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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 31 March 1975Holliston, Massachusetts, USA
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Adam Green was born on March 31, 1975 in Holliston, Massachusetts, USA. He is a writer and actor, known for Frozen (2010), Hatchet (2006) and Hatchet II (2010). He was previously married to Rileah Vanderbilt.

Spouse (1)

Rileah Vanderbilt (26 June 2010 - 2014) (divorced)

Trivia (15)

Grew up in Holliston, Massachusetts and graduated from Hofstra University in New York.
First job out of college was producing and directing local cable commercials in the Boston area.
His first feature film was the comedy Coffee & Donuts, based on his own life. He made it for only $400 by "borrowing" equipment from the cable advertising facility he worked at and by using friends and volunteers for everything from cast to crew. Green wrote, directed, and starred in the movie. Coffee & Donuts was developed as a sit-com for UPN in 2004. The pilot script was written by Green and produced by Tom Shadyac however due to UPN's merger with the WB network, the pilot was never shot. 7 years later in 2011, the concept of Coffee & Donuts was re-developed for the FEARnet cable television network and titled Holliston. Holliston received a 6 episode pick up order in the summer of 2011 and was such a hit for the new network that that it was renewed for a second season after only two episodes had aired.
He founded "ArieScope Pictures" with director of photography Will Barratt in 1997.
He was once the lead singer for the metal band Haddonfield based out of Salem, Massachusetts. He also worked as the DJ at the world famous heavy metal hangout, The Rainbow Bar & Grill on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, where he also used to perform stand-up comedy.
It is actually Adam Green in the Dr. Zaius make-up on the cover art for Fox's Planet of the Apes 40th Anniversary DVD set. When the studio realized that they had no high resolution photos of the 1968 film's characters, they resurrected the original prosthetics and wardrobe out of storage to stage a photo shoot. Knowing that Green was a Planet of the Apes fan, the Make-Up FX studio contacted him to come down and try on the iconic costume. He wound up standing in for the late Maurice Evans and it is actually Green on the DVD, cover art, and box set images.
Appears on the 2009 re-release of Friday The 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter doing a hilarious and very in-depth commentary track with Wrong Turn 2 director and real life best friend Joe Lynch.
He married actress and model Rileah Vanderbilt in June of 2010. They became friends in 2002 while they were both still struggling to get their careers started and working nights at the Rainbow Bar and Grill on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood. Adam was the DJ and Rileah was the hostess at the famous heavy metal hang-out. They got together romantically in 2004 after the preliminary make-up effects test for Hatchet when Rileah modeled in the Young Victor Crowley make-up job as a favor for Adam.
He is a member of the Splat Pack. A group of influential and groundbreaking filmmakers that includes Eli Roth, Neil Marshall, James Wan, Darren Lynn Bousman, Alexander Aja, Rob Zombie, and Greg McLean. The term was coined by UK critic Alan Jones and recently a documentary was made on the group.
Adam has a dog named "Arwen" and two cats named "Perry" and "Tyler".
Dee Snider officiated Adam Green's wedding to Rileah Vanderbilt in a private ceremony held in Malibu California on June 26, 2010. Cinematographer Will Barratt, director Joe Lynch, actress Laura Ortiz, and actress Clare Grant were among the wedding party's groomsmen and bridesmaids as visible in photos posted on line.
Adam has had a lifelong extraordinary friendship with Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider. Throughout life whenever the two were facing hard times they would randomly run into each other and inspire one another to keep going. The full story is chronicled in the "A Twisted Tale" special feature on the original Hatchet Unrated USA DVD and Blu Ray release.
Adam's favorite film of all time is E.T. the Extra Terrestrial (1982). He has cited Steven Spielberg as his biggest inspiration as "both an artist and a human being" in various magazine interviews. Other notable cinematic influences he has publicly cited include Alfred Hitchcock, Chris Columbus, John Landis, Guillermo del Toro, and John Carpenter.
Adam Green is one of the only horror celebrities who does not charge fans for his autograph at convention appearances.
In May 2013, Adam Green began a weekly podcast called "The Movie Crypt" where he and co-host Joe Lynch provide a 2 hour extremely candid "filmmaker on filmmaker" discussion about the trials and tribulations of the industry with guest filmmakers.

Personal Quotes (4)

Remember, at the end of the day we're not curing cancer. We're just making life more entertaining before we get cancer.
I have found that my fan base is a bit above average when compared to the common horror fan. For instance, I did an appearance in Chicago where a kid drove something crazy like 7 hours to meet me. He knew no one else at the convention but within an hour he had met up with other kids in their Hatchet Army Tshirts and they were all very cool to each other. They were nice, normal people much like the good kids you would have known in High School. And I like that. There's enough negativity in the world and everyone has to take enough shit in life. I'm glad I can encourage people treating each other well and being happy. Let's face it; there are horror fans who can be dicks. Trying to be tougher than the next one, trying to be more outspoken and angry than the rest as if they are in the pit at a Pantera show trying to show how much bigger their cock is. I personally like knowing that 99% of the time, the kid in the Hatchet shirt is not the asshole in the room. I'm vocal about it and I thank my fans for that all of the time. I like that conventions want me to appear and festivals want me to come speak because they like the climate I attract. It's a good feeling.
[Why he likes to work with the same people] Invest in people who want it as badly as you do.
To all the other dreamers out there, don't ever stop or let the world's negativity disenchant you or your spirit. If you surround yourself with love and the right people, anything is possible.

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