Jason Fuchs

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Jason Fuchs
Fuchs at the Pan premiere in September 2015
Jason Isaac Fuchs

(1986-03-05) March 5, 1986 (age 38)
New York City, U.S.
Alma materColumbia University
  • Actor
  • screenwriter
Years active1996–present

Jason Isaac Fuchs (born March 5, 1986) is an American actor and screenwriter, best known for writing Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012), Pan (2015) and Wonder Woman (2017). He is also known for his role as Lawrence Grey on the Fox dramatic thriller The Passage. In January 2015, Fuchs was included on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list.[1]

As a writer, his films have grossed over $1.9 billion at the global box office, making him one of the 100 highest grossing screenwriters of all time, one of only two writers under age 40 on that list. [2]

Early life[edit]

Fuchs was born in New York City, to a Jewish family (of Hasidic background on his father's side).[3][4] He went on to enroll and graduate from Columbia University in 2009 as a film studies major.[5]


Fuchs has been acting since he was seven years old, making his debut at Lincoln Center in the play Abe Lincoln in Illinois with Sam Waterston. Fuchs has also guest-starred on Cosby, The Sopranos, The Beat, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Ed, and All My Children. His first feature film role was as Marvin in the 1996 movie Flipper, co-starring Elijah Wood. In 1998 he appeared in two movies, Louis & Frank and Jane Austen's Mafia!. Fuchs also starred in 2003 film The Hebrew Hammer, co-starring Adam Goldberg.

In 2004, Fuchs took the role in Winter Solstice. Fuchs wrote, produced and starred in the 2006 short film Pitch, which made its premiere at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. He next appeared in Holy Rollers, a movie inspired by actual events in the late nineties when Hasidic Jews were recruited as mules to smuggle ecstasy from Europe into the United States. He played a brother of Justin Bartha's character, alongside Jesse Eisenberg and Ari Graynor.

In 2012, Fuchs' original TV movie musical, Rags, was broadcast on Nickelodeon. The film, which Fuchs co-wrote with Hillary Galanoy & Elizabeth Hackett with Billie Woodruff directing, was a revisionist take on the Cinderella tale, starring Keke Palmer and Max Schneider.[6] The film received 3.5 million live viewers.[7]

Later that year, Fuchs made his feature screenwriting debut with the animated sequel Ice Age: Continental Drift. Despite receiving generally mixed reviews from critics,[8] the film grossed $877 million at the box office, making it the fifth highest-grossing film of 2012,[9] and the highest-grossing animated film internationally to that point.[10]

His script Pan was listed on Hollywood's 2013 Black List,[11] and was made into a 2015 film, which was a critical and box office failure.[12]

Fuchs co-wrote the 2017 film Wonder Woman with Zack Snyder and Allan Heinberg.[13] In 2016, Warner Bros. hired Fuchs to write the script for a Lobo feature film,[14] and a film adaptation of the video game Minecraft.[15] Fuchs stopped working on the script for the Minecraft film in August 2018.[16]

In 2019, Fuchs was featured in a major recurring role as Lawrence Grey on the Fox series The Passage.[17]

In November 2022, it was announced that Fuchs was one of the showrunners of Welcome to Derry, an upcoming prequel series to the horror films It and It Chapter Two.[18]

Awards and nominations[edit]



Year Title Role Notes
1996 Flipper Marvin
1998 Louis & Frank Louis Jr.
Mafia! Vincenzo
2000 Spooky House Yuri
2003 The Hebrew Hammer Adolescent Hasidic Boy
2004 Winter Solstice Bob
2006 Pitch Jason Short film
2010 Holy Rollers Leon Zimmerman
2010 The Firefly and the Bride Brat
2016 La La Land Carlo
2019 It Chapter Two Richie's Manager
2024 Argylle Moderator

As screenwriter/producer[edit]

Year Title Writer Producer Notes
2006 Pitch Yes Yes Short film
2012 Ice Age: Continental Drift Yes No
Rags Yes No Television film
2015 Pan Yes No
2017 Wonder Woman Story No
2018 I Still See You Yes Executive
2019 It Chapter Two No Co
2024 Argylle Yes Yes


Year Title Role Notes
1998 Cosby David
2000 The Sopranos Junior Sontag Episode: "Commendatori"
The Beat Joshua Meyerwitz
2002 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Ricky Feldman
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Nick Radsen
2003 Fillmore! Johnny Nevada (voice)
Ed Wesley Stout
2005 All My Children Young Ryan 2 episodes
2019 The Passage Lawrence Grey 6 episodes

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
2004 Red Dead Revolver Billy Cougar / Jody / Young Red Harlow
2006 Bully Bo
2008 Grand Theft Auto IV The Crowd of Liberty City


  1. ^ Pomerantz, Dorothy. "Jason Fuchs - pg.9". Forbes. Archived from the original on January 8, 2015. Retrieved November 1, 2017.
  2. ^ "Top Grossing Screenwriter at the Worldwide Box Office".
  3. ^ Wieselman, Jarett (May 21, 2010). "Jason Fuchs: 'Holy Rollers' hopes to be the 'Avatar' of Hasidic drug dealing films". New York Post. Archived from the original on May 26, 2010. Retrieved May 30, 2010. I come from a Hasidic background, I am only one generation removed.
  4. ^ Mester, Ilan (June 4, 2010). "Holy Rolling with Jason Fuchs". Shalom Life. Archived from the original on July 5, 2011. Retrieved June 26, 2010. I come from a Hasidic Jewish family on my dad's side.
  5. ^ "Jason Fuchs '09 Writes His Hollywood Tale". Columbia College Today. Winter 2016. Retrieved August 10, 2020.
  6. ^ Fries, Laura (May 24, 2012). "Review: 'Rags'". Variety. Retrieved June 6, 2017.
  7. ^ "Monday's Cable Ratings: "Hatfields & McCoys," Heat/Celtics Big for History, ESPN". The Futon Critic. May 30, 2012. Retrieved June 29, 2012.
  8. ^ "Ice Age: Continental Drift". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved June 7, 2017.
  9. ^ Lowe, Kinsey (August 8, 2015). "'Ice Age 5' Gets Title, Date Change; Weinstein Co. Adjusts 'About Ray'". Deadline. Retrieved December 16, 2022.
  10. ^ Barnes, Brooks (July 24, 2016). "'Star Trek Beyond' Wins the Domestic Box Office". The New York Times. Retrieved June 7, 2016.
  11. ^ Kroll, Justin (December 16, 2013). "The Black List Announces 2013 Screenplays (Complete List)". Variety. Retrieved November 25, 2014.
  12. ^ McClintock, Pamela (October 11, 2015). "Box Office: How 'Pan' Turned Into an Epic Flop". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 14, 2016.
  13. ^ Barker, Andrew (May 29, 2017). "Film Review: 'Wonder Woman'". Variety. Retrieved June 6, 2017.
  14. ^ Sneider, Jeff (March 16, 2016). "Warner Bros.' 'Lobo' Lands 'Wonder Woman' Writer Jason Fuchs (Exclusive)". TheWrap. Retrieved June 6, 2017.
  15. ^ Kroll, Justin (October 13, 2016). "'Wonder Woman' Scribe Jason Fuchs to Write Latest Draft of 'Minecraft' (Exclusive)". Variety. Retrieved June 7, 2017.
  16. ^ Gonzalez, Umberto; Maglio, Tony (August 3, 2018). "'Minecraft' Movie Delayed: Rob McElhenney Out as Director, Nee Brothers Tapped to Write (Exclusive)". TheWrap. Retrieved August 4, 2018.
  17. ^ "The Passage Adds Jennifer Ferrin and James le Gros, Casts Sister Lacey". TVLine.com. October 19, 2018. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  18. ^ Otterson, Joe (November 9, 2022). "'It' Prequel Series at HBO Max Taps Jason Fuchs, Brad Caleb Kane to Serve as Co-Showrunners (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved November 9, 2022.

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