More Brian Robbins Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for The Shaggy Dog)Brian Robbins previously directed and produced The Perfect Score, starring Scarlett Johansson, the box-office hit Varsity Blues and Hardball, starring Keanu Reeves.
As a partner in Tollin/Robbins Productions (TRP), Robbins was producer (with Michael Tollin), of the film Dreamer, starring Kurt Russell, Dakota Fanning, Elisabeth Shue and Kris Kristofferson. TRP also produced the Paramount release Coach Carter, starring Samuel L. Jackson, which debuted #1 at the box office in January 2005. He also produced the Tollin-directed Radio with Cuba Gooding Jr. and Ed Harris.
Other films produced under the TRP banner include Summer Catch and Big Fat Liar, along with the documentary Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream, which won a Peabody Award and was nominated for an Academy Award. TRP also recently produced the sequel to their 1993 documentary Hardwood Dreams, a gripping look at inner-city sports narrated by Wesley Snipes.
Along with Mike Tollin, Robbins is also responsible for four prime-time television series currently in production. Three of those air on The WB-Smallville, One Tree Hill and What I Like About You-and the fourth is the newly debuted Crumbs on ABC. TRP also produced The Days for ABC (the first project from the unique partnership between MindShare and ABC), ABC's I'm With Her, Arli$$ for HBO, several Nickelodeon series including All That (now in its 10th season), Kenan & Kel, The Amanda Show and Sports Theatre with Shaquille O'Neal, for which he received a Directors Guild Award. Additionally, Robbins is part of the team that created SlamBall which is currently being re-launched as a national sport.
Robbins and his partner Mike Tollin were honored by Girls, Inc. in 2003 and recently launched the L.A. chapter of the Chasing the Dream Foundation, which awards scholarships to underprivileged youth.
Bio courtesy Buena Vista for "The Shaggy Dog" (01-Apr-2006)
Biography #3Brian Robbins most recently directed the breakout hit film Varsity Blues, starring James Van Der Beek and Jon Voight. He previously directed the family comedy Good Burger for Paramount Pictures in 1997, having previously made his feature debut with The Show, a real-life drama and concert film featuring hip-hop artists.
In 1993, while producing the award-winning film Hardwood Dreams, he partnered with its director, Mike Tollin, to form their production company, Tollin/Robbins Productions. Robbins is a co-creator and executive producer on Nickelodeon's hit shows All That, Kenen & Kel and Cousin Skeeter. He served as a co-writer and director on the DGA and CableACE Award-winning Nickelodeon show Sports Theater With Shaquille O'Neal and is also an executive producer of the successful HBO comedy Arli$$ and of the new WB series, Popular.
Robbins also starred for five seasons on the hit ABC sitcom Head of the Class.
Bio courtesy Warner Bros. (01-Jan-2000)