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Tom Shadyac Net Worth

Tom Shadyac Net Worth is
$1.5 Million

Tom Shadyac Bio/Wiki 2018

Tom Shadyac Net Worth $12 Million

American comic, director, screenwriter, and producer, Thomas Peter “Tom” Shadyac comes with an estimated net worth of $12 million. He’s widely known for writing and directing the films Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Nutty Professor, Liar Liar, Bruce Almighty, and I Am. He’s an adjunct professor of communication and teaches screenwriting at Pepperdine University’s Seaver College. He made a name for himself as a writer/director during graduate school, together with his award winning short film, “Tom, Dick, & Harry”. His first professional job was working as a joke writer for Bob Hope. He also produced such movies as “Nutty Professor II: The Klumps”, “Accepted”, and “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry”. Following a severe bike injury, he chose to simplify his life, donating much of his wealth to charity, and selling a number of his possessions. He later moved into Paradise Cove, an upscale trailer park, in Malibu. He recorded his journey in the movie, “I Am”. In the movie, Shadyac interviews scientists, religious leaders, environmentalists and philosophers — including Desmond Tutu, Noam Chomsky, Lynne McTaggart, Elisabet Sahtouris, Howard Zinn, and Thom Hartmann. His mom was Lebanese and his father was of half-Irish ancestry.

Full NameTom Shadyac
Net Worth$1.5 Million
Date Of BirthDecember 11, 1958
Place Of BirthFalls Church, Virginia, United States
Height5' 10" (1.78 m)
ProfessionComedian, Actor, Film Producer, Film director, Screenwriter, Television producer, Author
EducationUniversity of California, Los Angeles (1989), J. E. B. Stuart High School (1976), University of Virginia
NationalityUnited States of America
ParentsRichard Shadyac, Julie Shadyac
SiblingsRichard Shadyac
NicknamesThomas Peter Shadyac, Tom Shadyak, Tom, Thomas Peter "Tom" Shadyac
AwardsHumanitas 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"
1Frequently casts Jim Carrey in lead roles
2Often hires Don Zimmerman as the editor
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.
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.


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

Won Awards

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

Known for movies

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