Mitch Glazer

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Mitch Glazer
Mitch Glazer by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Glazer in 2015
Born1952/1953 (age 69–70)
EducationMiami Beach High School
Alma materNew York University
Occupation(s)Producer, writer, actor
(m. 1982; div. 1989)

(m. 1992)

Mitchell Aram Glazer[1] (born 1952/1953)[2] is an American writer, producer, and actor.

Life and career[edit]

Glazer was born in Key Biscayne, Florida, and was raised in Miami, the son of Leonard and Zelda Glazer, an English teacher.[3] Glazer is a relative of Sidney Glazier and musician Tom Glazer.[citation needed] He attended Miami Beach High School and graduated from there early in 1970.[4] He attended Clark University before transferring to NYU. Before becoming a screenwriter, he wrote for the music publications Rolling Stone magazine and Crawdaddy!, where he met and befriended Timothy White. He is Jewish.[5]

Glazer was a reporter for Crawdaddy! magazine in the late 1970s. He collaborated with friend and writing partner Michael O'Donoghue on several projects, most notably the holiday comedy Scrooged that starred Bill Murray. He was also good friends with John Belushi, and wrote the novelization for The Blues Brothers under the pen name "Miami Mitch."

Glazer was formerly married to actress Wendie Malick but divorced her in 1989 after seven years. In 1992 he married actress Kelly Lynch and legally adopted her daughter Shane.[6] Glazer and Lynch own two modern architectural homes in California: one by John Lautner in the Hollywood Hills and the other by Richard Neutra in Lone Pine, California.[citation needed] In 2007, Glazer and Lynch were named as one of Vanity Fair's best-dressed couples.

Glazer is friends with actors Bill Murray and Mickey Rourke, who was two years ahead of him at Miami Beach High School.


Year Title Credit Notes
1979 Mr. Mike's Mondo Video Writer, actor With Michael O'Donoghue
Role: Man selling film to Mr. Mike
1981 Saturday Night Live Writer Episode: "Jr. Walker & the All-Stars"
1988 Scrooged Writer, actor With Michael O'Donoghue
Role: Guest
1990 Totally Hidden Video Segment producer Television series
1991 Off and Running Writer
1993 Three of Hearts Writer With Adam Greenman
1998 Great Expectations Writer With Alfonso Cuaron and David Mamet
2003 Lost in Translation Associate producer
2003 The Recruit Writer With Roger Towne and Kurt Wimmer
2006 Drifting Elegant Producer
2010 Passion Play Writer, director
2012–13 Magic City Showrunner, creator, writer
2015 Rock the Kasbah Writer
2015 A Very Murray Christmas Writer Television film


  1. ^ "Mitch Glazer". IMDb. Retrieved 2020-12-24.
  2. ^ "The Miami Herald from Miami, Florida on December 5, 1988 · 23". 5 December 1988. Retrieved 2021-05-02.
  3. ^ "Mitch Glazer Biography (1953-)",
  4. ^ "South Florida Sun Sentinel from Fort Lauderdale, Florida on December 17, 2010 · 49". 17 December 2010. Retrieved 2021-05-02.
  5. ^ "Hollywood Now: Interfaith Celebs Maya Rudolph, Lea Michele & Big Brain Theory Winner". InterfaithFamily. July 1, 2013. I write about the assimilated Jewish experience in Miami because it was mine," says Glazer, whose father, an electrical engineer, did the lighting for all the top hotels. "This is a Jewish hotel family," he says, "and that's part of the show.
  6. ^ "The Charlotte Observer from Charlotte, North Carolina on December 7, 1997 · 354". 7 December 1997. Retrieved 2021-05-02.

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