Co-director, Addams Family (2019)
I was born on July 11, 1968 in Lubbock, Texas. I am a director, actor and producer. I directed the films Shrek 2 (2004), Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (2012) and Sausage Party (2016) on which I also served as a producer. I was an Executive Producer on the animated series The High Fructose Adventures of The Annoying Orange for Cartoon Network. The series ran from 2012-2014. My voice acting includes Mason the monkey in the Madagascar franchise, the Gingerbread Man in the Shrek films and various roles in Sausage Party.
I am currently directing and producing an animated version of The Addams Family for MGM to be released in 2019. Outside development productions include The Jetsons for Warner Brothers.
Prior to directing and producing, I served as a storyboard artist at Film Roman on the popular animated television comedy The Simpsons. Other animation work includes writer and storyboard artist on The Ren & Stimpy Show, Hanna-Barbera’s 2 Stupid Dogs and Nickelodeon’s Rocko’s Modern Life. I began my film career in 1991 on the Paramount Pictures movie Cool World as an animator, effects animator, gag writer, layout artist and character designer.