Michael Herz (producer)

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Michael Herz is an American film producer, director and screenwriter.wikipedia
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Troma Entertainment

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With Lloyd Kaufman, the two are the co-founders of Troma Entertainment, the world's longest running independent film studio, known for their comedic horror films, including the cult favorite Toxic Avenger series and Tromeo and Juliet.
Troma Entertainment is an American independent film production and distribution company founded by Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz in 1974.

Lloyd Kaufman

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With Lloyd Kaufman, the two are the co-founders of Troma Entertainment, the world's longest running independent film studio, known for their comedic horror films, including the cult favorite Toxic Avenger series and Tromeo and Juliet.
With producer Michael Herz, he is the co-founder of Troma Entertainment film studio, and the director of many of their feature films, such as The Toxic Avenger and Tromeo and Juliet.

The Toxic Avenger (film)

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With Lloyd Kaufman, the two are the co-founders of Troma Entertainment, the world's longest running independent film studio, known for their comedic horror films, including the cult favorite Toxic Avenger series and Tromeo and Juliet.
The Toxic Avenger is a 1984 American superhero black comedy splatter film directed by Michael Herz and Lloyd Kaufman (credited as Samuel Weil) and written by Kaufman and Joe Ritter.

Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D.

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Together, they co-directed and co-produced all of Troma's original movies from 1979's Squeeze Play! to 1990's Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D., when Herz relinquished control of the director's chair to focus on the business end of Troma Studios.
Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D. is a 1990 superhero comedy film directed by Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz and distributed by Troma Entertainment.

Stuck on You! (1983 film)

Stuck on You!Stuck on You
Stuck on You! is a 1982 comedy film directed by Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz of Troma Entertainment and starring Irwin Corey, Virginia Penta, Mark Mikulski, Albert Pia, and Norma Pratt.

The Girl Who Returned

Regardless, he was cast in a small part in Kaufman's first feature film, The Girl Who Returned.
The film features a rare cameo from Troma co-founder Michael Herz and his wife Maris.

Troma's War

Troma's War, also known as 1,000 Ways to Die in the United States, is a 1988 American action/adventure film written by Lloyd Kaufman and Mitchell Dana and directed by Michael Herz and Kaufman (credited as Samuel Weil).

The First Turn-On!

The First Turn-On! is a 1983 comedy film directed by Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz of Troma Entertainment.

Joe Fleishaker

Whenever a Troma promotional video calls for an appearance by Herz or when Kaufman's not available, the character of 'Michael Herz' was played by Troma's iconic 500-pound actor Joe Fleishaker (in real life, Herz is rather physically fit).
Outside of their films, Fleishaker became well-known to Troma fans for his numerous appearances in the company's many promotional videos and shorts, where he assumed the role of Troma co-president Michael Herz, who typically prefers to stay out of the public eye.

Waitress!

Waitress! is a 1981 comedy film directed by Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz of Troma Entertainment.

Class of Nuke 'Em High

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Apart from brief appearances in the Class of Nuke 'Em High series, Herz has remained behind the camera.
These two sequels were not directed by either Lloyd Kaufman or Michael Herz, but were produced by them.

Tromeo and Juliet

Tromeo & Juliet
With Lloyd Kaufman, the two are the co-founders of Troma Entertainment, the world's longest running independent film studio, known for their comedic horror films, including the cult favorite Toxic Avenger series and Tromeo and Juliet.

Squeeze Play!

Together, they co-directed and co-produced all of Troma's original movies from 1979's Squeeze Play! to 1990's Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D., when Herz relinquished control of the director's chair to focus on the business end of Troma Studios.

Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV

2000 sequelCitizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger Part IV
Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV is a 2000 American superhero splatter comedy film directed by Lloyd Kaufman and written by Kaufman, Michael Herz, Patrick Cassidy, Trent Haaga, and uncredited co-director Gabriel Friedman.

Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead

Poultrygeist
A large part of the film's financing came out-of-pocket from Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz, while Kaufman and his wife, Patricia Swinney Kaufman, dipped into their personal retirement savings to help fund the film.

Return to Nuke 'Em High Volume 1

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Yale University

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Herz and Kaufman first met when both of them were attending Yale University.