Joel Silver Biography (1952-)

Born July 14, 1952, in South Orange, NJ; father, a public relations executive; mother, a writer; married Karyn Fields (a producer and costumer), July 10,1999. Addresses: Office: Silver Pictures Co., c/o Warner Bros. Pictures, 4000 Warner Blvd., Building 90, Burbank, CA 91522-0001.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Film producer, film executive
Birth Details
July 14, 1952
South Orange, New Jersey, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Work
  • Producer, Unless Otherwise Noted
  • Associate producer, The Warriors, Paramount, 1979
  • Coproducer, Xanadu, Universal, 1980
  • 48 Hrs., Paramount, 1982
  • Executive producer, Jekyll and Hyde ... Together Again, Paramount,1982
  • Streets of Fire, Universal-RKO Radio Pictures, 1984
  • Brewster's Millions, Universal, 1985
  • Commando, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1985
  • Weird Science, Universal, 1985
  • Jumpin' Jack Flash, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1986
  • Lethal Weapon, Warner Bros., 1987
  • Predator, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1987
  • Action Jackson, Lorimar, 1988
  • Die Hard (also known as Piege de cristal), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1988
  • Road House, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1989
  • Lethal Weapon 2, Warner Bros., 1989
  • The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (also known as Las aventuras deFord Fairlane, Fuodo Fuearen no boken, and Ford Fairlane),Twentieth Century-Fox, 1990
  • Predator 2, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1990
  • Die Hard 2: Die Harder (also known as Die Hard 2), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1990
  • Hudson Hawk, 1991
  • The Last Boy Scout, 1991
  • Ricochet, 1991
  • Lethal Weapon 3, 1992
  • Demolition Man, 1993
  • Richie Rich, 1994
  • Executive producer, Demon Knight (also known as Demon Keeper and Tales from the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight), 1995
  • Assassins (also known as Day of Reckoning), 1995
  • Fair Game, 1995
  • Executive Decision (also known as Critical Decision), Warner Bros., 1996
  • Executive producer, Bordello of Blood (also known as Tales fromthe Crypt Presents: Bordello of Blood), 1996
  • Fathers' Day, Warner Bros., 1997
  • Conspiracy Theory, Warner Bros., 1997
  • Lethal Weapon 4 (also known as Lethal 4), Warner Bros., 1998
  • The Matrix, Warner Bros., 1999
  • House on Haunted Hill (also known as Haunted Hill), WarnerBros., 1999
  • Romeo Must Die, Warner Bros., 2000
  • Executive producer, Dungeons and Dragons (also known as Dungeons and Dragons: The Movie), New Line Cinema, 2000
  • Exit Wounds, Warner Bros., 2001
  • Swordfish, Warner Bros., 2001
  • Executive producer, 13 Ghosts, Warner Bros., 2001
  • Revelation, Dimension, 2001
  • Proximity, Warner Bros., 2001
  • Adrenalin, 2001
  • Film Appearances
  • High Finance, 1975
  • Raoul, Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Buena Vista, 1988
  • Voice of the chief, Osmosis Jones, Warner Bros., 2001
  • Television Work
  • Series; Executive Producer, Unless Otherwise Noted
  • Tales from the Crypt (series of specials; also known as HBO's Tales from the Crypt), HBO, 1989
  • (And creator) Tales from the Cryptkeeper, 1993-96
  • Perversions of Science, HBO, 1996-97
  • Secrets from the Cryptkeeper's Haunted House, 1996-97
  • Action, Fox, 1999
  • The Strip, UPN, 1999
  • Freedom, UPN, 2000
  • Movies
  • Executive producer, Parker Kane, 1990
  • Executive producer, W.E.I.R.D. World, Fox, 1995
  • Producer, Double Tap, HBO, 1997
  • Producer, Made Men, HBO, 1999
  • Executive Producer of Specials for "Tales from the Crypt" and RelatedSeries
  • Collection Completed, HBO, 1989
  • Lover Come Hack to Me, HBO, 1989
  • Only Sin Deep, HBO, 1989
  • 'Til Death, HBO, 1990
  • Fitting Punishment, HBO, 1990
  • For Cryin' Out Loud, HBO, 1990
  • Four-Sided Triangle, HBO, 1990
  • Judy, You're Not Yourself Today, HBO, 1990
  • Korman's Kalamity, HBO, 1990
  • The Lower Berth, HBO, 1990
  • Mute Witness to Murder, HBO, 1990
  • My Brother's Keeper, HBO, 1990
  • The Sacrifice, HBO, 1990
  • The Secret, HBO, 1990
  • Television Terror, HBO, 1990
  • The Thing from the Grave, HBO, 1990
  • Three's a Crowd, HBO, 1990
  • The Ventriloquist's Dummy, HBO, 1990
  • Trilogy (includes "Loved to Death," "Carrion Death," and "The Trap"), HBO, 1991
  • As Ye Sow, HBO, 1993
  • Came the Dawn, HBO, 1993
  • Creep Course, HBO, 1993
  • Death of Some Salesmen, HBO, 1993
  • Food for Thought, HBO, 1993
  • Forever Ambergris, HBO, 1993
  • Half Way Horrible, HBO, 1993
  • House of Horror, HBO, 1993
  • Oil's Well That Ends Well, HBO, 1993
  • People Who Live in Brass Hearses, HBO, 1993
  • Till Death Do We Part, HBO, 1993
  • Two for the Show, HBO, 1993
  • Well-Cooked Hams, HBO, 1993
  • The Assassin, HBO, 1994
  • In the Groove, HBO, 1994
  • Staired in Horror, HBO, 1994
  • 99 and 44/100% Pure Horror! HBO, 1995
  • Comes the Dawn, HBO, 1995
  • Doctor of Horror, HBO, 1995
  • You, Murderer, HBO, 1995
  • About Face, HBO, 1996
  • The Third Pig, HBO, 1996
  • Confession, HBO, 1996
  • Ear Today ... Gone Tomorrow, HBO, 1996
  • Escape, HBO, 1996
  • A Fatal Caper, HBO, 1996
  • Horror in the Night, HBO, 1996
  • The Kidnapper, HBO, 1996
  • Last Respects, HBO, 1996
  • Report from the Grave, HBO, 1996
  • Ricky Jay and His 52 Assistants, HBO, 1996
  • Secrets of the Cryptkeeper's Haunted House, HBO/CBS, 1996
  • A Slight Case of Murder, HBO, 1996
  • Smoke Wrings, HBO, 1996
  • Also director of some "Tales from the Crypt" specials, HBO.
  • Other Specials; Executive Producer, Unless Otherwise Noted
  • And All through the House, 1989
  • Dig That Cat ... He's Real Gone! 1989
  • The Man Who Was Death, 1989
  • Cutting Cards, 1990
  • Dead Right, 1990
  • The Switch, 1990
  • Segment producer, MTV's 10th Anniversary Special, MTV, 1991
  • Two-Fisted Tales, 1991
  • Abra Cadaver, 1991
  • Dead Wait, 1991
  • Deadline, 1991
  • Easel Kill 'Ya, 1991
  • Mournin' Mess, 1991
  • Split Second, 1991
  • Spoiled, 1991
  • The Reluctant Vampire, 1991
  • Top Billing, 1991
  • Undertaking Palor, 1991
  • Yellow, 1991
  • Beauty Rest, 1992
  • Curiosity Killed, 1992
  • King of the Road, 1992
  • Maniac at Large, 1992
  • None But the Lonely Heart, 1992
  • On a Dead Man's Chest, 1992
  • Seance, 1992
  • Showdown, 1992
  • (And director) Split Personality, 1992
  • Strung Along, 1992
  • The New Arrival, 1992
  • This'll Kill Ya, 1992
  • Werewolf Concerto, 1992
  • What's Cookin'? 1992
  • Producer, The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies, 1995
  • Cold War, Cable News Network, 1996
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • Mel Gibson's Video Diary 2: Lethal Weapon 3, 1991
  • The 23rd Annual NAACP Image Awards, NBC, 1991
  • The Warner Bros. Story: No Guts, No Glory; 75 Years of Stars, TNT,1998
  • The Warner Bros. Story: No Guts, No Glory; 75 Years of Laughter, TNT, 1998
  • The Warner Bros. Story: No Guts, No Glory; 75 Years of Blockbusters, TNT, 1998
  • Episodic
  • American Cinema, PBS, 1995
  • WRITINGS
  • Television Episodes
  • The Strip, UPN, 1999

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Empire, November, 2000, p. 10.
    • Entertainment Weekly, January 20, 1995, p. 26.
    • Premiere, December, 1990.
    • Rolling Stone, June 15, 1989.

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