Robert Simonds

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Robert Simonds
Born Robert Bruce Simonds, Jr.
1964
Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
Nationality American
Other names Bob Simonds
Alma mater Yale University
Occupation Film Producer
Years active 1990–present
Known for Cheaper by the Dozen, Big Daddy, The Wedding Singer
Spouse(s) Anne Oughton Biondi (m. 1999–)[1]

Robert Bruce Simonds, Jr. (born 1964) is an American film producer and the Chairman and CEO of movie studio STX Entertainment.[2] His over thirty Hollywood studio movies have generated well in excess of $6 billion in worldwide revenue,[3] including Cheaper by the Dozen and The Pink Panther with Steve Martin, Big Daddy and The Waterboy with Adam Sandler, and This Means War with Academy Award-winning actress Reese Witherspoon and Tom Hardy.[4] Simonds has also produced a number of highly-profitable cult films, including The Wedding Singer, Joe Dirt, Half Baked, and Happy Gilmore.[3] To this extent, throughout his hands-on producing career Simonds had the single best studio track record for profitability on his films.[5]

Simonds was born in Phoenix, Arizona, the son of Robert Bruce Simonds, Sr., a businessman.[6] He is a member of the Blue Ribbon Committee of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, a former member of the Board of Advisors of the Yale School of Management, a member of the Board of Directors of Nuverra Environmental Solutions (fka the Heckmann Corporation), and a member of the National Academy of Sciences Water Science & Technology Board. He graduated summa cum laude from Yale with a degree in philosophy.[7] He and his wife Anne live in Los Angeles with their son and four daughters.[1]

Filmography[edit]

# Title Year Star(s) Domestic Box Office
1 Problem Child 1990 John Ritter $53,470,891
2 Problem Child 2 1991 John Ritter $25,104,700
3 Shout 1991 John Travolta $3,547,684
4 Airheads 1994 Brendan Fraser, Steve Buscemi, Michael Richards $5,751,882
5 Billy Madison 1995 Adam Sandler $25,588734
6 Happy Gilmore 1996 Adam Sandler $38,824,099
7 Bulletproof 1996 Damon Wayans, Adam Sandler $21,576,954
8 That Darn Cat 1997 Christina Ricci $18,301,610
9 Leave It to Beaver 1997 Christopher McDonald $10,925,060
10 Half Baked 1998 Dave Chappelle $17,460,020
11 The Wedding Singer 1998 Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore $80,245,725
12 Dirty Work 1998) Norm MacDonald $10,023,282
13 The Waterboy 1998 Adam Sandler $161,491,646
14 Big Daddy 1999 Adam Sandler $163,479,795
15 Screwed 2000 Norm Macdonald, Dave Chappelle $7027,345
16 Little Nicky 2000 Adam Sandler $39,464,775
17 Head over Heels 2001 Freddie Prinze, Jr. $10,424,470
18 See Spot Run 2001 David Arquette $33,357,476
19 Joe Dirt 2001 David Spade $27,087,695
20 Corky Romano 2001 Chris Kattan $23,980,304
21 Just Married 2003 Ashton Kutcher, Brittany Murphy $56,127,162
22 Cheaper by the Dozen 2003 Steve Martin $138,614,544
23 Taxi 2004 Queen Latifah, Jimmy Fallon $36,611,066
24 Herbie: Fully Loaded 2005 Lindsay Lohan $66,023,816
25 Rebound 2005 Martin Lawrence $16,809,014
26 Yours, Mine and Ours 2005 Dennis Quaid $53,412,862
27 The Pink Panther 2006 Steve Martin, Beyoncé $82,226,474
28 The Shaggy Dog 2006 Tim Allen $61,123,569
29 License to Wed 2007 Robin Williams, John Krasinski $43,799,818
30 The Pink Panther 2 2009 Steve Martin $35,922,978
31 The Spy Next Door 2010 Jackie Chan $24,307,086
32 Furry Vengeance 2010 Brendan Fraser $17,630,465
33 This Means War 2012 Reese Witherspoon, Tom Hardy, Chris Pine $54,760,791

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Television[edit]

Name Format Network Year(s)
State of Affairs Drama NBC 2014 -
Problem Child Animated USA 1993-1994

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