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Glazer in 2015.
|Born||1953 (age 61–62)
Key Biscayne, Florida, U.S.
|Education||Miami Beach High School|
|Alma mater||New York University|
|Occupation||Producer, writer, actor|
|Spouse(s)||Wendie Malick (m. 1982; div. 1989)
Kelly Lynch (m. 1992)
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. 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.
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 1993 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 his wife Kelly Lynch were named as one of Vanity Fair's best-dressed couples.
Glazer is friends with Mickey Rourke, whom he was two years behind at Miami Beach High School.
- Mr. Mike's Mondo Video (with Michael O'Donoghue) (1979)
- Scrooged (with Michael O'Donoghue) (1988)
- Totally Hidden Video (1990) (segment producer) (TV)
- Off and Running (1991)
- Three of Hearts (with Adam Greenman) (1993)
- Great Expectations (with Alfonso Cuaron and David Mamet) (1998)
- Lost in Translation (2003) (associate producer)
- The Recruit (with Roger Towne and Kurt Wimmer) (2003)
- Drifting Elegant (2006) (producer)
- Passion Play (2010) (writer and director)
- Magic City (2012-13) (showrunner)
- Rock the Kasbah (2015) (writer)
- "Mitch Glazer Biography (1953-)", filmreference.com
- Mitch Glazer at the Internet Movie Database
- Schmitt, Gavin C., "Interview with Mitch Glazer, 'Passion Play'", May 2011 Interview.