Jonathan Kasdan
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Jonathan Kasdan
Jonathan Kasdan
Jonathan Peter Kasdan

(1979-09-30) September 30, 1979 (age 40)
  • Screenwriter
  • director
  • actor
Years active1983-present
Parent(s)Lawrence Kasdan
RelativesJake Kasdan (brother)

Jonathan Kasdan (born September 30, 1979)[] is an American writer, director and actor.


Kasdan was born to a Jewish family,[1] the son of Meg (née Goldman), a writer, and film director Lawrence Kasdan.[2] He is the brother of director and actor Jake Kasdan. His directorial debut, In the Land of Women, was released in the United States in 2007. Kasdan also wrote the film, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2006. Kasdan has worked as a writer for the American television series Freaks and Geeks, and as an actor in Dawson's Creek and Dreamcatcher. He had his acting debut in 1983 in his father's film, The Big Chill. Kasdan was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease when he was a 17-year-old junior in high school.[3]



Year Film Director Writer Actor Role Notes
1983 The Big Chill Yes Harold and Sarah's son
1985 Silverado Yes Boy at Outpost
1988 The Accidental Tourist Yes Boy at Doctor's Office
1990 I Love You to Death Yes Dominic
1994 Wyatt Earp Yes Bar Boy
2002 Slackers Yes Barry
Big Trouble Yes Jack Pendick Trainee
2003 Dreamcatcher Yes Defuniak
2007 In the Land of Women[4] Yes Yes
2012 The First Time Yes Yes
Darling Companion Yes Offciant
2018 Solo: A Star Wars Story[5] Yes Yes Bink Otauna Also co-producer
2021 Indiana Jones 5 Yes


Year Name Episode(s) Director Writer Actor Role
1999 Freaks and Geeks Tricks and Treats Yes Tommy
2000 The Little Things Yes
Dawson's Creek The Unusual Suspects Yes
2001 Eastern Standard Time Yes
2002 Guerilla Filmmaking Yes
Cigarette Burns Yes Yes Gawky-Looking Kid
The Abby Yes
2011 Californication Exile on Main St. Yes Director
Monkey Business Yes
...And Justice for All Yes
2012 At the Movies Yes
Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be Yes
2014 Levon Yes
Dicks Yes
30 Minutes or Less Yes
Daughter Yes
2016 Roadies Longest Days Yes
The Corporate Gig Yes


  1. ^ Bloom, Nate (May 15, 2018). "Han Solo is a Jew, Michelle Wolf is not". J. The Jewish News of Northern California.
  2. ^ "Lawrence Kasdan Biography (1949-)". Film Reference. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ Steven Weintraub (April 17, 2007). "Jonathan Kasdan Interviewed - In the Land of Women". Collider. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ Mick LaSalle (April 20, 2007). "Finding deep meaning in ... Michigan". San Francisco Chronicle ( Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ Josh Rottenberg (May 26, 2018). "'Solo: A Star Wars Story' writers Lawrence and Jonathan Kasdan on spoilers, sequels and why Han shot first". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2018.

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