Jon Poll is an American Film Director, Producer, and Editor who was born in the year 1958 in the United States of America. He has his parents as Gladys Poll and Martin Poll. His Father, Martin Poll was a known producer of American films and Television Series and had received much appreciation for his work.
Martin Poll took his last breath on 14th of April in 2012 in the City of
New York when he was of 89 years of age. Jon Poll is one of his three sons. Jon ventured into the film industry in 1982 when he started working as an editor. Jon completed his graduation from the Film School of the University of Southern California in the year of 1981. After which, he went on to become a film editor.
From 1982 till 2004, Jon has worked on the editing of almost 20 movies some of which were “Fire Birds” in 1990, “Austin Powers: The Spy who shagged me” in 1999, “Austin Power in Goldmember” in 2002, “Scary Movie 3”, etc. He also put on the hat of a producer and co-produced many films like “Meet the Fockers”. He was also the co-producer of shows like “Indiana”, “TV 101” and “Eerie”. In 2005, for the film “The 40-year Old Virgin”, he played the role of an Executive Producer.
In 2007, he became a director for “Charlie Bartlett” which was of Teen Comedy genre. He pitched himself to the producers of the film because of his interest in the screenwriter Gustin Nash’s work on the film adaptation of a 1993 C.D. Payne’s Novel titled “
Youth in Revolt”.
Nash impressed him so much that when his fellow director
Jay Roach (with whom he has worked on almost half a dozen films) informed him of his backing out of directing Nash’s work on Charlie Bartlett, Jon took it as an opportunity to work with him. In 2009, Jon worked as a co-producer on a mockumentary of
Sacha Baron Cohen which was titled “Bruno”.