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Jason Fuchs
Jason Fuchs at the Pan Premiere.jpg
Fuchs (right) at the Pan
premiere in September 2015
Born Jason Isaac Fuchs
(1986-03-05) March 5, 1986 (age 32)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation
  • Actor
  • screenwriter
Years active 1996–present

Jason Isaac Fuchs (born March 5, 1986) is an American actor and screenwriter, best known for writing Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012), Pan (2015) and Wonder Woman (2017). In January 2015, Fuchs was included on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list.[1]

Early life[edit]

Fuchs was born in New York City, to a Jewish family (of Hasidic background on his father's side).[2][3] He went on to enroll and graduate from Columbia University.

Career[edit]

Fuchs has been acting since he was seven years old, making his debut at Lincoln Center in the play Abe Lincoln in Illinois with Sam Waterston. Fuchs has also guest-starred on Cosby, The Sopranos, The Beat, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Ed, and All My Children. His first feature film role was as Marvin in the 1996 movie Flipper, co-starring Elijah Wood. In 1998 he appeared in two movies, Louis & Frank and Jane Austen's Mafia!. Fuchs also starred in 2003 film The Hebrew Hammer, co-starring Adam Goldberg.

In 2004, Fuchs took the role in Winter Solstice. Fuchs wrote, produced and starred in the 2006 short film Pitch, which made its premiere at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. He next appeared in Holy Rollers, a movie inspired by actual events in the late nineties when Hasidic Jews were recruited as mules to smuggle ecstasy from Europe into the United States. He played a brother of Justin Bartha's character, alongside Jesse Eisenberg and Ari Graynor.

In 2012, Fuchs' original TV movie musical, Rags, was broadcast on Nickelodeon. The film, which Fuchs co-wrote with Hillary Galanoy & Elizabeth Hackett with Billie Woodruff directing, was a revisionist take on the Cinderella tale, starring Keke Palmer and Max Schneider.[4] The film received 3.5 million live viewers.[5]

Later that year, Fuchs made his feature screenwriting debut with the animated sequel Ice Age: Continental Drift. Despite receiving generally mixed reviews from critics,[6] the film grossed $877 million at the box office, making it the highest grossing animated film internationally to that point.[7]

His script Pan was listed on Hollywood's 2013 Black List,[8] and was made into a 2015 film, which was a critical and box office failure.[9]

Fuchs co-wrote the 2017 film Wonder Woman with Zack Snyder and Allan Heinberg.[10] In 2016, Warner Bros. hired Fuchs to write the script for a Lobo feature film,[11] and a film adaption of the video game Minecraft.[12]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1996 Flipper Marvin
1998 Louis & Frank Louis Jr.
Mafia! Vincenzo
2000 Spooky House Yuri
2003 The Hebrew Hammer Adolescent Hasidic Boy
2004 Winter Solstice Bob
2006 Pitch Jason Short film; also writer and producer
2010 Holy Rollers Leon Zimmerman
2010 The Firefly and the Bride Brat
2012 Ice Age: Continental Drift N/A Co-screenwriter with Michael Berg
2015 Pan N/A Writer
2016 La La Land Carlo
2017 Wonder Woman N/A Co-writer with Zack Snyder and Allan Heinberg
TBA Untitled Lobo film N/A Screenwriter

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Cosby David
2000 The Sopranos Junior Sontag
The Beat Joshua Meyerwitz
2002 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Ricky Feldman
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Nick Radsen
2003 Fillmore! Johnny Nevada (voice)
2003 Ed Wesley Stout
2005 All My Children Young Ryan
2012 Rags N/A Television film; co-wrote with Elizabeth Hackett & Hilary Galanoy

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
2004 Red Dead Revolver Billy Cougar / Jody / Young Red Harlow
2005 Bully Bo
2008 Grand Theft Auto IV The Crowd of Liberty City

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pomerantz, Dorothy. "Jason Fuchs - pg.9". Forbes. Retrieved 2017-11-01. 
  2. ^ Wieselman, Jarett (May 21, 2010). "Jason Fuchs: 'Holy Rollers' hopes to be the 'Avatar' of Hasidic drug dealing films". New York Post. Archived from the original on May 26, 2010. Retrieved May 30, 2010. I come from a Hasidic background, I am only one generation removed. 
  3. ^ Mester, Ilan (June 4, 2010). "Holy Rolling with Jason Fuchs". Shalom Life. Archived from the original on July 5, 2011. Retrieved June 26, 2010. I come from a Hasidic Jewish family on my dad’s side. 
  4. ^ Fries, Laura (May 24, 2012). "Review: 'Rags'". Variety. Retrieved June 6, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Monday's Cable Ratings: "Hatfields & McCoys," Heat/Celtics Big for History, ESPN". The Futon Critic. May 30, 2012. Retrieved June 29, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Ice Age: Continental Drift". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved June 7, 2017. 
  7. ^ Barnes, Brooks (July 24, 2016). "'Star Trek Beyond' Wins the Domestic Box Office". The New York Times. Retrieved June 7, 2016. 
  8. ^ Kroll, Justin (December 16, 2013). "The Black List Announces 2013 Screenplays (Complete List)". Variety. Retrieved November 25, 2014. 
  9. ^ McClintock, Pamela (October 11, 2015). "Box Office: How 'Pan' Turned Into an Epic Flop". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 14, 2016. 
  10. ^ Barker, Andrew (May 29, 2017). "Film Review: 'Wonder Woman'". Variety. Retrieved June 6, 2017. 
  11. ^ Sneider, Jeff (March 16, 2016). "Warner Bros.' 'Lobo' Lands 'Wonder Woman' Writer Jason Fuchs (Exclusive)". TheWrap. Retrieved June 6, 2017. 
  12. ^ Kroll, Justin (October 13, 2016). "'Wonder Woman' Scribe Jason Fuchs to Write Latest Draft of 'Minecraft' (Exclusive)". Variety. Retrieved June 7, 2017. 

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