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David Willis

David Willis

David Willis has worked in the entertainment industry since 1983. He is currently President of his production company, Ixnay Pix.

A native of New Jersey, Willis majored in history at the University of Delaware and relocated to Los Angeles to begin work as a production assistant to music video producer/director Jerry Kramer.

When his brother Bruce Willis was signed to star on the ABC TV series Moonlighting, Willis was hired as production assistant to the series creator, Glenn Gordon Caron. Over the course of the program's run, he worked his way up to Post-Production Supervisor for the show. He continued working with Caron, serving as executive assistant to Caron on the film Clean & Sober, starring Michael Keaton.

Willis was subsequently tapped by producer Joel Silver to serve as Associate Producer for the NBC series pilot Parker Kane, which starred Jeff Fahey and Marisa Tomei. He also associate produced the Silver-produced film Hudson Hawk and produced Live Wire and the hit comedy Loaded Weapon, which starred Emilio Estevez, Samuel L. Jackson and Whoopi Goldberg.

From there, Willis was hired to serve as Vice President of Production and Development of Flying Heart Films, where he produced the features Color of Night and the hugely successful Die Hard 3.

Other film credits include Breakfast of Champions, The Whole Nine Yards, The Kid and Bandits. Willis also served as executive producer for the animated series Bruno the Kid.

Willis is currently working on the action thriller Hostage.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

David Willis Facts

OccupationProducer

Selected Filmography

Why Them
Protect and Survive
The Life of David Gale
Last Man Standing
Live Free or Die Hard
The Whole Nine Yards
The Books of John
Surrogates
Alpha Dog
Mercury Rising
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