Judd Apatow

American comedian and filmmaker (born 1967)

Judd Apatow (born December 6, 1967[1]) is an American movie producer, director, and screenwriter. He is best known for producing a distinct series of critically and commercially successful comedy movies, including Anchorman (2004), The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Talladega Nights (2006), Knocked Up, Superbad (both 2007), Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Step Brothers and Pineapple Express (all 2008).

Judd Apatow
Apatow at Hollywood Life Magazine’s 7th Annual Breakthrough Awards, 2007
Apatow at Hollywood Life Magazine’s 7th Annual Breakthrough Awards, 2007
Born (1967-12-06) December 6, 1967 (age 56)
Syosset, New York
OccupationMovie producer
EducationSyosset High School
Notable worksAnchorman
The 40-Year-Old Virgin
Talladega Nights
Knocked Up
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Step Brothers
Pineapple Express
SpouseLeslie Mann (1997-)
ChildrenIris and Maude Apatow



Apatow's comic and filmmaking influences including Adam Sandler, Garry Shandling, Steve Martin, Woody Allen, Kevin Smith, Harold Ramis, John Hughes, Jay Leno, John Cassavetes, Cameron Crowe, David Chase and Preston Sturges as influences.




Year Title Notes
1992 Crossing the Bridge Associate producer
1995 Heavyweights Writer, executive producer
1996 Celtic Pride Story, screenplay, executive producer
The Cable Guy Producer
2004 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy Producer
Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie Producer (direct-to-DVD)
2005 Kicking & Screaming Executive producer
The 40 Year Old Virgin Director, writer, producer
Fun with Dick and Jane Story, screenplay
2006 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Producer
The TV Set Executive producer
2007 Knocked Up Director, writer, producer
Superbad Producer
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story Writer, producer
2008 Drillbit Taylor Producer
Forgetting Sarah Marshall Producer
You Don't Mess with the Zohan Writer
Step Brothers Producer
Pineapple Express Writer, producer
2009 The Year One Producer (post-production)
Funny People Director, writer, producer (pre-production)
Get Him to the Greek Producer (pre-production)
TBA Untitled Sherlock Holmes Comedy Producer (pre-production)

Other movies

Year Title Notes
2006 American Storage Executive producer (short movie)


Year Title Notes
1992-1993 The Ben Stiller Show Co-creator, writer, executive producer
1993-1998 The Larry Sanders Show Director, writer, co-executive producer, consulting producer
1994-1995 The Critic Writer, consulting producer
1999-2000 Freaks and Geeks Director, writer, executive producer
2001-2002 Undeclared Creator, director, writer, executive producer


  1. "Judd Apatow Biography". TV Guide. Retrieved 10 January 2013.