|Years active 1991–present|
Name Peter Segal
|Role Film director|
Spouse Linda Segal
|Born 1962 (age 52–53)United States|
Occupation Film director, screenwriter
Education USC School of Cinematic Arts (1994)
Movies Grudge Match, 50 First Dates, Get Smart, The Longest Yard, Anger Management
Similar People Alan Arkin, Adam Sandler, Allen Covert, Drew Barry, Blake Clark
Dp 30 grudge match director peter segal
Peter Segal (born 1962) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter and actor. Segal has directed the comedy films Tommy Boy (1995), My Fellow Americans (1996), The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000), Anger Management (2003), 50 First Dates (2004), The Longest Yard (2005), Get Smart (2008), Grudge Match (2013).
- Dp 30 grudge match director peter segal
- Grudge match director peter segal on set interview
- Early life and education
- Naked Gun 33 The Final Insult
- Tommy Boy
- My Fellow Americans
- Nutty Professor II The Klumps
- Anger Management
- 50 First Dates
- The Longest Yard
- Get Smart
- Grudge Match
- Personal life
Grudge match director peter segal on set interview
Early life and education
Segal grew up in New York City, where his father was head of publicity at MGM. In the 1970s, Segal and his family moved to Los Angeles. Segal attended the University of Southern California, where he double majored in Broadcast Journalism and English.
Segal graduated from the USC School of Cinema and Television.
Segal began his career writing and directing television, earning eight Emmy Awards. In 2002, he created the NBC sitcom Hidden Hills (2002-2003). In 1995, he formed his production company, Callahan Filmworks, along with long-time producing partner Michael Ewing.
Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult
My Fellow Americans
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps
Segal directed with Adam Sandler for the first time in Anger Management (2003), which also starred Jack Nicholson. When asked by the BBC who was the most famous person in his contacts book, Segal replied, "I have to say, it's very obvious now, it's Jack Nicholson. I've kept his number on my speed dial just so I can show it to friends. I could call him up out of the blue, but I'm worried he might say 'Pete who?'"
50 First Dates
The Longest Yard
Segal collaborated with Sandler for the third time in The Longest Yard (2005), a remake of the 1974 film of the same name. The film has become the second highest grossing sports comedy in history.
After directing three of Sandler's films, Segal's next film became Get Smart (2008). It is an adaptation of the '60s television series of the same name that was created by Mel Brooks and Buck Henry. Segal stated in an interview with AMC that he loved the show so much as a kid. The film starred Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway, Dwayne Johnson, Alan Arkin and Terence Stamp.
It was reported in November 2014 that Segal will be directing Goblins for Disney.
When asked in a September 2014 interview by the BBC if he believes in God, Segal replied: "I do. I'm very spiritual and I'm Jewish by faith. I'm not a practicing Jew, I'm more of a recreational Jew. I celebrate the holidays and I try to inform my kids about their heritage because I think we all at some point have to defend our heritage and if they get picked on I want them to know why."