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John Davis

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John Andrew Davis is an American film producer and founder of Davis Entertainment.


Davis has produced motion pictures in all genres, most notable in action-adventure, and family films.

His films include Norbit, starring Eddie Murphy for DreamWorks/Paramount; Garfield and Garfield 2, both for Fox; the Eddie Murphy comedy Daddy Day Care, produced with Revolution Studios; the two Dr. Dolittle films, starring Eddie Murphy; the Jack Lemmon/Walter Matthau trilogy Out to Sea, Grumpy Old Men, and Grumpier Old Men; and Fat Albert, written by Bill Cosby, among many others.

Some of Davis’s action-adventure titles include the science fiction thriller I, Robot starring Will Smith; The Firm, starring Tom Cruise; Courage Under Fire, starring Denzel Washington; Waterworld, starring Kevin Costner; Predator, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger; Behind Enemy Lines, starring Owen Wilson and Gene Hackman; Predator 2, starring Danny Glover; the John Woo action film, Paycheck, starring Ben Affleck and Uma Thurman, for Paramount; Alien vs. Predator, an action thriller combining the two classic creatures, and its sequel AVP2, for Fox, among many others.

Other Davis productions include When a Stranger Calls, a remake of the 1979 horror classic, for Screen Gems; Life or Something Like It, starring Angelina Jolie; and the MGM film Heartbreakers, starring Sigourney Weaver, Gene Hackman and Jennifer Love Hewitt. Most recently he produced The Express, a real-life sports action drama, starring Dennis Quaid for Universal about college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African American Heisman Trophy winner.

Davis is currently in production in London on his next feature for 20th Century Fox, Gulliver's Travels. Directed by Rob Letterman, it stars Jason Segel, Emily Blunt and Jack Black and tells the story of travel writer Lemuel Gulliver who takes an assignment in Bermuda but ends up on the island of Lilliput where he towers over the tiny citizens.

Davis also continues to produce DVD premiere titles born out of his Garfield and Dr. Dolittle franchises as well as numerous other titles. Dr. Dolittle Goin’ to Hollywood and Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief were both released by Fox Home Entertainment in 2008. Garfield Gets Real was followed by the 2008 release of Garfield Fun Fest, both also for Fox Home Entertainment.

For television, Davis Entertainment Television produced the NBC made-for-television films The Jesse Ventura Story and Little Richard, as well as the ABC made-for-television film Miracle at Midnight, starring Sam Waterston. His television department has series and made-for-television films set up with television networks and cable broadcasters.

For television and cable, Davis produced Asteroid, the NBC mini-series. Davis Entertainment also produced Volcano: Fire on the Mountain, for ABC; the NBC film of Truman Capote’s One Christmas, starring Katharine Hepburn; and the popular CBS film This Can’t Be Love, starring Katharine Hepburn and Anthony Quinn.

Davis’ other television and cable credits include Tears and Laughter, The Last Outlaw, Silhouette, Voyage, Irresistible Force, Wild Card, Dangerous Passion, Curiosity Kills, and Caught in the Act. Davis Entertainment Television is currently developing numerous series and event films for network and cable outlets.

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