Eli Roth

American filmmaker and actor

Eli Raphael Roth (born April 18, 1972) is an American director, producer, writer, and actor. He was born in Newton, Massachusetts, to Cora (Bialis), a painter, and Sheldon H. Roth, a psychoanalyst, psychiatrist, and clinical professor. His family is Jewish. He is known for directing horror movies, such as Cabin Fever (2003) and Hostel (2005). He also directed the action movie Death Wish (2018), a remake of the 1974 original.[1]

Eli Roth
Roth in August 2009
Eli Raphael Roth

(1972-04-18) April 18, 1972 (age 52)
Occupation(s)Actor, director, producer, screenwriter
Years active1996–present
(m. 2014; div. 2018)

As an actor, Roth starred as Donny "The Bear Jew" Donowitz in Quentin Tarantino's war movie Inglourious Basterds (2009), for which he received a Critic's Choice Movie Award and a SAG Award.


  1. Bunch, Sonny (March 7, 2018). "Eli Roth's 'Death Wish' Cements His Status as the Premier Maker of 'Dad Horror'". Washington Post. Retrieved May 24, 2018.