Akiva Schaffer

Writer | Director | Soundtrack
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KNOWN FOR 
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) | Saturday Night Live (2005-2014) | The Lego Movie (2014)
AWARDS 
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 7 wins & 18 nominations More »
AKA 
The Dudes | Kiv | The Lonely Island
NICKNAME  
Kiv
BORN 
Dec 1, 1977 (age 40)
HEIGHT 
5' 9½" (1.76m)

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Projects in Development (5 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Past Film & Video (47 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Past Television (43 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Brooklyn Nine-NineBrooklyn Nine-Nine (TV Series) Director (2 episodes, 2014), Brett Booth (1 episode, 2018), Writer ("I'm on a Boat") (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2014–2018 4
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  • Primary photo for Alone TogetherAlone Together (TV Series) Executive Producer (8 episodes, 2018)  Less 2018 8
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  • Primary photo for I'm SorryI'm Sorry (TV Series) Executive Producer (10 episodes, 2017)  Less 2017 10
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  • Primary photo for The Gorburger ShowThe Gorburger Show (TV Series) Executive Producer  Less 2017– 
  • Primary photo for Home for the WeekendHome for the Weekend (TV Movie) Executive Producer  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night LiveSaturday Night Live (TV Series) Writer (95 episodes, 2005), Director (67 episodes, 2005), Writer (13 episodes, 2010), The Lonely Island / Various / Guy / Guy Selling Gun / Kiv / DJ / Bad Guy (8 episodes, 2008), Music Recordist (6 episodes, 2005), Writer (6 episodes, 2007), Writer ("MacGruber Theme") (6 episodes, 2007), Writer (additional sketch) (2 episodes, 2013), Segment Director (2 episodes, 2009), Writer ("Jizz in My Pants") (1 episode, 2008), Writer ("I'm on a Boat") (1 episode, 2009), Writer ("The Creep") (1 episode, 2011), Writer ("Ronnie and Clyde") (1 episode, 2010), Writer ("Theme from Boogerman") (1 episode, 2010), Writer ("On the Ground") (1 episode, 2009), Performer ("The Creep") (1 episode, 2011), Writer ("Hero Song") (1 episode, 2008), Writer ("What Was That?") (1 episode, 2010), Writer ("Boombox") (1 episode, 2010), Writer ("Iran So Far") (1 episode, 2007), Writer ("Roy Rules!") (1 episode, 2007), Performer ("Jack Sparrow") (1 episode, 2011), Writer ("Tizzle Wizzle") (1 episode, 2009), Performer ("I'm on a Boat") (1 episode, 2009), Writer ("Harpoon Man") (1 episode, 2006), Writer ("Two Worlds Collide") (1 episode, 2009), Writer ("Young Chuck Norris") (1 episode, 2006), Writer ("Jack Sparrow") (1 episode, 2011), Writer ("The Best Look in the World", "MacGruber Theme") (1 episode, 2008), Writer ("Natalie Raps") (1 episode, 2006), Writer ("Lazy Sunday") (1 episode, 2005), Writer ("GIRAFFES!") (1 episode, 2008), Writer ("Daiqurai Girl") (1 episode, 2008), Writer ("Flags of the World") (1 episode, 2010), Writer ("Dick in a Box") (1 episode, 2006), Writer ("Finest Girl (Bin Laden Song)") (1 episode, 2016), Writer ("Shy Ronnie") (1 episode, 2009), Writer ("Motherlover") (1 episode, 2009), Writer ("Sloths") (1 episode, 2007), Writer ("Space Olympics") (1 episode, 2008), Himself (1 episode, 2011), Writer ("Ras Trent") (1 episode, 2008), Writer ("Grape Jelly") (1 episode, 2010), Writer ("A Couple of Homies") (1 episode, 2009), Writer ("Please Don't Cut My Testicles") (1 episode, 2006), Writer ("I'm a Boss") (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2005–2016 120
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  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonThe Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) Writer ("I'm on a Boat") (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016 1
  • Primary photo for Party Over HereParty Over Here (TV Series) The Lonely Island (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016 1
    • Suffragettes (Mar 12, 2016) The Lonely Island (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Lip Sync BattleLip Sync Battle (TV Series) Writer ("Everything Is Awesome") (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015 1
  • Primary photo for The OscarsThe Oscars (TV Special) Himself - The Lonely Island (uncredited), Writer ("Everything Is Awesome")  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Mike and Mike in the MorningMike and Mike in the Morning (TV Series) Writer ("Everything is Awesome") (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015 1
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary SpecialSaturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special (TV Special) Segment Director (segments: That's When You Break), Writer  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for An SNL ValentineAn SNL Valentine (TV Special) Director (clips)  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for SNL's NFL SaturdaySNL's NFL Saturday (TV Movie) Director (clips)  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night Live: Christmas SpecialSaturday Night Live: Christmas Special (TV Special) Director (clips)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Comedy Sketch TV Time, Okay?Comedy Sketch TV Time, Okay? (TV Series) Special Thanks (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014 1
  • Primary photo for SNL ShortsSNL Shorts (TV Movie) Director (clips)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for SNL Sports SpectacularSNL Sports Spectacular (TV Movie) Clips Director  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night Live: ChristmasSaturday Night Live: Christmas (TV Special) Director  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night Live: HalloweenSaturday Night Live: Halloween (TV Special) Director  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Vivir de cineVivir de cine (TV Series) Him Self (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012 1
  • Primary photo for Todd's Pop Song ReviewsTodd's Pop Song Reviews (TV Series) Writer ("Jack Sparrow", "Jizz in My Pants", "Dick in a Box", "Like a Boss") (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011 1
    • Sexy and I Know It (Nov 21, 2011) Writer ("Jack Sparrow", "Jizz in My Pants", "Dick in a Box", "Like a Boss")  Less
  • Primary photo for Funny or Die Presents...Funny or Die Presents... (TV Series) Special Thanks (4 episodes, 2011)  Less 2011 4
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  • Primary photo for Some Jerk with a CameraSome Jerk with a Camera (TV Series) Writer ("I'm On A Boat") (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011 1
  • Primary photo for Late Night with Jimmy FallonLate Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) Himself - Guest (2 episodes, 2009), Writer ("I'm on a Boat") (1 episode, 2009), Performer ("I'm on a Boat") (1 episode, 2009), Writer ("Lazy Sunday") (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2009–2010 2
    • Episode #2.31 (Mar 8, 2010) Himself - Guest (uncredited), Writer ("Lazy Sunday")  Less
    • Episode #1.42 (May 12, 2009) Himself - Guest (as The Lonely Island), Performer ("I'm on a Boat") (uncredited), Writer ("I'm on a Boat") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for SNL Presents: A Very Gilly ChristmasSNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas (TV Special) Director (digital shorts) (uncredited), Writer ("Dick in a Box") (uncredited)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update ThursdaySaturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday (TV Series) Writer (6 episodes, 2008), Director (1 episode, 2008)  Less 2008–2009 6
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  • Primary photo for 2009 MTV Movie Awards2009 MTV Movie Awards (TV Special) Co-Producer, Writer ("Jizz in My Pants", "I'm On a Boat", "Lazy Sunday", "Dick in a Box"), Writer  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night Live: Just ShortsSaturday Night Live: Just Shorts (TV Special) Director  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night Live: The Best of Amy PoehlerSaturday Night Live: The Best of Amy Poehler (TV Special) Director (segments: Workout Video)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Water and PowerWater and Power (TV Series) Ambassador (1 episode, 2008)  Less 2008 1
  • Primary photo for Channy AwardsChanny Awards (TV Series) Director (1 episode, 2005), Himself (1 episode, 2005), Writer (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005 1
  • Primary photo for B.P.D.B.P.D. (TV Short) Director, Editor, Executive Producer, Writer (creator), Writer  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for 2005 MTV Movie Awards2005 MTV Movie Awards (TV Special) Consultant, Writer  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for House of CosbysHouse of Cosbys (TV Series) Cosby Team TriOsby (2 episodes, 2005)  Less 2005 2
    • Episode #1.4 (Apr 24, 2005) Cosby Team TriOsby (voice)  Less
    • Episode #1.3 (Mar 28, 2005) Cosby Team TriOsby (voice)  Less
  • Primary photo for The 'BuThe 'Bu (TV Series) Writer (creator) (11 episodes, 2003), Director (8 episodes, 2003), Writer (8 episodes, 2003), Executive Producer (8 episodes, 2003), Himself (1 episode, 2005), Performer ("We Didn't Do The 'Bu This Month") (1 episode, 2005), Writer ("We Didn't Do The 'Bu This Month") (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2003–2005 11
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  • Primary photo for AwesometownAwesometown (TV Short) Host / Various, Director, Composer (theme music), Music Recordist (as The Lonely Island), Executive Producer, Performer ("Awesometown", "Just 2 Guyz"), Writer ("Awesometown", "Just 2 Guyz"), Writer  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for G-Phoria 2004G-Phoria 2004 (TV Movie) Writer  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for 2004 MTV Movie Awards2004 MTV Movie Awards (TV Special) Consultant, Writer  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Channel 101Channel 101 (TV Movie) Walt Rice, Director (segments: Football Town) (as The Lonely Island), Editor (segments: Football Town), Producer (segments: Football Town) (as The Lonely Island), Writer (segments: Football Town) (as The Dudes)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Ignition Buzz TV CountdownIgnition Buzz TV Countdown (TV Series) Matt, Editor, Director, Writer (creator), Writer , Executive Producer  Less 2003– 
  • Primary photo for Regarding ArdyRegarding Ardy (TV Movie) Himself (as Kiv), Director, Editor, Producer, Performer ("Tiny Dancer", "Ardy Party"), Writer (creator) (as The Dudes)  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for White PowerWhite Power (TV Short) Kiv, Director, Editor, Producer, Performer ("Ka-Blamo!") (uncredited), Writer ("Ka-Blamo!") (uncredited), Writer (creator) (as Kiv)  Less 2001
Self (24 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Comedy Bang! Bang!Comedy Bang! Bang! (TV Series) Himself (3 episodes, 2014)  Less 2014–2016
  • Primary photo for The TalkThe Talk (TV Series) Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for FramesFrames (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Late Night with Seth MeyersLate Night with Seth Meyers (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for TodayToday (TV Series) Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for 2016 MTV Movie Awards2016 MTV Movie Awards (TV Special) Himself - The Lonely Island (uncredited)  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for E! Live from the Red CarpetE! Live from the Red Carpet (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night LiveSaturday Night Live (TV Series) Himself (3 episodes, 2011)  Less 2011–2013
  • Primary photo for Late Night with Jimmy FallonLate Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) Himself - Guest (5 episodes, 2009)  Less 2009–2013
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  • Primary photo for Wendy: The Wendy Williams ShowWendy: The Wendy Williams Show (TV Series) Himself - Guest (2 episodes, 2011)  Less 2011–2013
  • Primary photo for Guys Choice Awards 2013Guys Choice Awards 2013 (TV Special) Himself  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Jimmy Kimmel Live!Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series) Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for The Watch: Alien Invasions and YouThe Watch: Alien Invasions and You (Video) Himself  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for Watchmakers: The Making of 'The Watch'Watchmakers: The Making of 'The Watch' (Video) Himself  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for The 63rd Primetime Emmy AwardsThe 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for The 2011 Comedy AwardsThe 2011 Comedy Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night Live BackstageSaturday Night Live Backstage (TV Special) Himself  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009
    • Tennis (Apr 12, 2009) Himself  Less
  • Primary photo for Up Close with Carrie KeaganUp Close with Carrie Keagan (TV Series) Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Comic-Con 2007 LiveComic-Con 2007 Live (TV Special) Himself  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Channy AwardsChanny Awards (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for The 'BuThe 'Bu (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for 40 Most Awesomely Bad Dirrty Songs... Ever40 Most Awesomely Bad Dirrty Songs... Ever (TV Special) Himself / Panel (as The Lonely Island)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for ComputermanComputerman (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2003)  Less 2003
Archive Footage (5 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for ExtraExtra (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Live from New York!Live from New York! Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for SNL ChristmasSNL Christmas (TV Special) Director (archive footage)  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night Live Presents: Sports All-StarsSaturday Night Live Presents: Sports All-Stars (TV Special) Director (archive footage)  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Late Show with David LettermanLate Show with David Letterman (TV Series) Kiv (1 episode, 2006)  Less 2006
Other (1 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Lego DimensionsLego Dimensions (Video Game) Lyrics ("Everything Is Awesome (The Awesome!! Version)"), Producer ("Everything Is Awesome (The Awesome!! Version)")  Less 2015

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