Fred Wolf (writer)

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Fred Wolf
Born (1964-11-07) November 7, 1964 (age 57)
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter, television writer, comedian

Fred Wolf (born November 7, 1964 in New York City) is an American film director, screenwriter, television writer, and former stand-up comedian.


Wolf began his career performing stand-up in Los Angeles in the 1980s, and landed his first major television role as co-host (with Paul Provenza) on the Comedy Central variety series Comics Only in the early 1990s. In 1992, Wolf joined the writing staff of Saturday Night Live and also served for several years as head writer up until 1996.[1] In 1996, he joined the SNL cast as a featured player, before leaving the show in October of that same year. Since leaving SNL, he has collaborated with many of his former SNL co-workers, writing and directing films for SNL stars such as Adam Sandler, Chris Farley, Norm Macdonald, David Spade, and Rob Schneider.



Year Title Director Writer Producer Notes
1995 Tommy Boy Yes Uncredited
1996 Black Sheep Yes Also Actor: Ronald Forte
1998 Dirty Work Yes Also Actor: Homeless Guy
2000 Little Nicky Actor Only: Fan
2001 Joe Dirt Yes Also Actor: Freddy the Producer (Uncredited)
2003 Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star Yes Yes Also Actor: Dickie's Corner Man
2004 Without a Paddle Yes
2007 I Want Candy Yes
2008 Strange Wilderness Yes Yes
The House Bunny Yes
2010 Grown Ups Yes
2013 Grown Ups 2 Yes
2015 Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser Yes Yes Yes Also Actor: Airplane Tech #1
2017 Mad Families Yes Yes
2019 Drunk Parents Yes Yes


An asterisk (*) indicates an appearance as an actor.


  1. ^ "Fred Wolf". Filmbug. 2008-06-01. Retrieved 2013-04-17.

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