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Also Known As: Brian Levine Died:
Born: November 22, 1963 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: director, producer, actor, screenwriter

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Brian Robbins began a successful television career as an actor on ABC's "Head of the Class" but really made his mark in the medium as a prolific producer and director.

Brian Robbins began a successful television career as an actor on ABC's "Head of the Class" but really made his mark in the medium as a prolific producer and director.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Meet Dave (2008)
2.
  Norbit (2007)
3.
4.
  Perfect Score, The (2004) Director
5.
  Hardball (2001) Director
6.
  Ready to Rumble (2000) Director
7.
  Varsity Blues (1999) Director
8.
  Good Burger (1997) Director
9.
  Show, The (1995) Director
10.
  All That (1994) Creator

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 DaVinci's War (1993) Michael
2.
 Camp Cucamonga (1990) Roger
3.
4.
 Cellar Dweller (1988) Philip
5.
 One Terrific Guy (1986) Todd Burton
6.
 Gladiator (1986) Jeff Benton
7.
 Crime Of Innocence (1985) Lonnie
10.
 Battle of the Network Stars XIX (1988) Abc Team Member
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Milestones close milestones

1978:
Moved with family from New York to California
:
Began appearing in small guest spots on several sitcoms
1986:
First role as a series regular, playing Eric Mardian on ABC's "Head of the Class"; began writing episodes in 1988
1989:
Hosted and co-produced the syndicated game show "Pictionary"
1992:
Executive produced the syndicated sports special "Magic Johnson's All-Star Slam 'N Jam"
1993:
Formed Tollin/Robbins Productions with Michael Tollin
1994:
Produced the sports documentary "Hardwood Dreams" (Fox)
1994:
Created (also executive produced) the Nickelodeon sketch comedy program "All That"
1995:
Wrote and directed (also produced) the music documentary "The Show"
1995:
Produced the Oscar nominated documentary "Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream" (TBS)
1996:
Executive produced HBO's sports-themed comedy "Arli$$"
1996:
Executive produced the Nickelodeon spin-off series "Kenan & Kel"
1997:
Feature directing debut, "Good Burger" with Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell
1998:
Produced (also directed) the Nickelodeon family series "Cousin Skeeter"
1999:
Directed James Van Der Beek in the football-themed drama "Varsity Blues"
1999:
Executive produced "The Amanda Show" (Nickelodeon) with Amanda Bynes
2000:
Directed the film "Ready to Rumble" about professional wrestling enthusiasts played by David Arquette and Scott Caan
2002:
Executive produced "The Nick Cannon Show" (Nickelodeon)
2002:
Executive produced "Big Fat Liar"; also co-wrote with former "Head of the Class" co-star Dan Schneider
2004:
Helmed the big screen drama-comedy "The Perfect Score"
2004:
Re-teamed with Amanda Bynes to produce The WB series "What I Like About You"
2004:
Produced The WB teen drama "One Tree Hill"
2007:
Directed the Eddie Murphy comedy "Norbit"
2007:
Produced the comedy "Wild Hogs," starring Tim Allen, William H. Macy and John Travolta
2008:
Re-teamed with star Eddie Murphy to direct "Meet Dave"
2009:
Executive produced the Disney Channel sitcom "Sonny with a Chance" and its spin-off "So Random!"
2012:
Directed and produced the comedy "A Thousand Words," once again starring Eddie Murphy
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Education

University of California, Los Angeles: Los Angeles , California -
Grant High School: Van Nuys , California - 1982

Notes

Robbins on the differences between his many roles in the industry: "When you are an actor, you only have control over what you can bring to someone else's work. You have no control over how the director will take your work and shape it. A writer can only take his or her words and pass it along to the director, actors, etc. When you are directing, you are kind of like a field general. You take everybody's work and try to get the best out of it, while constantly keeping your mind on the micro and the macro. It's the most challenging thing I can imagine doing and can't think of anything harder. After having a challenge like that, it's hard to step back and watch someone else do it." --quoted in UltimateTV News, June 16, 1997

"I still consider myself a kid, so I often relate to teenagers better than I do to adults." --Brian Robbins quoted in UltimateTV News, June 16, 1997

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Robin Givens. Actor. Co-star on ABC's "Head of the Class"; together briefly c. 1986.
companion:
Holly Robinson. Actor. Engaged in the late 1980s; no longer together.
wife:
Laura Cathcart. Publicist. Met in 1992.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Floyd Levine. Actor. Born c. 1935.
mother:
Rochelle Levine. Born c. 1938.
sister:
Sheryl Levine. Born c. 1956.
brother:
Marc Levine. Born c. 1960.
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