Who is Glenn Weiss? Know his bio: Career, Net worth, Personal life, Early life, Facts

September 27, 2018Who is Glenn Weiss? Know his bio: Career, Net worth, Personal life, Early life, Facts

Glenn Weiss is an American producer and also a director of television and live events who is widely recognized for The 64th Annual Tony Awards (2010), The 65th Annual Tony Awards (2011), and The 67th Annual Tony Awards (2013).

The Early life of Glenn Weiss

He was born as Glenn P. Weiss on 6 September 1961 and was raised in a Jewish family. He attended the University of Maryland from where he graduated in 1983. However information regarding his parents, siblings are not disclosed yet.

Glenn Weiss Career Progression

As a director, he has directed several televised events such as 16 Tony Event, and three Academy Awards. For his direction, he has received three Directing Primetime Awards and has also produced Primetime Emmy Awards. Similarly, he has directed other numerous awards including the 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors, CableACE Awards, Billboard Music Awards, BET Awards, Peter Pan Live!, Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, Primetime Emmy Awards, Live from Lincoln Center, and the American Music Awards.

Glenn Weiss as a director

For Outstanding Directorial, he has been awarded 14 Emmy Awards. He has also been nominated for Producers Guild of America Awards. Furthermore, he has been awarded the sixth Directors Guild of America for various awards shows and reality shows including Tony Awards, Kennedy Center Honors, and Academy Awards. Also in 2018, he received Emmy Awards in the Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special Category for The Oscars (2018).

For his outstanding performance, he has been nominated for several awards including:

  1. DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television Film/Miniseries in 2015.
  2. Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing Special Class in 2006, 2007 and 2009.
  3. Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing - Nonfiction Programming in 2005.
  4. Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing in a Talk Show/Entertainment News Morning Program in 2000.
  5. Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing - Comedy-Variety or Music Special in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
  6. PGA Producer of the Year Award in Live Entertainment And Competition Television in 2012.
  7. Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class - Short-format Live-Action Entertainment Programs in 2009.

The Net worth of Glenn Weiss

Glenn Weiss with his girlfriend/wife Jan Svendsen

At current (2018), his net worth is estimated to be $5 million which is priceless in comparison to the Awards he has received in his career.

In the Personal life of Glenn Weiss

Glenn Weiss proposes his long term girlfriend Jan Svendsen

On 17 September 2018, he proposed his longtime girlfriend Jan Svendsen during the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards in front of the entire crowd and on national television. On that year's Academy Awards, at the moment of his acceptance speech for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special for his work, he made headlines by proposing Jan. He proposed by stating, "You wonder why I don’t like to call you my girlfriend? Because I want to call you my wife". The rings with which he proposed her to marry belonged to his mother who had died two and a half week ago. Then, she was stunned but gladly walked to the stage towards him and gave a positive response by saying yes to his proposal. After that, she accepted the proposal of being his lady, wife.

Facts about Jan Svendsen

In the late 1980s, he has served on 'America's Most Wanted' in the starting of his career. He is also known for his film production such as 'Americas Most Wanted: America Fights Back (1988)', 'LEGENDS OF THE Hidden Temple (1993)', and 'Peter Pan Live (2014).


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