Fast Facts

  • Struggled with dyslexia as a child.
  • After graduating from college, enrolled in USC's law school but quit after a year to pursue a career in Hollywood.
  • Started out in television in the late '70s; worked for television producer Edgar J. Scherick where he co-produced 2 made-for-TV movies: Zuma Beach and Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery.
  • First box office hit was 1984's Splash.
  • Co-founded Imagine Entertainment with director Ron Howard in 1986.
  • Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1998.
  • Was named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2007.

Awards

  • 1998, Emmy — Outstanding Miniseries: Winner
  • 2003, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2004, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2004, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2006, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Winner
  • 2006, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2005, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1999, Emmy — Outstanding Animated Program (for programming one hour or less): Nominee
  • 2002, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1995, Oscar — Best Motion Picture of the Year: Nominee
  • 1984, Oscar — Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Nominee
  • 2008, Oscar — Best Motion Picture of the Year: Nominee
  • 2008, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film: Nominee
  • 2007, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film: Nominee
  • 2001, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film: Nominee
  • 2001, Oscar — Best Motion Picture of the Year: Winner
  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Special Class Programs: Nominee
  • 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2002, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Foreign Film: Nominee
  • 1996, Producers Guild Awards — Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: Winner
  • 2009, Producers Guild Awards — Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: Nominee
  • 2005, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Sage Grazer — Daughter
  • Patrick Grazer — Son
  • Arlene Becker Grazer — Mother
  • Thomas Grazer — Father
  • Corki Grazer — Ex-wife
  • Thomas Costa Grazer — Son
  • Veronica Smiley — Fiancée
  • Nora Beth Grazer — Sister
  • Theresa McKay — Ex-wife
  • Chau-Giang Thi Nguyen — Ex-fiancée
  • Riley Grazer — Son
  • Gavin Grazer — Brother
  • Gigi Levangie Grazer — Ex-wife

College

  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States (BA in Psychology, 1974)

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  • Birth Name: Brian Thomas Grazer
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Birthday: July 12, 1951, Cancer
  • Profession: Producer
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