Jay Roach

Winter 2018 Visiting Fellow

Award-winning Film director & producer

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Jay Roach is the director of “All The Way,” based on the Tony-Award winning play by Robert Schenkkan. Bryan Cranston reprises his role as President Lyndon B. Johnson alongside Melissa Leo, Anthony Mackie and Frank Langella.

Roach was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, graduated with an economics degree from Stanford University in 1980 and later went on to receive his masters degree in film production from the University of Southern California in 1986.

Roach was awarded a total of four Emmy’s for his directing on the made for television movies “Recount” in 2008 and “Game Change” in 2012. As a director, his most recent film, “Trumbo,” stars Bryan Cranston as Dalton Trumbo, one of Hollywood’s blacklisted screenwriters in the 1940s. The film, which also stars Elle Fanning, Helen Mirren and Diane Lane, was released by Bleecker Street on November 6, 2015.  In addition, Roach is known for directing movies such as “Meet the Parents,” “Meet the Fockers,” the “Austin Powers” trilogy and “The Campaign.”

Along with directing, Roach has also spent time as a producer on a number of moves including “50 First Dates,” “The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy,” “Borat,” “Little Fockers” and “Sisters.”