November 22, 1963
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, film director, film producer, television director, television producer, occasional screenwriter|
|Spouse(s)||Laura Cathcart (?-?; 2 children)
Brian Levine (born November 22, 1963), best known as Brian Robbins is an American actor, film director, film producer, television director, television producer and occasional screenwriter. He often collaborates with producer Michael Tollin.
Life and career
Robbins was born Brian Levine in Brooklyn, New York. As an actor, he is perhaps best known from his role as Eric Mardian on the ABC sitcom Head of the Class. He also hosted the children's version of the TV game show Pictionary in 1989. In the 1990s, he started producing All That and its spin-offs on Nickelodeon. He has produced several sports films including Coach Carter and Hardball (2001). He produced Smallville and also produced One Tree Hill.
Robbins is the founder of AwesomenessTV, a YouTube channel aimed at teenagers, which has spun off into a TV series, of which Robbins is the executive producer. DreamWorks Animation acquired the company in 2013.
Robbins is married to publicist Laura Cathcart, with whom he has two children, Miles and Justin.
Film directing credits
In his time as a film director, many of Robbins' films have failed critically, financially, or both.
|Film||Year||Budget||Domestic gross||Worldwide gross||Rotten Tomatoes rating|
|Good Burger||1997||$9 million||$23,712,993||$23,712,993||31%|
|Varsity Blues||1999||$16 million||$52,894,169||$54,294,169||40%|
|Ready to Rumble||2000||$24 million||$12,394,327||$12,452,362||25%|
|The Perfect Score||2004||N/A||$10,391,003||$10,876,805||17%|
|The Shaggy Dog||2006||N/A||$61,123,569||$87,134,280||27%|
|Meet Dave||2008||$60 million||$11,803,254||$58,650,079||19%|
|A Thousand Words||2012||$40 million||$18,450,127||$20,558,836||0%|
Awards and nominations
|Year||Award||Result||Category||Film or series|
|1993||Heartland Film Festival||Won||Crystal Heart Award||Hardwood Dreams (Shared with Mike Tollin)|
|1995||Emmy Award||Nominated||Outstanding Informational Special||Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream (Shared with Debra Martin Chase, Fredric Golding, Dorian Harewood, David Houle, Tom McMahon, Pat Mitchell, Jack Myers, Vivian Schiller, Mike Tollin, Denzel Washington)|
|1996||CableACE Award||Won||Children's Special - 7 and Older||Sports Theater with Shaquille O'Neal (Shared with Leonard Armato, Bruce Binkow, Robert Mickelson, Shaquille O'Neal, Mike Tollin, For the special "4 Points")|
|1997||Directors Guild of America Award||Nominated||Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children's Programs||Sports Theater with Shaquille O'Neal (For the special "4 Points")|
|1998||Won||Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children's Programs||Sports Theater with Shaquille O'Neal (Shared with W. Alexander Ellis, Cynthia Riddle, Brad Uecker: for episode "First Time")|
|2005||Black Movie Awards||Nominated||Outstanding Motion Picture||Coach Carter (Shared with David Gale, Mike Tollin)|
|2008||Golden Raspberry Award||Nominated||Worst Director||Norbit|
- "Brian Robbins". Turner Classic Movies.
- Chmielewski, Dawn C. YouTube channel AwesomenessTV attracts outside funding. Los Angeles Times (August 7, 2012).
- Lieberman, David. DreamWorks Animation Agrees To Pay $33M+ For AwesomenessTV. Deadline.com (May 1, 2013).
- The Show at Box Office Mojo
- The Show at Rotten Tomatoes
- Good Burger at Box Office Mojo
- Good Burger at Rotten Tomatoes
- Varsity Blues at Box Office Mojo
- Varsity Blues at Rotten Tomatoes
- Ready to Rumble at Box Office Mojo
- Ready to Rumble at Rotten Tomatoes
- Hardball at Box Office Mojo
- Hardball at Rotten Tomatoes
- The Perfect Score at Box Office Mojo
- The Perfect Score at Rotten Tomatoes
- The Shaggy Dog at Box Office Mojo
- The Shaggy Dog at Rotten Tomatoes
- Norbit at Box Office Mojo
- Norbit at Rotten Tomatoes
- Meet Dave at Box Office Mojo
- Meet Dave at Rotten Tomatoes
- A Thousand Words at Box Office Mojo
- A Thousand Words at Rotten Tomatoes