Craig Zobel

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Craig Zobel
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Roger Craig Zobel

September 16, 1975 (1975-09-16) (age 43)
New York, United States
Alma materNorth Carolina School of the Arts
OccupationDirector, producer, screenwriter, actor
Years active2000–present

Roger Craig Zobel (born October 6, 1976) is an American filmmaker and actor, whose work includes music videos, film and television.


Zobel was born on October 6th, 1976 in New York and grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, later studying film at the North Carolina School of the Arts alongside David Gordon Green and other future collaborators. After graduation, Zobel worked on Green's first three films — George Washington (2000), All the Real Girls, (2003) and Undertow (2003), as either co-producer, production manager or second unit director.[1] He currently lives in Athens, Georgia.

Homestar Runner[edit]

Homestar Runner is a Flash animated internet cartoon which mixes surreal humor with references to pop culture. Zobel co-created the initial concept and some characters for a book with Mike Chapman using the name "Homestar Runner", coined by their mutual friend James Huggins, which later went on to become the flash animated cartoon by Mike and Matt Chapman. On a day off while Zobel and Chapman were working summer jobs surrounding the 1996 Summer Olympics, a visit to a bookstore prompted them to parody the state of children's books, leading to the creation of the cartoon.[2]

Film career[edit]

Zobel has directed, written, and produced several films, including Great World of Sound and Compliance.[3]



Year Film Director Producer Writer Notes
2001 A Letter from My Father Yes
2007 Great World of Sound Yes Yes Yes
2012 Compliance Yes Yes Yes
2013 Prince Avalanche Yes
2015 Z for Zachariah Yes
2019 The Hunt Yes Filming


Year Title Role Notes
2015 The Leftovers Director Episodes: "Lens", "International Assassin"
2016 Outcast Director Episodes: "The Road Before Us"
2017 American Gods Director Episodes: "Git Gone"
The Leftovers Director Episodes: "The Most Powerful Man in the World (and His Identical Twin Brother)"
2018 Westworld Director Episodes: "Akane no Mai"
One Dollar Director 10 episodes


  1. ^ Interview at Accessed May 14, 2009
  2. ^ Interview at Accessed May 15, 2009
  3. ^ Craig Zobel on IMDb Accessed May 10, 2009

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