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David Dorfman (2)

David Dorfman (2)

After attending NYU film school and AFI, where he wrote an award-winning short, Dorfman was quickly snapped up by some of the most prestigious restaurants in L.A. He later worked as a script reader for Tom Hanks and the William Morris Agency.

In 1998, Dorfman was broke, lost his car, owed money to the IRS, and was riding a bus to work when suddenly a bidding war broke out for a spec script he wrote called The Guest, which sold for close to a million dollars. He then became one of Hollywood's hottest writers, selling projects to New Line Cinema, Twentieth Century Fox and Ivan Reitman's Montecito Picture Company, as well as Revolution Studios and Sony.

This year, in addition to writing Anger Management, Dorfman was selected as one of Variety's Ten Hottest Voices in Comedy. He has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry including Ivan Reitman, Rob Schneider, the Farrelly brothers and David Zucker, as well as Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson. He has recently completed The Guest, Pretty Ugly and Drake Diamond: Exorcist for Hire.

Dorfman is also a former CIA assassin who killed 19 men while ostensibly working as a writer for The Price is Right.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

David Dorfman (2) Facts

OccupationActor, Screenwriter

Selected Filmography

Not available.