Kevin Misher

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Kevin Misher
Born
Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, United States
Alma materWharton School of Business
OccupationFilm and television producer
Spouse(s)Danielle Misher

Kevin Misher is an American movie and television producer via his Los Angeles-based production company, Misher Films.[1]

Early life[edit]

Misher was born in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and raised in Queens, New York. He earned a Bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business.

Career[edit]

Misher's first job in the entertainment industry was at HBO in New York, where he served as a financial analyst for then-CEO Michael Fuchs. He soon relocated to Los Angeles and landed in the mailroom at International Creative Management (ICM), before moving to the InterTalent Agency as an agent assistant. His talent for identifying quality material convinced legendary executive Mike Medavoy to hire Misher as a creative executive at Tri-Star Pictures directly from the mailroom.

Misher ascended the ranks quickly, and during his six years at Tri-Star, oversaw numerous productions, including Donnie Brasco, directed by Mike Newell and starring Al Pacino and Johnny Depp and the sports classic Rudy.[2]

In 1996, Misher moved to Universal Pictures, where he soon became president of production at the age of 33. During his tenure, while Universal enjoyed unprecedented success, and Misher supervised production on some of the studio's most acclaimed features, such as Out of Sight and Erin Brockovich, as well as initiating four of their most profitable franchises: the series of films spawned by The Mummy, Meet the Parents, The Fast and the Furious, and The Bourne Identity.[2]

Misher left Universal in 2001 to form his own production company, Misher Films.[1] His first project was the hit follow-up to The Mummy franchise, The Scorpion King. His subsequent productions include The Rundown, starring Dwayne Johnson and directed by Peter Berg, The Interpreter, directed by Sydney Pollack starring Nicole Kidman and Sean Penn, Public Enemies, directed by Michael Mann, starring Johnny Depp and Christian Bale, Mirror, Mirror starring Julia Roberts and the remake of Stephen King's horror novel, Carrie, for Sony/MGM starring Chloë Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore. In 2019, he produced Stephen Merchant's Fighting with My Family, which stars up-and-coming British actors Florence Pugh and Jack Lowden, along with Nick Frost, Lena Headey, Vince Vaughn and Dwayne Johnson for MGM/Annapurna.[2]

Misher currently has a full slate in both film and television, across a broad array of genres, amassed for the upcoming years:

Sony released the remake of the 2011 Mexican entry for Best Foreign Language Film, Miss Bala, co-produced by Misher, starring Gina Rodriguez, and directed by Catherine Hardwicke.[2] Also that year, he co-produced the drama Richard Jewell.

In October 2020, Amblin and Universal Pictures will release BIOS, starring Tom Hanks and to be directed by Miguel Sapochnik. Misher is producing with Robert Zemeckis’ company Imagemovers. [2] Misher is also readying the sequel to the comedy classic Coming to America with Eddie Murphy for Paramount Pictures; and a movie version of the iconic children's character Carmen Sandiego, starring Gina Rodriguez for Netflix, is to be released. He is also preparing the scripted dramatic television series, Gridiron, in partnership with the NFL about the history of football in America for the Fox Network. [2]

While Misher has an accomplished film career, he is best known for his game winning shot in the 1980 Camp Equinunk Upper Senior Basketball game

Filmography[edit]

All films, he was producer unless otherwise noted.

Film[edit]

Year Film Credit Notes
2002 The Scorpion King
2003 The Rundown
2005 The Interpreter
2008 The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior Executive producer Direct-to-video
2009 Fighting
Public Enemies
Case 39
2010 It's Kind of a Funny Story
2012 The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption Executive producer Direct-to-video
Mirror Mirror Executive producer
Playing for Keeps
2013 Carrie
2015 The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power Executive producer Direct-to-video
2018 The Scorpion King: Book of Souls Executive producer Direct-to-video
2019 Miss Bala
Fighting with My Family
Richard Jewell
2020 Coming 2 America
2021 BIOS

Television[edit]

Year Title Notes
1998 Babes in the Wood
2002 The Chang Family Saves the World Television film

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Misher Films". Misherfilms.com. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Kevin Misher". IMDb.com. Retrieved 4 December 2018.

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