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Glazer in 2015
|Born||1953 (age 65–66)|
Key Biscayne, Florida, U.S.
|Education||Miami Beach High School|
|Alma mater||New York University|
|Occupation||Producer, writer, actor|
(m. 1982; div. 1989)
Mitchell A. Glazer (born 1953) is an American writer, producer, and actor.
Life and career
Glazer was born in Key Biscayne, Florida, and was raised in Miami, the son of Leonard and Zelda Glazer, an English teacher. Glazer is a relative of Sidney Glazier and musician Tom Glazer. He attended Miami Beach High School and graduated from there early in 1970. 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.
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.
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. 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. In 2007, Glazer and Lynch were named as one of Vanity Fair's best-dressed couples.
Glazer is friends with Mickey Rourke, who was two years ahead of him at Miami Beach High School.
|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|
|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|
|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|