... (creator) / (writer)
 2005 Awesometown (TV Short)
 2004 The Lonely Island: Just 2 Guyz (Video short) (written by)
 2004 G-Phoria 2004 (TV Movie documentary)
 2004 2004 MTV Movie Awards (TV Special)
 2004 Football Town (Short) (writer)
 2004 Channel 101 (TV Movie) (segment "Football Town", as The Dudes)
 2003 Ignition Buzz TV Countdown (TV Series short) (creator) / (writer)
 2003 Nintendo Cartoon Hour (Short) (writer)
 2003 Regarding Ardy (TV Movie) (creator - as The Dudes)
 2002 Stork Patrol (Short) (writer)
 2001 White Power (TV Short) (creator - as Kiv)
 2001 Ka-Blamo! (Short) (writer)
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Other Works:

Directed the music video of the song "I Want You So Hard (Boys Bad News)" for the band Eagles Of Death Metal, off its album "Death by Sexy." See more »

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Alternate Names:

The Dudes | Kiv | The Lonely Island

Height:

5' 9¼" (1.76 m)
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Trivia:

Received a Grammy nomination (as member of The Lonely Island) for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for the song "I'm on a Boat" (feat. T-Pain) in 2010. See more »

Nickname:

Kiv

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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