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Joe Swanberg


Joe Swanberg was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1981. He moved around quite a bit growing up, even spending two years on an island in the Pacific Ocean named Kwajalein. He studied film production at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where he developed an interest in emerging video technology and the creative possibilities of the Internet. He ... See full bio »

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Known For

Easy
Easy Writer
(2016-2017)
Drinking Buddies
Drinking Buddies Angry Car Guy
(2013)
Happy Christmas
(2014)
V/H/S
V/H/S Sam (segment "Second Honeymoon")
(2012)

Filmography

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 2017 XX
Singing Panda (segment "The Birthday Party") (uncredited)
 2016 Joshy
Aaron
 2015 Lace Crater
Dean
 2015 Bloomin Mud Shuffle
Brock
 2015 Uncle Kent 2
Joe
 2015 There
Toth
 2014/III Journeyman (Short)
Jake Hopkins
 2014 Empire Builder
The Husband
 2014 Happy Christmas
Jeff
 2013/I Proxy
Patrick Michaels
 2013 The Sacrament
Jake Williams
 2013 24 Exposures
Literary Agent
 2013 White Reindeer
George
 2013 Detonator
Sid
 2013 Drinking Buddies
Angry Car Guy
 2012 Be Good
Joe
 2012 Cats and Trees
Al
 2012 The Kings of Yorktown
Bartender
 2012 V/H/S
Sam (segment "Second Honeymoon")
 2012 Marriage Material
Joe
 2011 The Zone
 2011 Art History
Sam
 2011 You're Next
Drake
 2011 Autoerotic
 2011 Inconvenient Interviews with Risa (Video short)
Interviewee
 2011 Silver Bullets
Ethan
 2011 Uncle Kent
Joe
 2010 Audrey the Trainwreck
Jeremy Roth
 2010 Blackmail Boys
Andrew Kenneth Tucker
 2010 A Horrible Way to Die
Kevin
 2007-2009 Young American Bodies (TV Series)
Ben
- More Than Friends (2009) ... Ben
- Boys Are Lame (2009) ... Ben
- Breakfast in Bed (2009) ... Ben
- Enough About Me (2009) ... Ben
- The Honeymoon Suite (2009) ... Ben
 2009 Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever
Hazmat Team
 2009 Son of a Seahorse (Video)
James / Paul
 2008 Paintbrush (Short)
Danny
 2008 Nights and Weekends
James
 2008 Present Company
Archibald King
 2008 Untied Strangers (Short)
Wes
 2007 Hohokam
The Jeffery
 2007 Tight Shots (TV Series)
 2007 The Timebox Twins (Short)
Boy
 2007 Grammy's (Short)
Clarence
 2007 Quiet City
Adam
 2006 LOL
Tim
 2005 Hissy Fits (Short)
 2005 Kissing on the Mouth
Patrick
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Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Personal Quote:

I realized that because I'd been producing so much work, I hadn't changed enough as a person between projects. At that point I couldn't make another movie even if I'd wanted to, because I hadn't had a life for so long.

Trivia:

His surname, "Swanberg", comes from his partial Swedish ancestry.

Trademark:

Low budget genre-blending films See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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