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Tom Shadyac Biography & Wiki 2017

Thomas Peter Shadyac, also known simply as Tom, is an American author, TV producer, director, screenwriter, comedian and actor who has net worth as high as $1,5 million. He is best known as the director of movies “The Nutty Professor”, “I Am”, “Liar Liar”, and “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective”. Additionally he has worked at the Pepperdine Universty as an adjunct professor, and Shadyac is also a person who donates a huge amount of his earnings to various charities, particularly after he experienced a severe accident on the road while riding his bike, so now he is known as an activist in different health sciences programs.

Tom Shadyac Net Worth $1.5 Million

Thomas Peter Shadyac was born on December 11, 1958, in Falls Church, Virginia, United States. He was raised in a family of Chrisians and Jews, however, his mother Julia Shadyac died from cancer in the 1998, before which she was  wheelchair-bound and cared-for by her son.

Shadyac graduated from the Unversity of Virginia and moved to Los Angeles at the age of 23. Only one year after he started his activity in a show business. Shadyac made his successful debut as the director of “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective” in which Jim Carrey, Sean Young and Courteney Cox starred. He has since directed many other movies, such as “Liar Liar” in 1997, “Patch Adams” in 1998, “Dragonfly” in 2002, “Bruce Almighty” in 2003,  and others. However, his career and the beginning of  Shadyac’s increasing net worth started even earlier, in 1984, when Shadyac debuted as an actor in the TV show “Magnum, P. I.”. Three years later he made an appearance on screen again when playing Chris in the teenagers comedy “Jocks” directed by Steve Carver. The interesting thing is that Shadyac started to raise his net worth as an actor, later he became a producer, but only in the year 2015  is he going to be the writer, actor, producer and director of the one movie, “Ernest: The Movie”. However,  Tom Shadyac’s net worth is also thanks to the documentary film “I Am”, released in 2002.

Shadyac’s net worth has also increased thanks to his work as a writer. In 2013 Shadyac published a book entitled “Life’s Operating Manual” which was successful partly because it was released by such a popular personality. Naturally, he became even more famous.

Talking about personal life, Thomas married Jennifer Barker in 1997; she is also an actress, however, the couple divorced almost immediately, and since then Shadyac has lived alone. Today Shadyac continues an active life in the world of show business as producer, writer and director.

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Tom Shadyac Quick Facts

Birth date: December 11, 1958
Birth place: Falls Church, Virginia, United States
Profession:Comedian, Actor, Film Producer, Film director, Screenwriter, Television producer, Author
Education:University of California, Los Angeles (1989), J. E. B. Stuart High School (1976), University of Virginia
Nationality:United States of America
Parents:Richard Shadyac, Julie Shadyac
Siblings:Richard Shadyac
Awards:Humanitas Prize for Documentaries - Special Awards Category (2012)
Movies:"Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" (1994), "The Nutty Professor" (1996), "Liar Liar" (1997), "Bruce Almighty" (2003), "I Am" (2011)
TV shows:“Magnum, P. I.”, "Patch Adams" i (1998), "Dragonfly"
Books:"Life's Operating Manual" (2013)

Tom Shadyac Interesting Facts

1Tom Shadyac studied with DW Brown at The Joanne Baron DW Brown Studio.
2His father was of Lebanese and Irish descent, and his mother was of Lebanese ancestry.
3Graduated from J.E.B. Stuart High School, Falls Church, Virginia.
4Gave Jim Carrey his first major role in a motion picture with Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994), his big directorial debut.
5Often collaborates with Steve Oedekerk in working on a film.
6His father, Richard Shadyac, was on the board for St. Jude Hospital as CEO. Sadly, his father passed away September 16, 2009, after a long illness. Tom Shadyac's brother Richard, now has taken the reins of St. Jude.

Tom Shadyac Trademarks

1Frequently casts Jim Carrey in lead roles
2Often hires Don Zimmerman as the editor

Tom Shadyac Quotes

1Coincidence is God's way of staying anonymous.
2"When in doubt, leave it out." On whether he contemplates scenes of a movie when filming.

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Tom Shadyac Won Awards

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YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012Humanitas PrizeHumanitas PrizeDocumentaries - Special Awards CategoryI Am (2010)

Tom Shadyac Filmography



The Thousand Year Journey2015Documentary short executive producer
Racing Extinction2015Documentary associate producer
King of Norway2013Short executive producer
Happy2011/IDocumentary executive producer
Finding Kind2011Documentary executive producer
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry2007producer
Evan Almighty2007producer
8 Simple Rules2002-2005TV Series executive producer - 76 episodes
Bruce Almighty2003producer
Platonically Incorrect2003TV Movie executive producer
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps2000executive producer
Patch Adams1998executive producer



I Am2010/IIIDocumentary
Evan Almighty2007
Bruce Almighty2003
Platonically Incorrect2003TV Movie
Patch Adams1998
Liar Liar1997
The Nutty Professor1996
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective1994
Frankenstein: The College Years1991TV Movie



Trapper John, M.D.1984TV SeriesPurdy
Magnum, P.I.1984TV SeriesDanny



The Nutty Professor1996screenplay
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective1994screenplay



Working Tra$h1990TV Movie production consultant
War Party1988actor's coach



Ballet of Blood2015special thanks
Infini2015special thanks
Just Before I Go2014very special thanks
They Came Together2014special thanks
Climb It, Tarzan!2011special thanks
The Intern2009Short thanks
Promise2008/IIIShort special thanks
Wanda Sykes: Sick and Tired2006TV Special documentary special thanks - as Tom Shadyak
Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius2001special thanks
HBO Comedy Half-Hour1998TV Series special thanks - 1 episode



Das große RTL Special zum Film2007TV SeriesHimself
HypaSpace2007TV Series documentaryHimself
HBO First Look2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Reject Rejection: The Making of 'Accepted'2006Video shortHimself
Elysium: The Beginning2004ShortHimself
The Process of Jim2003Video documentary shortHimself
Revealed with Jules Asner2003TV SeriesHimself
Spotlight on Location: 'Dragonfly' - A Spiritual Journey2002Video documentary shortHimself
Liar Liar: Bridging the Comedy Chasm1999Video documentary shortHimself
The Medicinal Value of Laughter1999Video documentary shortHimself
Full ScaleDocumentary announcedHimself (unconfirmed)
Teens Wanna Know2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Real Time with Bill Maher2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Tavis Smiley2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Brand X with Russell Brand2013TV SeriesHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Hollywood's Best Film Directors2012TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee / Film Director
Media City2011TV SeriesHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2011TV SeriesHimself
In the House with Peter Bart & Peter Guber2011TV Series
Last Call with Carson Daly2011TV SeriesHimself
AM Northwest2011TV SeriesHimself
I Am2010/IIIDocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Suicide2009ShortHimself
Evan Almighty: Animals on Set Two by Two2007Video shortHimself
Evan Almighty: Becoming Noah2007Video shortHimself
Evan Almighty: Steve Carell Unscripted2007Video shortHimself
Evan Almighty: The Almighty Green Set2007Video shortHimself
Evan Almighty: The Ark-Itects of Noah's Ark2007Video shortHimself
Evan Almighty: The Building of Noah's Ark2007Video shortHimself
Evan Almighty: Training the Animals2007Video shortHimself

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