Jason Kilar

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Jason Kilar
Born (1971-04-26) April 26, 1971 (age 44)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Nationality American
Alma mater University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Harvard Business School
Board member of
DreamWorks Animation

Jason Kilar (born April 26, 1971) is an American businessperson and a board of director for DreamWorks Animation. He was previously an Amazon executive and the CEO of Hulu, a joint venture of ABC, NBC Universal, and NewsCorp.

Kilar was born on April 26, 1971 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1993 and continued his education at Harvard Business School, earning an MBA.[1]

On January 4, 2013, he announced his resignation from Hulu after five years, together with Hulu CTO Rich Tom.[2] The next month, Kilar joined the board of directors for DreamWorks Animation.[3]

In 2014, he announced Vessel, a subscription video service, where he is CEO and backed by investment companies Benchmark, Greylock Partners, and Bezos Expedition.[4]


  1. ^ M.A.S. (2009). Thompson, Clifford, ed. Current Biography Yearbook. New York, NY: H.W. Wilson Co. pp. 289–92. ISBN 978-0-8242-1104-2. 
  2. ^ Kafka, Peter (January 4, 2013). "Let Jason Kilar Take a Bow". All Things D. Retrieved May 14, 2013. 
  3. ^ Gardner, Eriq (April 16, 2013). "Lucian Grainge, Former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar Join DreamWorks Animation's Board of Directors". Billboard. Retrieved May 14, 2013. 
  4. ^ Lawler, Ryan. "Jason Kilar’s Vessel Opens An Invite-Only Beta Of Its Subscription Video Service" http://techcrunch.com/2015/01/21/vessel-invite-only-beta/