December 31, 1966 |
Chicago, Illinois, US
|Occupation||Film director, screenwriter, producer|
Adam Rifkin (born December 31, 1966 in Chicago), sometimes credited as Rif Coogan, is an American film director, producer, actor and writer.
Most recently Rifkin wrote, executive produced and directed all 11 episodes of Look: The Series for Showtime. Look is a drama that takes the viewer into the foreboding world of hidden cameras. The series, like Rifkin's 2007 film of the same name, tells its story exclusively through the eyes of the security cameras, web cams, and cell phone cameras Americans live in front of everyday, bringing to light the realities of what it means to be watched in a camera consumed culture.
Adam Rifkin was a 1984 graduate of The Chicago Academy for the Arts.
As a screenwriter, Rifkin has written several family-friendly movies. He wrote Knucklehead for WWE Studios, starring WWE superstar Big Show, Underdog for Walt Disney Animation Studios, Zoom, starring Tim Allen and two films for DreamWorks, MouseHunt and Small Soldiers. Continuing in the family film genre, he wrote the big screen version of He-Man for John Woo and 20th Century Fox.
Adam Rifkin directed his first film Never on Tuesday in 1988. As of December 6, 2007, he has directed eleven others, including The Chase (1994), Detroit Rock City (1999) and the Night at the Golden Eagle (2002).
Rifkin began his relatively limited production career in 1999 on the production of Touch Me in the Morning by Giuseppe Andrews. Preceding his completion of that project, Rifkin produced his own film Night at the Golden Eagle as well as Getting Hal by Tony Markes.
Adam Rifkin began his acting career in 1988 his directorial debut Never on Tuesday. Rifkin has appeared in small roles and cameos in his other films, Night at the Golden Eagle, Without Charlie, Detroit Rock City, The Dark Backward, Denial and Psycho Cop 2. Rifkin also appeared as Babes Ahoy in the 1989 film, Going Overboard, starring Adam Sandler and Burt Young.
He also wrote, directed and acted in the 2007 film Homo Erectus, in which he portrays a wimpy caveman called Ishbo, the main character in the film. The film's ensemble cast includes Ali Larter, David Carradine, Talia Shire, Gary Busey, and Ron Jeremy.
- Hugh Hart (December 13, 2007). "Sneaky Sex, Spooky Scenes: Look Flick Eyes Voyeuristic Surveillance". Wired.
- "Look". The New York Times.
|1988||Never on Tuesday||Writer, Director, Actor|
|1989||Tale of Two Sisters||Director|
|1990||The Invisible Maniac (a.k.a. The Invisible Sex Maniac)||Director and Screeplay & Story Writer (All as Rif Coogan)|
|1991||The Dark Backward||Writer, Director, Actor (All as Rif Coogan)|
|1992||Last Dance||Actor (As Rif Coogan)|
|1992||The Nutt House (a.k.a. The Nutty Nut)||Director|
|1993||The Flesh Merchant||Actor|
|1993||Psycho Cop 2||Director (As Rif Coogan), Actor|
|1994||The Chase||Writer, Director|
|1996||Bone Chillers||Writer, Creator/Co-Creator, Director, Co-Executive Producer|
|1998||Susan's Plan (a.k.a. Dying to Get Rich)||Actor|
|1998||Welcome to Hollywood||Writer, Director, Actor|
|1999||Touch Me in the Morning||Producer|
|1999||Detroit Rock City||Director, Actor (Both as Rif Coogan)|
|1999||Miscellaneous Shit: Behind the Scenes of Detroit Rock City||Actor|
|2001||Without Charlie||Writer, Director, Actor|
|2001||Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy (a.k.a. The Legend of Ron Jeremy)||Actor|
|2001||Night at the Golden Eagle||Writer, Director, Actor, Producer|
|2007||Homo Erectus (a.k.a. National Lampoon's The Stoned Age)||Writer, Director, Actor|
|2007||Blump's Squeezable Documentary||Producer, Actor|
|2008||Entertainment Tonight: Episode dated July 11, 2008||Actor|
|2008||Spread TV: Episode #4.2||Actor|
|2008||Starz Inside: In the Gutter (TV Episode)||Actor|
|2008||Trailers From Hell||Actor|
|2008||Fairy Tail Police||Actor|
|2009||Starz Inside: Sex and the Cinema (TV)||Actor|
|2010||Advice for New Screenwriters||Actor|
|2010||Look: The Series||Writer, Director (2010), Executive Producer|
|2011||Chillerama||Actor, Executive Producer|