|Born||December 31, 1966|
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Other names||Rif Coogan|
|Occupation||Film director, screenwriter, producer, actor|
Adam Rifkin (born December 31, 1966), sometimes credited as Rif Coogan, is an American film director, producer, actor, and screenwriter.
Most recently, Rifkin directed The Last Movie Star.
A native of Chicago, Rifkin graduated from the Chicago Academy for the Arts in 1984, after which he moved to Los Angeles. Rifkin attended the University of Southern California for one year before dropping out. He then began writing scripts and collaborating with Brad Wyman.
As a screenwriter, Rifkin has written several family-friendly movies. He wrote Knucklehead for WWE Studios, starring WWE star Big Show, Underdog for Walt Disney Animation Studios, Zoom, starring Tim Allen and two films for DreamWorks, Mouse Hunt and Small Soldiers. Continuing in the family film genre, he wrote the big screen version of He-Man for John Woo and 20th Century Fox. He also wrote the unused draft of Planet of the Apes in 1988.
Rifkin directed his first film Never on Tuesday in 1989. As of December 6, 2007, he has directed eleven others, including The Chase (1994), Detroit Rock City (1999) and the Night at the Golden Eagle (2002).
Rifkin began his production career in 1999 on the production of Touch Me in the Morning by Giuseppe Andrews. Preceding his completion of that project, Rifkin produced his own film Night at the Golden Eagle as well as Getting Hal by Tony Markes.
Rifkin began his acting career in 1989 his directorial debut Never on Tuesday. Rifkin has appeared in small roles and cameos in his other films, Night at the Golden Eagle, Without Charlie, Detroit Rock City, The Dark Backward, Denial and Psycho Cop 2. Rifkin also appeared as Croaker/Miss Spain in the 1989 film, Going Overboard, starring Adam Sandler and Burt Young.
He also wrote, directed and acted in the 2007 film Homo Erectus, in which he portrays a wimpy caveman called Ishbo, the main character in the film. The film's ensemble cast includes Ali Larter, David Carradine, Talia Shire, Gary Busey, and Ron Jeremy.
|1989||Never on Tuesday||Writer, director, actor|
|Tale of Two Sisters||Director|
|1990||The Invisible Maniac (a.k.a. The Invisible Sex Maniac)||Director and screenplay & story writer (all as Rif Coogan)|
|1991||The Dark Backward||Writer, director, actor (all as Rif Coogan)|
|1992||Last Dance||Actor (as Rif Coogan)|
|The Nutt House (a.k.a. The Nutty Nut)||Director|
|1993||The Flesh Merchant||Actor|
|Psycho Cop 2||Director (as Rif Coogan), actor|
|1994||The Chase||Writer, director|
|1996||Bone Chillers||Writer, creator/co-creator, director, co-executive producer|
|1998||Denial||Writer, director, actor|
|Welcome to Hollywood||Writer, director, actor|
|Susan's Plan (a.k.a. Dying to Get Rich)||Actor|
|1999||Touch Me in the Morning||Producer|
|Detroit Rock City||Director, actor (both as Rif Coogan)|
|Miscellaneous Shit: Behind the Scenes of Detroit Rock City||Actor|
|2001||Without Charlie||Writer, director, actor|
|Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy (a.k.a. The Legend of Ron Jeremy)||Actor|
|Night at the Golden Eagle||Writer, director, actor, producer|
|2007||Homo Erectus (a.k.a. National Lampoon's The Stoned Age)||Writer, director, actor|
|Blump's Squeezable Documentary||Producer, actor|
|2008||Entertainment Tonight: Episode dated July 11, 2008||Actor|
|Spread TV: Episode #4.2||Actor|
|Starz Inside: In the Gutter (TV Episode)||Actor|
|Trailers From Hell||Actor|
|Fairy Tail Police||Actor|
|2009||Starz Inside: Sex and the Cinema (TV)||Actor|
|2010||Advice for New Screenwriters||Actor|
|Look: The Series||Writer, director (2010), executive producer|
|2011||Chillerama||Actor, executive producer|
|2012||Reality Show||Actor, writer, director, executive producer|
|2014||Giuseppe Makes a Movie||Director, producer|
|2015||Shooting the Warwicks||Actor, director, producer, writer|
|Director's Cut||Director, producer|
|2017||The Last Movie Star||Writer, director, producer|
- "Detroit Rock City + Christmas on Mars" (Podcast). April 15, 2010. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
- Hugh Hart (December 13, 2007). "Sneaky Sex, Spooky Scenes: Look Flick Eyes Voyeuristic Surveillance". Wired.
- Admin (June 16, 2010). "STORMBLOG: RIFFIN' WITH RIFKIN". STORMBLOG. Retrieved December 30, 2019.