John Hamburg

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John Hamburg
John Hamburg (cropped).jpg
Hamburg in 2010
Born (1970-05-26) May 26, 1970 (age 47)
Manhattan, New York City, US
Occupation Film director, screenwriter, film producer
Spouse(s) Christina Kirk (m. 2005)

John Hamburg (born May 26, 1970) is an American screenwriter, film director and producer.

Personal life[edit]

Hamburg was born to a Jewish family[1] in Manhattan, the son of New York City radio personality Joan Hamburg and Morton I. Hamburg.[2] He graduated from Brown University in 1992 with a degree in history. He then attended the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.[3]

Hamburg is married to actress Christina Kirk.[2]


After screening his 1996 short film Tick at the Sundance Film Festival, Hamburg wrote and directed the 1998 film Safe Men. Hamburg then found greater success co-writing Meet the Parents and Zoolander, and returned to the director's chair with Along Came Polly, which he also wrote. He also co-wrote the sequel Meet the Fockers. In 2009, Hamburg wrote and directed the hit comedy I Love You, Man. He wrote the second sequel to Meet the Parents, entitled Little Fockers.[2]

In 2016, Hamburg co-wrote the sequel Zoolander 2, which grossed $56 million at the box office compared to a $50 million budget,[4] and directed and co-wrote the comedy Why Him? for 20th Century Fox.[5]


Year Film Credited as
Director Producer Writer
1998 Safe Men Yes Yes
2000 Meet the Parents Yes
2001 Zoolander Yes
2004 Along Came Polly Yes Yes
Meet the Fockers Yes
2009 I Love You, Man Yes Yes Yes
2010 Little Fockers Yes Yes
2015 Drunk Wedding Yes
2016 Zoolander 2 Yes
Why Him? Yes Yes


  1. ^ Pfefferman, Naomi. "Meet the "Parents" of Little Fockers". Jewish Journal. 
  2. ^ a b c "Christina Kirk, John Hamburg". The New York Times. September 25, 2005. p. 23. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 
  3. ^ "John Hamburg Director Bio". 
  4. ^ "Zoolander 2". IMDb. 
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (November 18, 2014). "John Hamburg Launches Production Company, Inks Overall Deal With 20th TV". Retrieved August 26, 2015. 

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