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Overview (1)

Born in Alameda County, California, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris have built an impressive body of work by perpetually seeking innovative projects in a variety of mediums.

After introducing bands such as R.E.M. and Red Hot Chili Peppers on their ground-breaking MTV show The Cutting Edge (1992), Jonathan and Valerie continued to work in music television directing music videos and documentaries for bands such as The Smashing Pumpkins, Jane's Addiction, Macy Gray, Janet Jackson, Oasis, Weezer and The Ramones. Their music productions have earned them two Grammy Awards, nine MTV Music Video Awards and a Billboard Music "Director of the Year" Award.

In 1998, Jonathan and Valerie co-founded "Bob Industries", one of the country's leading commercial production companies. Directing commercials for VW, Sony Playstation, Gap, Target, Ikea, Apple, ESPN, amongst others, Dayton and Faris continue to push the medium into new vistas. In 2002, Creativity Magazine labeled them as one of their top ten best commercial directors.

Aside from their work in music videos and commercials, Jonathan and Valerie have done extensive work in television and film, including directing episodes of Mr. Show with Bob and David (1995) for HBO and producing two feature films, The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years (1988) for New Line Cinema, and Gift (1993) for Warner Bros. Music.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Bob Industries

Spouse (1)

Valerie Faris (? - present) ( 3 children)

Trivia (3)

Jonathan was a UCLA film/television student in the late '70s. He met his wife, Valerie Faris, at UCLA.
Children, with Valerie Faris: Augusta Forbes Faris Dayton (b. November 16, 1992), and twins James Bailey Dayton and Everett Alfred Dayton (b. September 22, 1995).
Together with wife Valerie Faris has directed two Oscar nominated performances: Abigail Breslin and Alan Arkin. Arkin won as Best Supporting Actor for Little Miss Sunshine (2006).

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