July 23, 1968
|Occupation||Film director, producer, actor|
Shawn Adam Levy (born July 23, 1968)is a Canadian film director, producer, and actor. His directing credits include Big Fat Liar , Cheaper by the Dozen , the Night at the Museum series, and Stranger Things .
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 directed two episodes in each of the show's three seasons.
Levy was born to a Jewish family [ citation needed ] Levy graduated from Yale University in 1989 majoring in Performing Arts. He received a MFA from the USC School of Cinematic Arts in 1994.in Montreal, Quebec. As a teenager, he attended St. George's High School and Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center in New York.
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 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 production company 21 Laps produces the ABC/Fox comedy series Last Man Standing and the science fiction Netflix series Stranger Things .
Levy was initially announced as the director of the film version of Minecraft ,but has since left the project. He was announced to be directing the film adaptation of the Uncharted video game series, following David O. Russell and Neil Burger. Joe Carnahan worked with Levy to produce the script for the film, but Levy left the project on December 19, 2018. Levy is attached to produce a film based on the 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 over two decades.
In December 2017, Netflix announced a 4-year contract with Levy. Due to the successful seasons of Stranger Things , he will create TV projects exclusively for the streaming entertainment company.
In March 2018, it was announced that Levy will produce the film adaptation of the slasher novel There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins under his 21 Laps Entertainment label, alongside James Wan's Atomic Monster studio for Netflix.
Alongside Eric Heisserer, Levy executive produces the 2021 Netflix series Shadow and Bone , an adaptation of the fantasy book series The Grisha Trilogy and the Six of Crows Duology , under Netflix's deal with Levy's 21 Laps.
In July 2020, it was announced that Levy would direct The Adam Project for Netflix, with the film set to star Ryan Reynolds in the lead role.
Levy is married to Serena, with whom he has four daughters.
|Just in Time||Yes||No|
|2002||Big Fat Liar||Yes||No|
|Cheaper by the Dozen||Yes||No|
|2006||The Pink Panther||Yes||No|
|Night at the Museum||Yes||Yes|
|2009||Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian||Yes||Yes|
|2014||This Is Where I Leave You||Yes||Yes|
|Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb||Yes||Yes|
|2022||The Adam Project||Yes||Yes|
|2001||I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus||John Shepphird|
|2005||Cheaper by the Dozen 2||Adam Shankman|
|2008||What Happens in Vegas||Tom Vaughan|
|The Rocker||Peter Cattaneo|
|2009||The Pink Panther 2||Harald Zwart||Executive producer|
|2012||The Watch||Akiva Schaffer|
|2013||The Spectacular Now||James Ponsoldt|
|2014|| Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible,|
No Good, Very Bad Day
|2016||Arrival||Denis Villeneuve||Nominated- Academy Award for Best Picture |
Nominated- AACTA International Award for Best Film
Nominated- BAFTA Award for Best Film
|Why Him?||John Hamburg|
|2017||Fist Fight||Richie Keen|
|Table 19||Jeffrey Blitz|
|2018||The Darkest Minds||Jennifer Yuh Nelson|
|2020||The Violent Heart||Kerem Sanga|
|Love and Monsters||Michael Matthews|
|2021||There's Someone Inside Your House||Patrick Brice||Post-production|
|TBA||Untitled third Sesame Street film||Jonathan Krisel|
|Crater||Kyle Patrick Alvarez||Post-production|
|1986||Zombie Nightmare||Jim Bratten|
|1988||Liberace: Behind the Music||Glenn|
|The Kiss||Terry O'Connell|
|1991||Our Shining Moment||J.J.|
|1993||Made in America||Dwayne|
|Just in Time||Photographer|
|2002||Big Fat Liar||Wolf Party Guest|
|2003||Cheaper by the Dozen||Press/Room Reporter|
|2005||Cheaper by the Dozen 2||Hospital Intern|
|2009||Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian||Guy in Commercial|
|2013||The Internship||Guy in Nap Pod|
|1996–1998||The Secret World of Alex Mack||Yes||No||6 episodes|
|1997–1998||The Journey of Allen Strange||Yes||No||3 episodes|
|1998||First Wave||Yes||No||Episode "Marker 262"|
|1998–2003||The Famous Jett Jackson||Yes||No||47 episodes|
|2000||In a Heartbeat||Yes||No||2 episodes|
|2001||Jett Jackson: The Movie||Yes||Yes||TV movie|
|2002||Do Over||Yes||No||Episode "The Block Party"|
|Birds of Prey||Yes||No||Episode "Nature of the Beast"|
|2006||Pepper Dennis||Yes||Yes||Episode "Pilot"|
|2011–2016||Last Man Standing||No||Yes||79 episodes|
|2016||Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt||Yes||No||Episode "Kimmy Drives a Car!"|
|2016–present||Stranger Things||Yes||Yes||Directed episodes "Holly, Jolly", "The Body", "The Pollywog", "Will the Wise",|
"The Case of the Missing Lifeguard" and "The Sauna Test"
|2017||Imaginary Mary||Yes||No||Episodes "Pilot" and "The Mom Seal"|
|2020||I Am Not Okay with This||No||Yes|
|Dash & Lily||No||Yes|
|2021||Shadow and Bone||No||Yes|
|1989||China Beach||Lieutenant||"Dear China Beach"|
|1989–1990||Tour of Duty||SP4 Budd Sills||2 episodes|
|1990||21 Jump Street||Lance||"Awomp-Bomp-Aloobomb, Aloop Bamboom"|
|Lifestories||Luke Conforti||"Art Conforti"|
|1993||Beverly Hills, 90210||Howard Banchek||2 episodes|
|Step by Step||Daniel||"Way Off-Broadway"|
|2000||The Famous Jett Jackson||Producer||3 episodes|
|2009||30 Rock||Scottie Shofar||"The Problem Solvers"|
|2016||Stranger Things||Morgue Worker||"Chapter Four: The Body"|
James Wan is an Australian film director, screenwriter, producer, and comic book writer. He has primarily worked in the horror genre as the co-creator of the Saw and Insidious franchises and the creator of The Conjuring Universe. The lattermost is the second highest-grossing horror franchise at over $2 billion. Wan is also the founder of Atomic Monster Productions, which has produced film and television projects.
Eric Andrew Heisserer is an American screenwriter and comic book writer. His screenplay for the film Arrival earned him a Best Adapted Screenplay nomination at the 89th Academy Awards in 2016.
Benjamin Christopher Flores Jr., also known as Lil' P-Nut, is an American child actor and rapper. In music, he is known for his song, "You Might Be the One". In acting, Flores starred as Louie Preston on the Nickelodeon television series The Haunted Hathaways (2013–2015), and he has played Triple G on the Nickelodeon series Game Shakers (2015–2019).
21 Laps Entertainment is an American film and television production company run by director-producer Shawn Levy. The company is best known as the creators of Stranger Things, and exclusively distributes content through a partnership with Netflix.
Stranger Things is an American science fiction horror drama television series created by the Duffer Brothers and streaming on Netflix. The brothers serve as showrunners and are executive producers along with Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen. The series premiered on Netflix on July 15, 2016. Set in the 1980s in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, the first season focuses on the investigation into the disappearance of a young boy amid supernatural events occurring around the town, including the appearance of a girl with psychokinetic abilities (Eleven). The second season focuses on Will's side effects from being in the Upside Down with its entities crawling into the real world. The third season focuses Eleven and Mike's relationship as the kids continue their battle against the Upside Down entities. The series stars an ensemble cast including Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, Cara Buono and Dacre Montgomery.
Donat Patrick Kack-Brice, known professionally as Patrick Brice, is an American film director, actor, screenwriter and cinematographer. He is known for directing Creep (2014), The Overnight (2015), Creep 2 (2017), Corporate Animals (2019) and There's Someone Inside Your House (2021).
Matt and Ross Duffer are American film and television writers, directors, and producers. They created and serve as executive producers of the Netflix science fiction-Horror series Stranger Things. They also wrote and directed the 2015 psychological horror film Hidden, and wrote and produced episodes for the Fox mystery-science fiction series Wayward Pines.
Finn Wolfhard is a Canadian actor, musician, screenwriter, and director.
Atomic Monster Productions is an American film and television production company, founded by James Wan. The company is known for producing films in The Conjuring Universe, Lights Out and Mortal Kombat.
Sadie Elizabeth Sink is an American actress. She is best known for portraying Maxine "Max" Mayfield in Netflix's Stranger Things and has also appeared in Blue Bloods and The Americans. Sink has also worked on Broadway, with credits including Annie and The Audience.
The first season of the American science fiction horror drama television series Stranger Things premiered worldwide exclusively via Netflix's streaming service on July 15, 2016. The series was created by The Duffer Brothers who are also executive producers along with Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen.
There's Someone Inside Your House is an upcoming American slasher film directed by Patrick Brice, from a screenplay by Henry Gayden, and based upon Stephanie Perkins' 2017 novel of the same name. It stars Sydney Park and Theodore Pellerin, and follows the story of Makani Young (Park), a senior transfer student from Hawaii who later finds herself in the center of gruesome murder cases in her newly acquainted town of Osborne, Nebraska.
Uncharted is an upcoming American action adventure film directed by Ruben Fleischer and written by Art Marcum and Matt Holloway. Serving as an adaptation of the video games of the same name created by Amy Hennig, the film stars Tom Holland as Nathan Drake, and Mark Wahlberg as his mentor Victor Sullivan, along with Sophia Taylor Ali, Tati Gabrielle, and Antonio Banderas in supporting roles.
Henry Gayden is an American screenwriter, best known for writing the films Earth to Echo (2014), Shazam! (2019) and There's Someone Inside Your House (2021).
The Adam Project is an upcoming American science fiction film directed by Shawn Levy and written by Jonathan Tropper, T.S. Nowlin, Jennifer Flackett and Mark Levin. It stars Ryan Reynolds, Jennifer Garner, Zoe Saldana, Mark Ruffalo, Catherine Keener, and Walker Scobell.
Un des producteurs de L’Arrivée, Shawn Levy, est un «ptit gars de Montréal»
Exactly how big, he can't say — sources say it will be in the $50 million range — but Krisel confirms that Anne Hathaway will star and that shooting could begin in late summer.