Spouse Inara George
Years active 1998–present
Siblings Jon Kasdan
|Name Jake Kasdan|
Children Otis Kasdan
Role Television Director
|Born October 28, 1974 (age 41) (1974-10-28) Detroit, Michigan|
Occupation TV & film director, producer, screenwriter
Parents Meg Kasdan, Lawrence Kasdan
Movies Bad Teacher, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Sex Tape, Zero Effect, The TV Set
Similar People Jason Segel, Rob Corddry, Lee Eisenberg, Gene Stupnitsky, Lucy Punch
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Jacob "Jake" Kasdan (born October 28, 1974) is an American television and film director and occasional actor.
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Life and career
Kasdan was born and raised in a secular Jewish family in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Meg (née Goldman), a writer, and writer-director Lawrence Kasdan. His younger brother, Jon Kasdan, also works in the film and television industry as an actor and writer. Jake Kasdan is married to singer/songwriter Inara George of The Bird and the Bee.
Kasdan has directed six theatrical films: Zero Effect (1998), Orange County (2002), The TV Set (2006), Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007), Bad Teacher (2011) and Sex Tape (2014). He has also worked in television, most notably with Judd Apatow, as a consulting producer and director on Freaks and Geeks and as a director on Undeclared. He has also directed numerous stage productions. He is attached to direct John Grisham novel Calico Joe to a family film adaption.
In 2006, Kasdan received his first Golden Globe nomination for Walk Hard in the Best Original Song category (shared with John C. Reilly, Judd Apatow, and Marshall Crenshaw), but lost to "Guaranteed" from Into the Wild (written by Eddie Vedder).
As a child, he made several appearances in his father's movies such as The Big Chill and Silverado (in the former he is an autograph seeker at a funeral and in the latter a stable boy).
In February 2015, Fox announced it had greenlit a pilot for the comedy The Grinder to be directed by Kasdan and starring Rob Lowe.