John Liman Hamberg
May 26, 1970
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
|Occupation||Film director, screenwriter, film producer|
Hamburg was born to a Jewish family in Manhattan, the son of New York City radio personality Joan Hamburg and Morton I. Hamburg. He graduated from Brown University in 1992 with a degree in history. He then attended the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.
After screening his 1996 short film Tick at the Sundance Film Festival, Hamburg wrote and directed the 1998 film Safe Men. Hamburg then found greater success co-writing Meet the Parents and Zoolander, and returned to the director's chair with Along Came Polly, which he also wrote. He also co-wrote the sequel Meet the Fockers. In 2009, Hamburg wrote and directed the hit comedy I Love You, Man. He wrote the second sequel to Meet the Parents, entitled Little Fockers.
In 2016, Hamburg co-wrote the sequel Zoolander 2, which grossed $56 million at the box office compared to a $50 million budget, and directed and co-wrote the comedy Why Him? for 20th Century Fox.
|1998||Safe Men||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||Philip||Feature film|
|2000||Meet The Parents||No||No||Yes||No||Feature film; Co-writer with Jim Herzfeld|
|2001||Zoolander||No||No||Yes||No||Feature film; Co-writer with Drake Sather and Ben Stiller|
|2003||Duplex||No||No||No||Yes||Mr. Friedman||Feature film|
|2004||Meet the Fockers||No||No||Yes||No||Feature film; Co-writer with Jim Herzfeld|
|2004||Along Came Polly||Yes||No||Yes||No||Feature film|
|2009||I Love You, Man||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Feature film|
|2010||Little Fockers||No||Yes||Yes||No||Feature film; Co-writer with Larry Stuckey; |
Nominated - Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screenplay
|2015||Drunk Wedding||No||Yes||No||No||Feature film; Executive Producer|
|2016||Why Him?||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Feature film; Co-writer with Ian Helfer; Executive Producer|
|2017||Night School||No||No||Yes||No||Co-writer with Kevin Hart, Harry Ratchford, Joey Wells, Matthew Kellard, and Nicholas Stoller|
|2001–03||Undeclared||Yes||No||Director of 3 episodes|
|2005||Stella||Yes||No||Director of 2 episodes|
|2008||Welcome to the Captain||Yes||Yes||Director of 3 episodes|
Executive Producer of 5 episodes
|2011||New Girl||Yes||No||Director of Episode: "Cece Crashes"|
|2015||The Grinder||Yes||No||Director of Episode: "Little Mitchard No More"|
|2015||Good Session||Yes||Yes||Television Movie; Executive Producer|
|2019–21||The Unicorn||Yes||Yes||Director of 4 episodes; Executive Producer|
- Pfefferman, Naomi. "Meet the "Parents" of Little Fockers". Jewish Journal.
- "Christina Kirk, John Hamburg". The New York Times. September 25, 2005. p. 23. Retrieved November 24, 2013.
- "John Hamburg Director Bio".
- "Zoolander 2". IMDb.
- Andreeva, Nellie (November 18, 2014). "John Hamburg Launches Production Company, Inks Overall Deal With 20th TV". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
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