Jack Giarraputo

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Jack Giarraputo is a film producer who has been involved in the creation of more than 30 films in as little over a decade,.[1] He has produced movies at Disney, Paramount, Sony, Fox and Warner Brothers that have grossed over $3.5 billion in worldwide box office.[2][3] Most of his work has been in the comedy genre, notably films starring Adam Sandler. Adam Sandler has referenced him in his comedy album "What The Hell Happened To Me?" in his famous skit "The Goat" and Jack helped write Ode To My Car, from Adam Sandler's album "What The Hell Happened To Me?", along with Adam and Allen Covert.[citation needed] Jack currently serves as the Chairman of The Board for Fuel Sports Management.[2]

Film career[edit]

Along with partner Adam Sandler, he has built Happy Madison with 14 different movies that have surpassed the $100 million mark. The films include Grown Ups 1 & 2, Paul Blart: Mall Cop and The Longest Yard amongst others.[2]

In November 2013, Giarraputo announced his plans to retire from films after producing the Sandler comedy Blended and the Chris Columbus-directed Pixels, stating that he wants to focus more on raising his family.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Jack has a Bachelor of Arts from NYU's Stern School of Business and a Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law. He lives in Malibu, California with his wife, Michelle, and his two sons, Duke and Ace.[2]

In the world of venture capital, Jack owns the firm Sweet Water Capital, which he runs with partner Keith Lehman.[2]

His philanthropic endeavors include contributions and collaborations with Paralyzed Veterans of America, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Make a Wish Foundation and Wounded Warriors, among others.[2]

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