Hurwitz at the American Reunion premiere in 2012
|Born||Jonathan Benjamin Hurwitz
November 15, 1977
|Spouse(s)||Randy Hurwitz (2007–present; 1 child)|
Jonathan Benjamin "Jon" Hurwitz (born November 15, 1977) is an American screenwriter, director, and producer. He was born in New Jersey, and grew up mostly in Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania and Randolph, New Jersey. He is an alumnus of Randolph High School and a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania .
Jon Hurwitz, with Hayden Schlossberg, created the "Harold & Kumar" film franchise. They wrote Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, wrote/directed/co-produced Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, and wrote/co-produced "A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas". They first met and became friends at Randolph High School in Randolph, New Jersey, and sold their first script Filthy to MGM while seniors in college. Hurwitz was studying finance at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, while Schlossberg was a history major at the University of Chicago with plans of attending law school. Upon selling Filthy, they moved to Hollywood to begin their career in the entertainment industry.
They have several other projects in development and nearing production.
- 2004: Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (writer)
- 2008: Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (writer/director/co-producer)
- 2008: Harold & Kumar Go to Amsterdam (short) (writer/director)
- 2011: A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas (writer/co-producer)
- 2012: American Reunion (writer/director)
- 2018: The Pact (writer/producer) (Upcoming)
- Cahillane, Kevin. "Homegrown: A Stoner Comedy Straight Out of Randolph", The New York Times, August 15, 2004. Accessed September 21, 2015. "Mr. Hurwitz and Mr. Schlossberg say their inspiration came straight out of Randolph. 'The high school we went to had a lot of Indian and Asian kids,' said Mr. Schlossberg, who graduated from Randolph High in Morris County in 1996, as did Mr. Hurwitz."
- ‘Harold & Kumar’ creators to direct ‘American Pie 4′ (exclusive)
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