MEET THE FOCKERS
Filmmaker JAY ROACH (Director / Producer) has garnered a reputation as one of
Hollywood's producer/directors with a magic comedic touch, having helmed a string of
very funny and successful hits. Roach marked his directorial debut with the 1997 box
office hit Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, starring Mike Myers, following
that with the blockbuster sequels Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and Austin
Powers in Goldmember, with Myers twice reprising his role as the titular swinging spy.
In between the second and third Austin Powers movies, Roach directed and produced the
original worldwide success Meet the Parents, which went on to gross more than $300
million globally. Prior to Parents, he also directed the wry and touching Mystery, Alaska,
written by David E. Kelly & Sean O'Byrne and starring an ensemble cast toplined by
A graduate of Stanford University, Roach received his Master's degree in film
production from the University of Southern California. While at USC, his short subject
film Asleep at the Wheel was nominated for a student academy award.
Roach is President of Everyman Pictures, which is currently in post-production on
the big screen adaptation of Douglas Adams' popular The Hitchhiker's Guide to the
Galaxy, with Roach serving as producer. He served as executive producer on the Adam
Sandler-Drew Barrrymore hit 50 First Dates. Roach also served as associate producer
and wrote the story for the action-thriller Blown Away, starring Jeff Bridges and Tommy
Lee Jones. Additional credits include producing the provocative feature film The Empty
Mirror and executive-producing the political reality series American Candidate. Future
projects include producing and directing the features Elling, Used Guys and Saints and
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