Jason Fuchs

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Jason Fuchs
Born (1986-03-05) March 5, 1986 (age 28)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor/writer
Years active 1996–present

Jason Fuchs (born March 5, 1986) is an American television and film actor and screenwriter.

Early life[edit]

Fuchs was born in New York City, to a family of Hasidic Jewish background on his father's side.[1][2] He went on to enroll and graduate from Columbia University.

Career[edit]

He has been acting since he was 7 years old, making his debut at Lincoln Center in the play Abe Lincoln in Illinois with Sam Waterston. Fuchs has also guest-starred on Cosby, The Sopranos, The Beat, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Ed, and All My Children. His first feature film role was as Marvin in the 1996 movie Flipper, co-starring Elijah Wood. In 1998 he appeared in two movies, Louis & Frank and Jane Austen's Mafia!. Fuchs also starred in 2003 film The Hebrew Hammer, co-starring Adam Goldberg. In 2004, Fuchs took the role in Winter Solstice. Fuchs wrote, produced and starred in the 2006 short film Pitch, which made its premiere at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. He next appeared in Holy Rollers, a movie inspired by actual events in the late nineties when Hasidic Jews were recruited as mules to smuggle ecstasy from Europe into the United States. He played a brother of Justin Bartha, alongside Jesse Eisenberg and Ari Graynor.

In 2012, Fuchs made his feature screenwriting debut with the animated sequel, "Ice Age: Continental Drift". Despite receiving generally mixed reviews from critics, the film became a box office success, currently the 6th highest-grossing animated feature in history, the 10th highest grossing film of all time internationally[3] and the third highest-grossing film of 2012, with a worldwide gross of over $830 million. As a result, at age 26, Fuchs became the youngest writer in film history to pen a film that grossed over $226 million, the worldwide global box office mark set in 1997 by then 24 year old Matt Damon and then 26 year old Ben Affleck with their screenplay for "Good Will Hunting".[4]

The summer of 2012 also saw the televised premiere of Fuchs' Nickelodeon original TV movie musical, "Rags (film)", a revisionist take on the Cinderella tale starring Keke Palmer and Max Schneider. Fuchs co-wrote the film with Hillary Galanoy & Elizabeth Hackett with Billie Woodruff directing. The film turned into a sleeper hit and received 4.6 million total viewers (Live + 7 day) becoming one of Nickelodeon's highest rated original films.[5] It received a 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic.[6] As well, the film shot to the top of the iTunes sales charts, debuting as the #1 musical on iTunes and remaining atop the charts for more than a month.[5]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role
1998 Cosby David
2000 The Sopranos Junior Sontag
The Beat Joshua Meyerwitz
2002 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Ricky Feldman
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Nick Radsen
2003 "Fillmore!" Johnny Nevada (voice)
2003 Ed Wesley Stout
2005 All My Children Young Ryan

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role
1996 Flipper Marvin
1998 Louis & Frank Louis Jr.
Jane Austen's Mafia! Vincenzo
2000 Spooky House Yuri
2003 The Hebrew Hammer Adolescent Hasidic Boy
2004 Winter Solstice Bob
2006 Pitch Jason
2010 Holy Rollers Leon Zimmerman
2010 The Firefly and the Bride Brat
2012 Ice Age: Continental Drift writer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wieselman, Jarett (2010-05-21). "Jason Fuchs: 'Holy Rollers' hopes to be the 'Avatar' of Hasidic drug dealing films". New York Post. Retrieved 2010-05-30. "I come from a Hasidic background, I am only one generation removed." 
  2. ^ Mester, Ilan (2010-06-04). "Holy Rolling with Jason Fuchs". Shalom Life. Retrieved 2010-06-26. "I come from a Hasidic Jewish family on my dad’s side." 
  3. ^ "UPDATED: 'Ice Age 4' Becomes 10th Highest Grossing Film Of All Time At The International Box Office". Retrieved 27 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "All Time Worldwide Box Office Grosses". Retrieved 9 August 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "RagsMovie: #RAGS grew from 3.5 MM total". Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  6. ^ The Futon Critic Staff (TFC) (30 May 2012). "Monday's Cable Ratings: "Hatfields & McCoys," Heat/Celtics Big for History, ESPN". The Futon Critic. TheFutonCritic.com. Retrieved 29 June 2012. 

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