Jonze was born on October 22, 1969 inRockville, Maryland, and
grew up in Bethesda, Maryland and in Gulph Mills, Pennsylvania.
His father, Arthur H. Spiegel III, was a distant relation of the
Spiegel catalog family, and founded APM Management
Consultants. His mother, Sandra L. Granzow, is a writer,
communications consultant in developing countries, and artist.
His brother Sam "Squeak E. Clean" Spiegel, is a producer and DJ
He also has a sister, Julia. His father was from a German Jewish
family, while his mother has German, Scottish, and English
Spike Jonze is an American director, producer, screenwriter and actor, whose
work includes music videos, commercials, films and television. He started
his feature film directing career with Being John Malkovich (1999) and
Adaptation (2002), both written by Charlie Kaufman, and then started
movies with screenplays of his own with Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
and Her (2013)
Jonze is well known for his music video collaborations with Fatboy Slim,
Weezer, Beastie Boys, and Björk. He was a co-creator and executive
producer of MTV's Jackass. He is currently the creative director of
VBS.tv. He is part owner of skateboard company Girl Skateboards with
riders Rick Howard and Mike Carroll. Jonze has great distinction in the
skateboarding world; his Video Days is widely regarded as the most
influential skate video ever made.
Here are some of his videos
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