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Schwartzman at a Scott Pilgrim vs. the World press conference in 2010
|Born||Jason Francesco Schwartzman
June 26, 1980
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
(2009-present; 1 child)
Jason Francesco Schwartzman (born June 26, 1980) is an American actor and musician. He has appeared in films such as I Heart Huckabees (2004), Shopgirl (2005), Marie Antoinette (2006), Funny People (2009), and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) and is perhaps best known for his frequent collaborations with Wes Anderson such as Rushmore (1998), The Darjeeling Limited (2007), Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), Moonrise Kingdom (2012), and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014). He currently releases music through solo-project Coconut Records; formerly, he was the drummer of the rock band Phantom Planet. Schwartzman was also the star of the HBO series Bored to Death (2009-11), where he played a writer who moonlights as an unlicensed detective, advertising himself on Craigslist.
Schwartzman was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of actress Talia Shire (née Coppola) and the late producer Jack Schwartzman. His maternal grandparents were composer Carmine Coppola and Italia Coppola (née Pennino). His uncle is director Francis Ford Coppola, and his cousins are actor Nicolas Cage and directors Sofia Coppola, Roman Coppola, and Christopher Coppola. His brother is actor/musician Robert Schwartzman (vocalist for the band Rooney), and his paternal half-brother is cinematographer John Schwartzman. His father was an Ashkenazi Jew and his mother is Italian American and Catholic. Schwartzman has stated in interviews that he was raised without religion. He attended Windward School, an independent preparatory school in West LA.
Schwartzman's acting career began when he was 17 years old when he starred in Wes Anderson's Rushmore in 1998. Prior to Rushmore, Schwartzman had no acting experience. Shortly after in 2000 Jason was part of the short-lived series Freaks and Geeks, making him part of the "Apatow Crew".
In 2001 he starred in CQ, a film by his cousin, Roman Coppola In 2002 he starred in Slackers, as "Cool Ethan", and Spun. In 2004 he starred in I Heart Huckabees and in 2005 starred in Shopgirl, opposite Steve Martin. Schwartzman also appeared in various TV shows, such as Cracking Up. In 2006, he starred in Marie Antoinette under the direction of his cousin, Sofia Coppola, in which he appeared as King Louis XVI with Kirsten Dunst in the title role.
He made a cameo appearance in the Judd Apatow-produced musician biopic spoof Walk Hard as Ringo Starr. In 2009, he appeared in Apatow's third directorial feature entitled Funny People, in which he played Mark, a C-list television star.
Schwartzman starred in HBO's TV show Bored to Death in which he played a writer who moonlights as a private detective, and puts himself up for hire on Craigslist. In 2009 he starred in The Marc Pease Experience opposite Ben Stiller. In 2010, he performed as Gideon Graves in the film Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, the movie adaptation of the comics by Bryan Lee O'Malley.
In 2013, Schwartzman made a cameo appearance as himself on the television show Key & Peele Season 3 Episode 4.
Prior to acting, he was the drummer and a songwriter for the band Phantom Planet. Despite leaving the band for an acting career, music remains one of Schwartzman's passions and pastimes. He appears in the music video for the rock remix of "It's All About the Benjamins" by Puff Daddy. He also contributed to Ben Lee's 2005 album Awake Is the New Sleep.
In 2007, he created the indie rock solo act Coconut Records. The first CD, entitled "Nighttiming" was produced by Mike Einziger of Incubus and features a cover photo from Roman Coppola. The album was first released on iTunes on March 20, 2007. Songs include "West Coast", "Nighttiming", and "This Old Machine". In 2009, the second album Davy was released on iTunes on January 20, 2009. The first single from the CD was "Microphone".
Schwartzman married long-time girlfriend Brady Cunningham at their home in the San Fernando Valley on July 11, 2009. Cunningham is Art & Design Director and co-owner of TENOVERSIX based in Los Angeles. Schwartzman is a vegetarian and describes himself as "basically" a vegan due to not eating meat, dairy or eggs. Schwartzman narrated a video, What to Eat: The Environmental Impacts of our Food, for Farm Sanctuary. He has one daughter, Marlowe Rivers Schwartzman, born on December 4, 2010. Jason and Brady are currently expecting their second child.
|Odessa or Bust||The Young Man||Short|
|Julius And Friends: Hole In One||Julius||Short
|Julius And Friends: Yeti, Set, Go||Julius||Short
|2004||I Heart Huckabees||Albert Markovski|
|2005||The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy||Gag Halfrunt||Uncredited|
|Shopgirl||Jeremy||Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture|
|2006||Marie Antoinette||King Louis XVI|
|2007||Hotel Chevalier||Jack Whitman||Short|
|The Darjeeling Limited||Jack Whitman||Also Writer|
|Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story||Ringo Starr||Uncredited|
|2009||The Marc Pease Experience||Marc Pease|
|Funny People||Mark Taylor Jackson|
|Fantastic Mr. Fox||Ash Fox||Voice Only|
|2010||Scott Pilgrim vs. the World||Gideon Gordon Graves|
|Fight For Your Right Revisited||Vincent van Gogh||Short|
|2012||Moonrise Kingdom||Cousin Ben|
|A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III||Kirby Star|
|2013||Castello Cavalcanti||Jed Cavalcanti||Short|
|Saving Mr. Banks||Richard M. Sherman|
|2014||The Grand Budapest Hotel||M. Jean|
|She's Funny That Way|
|2000||Freaks and Geeks||Howie Gelfand||1 episode: "Carded and Discarded"|
|2000||Get Real||Himself as Phantom Planet|
|2004||Cracking Up||Ben Baxter|
|2005||The X's||Brandon (voice)||1 episode: Secret Agent Manual/The Spy Who Liked Me|
|2009||Bored to Death||Jonathan Ames|
|2010||Scott Pilgrim vs. the Animation||Simon Lee (voice)||TV Short; uncredited|
|2013||Parks and Recreation||Dennis Lerpiss||2 episodes: "Bailout" "Are You Better Off?"|
|2013||Cool & Crazy Cartoons||Mr. Cheerful||1 cartoon "The Cheerful and the Cheerless"|
|2013||Out There||Benjamin Brent (voice)||1 episode: "Frosty King"|
|2013||Drunk History||Ralph Nader||1 episode: Detroit|
|2013||Key & Peele||Himself||1 episode: Season 3 Episode 4|
|2013||Comedy Bang! Bang!||Himself||1 episode: Jason Schwartzman Wears A Striped Shirt & High Top Sneakers\|
|2014||Mozart in the Jungle||Writer/Producer|
|2002||Orange County||Song: "California"|
|2002||Smallville||Song: "Lonely Day" for episode: "Stray"
|2002||Slackers||Songs: "Oh Angela" and "Ethan's Song"|
|2004||Cracking Up||Theme Music|
|2006||The O.C.||Song: "California" for episode: "The Chrismukk-huh?"|
|2008||Cloverfield||Song: "West Coast"|
|2009||Bored to Death||Theme Music|
- Schwartzman's solo music project is called Coconut Records.
- Nate Bloom. "Interfaith Celebrities: Five Beautiful Women, A Violinist and One Caveman". InterfaithFamily.com. Retrieved 2011-09-15.
- Barrett, Annie (2009-09-04). "Jason Schwartzman exclusive: Hear the theme song for his new HBO show here | The Music Mix | EW.com". Music-mix.ew.com. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
- Gina DiNunno (21 August 2009). "Jason Schwartzman Ties the Knot". TVGuide.com. Retrieved 2009-08-21.
- Todd Gilchrist (2006-10-20). "Interview: Jason Schwartzman - Movies Feature at IGN". Movies.ign.com. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
- "What to Eat: The Environmental Impacts of our Food". Farm Sanctuary. Retrieved 2012-07-17.
- Sarah Michaud (3 January 2011). "Jason Schwartzman Welcomes Daughter Marlowe Rivers". People.com. Retrieved 2010-01-03.
- "The 10 Most Stylish Men in America". New York Daily News. February 17, 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-17.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Jason Schwartzman.|
- Jason Schwartzman at the Internet Movie Database
- Wunderkammer Magazine Retrospective on Schwarzman, 2009
- Schwartzman Interview on The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos
- Schwartzman's Guest DJ Set on KCRW KCRW Guest DJ Set
- Schwartzman interview - he talks life, food and movies