Born and raised in New York, Waldman moved to Florida to complete his studies at the University of Miami. Upon graduation, he paid his dues as a production assistant before quickly moving up the ranks to become an assistant director on various independent films and television programs. He first met producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Michael Bay when he worked on the second unit of the original Bad Boys, which sparked a long running association with both entertainment moguls.
Waldman realized his ambition as he quickly progressed to producing and production managing such popular television shows as Key West and Dead at 21, which garnered a Genesis Award and a Cable Ace nomination. Another highlight included producing a documentary shot on location in Nicaragua, Honduras and Costa Rica depicting the war between the Sandanistas and Contras. When Waldman decided to make a transition to feature films, he relocated to Los Angeles and has continued to work non-stop on some of the industry's most prestigious big-budget projects.
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