Jeffrey Blitz

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Jeffrey Blitz
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Director and Writer Jeffrey Blitz
EducationB.A. and M.A. Johns Hopkins University
OccupationFilm director, film producer, and screenwriter
FamilyAndy Blitz (brother)

Jeffrey Blitz is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter from Ridgewood, New Jersey.[1] He was nominated for an Academy Award for his 2002 documentary, Spellbound, and won the Dramatic Directing Prize at the Sundance Film Festival for his 2007 film, Rocket Science.

Blitz won the 2009 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series, for The Office episode "Stress Relief".

Personal life[edit]

Blitz was born to a Conservative Jewish family and raised in an upper-middle-class household in Ridgewood, New Jersey.[2][3] His mother, a pediatrician, was an immigrant from Moisés Ville, Argentina, and his father was a research psychologist.[2] He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1990 and a master's degree in 1991 from Johns Hopkins University. In 1997, he graduated from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts.[4] His brother is comedy writer Andy Blitz.


Year Title Notes
2002 Spellbound Director and writer
2006-2013 The Office Director, 11 episodes
2007 Rocket Science Director and writer
2010 Lucky Director and writer
2014-2017 Review Director, 22 episodes
2017 Table 19 Director and writer
2017-2018 Trial & Error Director, 12 episodes
2018 Ghosted Director, 1 episode
2019 Perfect Harmony Director, 2 episodes
2019 Sunnyside (American TV series) Director, 1 episode
2020 Single Parents Director, 1 episode
2020 Space Force Director, 1 episode


  1. ^ Davis, Erik. "Interview: Rocket Science Director Jeffrey Blitz" Archived 2011-08-13 at the Wayback Machine, Moviefone, August 10, 2007. Accessed September 20, 2011. "I also grew up in New Jersey, although a different part of New Jersey. I set it in Plainsboro, which is in Central New Jersey, and kind of close to Trenton. I grew up in Ridgewood, New Jersey, which is north of New York."
  2. ^ a b JWeekly: "Bee-witched—Spellbound director views spelling contests as American dream story" December 12, 2003
  3. ^ Bloom, Nate (February 27, 2017). "News go to the Oscars; Justin Hurwitz's proud Marin mom; etc". J. The Jewish News of Northern California.
  4. ^ Notable Alumni Archived 2009-08-26 at the Wayback Machine, USC School of Cinematic Arts, Accessed March 10, 2008.

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