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Levy in 2011
|Born||c. 1968 (age 47–48)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Occupation||Film director, producer, actor|
Shawn Adam Levy (born c. 1968) is a Canadian film director, producer, and actor. He directed the films Big Fat Liar (2002), Just Married (2003), Cheaper by the Dozen (2003), The Pink Panther (2006), Night at the Museum (2006), Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009), Date Night (2010), Real Steel (2011), The Internship (2013), This Is Where I Leave You (2014) and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014).
Life and career
Levy was born in Montreal, Quebec to Jewish parents. As a teenager, he attended St. George's High School and Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center in New York. Levy graduated from Yale University in 1989 majoring in Performing Arts. Levy has a production deal with 20th Century Fox. He produced the 2012 Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill comedy The Watch, which was directed by Akiva Schaffer. His television company, 21 Laps/Adelstein, produced the ABC hit Last Man Standing with Tim Allen and Stranger Things on Netflix. He was initially announed as the director of the film version of Minecraft, but has since left the project. On October 25, it was announced that Levy will direct the upcoming Uncharted movie.
Levy's acting debut was in Zombie Nightmare (1986), a low-budget horror film in which he portrayed the character Jim Bratten, the leader of a group of teenagers and secondary antagonist. The film is best known for being featured in an episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000. He appeared in the 1988 Liberace: Behind the Music, as a post-Scott Thorson acquaintance of Liberace. His television acting resume consists of a guest spot on 21 Jump Street, a recurring role on Beverly Hills, 90210, and a role on 30 Rock as TV producer Scottie Shofar.
|1986||Zombie Nightmare||No||No||Yes||Jim Bratten|
|1988||Liberace: Behind the Music||No||No||Yes||Glenn|
|1991||Our Shining Moment||No||No||Yes||J.J.|
|1993||Made in America||No||No||Yes||Dwayne|
|1997||Address Unknown||Yes||No||No||Cameo appearance|
|Just in Time||Yes||No||Yes||Photographer||Cameo appearance|
|2001||Jett Jackson: The Movie||Yes||Yes||No||Television film|
|2002||Big Fat Liar||Yes||No||Yes||Wolf Party Guest||Cameo appearance|
|I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus||No||Yes||No|
|Cheaper by the Dozen||Yes||No||Yes||Press Room Reporter||Cameo appearance|
|2005||Cheaper by the Dozen 2||No||Yes||Yes||Hospital Intern|
|2006||The Pink Panther||Yes||No||No|
|Night at the Museum||Yes||Yes||No|
|2008||What Happens in Vegas||No||Yes||No|
|2009||Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian||Yes||Yes||Yes||Guy in Commercial||Cameo appearance|
|The Pink Panther 2||No||Yes||No||Executive producer only|
|The Spectacular Now||No||Yes||No|
|2013||The Internship||Yes||Yes||Yes||Guy in Nap Pod|
|2014||This Is Where I Leave You||Yes||Yes||No|
|Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day||No||Yes||No|
|Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb||Yes||Yes||No|
|1989||China Beach||No||No||Yes||Lieutenant||"Dear China Beach"|
|1989–90||Tour of Duty||No||No||Yes||SP4 Budd Sills||2 episodes|
|1990||21 Jump Street||No||No||Yes||Lance||"Awomp-Bomp-Aloobomb, Aloop Bamboom"|
|Lifestories||No||No||Yes||Luke Conforti||"Art Conforti"|
|1993||Beverly Hills, 90210||No||No||Yes||Howard Banchek||2 episodes|
|Step by Step||No||No||Yes||Daniel||"Way Off-Broadway"|
|1996–98||The Secret World of Alex Mack||Yes||No||No||6 episodes|
|1997–98||The Journey of Allen Strange||Yes||No||No||3 episodes|
|1998||First Wave||Yes||No||No||"Marker 262"|
|1998–03||The Famous Jett Jackson||Yes||No||Yes||Producer||47 episodes|
|2000||In a Heartbeat||Yes||No||No||2 episodes|
|2002||Do Over||Yes||No||No||"The Block Party"|
|Birds of Prey||Yes||No||No||"Nature of the Beast"|
|2009||30 Rock||No||No||Yes||Scottie Shofar||"The Problem Solvers"|
|2011–16||Last Man Standing||No||Yes||No||79 episodes|
|2016||Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt||Yes||No||No||"Kimmy Drives a Car!"|
|Stranger Things||Yes||Yes||Yes||Morgue Worker||Directed 2 episodes|
|Actor||Big Fat Liar
|Cheaper by the Dozen
|The Pink Panther
|Night at the Museum
|Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
|This Is Where I Leave You (2014)||Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)|
|Michael Bryan French|
- Geoff Berkshire, ‘Stranger Things’: Shawn Levy on Directing Winona Ryder, Netflix’s Viral Model, Variety, 22 July 2016.
- Kroll, Justin (October 16, 2014). "Warner Bros. Taps Shawn Levy for 'Minecraft' Movie". Variety. Retrieved October 16, 2014.
- Kroll, Justin (December 19, 2014). "Shawn Levy Leaves Warner Bros.' 'Minecraft' Film (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved July 18, 2016.
- "Shawn Levy To Direct Uncharted Movie". Deadline. Retrieved 25 October 2016.
- "Shawn Levy's Modern Farmhouse in Upstate New York". Architectural Digest. Retrieved April 11, 2013.
- "The Collider" by Adam Chitwood, 07/02/2013
- McClintock, Pamela (7 February 2011). "Fox Sets 'Mr. Men' Animated Feature With Producer Shawn Levy (EXCLUSIVE)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 24 October 2012.