Jake Kasdan (born Jacob Kasdan; 28 October 1974) is an American television and film director and occasional actor.
Kasdan was born in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Meg (née Goldman), a writer, and writer-director Lawrence Kasdan. His younger brother, Jon Kasdan, also works in the film and television industry as an actor and writer. Jake Kasdan is married to singer/songwriter Inara George of The Bird and the Bee.
Kasdan has directed five theatrical films: Zero Effect (1998), Orange County (2002), The TV Set (2007), Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007), and Bad Teacher (2011). He has also worked in television, most notably with Judd Apatow, as a consulting producer on Freaks and Geeks and as a director on Undeclared. He has also directed numerous stage productions.
In 2006, Kasdan received his first Golden Globe nomination for Walk Hard: Best Original Song (shared with John C. Reilly, Judd Apatow, and Marshall Crenshaw), but lost to “Guaranteed” from Into the Wild… read more