Peter Segal biography
Second Act Director
Date of Birth: 1962
While Peter Segal was in USC School of Cinema-Television, he had the opportunity to work on several HBO comedy specials, including Tom Arnold's The Naked Truth I, II and III, which Segal also produced and wrote. For his efforts he won a cable ACE Award for Best Director in a Comedy Special.
He then started to work on Tom Arnold's own sitcom - The Jackie Thomas Show. Although the show was scheduled right after Roseanne which, at the time, was the number one show, it failed to pull up its ratings and was soon canned by producers.
Sticking with comedy, Segal turned to feature films, making his debut with Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994) followed closely by Tommy Boy (1995) and My Fellow Americans (1996). From 2003-2005, Adam Sandler starred in several movies directed by Peter, including Anger Management (2003), 50 First Dates (2004) and The Longest Yard (2005).
Segal also won the National Association of Broadcasters' Service to Children Award in '90 and '91, as well as eight local Los Angeles Emmys.
More recently, he's been busy directing multiple episodes of TV series such as Shameless and Survivor's Remorse, but will return to the big screen with a reboot of the 1950 classic film Harvey .