Last Man Standing
Fridays, 8:00 - 8:30 p.m., ET/PT
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TIM DOYLE, executive producer
Tim Doyle grew up in Glendale, California, the fifth son in an unwieldy Irish-Catholic family of ten. He attended USC Film School before beginning his long career writing and producing television comedy programs such as "Dinosaurs," "Roseanne," "Grace Under Fire," "Ellen," "Sports Night," "Andy Richter Controls The Universe," "Jake In Progress," "Still Standing," "Aliens In America," "The Big Bang Theory," "Better Off Ted" and "Rules of Engagement." He has also written an embarrassing number of clever pilots which never made it to series but garner the respect of his peers -- which is much more valuable to Doyle than millions in syndication back-end. He lives in Glendale with his wife and small child in a house much nicer than the crappy one he grew up in.
TIM ALLEN, executive producer (see separate bio)
MARTY ADELSTEIN, executive producer
Marty Adelstein is a partner in 21 Laps/Adelstein, a Los Angeles-based television production company, with director Shawn Levy. Adelstein's background in Hollywood spans 25 years, with a career that includes producer, manager and agent. In 1996 he helped launch Endeavor, which would eventually become one of Hollywood's leading talent agencies. While helping to guide the agency, he worked with such clients as David E. Kelley ("Boston Legal"), Bonnie and Terry Turner ("That '70s Show"), Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and World Wrestling Entertainment.
In addition to having "Last Man Standing" picked up for Season Two, in its second development season 21 Laps/Adelstein had three pilots produced. Adelstein is also currently producing "Teen Wolf" the series, which was ordered for 13 episodes by MTV, is executive producer of the Golden Globe-nominated "Prison Break," and produced "Tru Calling," both on FBC.
Active on the feature side, Adelstein produced "Hanna" with Focus Features, penned by Seth Lochhead and starring Cate Blanchett and Eric Bana. He also produced Dimension's "Black Christmas," written and directed by Glen Morgan and Jim Wong, as well as the thriller "The Experiment," with Academy Award winners Adrien Brody and Forest Whitaker. Next Adelstein will produce "The Necklace" with Fox Searchlight in Spring 2013.
Adelstein sits on the Board of Trustees for Pitzer College.
BECKY CLEMENTS, executive producer
In addition to "Last Man Standing," the prolific Becky Clements is producer of "The Jeff Foxworthy Show," "Newsradio," "Just Shoot Me," "Jake in Progress" and "Samantha Who," as well as over 60 pilots. She previously worked at Brillstein Grey Television, where she rose to the position of Executive Vice President. Clements began her career in New York at "The Jon Stewart Show," "The NFL on CBS," "The 1994 Winter Olympic Games in Lillehammer," and King World Productions.
SHAWN LEVY, executive producer
As one of the most commercially successful film directors of the past decade, Shawn Levy's films have grossed $2 billion worldwide. Currently Levy is shooting his newest film, "The Internship," starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson for 20th Century Fox. In 2011 Dreamworks and Disney released his futuristic father-son boxing drama, "Real Steel," starring Hugh Jackman. In 2010 Levy released "Date Night," which he directed and produced and which grossed over $150 million worldwide. 21 Laps produced the hit comedy "What Happens in Vegas," and Levy both produced and directed the blockbuster "Night at the Museum" franchise, which to date has netted more than a billion dollars in worldwide box office. Previously Levy directed the hit 2006 comedy "The Pink Panther," and also directed the smash hit "Cheaper by the Dozen," which went on to gross more than $200 million.
Levy graduated at the age of 20 from the Drama Department of Yale University. He later studied film in the Masters Film Production Program at USC, where he produced and directed the short film "Broken Record." The film won the Gold Plaque at the Chicago Film Festival, in addition to being selected to screen at the Directors Guild of America.
RICHARD BAKER and RICK MESSINA, executive producers
Richard Baker and Rick Messina have been Tim Allen's personal managers since 1989. Their network series executive producer credits include "The Drew Carey Show" (ABC), "The Good Life" (NBC), "Small Doses" (Comedy Central) and "Full Frontal Comedy" (Showtime). Their film producing credits include all three of "The Santa Clause" films and "Jungle 2 Jungle." Messina and Baker also produced numerous stand-up comedy specials, including "Tim Allen: Men Are Pigs," "Drew Carey: Human Cartoon" and "John Mendoza: Over Easy."
KEVIN ABBOTT, executive producer
Kevin Abbott executive-produced "Surviving Suburbia" and served as consulting producer of the hit comedy "My Name is Earl." Other executive-producing credits include such television comedies as "Reba," "Two Guys and a Girl" and "Grace Under Fire." Producing credits include "Roseanne," "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper," "The Golden Girls," "Uncle Buck and "Free Spirit." Abbott was also story editor for "Just the Ten of Us."
KEVIN HENCH, executive producer
After stints at "The Man Show" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," Kevin Hench penned the boxing comedy "The Hammer," which Sports Illustrated called the best sports comedy of 2008. A columnist for FoxSports.com, he has made numerous appearances on "Jim Rome Is Burning" on ESPN.
JOHN PASQUIN, director
John Pasquin has helmed some of the most successful series in television and created films that have entertained audiences around the world. He has worked with Tim Allen on numerous occasions, including directing him in the film comedies "Joe Somebody," "Jungle 2 Jungle" and "The Santa Clause." His film directing credits include "Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous," starring Sandra Bullock. Pasquin was honored with two Emmy nominations for his work as the original director, producer and one of the creative forces behind ABC's award-winning "Home Improvement." He was honored with another Emmy nomination and a Directors Guild of America Award nomination for the popular night-time drama, "LA Law." Credited as the inaugural director of the influential one-hour dramatic series "Thirtysomething," Pasquin has directed for such other television series as "Roseanne," "George Lopez," "Family Ties," "Growing Pains," "Newhart" and "Alice." He also directed the pilot for the new Reba McIntire series, "Malibu Country." He showcased his skills beyond series television by helming the made for television movies "Out on the Edge" for CBS and "Don't Touch My Daughter" for NBC.
Before joining the Hollywood community, Pasquin spent ten years honing his skills and gaining critical acclaim directing Off-Broadway and regional theatre productions around the United States. He was honored with an Obie Award for his direction of "Moonchildren," and has directed numerous productions for Joseph Papp's Shakespeare Festival in New York. Pasquin resides in Los Angeles with his wife, actress JoBeth Williams, and their three children.