Barry Sonnenfeld Biography (1953-)

Born April 1, 1953, in New York, NY; son of Sonny and Kelly (an art teacher)Sonnenfeld; married Susan Ringo (a producer), c. 1989; children: Chloe; stepchildren: Sasha, Amy. Addresses: Agent: Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Producer, director, cinematographer, actor
Birth Details
April 1, 1953
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Work
  • Director
  • The Addams Family, Paramount, 1991
  • (And coproducer) For Love or Money (also known as The Concierge), Universal, 1993
  • Addams Family Values, Paramount, 1993
  • (And executive producer) Get Shorty, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1995
  • Men in Black (also known as MIB), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1997
  • (And producer) Chippendales, 1999
  • (And producer) Wild Wild West, Warner Bros., 1999
  • Men in Black 2 (also known as MIB 2 and MIIB), Columbia, 2002
  • (And producer) Big Trouble, Buena Vista, 2002
  • Cinematographer
  • Contributor of additional photography, Violated, 1984
  • Blood Simple, Circle Releasing Corp., 1984
  • Compromising Positions, Paramount, 1985
  • Contributor, Home of the Brave, Cinecom International, 1986
  • (And lighting consultant) Three O'Clock High, Universal, 1987
  • Raising Arizona, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1987
  • Throw Momma from the Train, Orion, 1987
  • Contributor of additional photography, Wisdom, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1987
  • Big, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1988
  • When Harry Met Sally ... , Columbia, 1989
  • (And camera operator) Miller's Crossing, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1990
  • (And second unit director) Misery, Columbia, 1990
  • Other
  • Executive producer, Out of Sight, MCA/Universal, 1998
  • Producer, The Crew, Buena Vista, 2000
  • Film Appearances
  • (Uncredited) Voice of Marty vomiting, Blood Simple, Circle Releasing Corp., 1984
  • Mr. Glicker, Addams Family Values, Paramount, 1993
  • Doorman, Get Shorty, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1995
  • Metamorphosis of Men in Black, 2000
  • "Neuralyzed" father, Men in Black 2 (also known as MIB 2 and MIIB), Columbia, 2002
  • Confused sports radio caller, Big Trouble, Buena Vista, 2002
  • Television Executive Producer
  • Series
  • Partners, 1995
  • Maximum Bob, ABC, 1998
  • Fantasy Island, ABC, 1998-1999
  • Secret Agent Man, UPN, 2000
  • The Tick, Fox, 2001
  • Television Cinematographer
  • Specials
  • "In Our Water," Frontline, PBS, 1982
  • "Out of Step," ABC Afterschool Special, CBS, 1984
  • How to Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days, PBS, 1984
  • Movies
  • Welcome Home, Bobby, 1986
  • Classified Love, 1986
  • Television Work
  • Other
  • Cinematographer, Doubletake (miniseries), 1985
  • Director, Maximum Bob (pilot), ABC, 1998
  • Director, The Tick (pilot), Fox, 2001
  • Also director of Forever Young (pilot), Fox.
  • Television Appearances
  • Episodic
  • "Extraterrestrials," Understanding, 1994
  • Late Show with David Letterman, 1997, 2002

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Authors and Artists for Young Adults, Volume 26, Gale, 1999
    Periodicals
    • Cinefantastique, August, 1999, pp. 35-37
    • Entertainment Weekly, November 3, 1995, pp. 38-39
    • Expose, July, 2002, pp. 22-25
    • Newsweek, July 5, 1999, p. 56
    • Premiere, July, 1999, pp. 59-65
    • Shoot, March 18, 1994, pp. 31-33; October 13, 1995, p. S43; May 23, 1997, pp. 1-2
    • Starlog, September, 1997

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