Jordan Vogt-Roberts was born as Jordan Charles Vogt-Roberts on September 22, 1984. He is an American television and film director and screenwriter. His directorial debut film, The Kings of Summer is an independent comedy drama film, which made its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2013. The film also earned nominations at the Cleveland International Film Festival and for the Grand Jury Prize. The Kings of Summer bagged the Narrative Feature Audience Award at the Dallas International Film Festival 2013. Prior to this film, he penned and directed a short film entitled Successful Alcoholics, which was also screened at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, AFI Fest, SXSW Film Festival, and several other film festivals.
After the success of Successful Alcoholics, he penned and directed the television series, Mash Up, along with Miller. He also directed several episodes of HBO’s sketch comedy show, Funny or Die Presents; MTV’s horror black comedy mockumentary series, Death Valley; and almost all the episodes of Single Dads. In 2009, Jordan directed a short film entitled Mind in a Box and the web series, Memoirs of a Manchild and Book Club. He directed the stand-up comedy film,
: American Ham (2014), which was penned by actor-writer, Nick Offerman. The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2014.
He also worked on the script of Hideo Kojima’s action-adventure stealth video game, Metal Gear. He is also the director of the American monster film, Kong: Skull Island, a reboot of the giant movie monster film,
. The film earned critical and commercial success and had a gross of over $559-million worldwide, making it the 4th highest-grossing film in 2017. Jordan was hailed from Detroit. He is a contributor to Blerds.com, a website who aims to display different videos combining stand-up and graphical storytelling, which he produced and directed.