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Scott Rosenberg
Rosenberg at the 2010 WonderCon
Born (1963-04-24) April 24, 1963 (age 61)
  • Actor
  • screenwriter
  • film producer

Scott Rosenberg (born April 24, 1963) is an American screenwriter, film producer, and actor.

Life and career[edit]

Rosenberg was born in Needham, Massachusetts, to a Jewish family. After high school graduation in 1981, he attended Boston University, from which he received his bachelor's degree in 1985.[1] He earned his MFA from UCLA.[2] While at UCLA, he had entered a screenwriting contest, in which he came in third place, and as a result, signed with his first agent.[3] His big break came when producer Joel Silver bought his script, "Love Lies Bleeding", and he wrote an episode for the television show, Tales from the Crypt. His screenwriting credits include major motion pictures such as Con Air and Gone in 60 Seconds.

During production of the film Domestic Disturbance in April 2001, Rosenberg was arrested along with actor Vince Vaughn after a bar brawl in Wilmington, North Carolina. The scuffle broke out at the Firebelly Lounge, where actor Steve Buscemi had been stabbed in the face, throat, and arm.[4]

On Beautiful Girls, 1996, starring Timothy Hutton, Matt Dillon, and Uma Thurman:

It was the worst winter ever in this small hometown. Snow plows were coming by, and I was just tired of writing these movies with people getting shot and killed. So I said, 'There is more action going on in my hometown with my friends dealing with the fact that they can't deal with turning 30 or with commitment' – all that became Beautiful Girls.[5]

In October 2015, Rosenberg was brought in to rewrite Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle with his writing partner Jeff Pinkner.[6] In February 2018, Rosenberg, Pinkner and director Jake Kasdan were expected to return to the film's sequel.[7]

Scott has two children, Bowie and Sawyer, with his partner Langley Perer.



Year Title Writer Producer
1995 Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead Yes Associate
1996 Beautiful Girls Yes Associate
1997 Con Air Yes No
1998 Disturbing Behavior Yes Co-producer
2000 High Fidelity Yes No
Gone in 60 Seconds Yes No
2002 Impostor Adaptation No
Highway Yes Yes
2003 Kangaroo Jack Yes No
February No Co-producer
2017 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Yes No
2018 Venom Yes No
2019 Jumanji: The Next Level Yes Executive
2023 Dashing Through the Snow Yes No
TBA A Guy Walks Into A Bar[8] Yes Yes

Uncredited revisions

Unproduced screenplays

Special thanks

Acting roles[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1992 Bimbo Penitentiary Dreg
1997 Con Air Garland's Craps Dealer Uncredited
1998 There's Something About Mary Jailbird
1999 The General's Daughter MP Guard
2000 Gone in 60 Seconds Private Doctor
Me, Myself and Irene Softball Player
2005 Fever Pitch 1980's Sox Player


TV films

Year Title Writer Executive
1992 Air Time Yes No
1997 Cyclops Baby Yes No
2016 Transylvania No Yes
2017 Salamander Yes Yes

TV series

Year Title Writer Executive
Creator Notes
1993 Tales from the Crypt Yes No No Episode "Forever Ambergris"
2001–2002 Going to California Yes Yes Yes Wrote episode "I Know Why the Caged Rhino Sings"
2007–2008 October Road Yes Yes Yes Wrote 9 episodes
2008 Samurai Girl No Yes No
2008–2009 Life on Mars Yes Yes Yes Wrote episodes "Out Here in the Fields" and "Life Is a Rock"
2010 Happy Town Yes Yes Yes Wrote episodes "In This Home on Ice", "I Came to Haplin for the Waters"
and "Blame It on Rio Bravo"
2014 Star-Crossed No Yes No
2015–2017 Zoo Yes Yes Yes Wrote episodes "Fight or Flight", "The Cheese Stands Alone" and
"That Great Big Hill of Hope"
2017–2019 Knightfall No Yes No
2018 Everything Sucks! No Yes No
Origin No Yes No
2019 Limetown No Yes No
2020 High Fidelity No Yes No
2021 Cowboy Bebop No Yes No
2022–present From No Yes No
2023–present Citadel No Yes No


  1. ^ "Scott Rosenberg". bu.edu. Archived from the original on October 23, 2012. Retrieved December 9, 2012.
  2. ^ "Screenwriting MFA". tft.ucla.edu. Retrieved December 9, 2012.
  3. ^ "Movies: Goldwyn Winners at UCLA". Los Angeles Times. November 1, 1989. Retrieved February 16, 2021.
  4. ^ Armstrong, Mark (April 12, 2001). "Buscemi, Vaughn Attacked in Bar Brawl". eonline.com. Retrieved December 9, 2012.
  5. ^ Alexander, Peter. "Scott Rosenberg: Off to a Beautiful Start". The Best Video Guide.
  6. ^ Busch, Anita (October 23, 2015). "Scott Rosenberg Comes Aboard Jumanji Sequel For Columbia Pictures". Deadline.com. Retrieved February 6, 2018.
  7. ^ McNary, Dave (February 6, 2018). "Jumanji 3 In The Works With Director, Writers Expected To Return". Variety. Retrieved February 6, 2018.
  8. ^ Grobar, Matt (October 17, 2023). "Sam Rockwell, Kumail Nanjiani To Star In Dark Comedy 'A Guy Walks Into A Bar'". Deadline.com. Retrieved December 15, 2023.
  9. ^ "Rosenberg hits 'Ice' again". Variety. January 10, 2000. Retrieved February 13, 2021.
  10. ^ "The Ten". www.scriptshadow.net. January 19, 2010. Retrieved February 13, 2021.
  11. ^ "Rosenberg inked to polish 'Diamond'". www.variety.com. August 22, 1997. Retrieved February 13, 2021.
  12. ^ "Bad Moon Rising". www.scriptshadow.net. October 29, 2009. Retrieved February 13, 2021.
  13. ^ "Rosenberg updating 'Sentinel'". www.variety.com. July 30, 2003. Retrieved February 16, 2021.
  14. ^ "Columbia Wants to Get Harry, Again". www.filmfodder.com. August 7, 2003. Retrieved February 16, 2021.[permanent dead link]
  15. ^ "Columbia, Moritz to rescue 'Harry'". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on January 11, 2004. Retrieved February 16, 2021.
  16. ^ "Screenwriter Scott Rosenberg to direct AND SO IT GOES". www.movieweb.com. August 12, 2003. Retrieved February 13, 2021.
  17. ^ "Vets champ at 'Bit' for U". www.variety.com. October 15, 2003. Retrieved February 13, 2021.
  18. ^ "Hackman, Hoffman and Duvall together at last in 'Bit Players'". www.triblive.com. December 7, 2003. Retrieved February 13, 2021.
  19. ^ "WB gets down and 'Dirty'". Archived from the original on December 1, 2009. Retrieved February 17, 2021.
  20. ^ "Another Dirty Dozen". www.ign.com. March 13, 2006. Retrieved February 17, 2021.
  21. ^ "Phoenix, De Luca chomp on 'Dead'". www.variety.com. February 20, 2007. Retrieved February 13, 2021.
  22. ^ "Paramount Picks Up Family Fantasy 'The Hauntrepreneur' (Exclusive)". www.hollywoodreporter.com. May 18, 2011. Retrieved February 16, 2021.
  23. ^ "Paramount Vying for Family Friendly Flick THE HAUNTREPRENEUR". www.collider.com. May 18, 2011. Retrieved February 16, 2021.
  24. ^ "Edgar Wright to Direct YA Adaptation 'Grasshopper Jungle'". www.hollywoodreporter.com. July 25, 2014. Retrieved December 7, 2021.
  25. ^ "New Regency in Talks to Pick Up Edgar Wright's 'Grasshopper Jungle' Adaptation (Exclusive)". www.hollywoodreporter.com. April 12, 2017. Retrieved December 7, 2021.

External links[edit]

WARNING: As of June 2022, LC credits some works by this Scott Rosenberg to the journalist Scott Rosenberg, born 1959. See the journalist at LC; similarly at WorldCat.