Jay Roach Net Worth

Mathew Jay Roach net worth is
$90 Million

Mathew Jay Roach Wiki Biography

Jay Roach was born on June 14, 1957 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA as Mathew Jay Roach. He is a producer and director, known for Meet the Parents (2000), Meet the Fockers (2004) and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999). He has been married to Susanna Hoffs since April 17, 1993. They have two children. 

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Full NameJay Roach
Net Worth$90 Million
Date Of BirthJune 14, 1957
Place Of BirthAlbuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
Height6′ 0½” (1.84 m)
ProfessionProducer, Director, Writer
EducationStanford University
SpouseSusanna Hoffs
ChildrenJackson Roach, Sam Rayfield Roach
AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special, Producers Guild of America Award – David L. Wolper Producer of the Year Award in Long-Form …
MoviesTrumbo, Meet the Parents, All the Way, Meet the Fockers, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Game Change, The Campaign, Dinner for Schmucks, Austin Powers in Goldmember, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Recount, Mystery, Alaska, Little Fockers, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for…
1Often uses a chaotic breakfast, lunch or dinner scene
Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)$10,000,000
1[on “Meet the Parents”] But I was trying to have in a kind of forties-farce way, the opportunity to create realistic characters, but heighten the comedic situations and predicaments a bit so that they’re still very funny and there is still some very broad humor, but you would connect to the characters and completely identify with Ben Stiller’s anxiety about not only meeting Robert De Niro’s character and all, but the kind of characters from his past that come with him.
2We had to do the same thing here. To top that sequel was quite a task. Mike had a couple of good conceptual humour and character ideas, which got me back into it.
3You could get in rehearsals, pre-production, anything that would actually contribute to the understanding of how a film gets made. I actually find those things increase people’s interest in a movie and like that better than worrying about showing the tricks behind the curtain.
4Sometimes I would like the opportunity to do character-driven comedy and that’s really what I was trying to do in Meet The Parents. I think in a way this is a more old fashioned type of comedy.
5The DVD does make it a little easier for myself to trim things that are otherwise very difficult to let loose of – knowing that they’ll make it on the DVD.
6The commentary track became a lot like the movie and there are some funny, long, awkward pauses that you can tell we’re just trying to find stuff to say. None of us had gotten to really talk about the movie until that moment and they were in New York and we were in L.A.
7We collaborate on everything. I’m involved in the writing and pre-production. There’s a whole bunch of people who keep in touch at every step about everything.
8The success of the second ‘Austin Powers’ caught us by surprise a little bit. We had decided not to do even a second one, unless the audience wanted it and we could do something better.
9I’m not one of these directors, so far, that wants to have a whole separate director’s cut of these things. So far they’ve turned out to be kind of the length that they wanted to be.
10I learn so much from watching films like that with commentary and then when you get to hear another filmmaker talk about their films it’s a really great experience.
11I figure if it’s turns out well the film will have its own momentum and will carry into the video release. So it’s hard to really picture the DVD version when I’m in production.
12I really enjoy the consolation when I’m having to cut loose stuff I love, of saying ‘Well, at least it will make it onto DVD.’ There’s a couple of scenes which I liked very much, but couldn’t fit them into the film that are on there.
13It was an interesting process trying to get Bob to talk about the film because he’s such a shy person. He generally likes to talk when he really knows he has something to say.
14But I always reassure them that as far as my contractual rights can go, I will protect them and make sure that they have approval over every bit of it so that they know I won’t show something that’s embarrassing.
15I’ve recently enjoyed the Paul Thomas Anderson commentaries and the David Fincher commentaries.
16But I couldn’t cut that whole septic tank scene out because the audience liked it so much. So I sort of fell right back into getting a cheap laugh, but I still loved it.
17I’m developing some other things in other genres, including one dramatic piece. So, anything’s possible.
18I do love DVD and I’ve always taken them seriously. You know, on the Austin things, we really put a ton of work into them because there’s so much design involved. And in this one, we thought a lot about it and what could go in.
19My biggest role as director on the film is keeping a sense of the overview – how to cast the movie and shoot it in such a way that it will cut together. And how to design the style and tone.
20As long as we, again, kind of keep earning the sequels with material and I’m confident Mike can, I’m in. You know I always want to do those. But I also want to keep going in some of the direction as Meet the Parents has.
21I love making people laugh. It’s an addiction and it’s probably dysfunctional, but I am addicted to it and there’s no greater pleasure for me than sitting in a theater and feeling a lot of people losing control of themselves.
22I think sequels should be earned and we won’t do it unless the script is better than the first one.
23I hope we’re all kind of influencing each other now to keep the quality up on those things. They seem to be getting better and better and better as there’s not only sort of a film geek audience, there’s also a general interest in the overall film consuming population.
24Because I actually find the next take after they’ve controlled it a little bit and repressed the laughter is actually a really interesting take, because that’s still going on underneath the surface. That struggle to maintain composure becomes part of the joy of the scene.
25On the other track I got to talk with Jon Poll, my editor, and we go into more detail about the decisions we made in both the production and the post-production. So I hope the combination becomes something worth collecting.
26My favorite laser disk ever was the laser disk for The Graduate, which had a commentary track that wasn’t even the filmmakers, it was a professor, some film criticism guy who just happen to be this amazing commentator who went off into the whole theory of comedy.
27When I’m shooting, really the audience I’m thinking the hardest about is that first test screening audience who I want to like the film and that first opening weekend audience.
28I think we’ll all keep pushing each other, which is a great thing.
29Why comedies can’t have as big budgets as action films is a long story, but evidently they can’t.
1Directed 1 actor to an Oscar nomination: Bryan Cranston, who is nominated for Best Actor for Trumbo (2015).
2Directed one Oscar nominated performance: Bryan Cranston in Trumbo (2015).
3A huge fan of Elia Kazan’s 1957 political classic A Face in the Crowd (1957), which he carefully analyzed before making Game Change (2012) for HBO in 2012.
4Brother-in-law of John Hoffs and Jesse Hoffs.
5Son-in-law of Tamar Simon Hoffs.
6Member of the Jury for AFI Awards For Motion Pictures 2005
7Was originally going to direct 50 First Dates (2004) with Adam Sandler but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts.
8Among the many projects he is attached to direct are, “Austin Powers 4”, which is in development with Mike Myers. “Used Guys” with Ben Stiller and Jim Carrey. “The Party”, a remake of the Peter Sellers comedy. Among other projects.
9Graduate of Stanford University.
10Signed to direct The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005) feature movie, adapted from the novels by late sci-fi comedy author Douglas Adams, but has pulled out due to scheduling conflicts with Meet the Fockers (2004).
11Graduated from USC School of Cinema-Television (1986)

All pictures


Felt2017producer post-production
All the Way2016TV Movie executive producer
Trumbo2015producer – uncredited
The Brink2015TV Series executive producer – 10 episodes
The Campaign2012producer
Game Change2012TV Movie executive producer
Little Fockers2010producer
Dinner for Schmucks2010producer
Recount2008TV Movie executive producer
Charlie Bartlett2007producer
Reel Comedy2006TV Series producer – 1 episode
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan2006producer
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy2005producer
Meet the Fockers2004producer
American Candidate2004TV Series executive producer
50 First Dates2004executive producer
Meet the Parents2000producer
The Empty Mirror1996producer
Blown Away1994associate producer
Lifepod1993TV Movie co-producer – as M. Jay Roach
Space Rangers1993TV Series co-producer – 1 episode


All the Way2016TV Movie
The Brink2015TV Series 1 episode
The Campaign2012
Game Change2012TV Movie
Dinner for Schmucks2010
Recount2008TV Movie
Earth to America2005TV Movie
Meet the Fockers2004
Austin Powers in Goldmember2002
Meet the Parents2000
Mystery, Alaska1999
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me1999
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery1997
Zoo Radio1990as M. Jay Roach


Poltergeist: The Legacy1997TV Series story – 1 episode
Blown Away1994story – as M. Jay Roach
Lifepod1993TV Movie teleplay – as M. Jay Roach
Space Rangers1993TV Series teleplay – 1 episode


Jack and Jude2006Video short
Sound of Peace1997Short
Tales of the Unknown1990‘The Big Garage’
Odyssey1986Short as M. Jay Roach

Camera Department

A Gnome Named Gnorm1990camera operator: “b” camera, second unit
Zombie High1987camera operator


Bryan Blue Show2015TV Series


The Brothers Grimsby2016special thanks
The Dictator2012special thanks
Friends with Kids2011thanks
The Biggest Schmucks in the World2011Video short special thanks
Pound of Flesh2010special thanks
Extra Ordinary Barry2008extra especially special thanks
Then She Found Me2007thanks
First Snow2006special thanks
The Station Agent2003special thanks


PoliticKING with Larry King2016TV SeriesHimself – Guest
Larry King Now2016TV SeriesHimself – Guest
Last Call with Carson Daly2016TV SeriesHimself
PBS NewsHour2015TV SeriesHimself
Made in Hollywood2010-2015TV SeriesHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Steve Martin2015TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
The Sixties2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself – Director, Game Change / Himself – Director, Austin Powers
70th Golden Globe Awards2013TV SpecialHimself – Nominee (uncredited)
The American Cinematheque Tribute to Ben Stiller2012TV MovieHimself
The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards2012TV SpecialHimself – Winner: Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special and Co-Winner: Outstanding Miniseries or Movie
The Hollywood Fast Lane2012TV SeriesHimself – Interviewee
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2012TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Rose2010-2012TV SeriesHimself – Guest
Tavis Smiley2005-2012TV SeriesHimself
MSN Exclusives2012TV SeriesHimself (2013)
Hollywood’s Best Film Directors2012TV SeriesHimself – Interviewee / Film Director
The Biggest Schmucks in the World2011Video shortHimself
The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards2008TV SpecialHimself – Winner: Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
Shootout2007-2008TV SeriesHimself
New Heroes of Comedy2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Greatest Ever Comedy Movies2006TV MovieHimself
Greatest Ever Blockbuster Movies2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Inside the Litter Box: Behind the Scenes with Jinx the Cat2005Video shortHimself
Meet the Fockers: The Manary Gland2005Video shortHimself
Meet the Parents: Behind the Scenes2004Video shortHimself
Tribeca Film Festival Presents2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
The World of Austin Powers2002Video documentary shortHimself
Spotlight on Location: Meet the Parents2001Video documentary shortHimself
The 27th Annual People’s Choice Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
MADtv2000TV SeriesHimself
Behind the Scenes of ‘Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me’1999Video documentary shortHimself – Director

Archive Footage

Don’t Crash: The Documentary of the Making of the Movie of the Book of the Radio Series of ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’2005Video documentaryHimself

Won Awards

2016Filmmaker AwardCinema Audio Society, USA
2013DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-SeriesGame Change (2012)
2013PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Long-Form TelevisionGame Change (2012)
2012Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic SpecialGame Change (2012)
2012Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Miniseries or MovieGame Change (2012)
2010Special AwardShoWest Convention, USAComedy Director of the Decade
2009DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television/MiniseriesRecount (2008)
2008Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic SpecialRecount (2008)
2008Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Made for Television MovieRecount (2008)

Nominated Awards

2016Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or a Dramatic SpecialAll the Way (2016)
2016Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Television MovieAll the Way (2016)
2016Cinema for Peace AwardCinema for Peace AwardsMost Valuable Movie of the YearTrumbo (2015)
2012Golden NymphMonte-Carlo TV FestivalTelevision Films – Best DirectorGame Change (2012)
2012OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Direction of a Motion Picture or MiniseriesGame Change (2012)
2009PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Long-Form TelevisionRecount (2008)
2008OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Direction of a Motion Picture or MiniseriesRecount (2008)
1998OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest First Feature FilmAustin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)

Known for movies


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