PETER SEGAL (Director/Producer) is an award-winning film and television director
whose movies have grossed over $1 billion to date. Most recently, Segal teamed
up with Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway in the big screen adaptation of Mel
Brooks' and Buck Henry's legendary television series "Get Smart."
A frequent collaborator with Adam Sandler, Segal has directed the actor in such
films as "50 First Dates," with Drew Barrymore; "Anger Management," which also
starred Jack Nicholson and became Segal's second consecutive film to cross the
$100 million mark, a trend which has continued with each of his successive
films; and "The Longest Yard," currently the highest-grossing comedy remake of
all time and the second-highest grossing sports comedy in history.
Segal made his feature film directorial debut in 1994 with "Naked Gun 33 1/3:
The Final Insult," starring Leslie Nielsen, and went on to direct the late Chris
Farley in one of his most memorable films, "Tommy Boy," the following year.
Segal's other credits include the critically acclaimed "My Fellow Americans,"
starring screen legends Jack Lemmon, James Garner and Lauren Bacall, and the
2000 hit comedy "Nutty Professor II: The Klumps," starring Eddie Murphy.
A graduate of the University of Southern California with a double major in
English and broadcast journalism, Segal began his career writing and directing
television, earning eight Emmy Awards, a Cable ACE Award for Best Director and
two National Association of Broadcasters' Service to Children Awards.
In 1995, he formed his production company, Callahan Filmworks, along with
longtime producing partner Michael Ewing.
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