Levy at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con International
|Born||Shawn Adam Levy
July 23, 1968
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Occupation||Film director, producer, actor|
Shawn Adam Levy (born July 23, 1968) is a Canadian film director, producer, and actor. He directed the films Big Fat Liar (2002), Just Married (2003), Cheaper by the Dozen (2003), The Pink Panther (2006), Night at the Museum (2006), Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009), Date Night (2010), Real Steel (2011), The Internship (2013), This Is Where I Leave You (2014), and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014).
Levy was a producer on the 2016 sci-fi film Arrival, which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture. Since 2016, Levy has been an executive producer on the Netflix original series Stranger Things. He has also directed two episodes in the show’s first season and two episodes in the second, and will also be directing another two episodes for the third season.
Levy was born to a Jewish family in Montreal, Quebec. As a teenager, he attended St. George's High School and Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center in New York. Levy graduated from Yale University in 1989 majoring in Performing Arts.
Levy has a production deal with 20th Century Fox. He produced the 2012 Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill comedy The Watch, which was directed by Akiva Schaffer. His television company, 21 Laps/Adelstein, produced the ABC hit Last Man Standing with Tim Allen and Stranger Things on Netflix.
Levy's acting debut was in Zombie Nightmare (1986), a low-budget horror film in which he portrayed the character Jim Bratten, the leader of a group of teenagers. The film is best known for being featured in an episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000. He appeared in the 1988 Liberace: Behind the Music, as a post-Scott Thorson acquaintance of Liberace. His television acting resume consists of a guest spot on 21 Jump Street, a recurring role on Beverly Hills, 90210, and a role on 30 Rock as TV producer Scottie Shofar.
Levy was initially announced as the director of the film version of Minecraft, but he has since left the project. He is the latest director attached to the film adaptation of the Uncharted video game series, following David O. Russell and Neil Burger. Joe Carnahan will be working with Levy to produce the script for the movie, set to film in 2017. Levy will also direct a film based on long-running children's series Sesame Street, which will be the show's third motion picture following Sesame Street Presents: Follow that Bird and The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland, and its first in nearly two decades.
|1986||Zombie Nightmare||No||No||Yes||Jim Bratten|
|1988||Liberace: Behind the Music||No||No||Yes||Glenn|
|1991||Our Shining Moment||No||No||Yes||J.J.|
|1993||Made in America||No||No||Yes||Dwayne|
|1997||Address Unknown||Yes||No||No||Cameo appearance|
|Just in Time||Yes||No||Yes||Photographer||Cameo appearance|
|2001||Jett Jackson: The Movie||Yes||Yes||No||Television film|
|I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus||No||Yes||No|
|2002||Big Fat Liar||Yes||No||Yes||Wolf Party Guest||Cameo appearance|
|Cheaper by the Dozen||Yes||No||Yes||Press Room Reporter||Cameo appearance|
|2005||Cheaper by the Dozen 2||No||Yes||Yes||Hospital Intern|
|2006||The Pink Panther||Yes||No||No|
|Night at the Museum||Yes||Yes||No|
|2008||What Happens in Vegas||No||Yes||No|
|2009||Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian||Yes||Yes||Yes||Guy in Commercial||Cameo appearance|
|The Pink Panther 2||No||Yes||No||Executive producer only|
|2013||The Spectacular Now||No||Yes||No|
|The Internship||Yes||Yes||Yes||Guy in Nap Pod|
|2014||This Is Where I Leave You||Yes||Yes||No|
|Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day||No||Yes||No|
|Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb||Yes||Yes||No|
|2016||Arrival||No||Yes||No||Nominated for Academy Award for Best Picture|
|2018||The Darkest Minds||No||Yes||No|
|Mr. Men Little Miss||No||Yes||No|
|1989||China Beach||No||No||Yes||Lieutenant||"Dear China Beach"|
|1989–90||Tour of Duty||No||No||Yes||SP4 Budd Sills||2 episodes|
|1990||21 Jump Street||No||No||Yes||Lance||"Awomp-Bomp-Aloobomb, Aloop Bamboom"|
|Lifestories||No||No||Yes||Luke Conforti||"Art Conforti"|
|1993||Beverly Hills, 90210||No||No||Yes||Howard Banchek||2 episodes|
|Step by Step||No||No||Yes||Daniel||"Way Off-Broadway"|
|1996–98||The Secret World of Alex Mack||Yes||No||No||6 episodes|
|1997–98||The Journey of Allen Strange||Yes||No||No||3 episodes|
|1998||First Wave||Yes||No||No||"Marker 262"|
|1998–03||The Famous Jett Jackson||Yes||No||Yes||Producer||47 episodes|
|2000||In a Heartbeat||Yes||No||No||2 episodes|
|2002||Do Over||Yes||No||No||"The Block Party"|
|Birds of Prey||Yes||No||No||"Nature of the Beast"|
|2009||30 Rock||No||No||Yes||Scottie Shofar||"The Problem Solvers"|
|2011–16||Last Man Standing||No||Yes||No||79 episodes|
|2016||Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt||Yes||No||No||"Kimmy Drives a Car!"|
|2016–17||Stranger Things||Yes||Yes||Yes||Morgue Worker||Directed 4 episodes ("Holly, Jolly", "The Body", "The Pollywog", "Will the Wise")|
|2017||Imaginary Mary||Yes||No||No||Directed 2 episodes ("Pilot", "The Mom Seal")|
|Actor||Big Fat Liar
|Cheaper by the Dozen
|The Pink Panther
|Night at the Museum
|Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
|This Is Where I Leave You (2014)||Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)|
|Michael Bryan French|
Un des producteurs de L’Arrivée, Shawn Levy, est un «ptit gars de Montréal»
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