producer, director, actor, writer
Born December 11, 1958 in Falls Church, Virginia, USA
Tom Shadyac moved to Los Angeles in 1983 and, at age 24, became the youngest staff joke writer ever for comedian Bob Hope. Shadyac received his master's degree in film from UCLA in 1989 after completing the critically acclaimed short, Tom, Dick and Harry. He then worked on movies-of-the-week, rewrote and directed for Fox. Shadyac has also dabbled in stand-up comedy and at one time, appeared regularly at the Improv on Melrose, as well as guest starring on TV series and movies.