|George of the Jungle|
Kerner started his career at CBS-TV KPIX-SF in San Francisco in 1971. In 1976, he became an attorney at the law firm of Ball, Hunt, Hart and Baerwitz. In 1977, he left to join CBS Entertainment as a program and talent negotiator. In 1978, he then switched to Universal Television for NBC, taking the position of assistant to the senior VP.
Two years later, he also took on the task of director of program development QM Productions. The following year, he changed jobs and became the director of dramatic series development at ABC Entertainment. He was promoted to vice president of dramatic development in 1983.
After another year, he had produced his first television movie, Side by Side. His acting debut was in Less Than Zero (uncredited) and then George of the Jungle 2 (credited), in which he played an advertising executive in the first and an airline passenger in the second.
In 2001, he and Avnet started separate companies with Kerner forming The Kerner Entertainment Company (which is mostly known as simply The K Entertainment Company).
His mother was Jeannette Kerner, a stage and screen actress, who died in 2001, at the age of 85. He is married to Nicola O'Shea, and their daughters are Haley Lelean O'Shea Kerner, Grace Ellis O'Shea Kerner, and Lily Jeannette O'Shea Kerner.
He was a producer in all films unless otherwise noted.
|1987||Less Than Zero|
|1990||Funny About Love|
|1991||Fried Green Tomatoes|
|1992||The Mighty Ducks|
|1993||The Three Musketeers||Executive producer|
|1994||D2: The Mighty Ducks|
|When a Man Loves a Woman|
|1995||Miami Rhapsody||Executive producer|
|1996||Up Close & Personal|
|D3: The Mighty Ducks|
|1997||George of the Jungle|
|2003||Inspector Gadget 2||Executive producer||Direct-to-video|
|George of the Jungle 2||Direct-to-video|
|2013||The Smurfs 2|
|2017||Smurfs: The Lost Village|
|2021||Clifford the Big Red Dog|
- As an actor
|2003||George of the Jungle 2||Airline Passenger||Direct-to-video|
|1999||Guinevere||The director wishes to thank|
|1988||Side by Side||Executive producer||Television film|
|My First Love||Executive producer||Television film|
|1989||Breaking Point||Television film|
|Do You Know the Muffin Man?||Executive producer||Television film|
|1990||Heat Wave||Executive producer||Television film|
|1991||Backfield in Motion||Executive producer||Television film|
|1992||The Nightman||Executive producer||Television film|
|1993||The Switch||Television film|
|For Their Own Good||Executive producer||Television film|
|1995||Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge||Executive producer||Television film|
|1998||Poodle Springs||Executive producer||Television film|
|Mama Flora's Family||Executive producer||Television film|
|1999||My Last Love||Executive producer||Television film|
|2000||A House Divided||Executive producer||Television film|
|Untitled Sisqó Project||Executive producer||Television pilot|
|2002||Red Skies||Executive producer||Television film|
|2003||A Wrinkle in Time||Executive producer||Television film|
|2021||The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers||Executive producer|
- Galloway, Doug (May 29, 2001). "Jeannette Kerner". Variety. Retrieved November 17, 2012.
- "Lily Jeannette O'Shea Kerner". Variety. February 8, 2004. Retrieved November 17, 2012.
Nicola O'Shea Kerner and Jordan Kerner, a girl, Lily Jeannette O'Shea Kerner, Jan. 9, Santa Monica. Mother's non-pro; father a producer based at Paramount.
- "Haley Lelean O'Shea Kerner". Variety. November 18, 1997. Retrieved November 17, 2012.
Nicola O'Shea Kerner and Jordan Kerner, a girl, Haley Lelean O'Shea Kerner, Oct. 22, Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center. Mother's director of program development for Starbright; father's producer and partner of the Avnet/Kerner Co.
- Sciretta, Peter (April 5, 2010). "Anton Yelchin and Fred Armisen Join The Smurfs". /Film. Retrieved November 17, 2012.
- Bowles appoints dean for NCSA: Jordan Kerner to lead School of Filmmaking. – Winston-Salem Journal (Winston-Salem, NC) – HighBeam Research[dead link]
- McNary, Dave (2007-09-17). "Walden pacts with Jordan Kerner". Variety. Retrieved 2021-06-07.
- Sony Pictures Animation (March 12, 2014). "Sony Pictures Animation Unveils Updated Production Slate" (Press release). PR Newswire. Retrieved March 12, 2014.
- "Sony Switcheroo: 'Smurfs' Reboot Pushed To 2016, 'Goosebumps' Moved Up To Summer 2015". Deadline. May 1, 2014. Retrieved February 5, 2015.