Jeffrey Katzenberg

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Film Producer
Date of Birth December 21, 1950
Place of Birth New York City, New York
Age 70 years old
Horoscope Sagittarius

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Jeffrey Katzenberg

Jeffrey Katzenberg is an American film producer and media proprietor. He became well known for his tenure as chairman of Walt Disney Studios from 1984 to 1994, during which the studio reinvigorated its live-action and animation divisions, as well as producing some of its biggest hits, including The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and The Lion King. After departing Disney, he was a co-founder and CEO of DreamWorks Animation, where he oversaw the production of such animated franchises as Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, Monsters vs. Aliens and How to Train Your Dragon. He has since founded a new media and technology company called WndrCo and is the founder of Quibi, a short-form mobile video platform. Katzenberg has also been involved in politics. With his active support of Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren and Barack Obama, he was called "one of Hollywood's premier political kingmakers and one of the Democratic Party's top national fundraisers."

Born: December 21, 1950, New York City, New York, U.S.
Residence: Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Alma mater: Ethical Culture Fieldston School
Occupation: Film producer, media proprietor
Years active: 1979–present
Notable work: Oliver & Company, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King, Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, Monsters vs. Aliens, How to Train Your Dragon
Net worth: US$900 million (2016)
Title: Co-founder and former CEO of DreamWorks Animation and DreamWorks Records, Founder of Quibi
Political party: Democratic
Children: 2
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About Jeffrey Katzenberg

Producer and CEO of DreamWorks Animation. He was the chairman of The Walt Disney Studios from 1984 until 1994.

Before Fame

He graduated from the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in 1969. He attended New York University.


He co-founded DreamWorks SKG with Steven Spielberg.

Family Life

He had a son with Marilyn Katzenberg with whom he started a philanthropic organization in 1994.


He helped produce Kung Fu Panda starring Jack Black.

Information related to Jeffrey Katzenberg

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  • American chief executives in the media industry
  • American film studio executives
  • United States National Medal of Arts recipients
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Latest information about Jeffrey Katzenberg updated on March 02, 2021.